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

Jan 25, 2010, 18:19 ET from Standard & Poor's

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: TKTM) will be removed from the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading tomorrow, Tuesday, January, 26. Ticketmaster Entertainment is being acquired by S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Live Nation Inc. (NYSE: LYV) in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date.

Ticketmaster Entertainment's place in the S&P SmallCap 600 index will be taken by NCI Inc. (Nasdaq: NCIT) after the close of trading on Monday, February 1. The index will trade with 599 constituents until that time.

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

NCI provides information technology, engineering, and professional services and solutions. Headquartered in Reston, VA, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) IT Consulting & Other Services Sub-Industry index.  

Following is a summary of the change:

S&P  SMALLCAP 600 INDEX  –  January 26, 2010

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

DELETED

Ticketmaster Entertainment

Consumer Discretionary

Internet Retail

S&P  SMALLCAP 600 INDEX  –  February 1, 2010

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

NCI

Information Technology

IT Consulting & Other Services

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