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TMCNet:  Kraft Foods Group Set to Join the S&P 500; Alpha Natural Resources, InterDigital, Genesee & Wyoming to Join the S&P MidCap 400 and Korn/Ferry to Join the S&P SmallCap 600

[September 25, 2012]

Kraft Foods Group Set to Join the S&P 500; Alpha Natural Resources, InterDigital, Genesee & Wyoming to Join the S&P MidCap 400 and Korn/Ferry to Join the S&P SmallCap 600

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 500, the S&P MidCap 400 and the S&P SmallCap 600 indices: Kraft Foods Group Inc. (NASD:KRFTV) will replace Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:ANR) in the S&P 500, Alpha Natural Resources will replace Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Korn/Ferry will replace Pulse Electronics Corp. (NYSE:PULS) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Monday, October 1. S&P 100 & 500 constituent Kraft Foods Inc. (NASDAQ:KFT) is spinning off Kraft Foods Group to shareholders in a transaction expected to be effective after the close of trading on that date. The Kraft Foods stub, which will change its name to Mondelez International Inc. and its ticker symbol to MDLZ, will remain in the S&P 100 & 500. Alpha Natural Resources and Korn/Ferry have market capitalizations that are more representative of the mid cap and small cap market spaces, respectively. Pulse Electronics is ranked #600 in the S&P SmallCap 600 and is no longer appropriate for inclusion in that index.

InterDigital Inc. (NASD:IDCC) will replace Quest Software Inc. (NASD:QSFT) in the S&P MidCap 400 after the close of trading on Friday, September 28. S&P 100 & 500 constituent Dell Inc. (NASD:DELL) is acquiring Quest Software in a deal expected to be completed soon, pending final approvals.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR) will replace Collective Brands Inc. (NYSE:PSS) in the S&P MidCap 400 after the close of trading on Monday, October 1. A group that includes S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Wolverine World Wide Inc. (NYSE:WWW) is acquiring Collective Brands in a deal expected to be completed soon, pending final approvals.

Kraft Foods Group is a consumer packaged food and beverage company. Headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Packaged Foods & Meats Sub-Industry index.

Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes, and sells steam and metallurgical coal. Headquartered in Abingdon, VA, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 Coal & Consumable Fuels Sub-Industry index.

Korn/Ferry International provides talent management solutions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 Human Resources & Employment Services Sub-Industry index.

InterDigital develops technology for advanced digital wireless telecommunications applications. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 Communications Equipment Sub-Industry index.

Genesee & Wyoming owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads, and provides railcar switching services. Headquartered in Greenwich, CT, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 Railroads Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the changes: S&P 400 INDEX - September 28, 2012 COMPANY GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED InterDigital Information Technology Communications Equipment DELETED Quest Software Information Technology Application Software S&P 500 INDEX - October 1, 2012 COMPANY GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED Kraft Foods Group Consumer Staples Packaged Foods & Meats DELETED Alpha Natural Resources Energy Coal & Consumable Fuels S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX - October 1, 2012 COMPANY GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED Alpha Natural Resources Energy Coal & Consumable Fuels Genesee & Wyoming Industrials Railroads DELETED Korn/Ferry Industrials Human Resources & Employment Services Collective Brands Consumer Discretionary Apparel Retail S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - October 1, 2012 COMPANY GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED Korn/Ferry Industrials Human Resources & Employment Services DELETED Pulse Electronics Information Technology Electronic Manufacturing Services 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.

About S&P Dow Jones Indices S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies is the world's largest, global resource for index-based concepts, data and research. Home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial AverageSM, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC has over 115 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that fulfill the needs of institutional and retail investors. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other provider in the world. With over 830,000 indices covering a wide range of assets classes across the globe, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC defines the way investors measure and trade the markets. To learn more about our company, please visit www.spdji.com.

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