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STOXX changes composition of benchmark indices


STOXX Limited has announced the new composition of the STOXX Benchmark and their sub- and sector indices, among them the STOXX Europe 600 Index, STOXX Americas 600 Index and STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 Index.

As announced previously, with this review the STOXX Americas 600 Index will be renamed to STOXX North America 600 Index as of 18 June, 2012. The index is a sub-set of the STOXX Global 1800 Index, and represents the 600 largest companies in the Americas portion of the global index. As it only covers Canada and the United States, the index will be renamed to STOXX North America 600 Index for clarity’s sake. The index universe of this index remains unchanged.
Effective as of the open of European markets on June 18, 2012, the following stocks will be added to and deleted from the STOXX Europe 600 Index and its respective size and sector indices:

HUGO BOSS PREF (Germany, Personal & Household Goods, BOSG_p.DE)
FREENET (Germany, Telecommunications,FNTGn.DE)
MOBISTAR (Belgium, Telecommunications,MSTAR.BR)
LEONI (Germany, Industrial Goods & Services,LEOGn.DE)
OC OERLIKON (Switzerland, Industrial Goods & Services, OERL.S)
FILTRONA (U.K., Industrial Goods & Services, FLTR.L)
QINETIQ GRP (U.K., Industrial Goods & Services, QQ.L)
HAVAS (France, Media, EURC.PA)
CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE (U.K., Telecommunications, CWP.L)
GSW IMMOBILIEN AG (Germany, Real Estate,GIBG.DE)
DE LA RUE (U.K., Industrial Goods & Services, DLAR.L)

NEXANS (France, Industrial Goods & Services, NEXS.PA)
BEKAERT (Belgium, Industrial Goods & Services, BEKB.BR)
BANKINTER (Spain, Banks, BKT.MC)
MITIE GRP (U.K., Industrial Goods & Services, MTO.L)
SANOMA (Finland, Media, SAA1V.HE)
CHEMRING GRP (U.K., Industrial Goods & Services, CHG.L)
INDRA SISTEMAS (Spain, Technology, IDR.MC)
FAURECIA (France, Automobiles & Parts, EPED.PA)
CSM (Netherlands, Food & Beverage, CSMNc.AS)
MITCHELL & BUTLERS (U.K., Travel & Leisure, MAB.L)
ERAMET (France, Basic Resources, ERMT.PA)
A2A (Italy, Utilities, A2.MI)
BCA CARIGE (Italy, Banks, CRGI.MI)

As of 30 April, 2012, the total free-float market capitalsation of the reconstituted STOXX Europe 600 Index will remain unchanged at EUR5.15 trillion.
The sector classification for the STOXX Europe 600 Index components PHILIPS ELECTRONICS (Netherlands, Personal & Household Goods,PHG.AS) and TECNICAS REUNIDAS (Spain, Construction & Materials, TRE.MC) will change to Industrial Goods & Services and Oil & Gas, respectively.

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