Standard & Poor's Announces Change to U.S. Index

Oct 14, 2010, 18:03 ET from Standard & Poor's

NEW YORK,, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASD: GPOR) will replace American Physicians Capital Inc. (NASD: ACAP) in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on Wednesday, October 20.  The Doctors Company is acquiring American Physicians Capital in a deal expected to close on or about that date, pending final approvals.

Standard & Poor's will monitor this transaction, and post any relevant updates on its website: www.standardandpoors.com.  

Gulfport Energy engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas.  Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Sub-Industry index.  

Following is a summary of the change:


S&P  SMALLCAP 600 INDEX  – October 20, 2010


COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Gulfport Energy

Energy

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

DELETED

American Physicians Capital

Financials

Property & Casualty Insurance




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