updated 9/9/2010 5:21:07 PM ET 2010-09-09T21:21:07

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced the results of the regular annual and regular quarterly review of the Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes. All changes will be effective after the close of trading on Friday, September 17, 2010.

In the Dow Jones IslamicMarket China/Hong Kong 30 Index, the following four components will be added: GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Ltd. (Hong Kong, Retail, 0493.HK), Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong, Automobiles & Parts, 0175.HK), Anta Sports Products Ltd. (Hong Kong, Personal & Household Goods, 2020.HK) and China Dongxiang Group Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong, Retail, 3818.HK). Companies exiting the index: Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong, Construction & Materials, 1038.HK), Kingboard Chemical Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong, Chemicals, 0148.HK), Pacific Basin Shipping Ltd. (Hong Kong, Industrial Goods & Services, 2343.HK) and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. (China, Telecommunications, 0762.HK).

The free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones IslamicMarket China/Hong Kong 30 Index decreased to US$208.50 billion from US$223.52 billion.

In the Dow Jones Islamic Market BRIC Equal Weighted Index, 11 components will be added, and three components will be deleted. That increases the number of components in the index to 81 from 73. The top five components by free-float market capitalization that will be added to the index are: PetroChina Co. Ltd. (China, Oil & Gas, 0857.HK), RusHydro GDR (Russia, Utilities, HYDR.LN), Polyus Gold ADS (Russia, Basic Resources, PLZL.LN), Uralkali GDR (Russia, Chemicals, URKA.LN) and Multiplus S/A Ord (Brazil, Travel & Leisure, MPLU3.BR). The three components that will be deleted from the index are: Comstar United Telesystems GDR (Russia, Telecommunications, CMST.LN), Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. ADS (China, Oil & Gas, STP) and Inspur International Ltd. (China, Technology, 0596.HK).

The free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Islamic Market BRIC Equal Weighted Index increased to US$608.65 billion from US$564.31 billion.

In the Dow Jones Islamic Market Turkey Index, five components will be added and one component will be deleted. That increases the number of components in the index to 33 from 29. The five components that will be added to the index are: Koza Altin Isletmeleri A.S. (Turkey, Basic Resources, KOZAL.IS), Aygaz A.S. (Turkey, Utilities AYGAZ.IS), Aksa Enerji Uretim A.S. (Turkey, Utilities, AKSEN.IS), Brisa-Bridgestone Sabanci Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret A (Turkey, Automobiles & Parts, BRISA.IS) and Alkim Alkali Kimya A.S. (Turkey, Chemicals, ALKIM.IS). Adana Cimento Sanayii ve Ticaret A.S. B (Turkey, Construction & Materials, ADBGR.IS) will be deleted from the index.

The Dow Jones Islamic Market Turkey Index increased to US$15.94 billion from US$14.73 billion.

In the DowJones Islamic Market World Index, 110 components will be added while 71 components will be deleted. That increases the number of components in the index to 2379 from 2340. The top five components by free-float market capitalization that will be added to the index are: Xstrata PLC (United Kingdom, Basic Resources, XTA.LN), PetroChina Co. Ltd. (China, Oil & Gas, 0857.HK), Thomson Reuters Corp. (Canada, Media, TRI.T), RusHydro GDR (Russia, Utilities, HYDR.LN) and Human Genome Sciences Inc. (United States, Health Care, HGSI).  The top five components by free-float market capitalization that will be deleted from the index are: Chimei Innolux Corp. (Taiwan, Technology, 3481.TW), Consol Energy Inc. (United States, Basic Resources CNX), CF Industries Holdings Inc. (United States, Chemicals, CF), Seagate Technology Inc. (United States, Technology STX) and Red Electrica Corp. S.A. (Spain, Utilities, REE.MC).

The free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted DowJones Islamic Market World Index increased to US$11.64 trillion from US$11.48 trillion.

The market capitalization values of Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes cited in this report are as of September 7, 2010.

The Dow Jones DFM Index, Dow Jones Islamic Market Sustainability Index, Dow Jones Islamic Market Country, Dow Jones Islamic Market Regional, Dow Jones Islamic Market Global and Dow Jones Islamic Market Industry indexes are also part of this regular quarterly review.

The Dow Jones DFM Titans 10 Index is reviewed annually in March. The Dow Jones Islamic Market Titans 100 and its three sub-indexes, Dow Jones Islamic Market U.S. Titans 50, Dow Jones Islamic Market Asia/Pacific Titans 25, Dow Jones Islamic Market Europe Titans 25, and Dow Jones Islamic Market Malaysia Titans 25 indexes are reviewed annually in June.

The Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes were introduced in 1999 as the first indexes intended to measure the global universe of investable equities that pass screens for Shari'ah compliance. With more than 100 indexes, the series is the most comprehensive family of Islamic market measures and includes regional, country, and industry indexes, all of which are subsets of the Dow Jones Islamic Market Index.

An independent Shari'ah Supervisory Board counsels Dow Jones Indexes on matters related to the compliance of index-eligible companies. To determine their eligibility for the Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes, stocks are screened based on their industry type and their financial ratios. Excluded are companies engaged in the following lines of business: alcohol, tobacco, pork-related products, financial services, defense/weapons and entertainment. Also excluded are companies for which the following financial ratios are 33% or more: debt divided by trailing 24-month average market capitalization; cash plus interest-bearing securities divided by trailing 24-month average market capitalization; and accounts receivables divided by trailing 24-month average market capitalization.

There are currently more than 150 licensees with more than US$7 billion in assets benchmarked to the Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes.

More information on the Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes is available on www.djindexes.com.

Company additions to and deletions from the Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the company.

Journalists may e-mail questions regarding this press release to PR-Indexes@dowjones.com.

Note to Editors:

About Dow Jones Indexes

Dow Jones Indexes ( www.djindexes.com ) is a leading full-service index provider that develops, maintains and licenses indexes for use as benchmarks and as the basis of investment products. Best-known for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Dow Jones Indexes offers more than 130,000 equity indexes as well as fixed-income and alternative indexes, including measures of hedge funds, commodities and real estate. Dow Jones Indexes employs clear, unbiased and systematic methodologies that are fully integrated within index families. Dow Jones Indexes is the marketing name for CME Group Index Services LLC, a joint venture company which is owned 90 percent by CME Group Inc. ( www.cmegroup.com ) and 10 percent by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. ( www.dowjones.com ), a News Corporation company (Nasdaq:NWS) (Nasdaq:NWSA) (ASX:NWS) (ASX:NWSLV) ( www.newscorp.com ).

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