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FTSE UK Index Series Quarterly Review December 2015


– DCC, Provident Financial and Worldpay Group to join FTSE 100
– G4S, Meggitt and Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets to enter FTSE 250 in rebalance

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, confirms today that DCC, Provident Financial and Worldpay Group will be joining the FTSE 100 Index. In the rebalance, G4S, Meggitt and Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets will leave the UK’s leading index and enter the FTSE 250 Index.

The changes announced today are part of the impartial quarterly reviews endorsed by the independent FTSE Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Regional Advisory Committee. The rules-driven reviews ensure the indexes continue to portray an accurate reflection of the market they represent, and form an essential component to the management of the indexes.

The FTSE 250 Index will see the following changes (in alphabetical order), in addition to the amendments described above:

FTSE Russell operates a reserve list for the FTSE 100 Index, to be used in the event of a corporate action occurring between reviews e.g. merger, acquisition, delisting or suspension. In such cases, the reserve list constituent with the largest market capitalisation (on the date of the corporate action) will replace the outgoing constituent. With immediate effect, the following reserve list for FTSE 100 will be used (in alphabetical order):

  • Auto Trader Group
  • Derwent London
  • Informa
  • Rexam
  • Rightmove
  • Smith (DS)

All changes from this review will be implemented at the close of business Friday, 18 December 2015 and take effect from the start of trading on Monday, 21 December 2015.
A link to the full technical notice can be found here.

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Notes to editors:

About FTSE Russell
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FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. Approximately $10 trillion is currently benchmarked to FTSE Russell indexes. For over 30 years, leading asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks have chosen FTSE Russell indexes to benchmark their investment performance and create ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives.

A core set of universal principles guides FTSE Russell index design and management: a transparent rules-based methodology is informed by independent committees of leading market participants. FTSE Russell is focused on applying the highest industry standards in index design and governance, and embraces the IOSCO principles. FTSE Russell is also focused on index innovation and client collaboration as it seeks to enhance the breadth, depth and reach of its offering.

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