TUALATIN, Ore., June 27, 2012 /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 has been added to the Russell Microcap® Index. The company became a member of the Russell Investments family of U.S. indexes upon their official reconstitution, made effective as of the market open on Monday, June 25, 2012.
The Russell Microcap® Index is a highly regarded index that is proactively used by investment managers as well as institutional investors. It serves as a benchmark for investment strategies, covering investable markets across 48 countries for more than 10,000 securities.
Membership in the Russell Microcap Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and value style indexes. Russell determines membership for its equity indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.
"CUI Global's addition to this highly respected Index is another milestone for the company," explained CUI Global's president & CEO, William Clough. "Much like our listing on the Wilshire 5000 Index earlier this year, inclusion in the Russell Microcap Index will enhance awareness of CUI Global to a larger number of institutions and investors by increasing the visibility of our company."
"This listing also marks a key point in the company's history because it demonstrates recognition by the Russell Microcap Index of our growth and value components. The Russell Index is an important and more critically weighted index that examines trends in relatively smaller companies. Listings on the Wilshire 5000 Index and the Russell Microcap Index 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 is a publicly traded platform company dedicated to maximizing shareholder value through the acquisition and development of innovative companies and technologies. From its Vergence GasPT2 platform targeting the energy sector, to its subsidiary CUI Inc.'s industry leading digital power platform targeting the networking and telecom industries, CUI Global has 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. CUI Global prides itself on operating with the same level of integrity, respect, and philanthropic dedication that was put in place by CUI Inc.'s founder more than 20 years ago. It is these values that allow the company to make a difference in the lives of their customers, their community, their employees, and their investors. Recently, a move was made to merge and streamline resources with its subsidiary CUI Inc. in order to create a unified, international brand that now positions CUI Global for further strategic expansion.
About CUI Inc.
CUI Inc. is a technology company dedicated to the development, commercialization, and distribution of new, innovative electro-mechanical products. Over the past 20 years, CUI has become a recognized name in electronic components worldwide in the areas of power, interconnect, motion control, and sound. CUI's solid customer commitment and honest corporate message are a hallmark in the industry. CUI is a wholly owned subsidiary of CUI Global, Inc. For more information, please visit www.cui.com.
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