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Component changes made to STOXX blue chip indices


STOXX Limited has announced changes to the STOXX Europe 50, STOXX Asia-Pacific 50 and STOXX Global 150 indices, which will become effective with the open of European markets on 19 December, 2011.

In the STOXX Europe 50 and STOXX Global 150 indices, Imperial Tobacco GRP (IMT.L) replaces AXA (AXAF.PA). In the STOXX Asia-Pacific 50 Index and STOXX Global 150 Index, Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T), replaces Nippon Steel Corp (5401.T).
Today’s announcement regarding the component changes in the STOXX Europe 50, STOXX Asia-Pacific 50 and STOXX Global 150 indices is based on the fast entry rule, which was introduced for the STOXX regional blue-chip indices in August 2011.
Under the fast entry rule, all stocks that rank in the “lower buffer” category, ie in the top 40 for the STOXX Europe 50 and STOXX Asia-Pacific 50 indices of the selection list during the quarterly index review will be eligible for fast entry into the respective indices.

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