General Motors Set to Join S&P 100 & 500; American International Group to Join S&P 100

NEW YORK, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 100 and 500 indices after the close of trading on Thursday, June 6:

  • General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) will replace H. J. Heinz Co. (NYSE: HNZ) in the S&P 100 and 500 indices. An investment consortium comprised of S&P 100 and 500 constituent Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRKb) and an investment fund affiliated with 3G Capital is acquiring Heinz in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date.   
  • American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) will replace Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) in the S&P 100. Baker Hughes has a total market capitalization below $21 billion and is no longer representative of the mega-cap market space. Baker Hughes will remain in the S&P 500.

General Motors designs, manufactures, and markets cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts.  Headquartered in Detroit, MI, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Automobile Manufacturers Sub-Industry index.

American International Group is headquartered in New York, NY.

Following is a summary of the changes:

S&P 100 INDEX – June 6, 2013


COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

General Motors

Consumer Discretionary

Automobile Manufacturers


American International Group

Financials

Multi-line Insurance

DELETED

Heinz

Consumer Staples

Packaged Foods & Meats


Baker Hughes

Energy

Oil & Gas Equipment & Services


S&P 500 INDEX – June 6, 2013


COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

General Motors

Consumer Discretionary

Automobile Manufacturers

DELETED

Heinz

Consumer Staples

Packaged Foods & Meats

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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For more information:

Dave Guarino
Communications
S&P Dow Jones Indices
dave.guarino@spdji.com
(212) 438-1471

David Blitzer
Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee
S&P Dow Jones Indices
david.blitzer@spdji.com
(212) 438-3907

SOURCE S&P Dow Jones Indices



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