updated 3/22/2010 12:01:00 AM ET 2010-03-22T04:01:00

Lihir Gold Ltd (LGL) (TSX: LGG)(NASDAQ: LIHR)(ASX: LGL) shares have been included in key FTSE indices from the start of business today.

The company's stock has been added to the FTSE All World Index, as well as sub-indices including the FTSE Asia Pacific Index and the FTSE Australia Index.

The move follows refinements to FTSE criteria enabling the inclusion of LGL due to its primary listing on the Australian Securities Exchange.

The All World Index is reweighted quarterly with an annual review in March each year.

FTSE Group ("FTSE") is a world-leader in the creation and management of indexes, working with investors in 77 countries globally.

FTSE indexes are used extensively by investors world-wide for investment analysis, performance measurement, asset allocation, portfolio hedging and for creating a wide range of index tracking funds.

FTSE calculates over 120,000 end of day and real-time indices covering more than 80 countries and all major asset classes.

The FTSE All-World Index Series is the Large/Mid Cap aggregate of 2,700 stocks from the FTSE Global Equity Index Series. It covers 90-95% of the investable market capitalisation.

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