S&P Indices Announces Update to U.S. Indices Methodology

NEW YORK, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Indices has added some additional language to the U.S. Indices Methodology document regarding the treatment of secondary offerings by existing shareholders and certain S&P Total Market Index constituents that acquire S&P 1500 index constituents. The new language was added to pages 7 &10 of the updated S&P U.S. Indices Methodology document posted on our website.

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S&P Indices, a leading brand of the McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Over $1.45 trillion is directly indexed to our indices, which includes the S&P 500, the world's most followed stock market index, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, the S&P Global BMI, an index with approximately 11,000 constituents, the S&P GSCI, the industry's most closely watched commodities index, and the S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Index, the premier investable index for U.S. municipal bonds. For more information, please visit: www.standardandpoors.com/indices.

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For more information:

Dave Guarino
Communications
S&P Indices
dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com
212-438-1471

David Blitzer
Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee
S&P Indices
david_blitzer@standardandpoors.com
212-438-3907

SOURCE Standard & Poor's



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