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

Jan 07, 2010, 17:41 ET from Standard & Poor's

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Burger King Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BKC) will replace MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS) in the S&P MidCap 400 after the close of trading on Friday, January 15. MPS is being acquired by S&P Global 1200 constituent Adecco S.A. in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date.

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

Burger King is a fast food hamburger restaurant. Headquartered in Miami, FL, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Restaurants Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the change:



                         S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX  -  January 15, 2010
                         -----------------------------------------
              COMPANY      GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR     GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
             -----------  ----------------------   -------------------
     ADDED   Burger King  Consumer Discretionary       Restaurants
              Holdings
    -------  -----------  ----------------------   -------------------
    DELETED  MPS Group          Industrials         Human Resources &
                                                   Employment Services
    -------  -----------  ----------------------   -------------------

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