CUI Global Inc. To Be Included In The Russell 2000 Index

TUALATIN, Ore., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CUI Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUI), a platform company dedicated to the acquisition, development, and commercialization of new, innovative products and technologies, today announced that it is set to join the broad-market Russell 2000® Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 27, according to a preliminary list of additions posted June 13th (See, Russell 2000 Index). The company became a member of the Russell Investments family of U.S. indexes, specifically the Russell Microcap® Index, effective June 25, 2012.

Russell Global Indexes provide institutional investors insight into complex global markets. Representing 98% of the investable universe, Russell Global Indexes reflect the performance of over 10,000 securities in 47 countries.  Membership in the Russell 2000 Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and value style indexes.

The Russell 2000 Index measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe.  The Russell 2000 Index is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index representing approximately 10% of the total market capitalization of that index.  The Russell 2000 is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased small-cap barometer and is completely reconstituted annually to ensure larger stocks do not distort the performance and characteristics of the true small-cap opportunity set.

"CUI Global's contemplated addition to this highly respected Index will be yet another milestone for the company," explained CUI Global's president & CEO, William Clough. "Graduating from the Russell Microcap Index to the Russell 2000 Index, will demonstrate our continued growth and will certainly enhance awareness of CUI Global to a larger number of institutions and investors by increasing the visibility of our company."

"The Russell Global Indexes continue to be an important and critically weighted investment tool that examines trends in relatively smaller companies.  Listing on the Russell 2000 Index will continue our strategic goal of building a larger shareholder base to increase volume, awareness, and, thereby, share value," Clough concluded.

About CUI Global, Inc.

Delivering Innovative Technologies for an Interconnected World . . . . .

CUI Global, Inc. is a publicly traded company dedicated to maximizing shareholder value through the acquisition and development of innovative companies, products and technologies.  From Orbital Gas Systems' advanced GasPT2 platform targeting the energy sector, to CUI Inc's digital power platform serving the networking and telecom space, CUI Global and its subsidiaries have built a diversified portfolio of industry leading technologies that touch many markets.  As a publicly traded company, shareholders are able to participate in the opportunities, revenues, and profits generated by the products, technologies, and market channels of CUI Global and its subsidiaries.  But most importantly, a commitment to conduct business with a high level of integrity, respect, and philanthropic dedication allows the organization to make a difference in the lives of their customers, employees, investors and global community.

For more information please visit www.cuiglobal.com

About Russell

Russell Investments (Russell) is a global asset manager and one of only a few firms that offers actively managed multi-asset portfolios and services that include advice, investments and implementation.  Russell stands with institutional investors, financial advisors and individuals working with their advisors—using the firm's core capabilities that extend across capital market insights, manager research, portfolio construction, portfolio implementation and indexes to help each achieve their desired investment outcomes.

Russell has more than $259 billion in assets under management (as of 3/31/2014) and works with over 2,500 institutional clients, independent distribution partners and individual investors globally.  As a consultant to some of the largest pools of capital in the world, Russell has $2.4 trillion in assets under advisement (as of 6/30/2013).  It has four decades of experience researching and selecting investment managers and meets annually with more than 2,200 managers around the world.  Russell traded more than $1.6 trillion in 2013 through its implementation services business. Russell also calculates approximately 700,000 benchmarks daily covering 98% of the investable market globally, including more than 80 countries and more than 10,000 securities. Approximately $5.2 trillion in assets are benchmarked (as of 12/31/2013) to the Russell Indexes, which have provided investors with 30 years of smarter beta.

For more information please visit www.russell.com

Important Cautions Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The company may experience significant fluctuations in future operating results due to a number of economic, competitive, and other factors, including, among other things, our reliance on third-party manufacturers and suppliers, government agency budgetary and political constraints, new or increased competition, changes in market demand, and the performance or reliability of our products. These factors and others could cause operating results to vary significantly from those in prior periods, and those projected in forward-looking statements. Additional information with respect to these and other factors, which could materially affect the company and its operations, are included in certain forms the company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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SOURCE CUI Global, Inc.



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