Changes Made on S&P Dow Jones Indices

Acuity Brands Set to Join the S&P 500; Viasat to Join S&P MidCap 400; Multi-Color and Opus Bank to Join S&P SmallCap 600

NEW YORK, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices:

  • S&P MidCap 400 constituent Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) will replace The ADT Corp. (NYSE: ADT) in the S&P 500, S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Viasat Inc. (NASD: VSAT) will replace Acuity Brands in the S&P MidCap 400, and Multi-Color Corp. (NASD: LABL) will replace Viasat in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Monday, May 2. Apollo Global Management, LLC is acquiring The ADT Corp in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final approvals.
  • Opus Bank (NASD: OPB) will replace Newport Corp. (NASD: NEWP) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Friday, April 29. MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASD: MKSI) is acquiring Newport Corp in a deal to be completed on or about that date pending final approvals.

Acuity Brands designs, produces, and distributes various lighting solutions and services for commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Electrical Components & Equipment Sub-Industry index.

Viasat provides satellite and wireless networking applications; and secure networking systems, products, and services. Headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Communications Equipment Sub-Industry index.

Multi-Color provides various label solutions. Headquartered in Batavia, OH, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Commercial Printing Sub-Industry index.

Opus Bank provides various banking products, services, and solutions for small to mid-sized companies, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, professionals, and high net worth individuals. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Regional Banks Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the changes:

S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - April 29, 2016

 

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Opus Bank

Financials

Regional Banks

DELETED

Newport

Information Technology

Electronic Equipment & Instruments

 

S&P 500 INDEX - May 2, 2016

 

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Acuity Brands

Industrials

Electrical Components & Equipment

DELETED

ADT Corp

Industrials

Security & Alarm Service

 

S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX - May 2, 2016

 

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Viasat

Information Technology

Communications Equipment

DELETED

Acuity Brands

Industrials

Electrical Components & Equipment

 

S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - May 2, 2016

 

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Multi-Color

Industrials

Commercial Printing

DELETED

Viasat

Information Technology

Communications Equipment

Additions to and deletions from S&P  Dow Jones Indices do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies involved.

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