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

Oct 18, 2010, 18:08 ET from Standard & Poor's

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Seneca Foods Corp. (Nasdaq: SENEA) will replace ATC Technology Corp. (Nasdaq: ATAC) in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on Friday, October 22.  Genco Holdings is acquiring ATC Technology 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.

Seneca Foods Corporation engages in the production and distribution of processed fruits and vegetables, frozen vegetables, and other food products.  Headquartered in Marion, NY, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Packaged Foods & Meats Sub-Industry index.  

Following is a summary of the change:


S&P  SMALLCAP 600 INDEX  – October 22, 2010


COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Seneca Foods

Consumer Staples

Packaged Foods & Meats

DELETED

ATC Technology

Industrials

Diversified Support Services




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