updated 12/2/2010 9:15:28 PM ET 2010-12-03T02:15:28

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 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 Select Dividend Indexes and the regular quarterly review of the Dow Jones Country Titans Indexes.

All changes will be effective after the close of trading on Friday, December 17, 2010.

Dow Jones Select Dividend Indexes

In the Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index, the following 11 components will be removed: Fugro N.V. (Netherlands, Oil & Gas, FUR.AE), PPR S.A. (France, Retail, PP.FR), IMI PLC (United Kingdom, Industrial Goods & Services, IMI.LN), CNOOC Ltd. (Hong Kong, Oil & Gas, 0883.HK), YIT Oyj (Finland, Construction & Materials, YTY1V.HE), Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd. (Singapore, Retail, C07.SG), Koninklijke BAM Groep N.V. (Netherlands, Construction & Materials, BAMNB.AE), Schneider Electric S.A. (France, Industrial Goods & Services, SU.FR), Metso Corp. (Finland, Industrial Goods & Services, MEO1V.HE), voestalpine AG (Austria, Basic Resources, VOE.VI) and K+S AG (Germany, Chemicals, KPLUF).

The companies joining the index: Etablissementen Franz Colruyt N.V. (Belgium, Retail, COLR.BT), Catlin Group Ltd. (United Kingdom, Insurance, CGL.LN), Zurich Financial Services AG (Switzerland, Insurance, ZURN.VX), RSA Insurance Group PLC (United Kingdom, Insurance, RSA.LN), Royal KPN N.V. (Netherlands, Telecommunications, KKPNY), Banco Santander S.A. (Spain, Banks, SAN.MC), EDP-Energias de Portugal S.A. (Portugal, Utilities, EDPFY), Belgacom S.A. (Belgium, Telecommunications, BELG.BT), Telefonica S.A. (Spain, Telecommunications, TEF.MC), Mapfre S.A. (Spain, Insurance, MAP.MC) and CNP Assurances (France, Insurance, CNP.FR).

The dividend yield of the reconstituted Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index will increase to 6.50% from 5.39% as a result of this regular annual review.

In the Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend Index, the following 12 components will be removed: PPR S.A. (France, Retail, PP.FR), Straits Asia Resources Ltd. (Singapore, Basic Resources, AJ1.SG), IMI PLC (United Kingdom, Industrial Goods & Services, IMI.LN), DS Smith PLC (United Kingdom, Industrial Goods & Services, SMDS.LN), Kesko Oyj Series B (Finland, Retail, KESBV.HE), YIT Oyj (Finland, Construction & Materials, YTY1V.HE), Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd. (Singapore, Retail, C07.SG), Koninklijke BAM Groep N.V. (Netherlands, Construction & Materials, BAMNB.AE), Schneider Electric S.A. (France, Industrial Goods & Services, SU.FR), Metso Corp. (Finland, Industrial Goods & Services, MEO1V.HE), voestalpine AG (Austria, Basic Resources, VOE.VI) and Cargotec Oyj (Finland, Industrial Goods & Services, CGCBV.HE).

The companies joining the index: Etablissementen Franz Colruyt N.V. (Belgium, Retail, COLR.BT), Catlin Group Ltd. (United Kingdom, Insurance, CGL.LN), Home Retail Group PLC (United Kingdom, Retail, HOME.LN), Zurich Financial Services AG (Switzerland, Insurance, ZURN.VX), RSA Insurance Group PLC (United Kingdom, Insurance, RSA.LN), Hennes & Mauritz AB Series B (Sweden, Retail, HM-B.SK), National Grid PLC (United Kingdom, Utilities, NG.LN), EDP-Energias de Portugal S.A. (Portugal, Utilities, EDPFY), TERNA S.p.A. (Italy, Utilities, TRN.MI), Scottish & Southern Energy PLC (United Kingdom, Utilities, SSE.LN), Tryg A/S (Denmark, Insurance, TRYG.KO) and Mapfre S.A. (Spain, Insurance, MAP.MC).

The dividend yield of the reconstituted Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend Index will increase to 6.21% from 5.13% as a result of this regular annual review.

In the Dow Jones Asia/Pacific Select Dividend 30 Index, the following three components will be removed: WorleyParsons Ltd. (Australia, Oil & Gas, WOR.AU), Straits Asia Resources Ltd. (Singapore, Basic Resources, AJ1.SG) and Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd. (Singapore, Retail, C07.SG).

The companies joining the index: Singapore Post Ltd. (Singapore, Industrial Goods & Services, S08.SG), Sky City Entertainment Group Ltd. (New Zealand, Travel & Leisure, SKC.NZ) and TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. (Japan, Oil & Gas, 5012.TO).

The dividend yield of the reconstituted Dow Jones Asia/Pacific Select Dividend 30 Index will increase to 6.44% from 5.87% as a result of this regular annual review.

In the Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index, the following three components will be removed: Industrial Alliance Insurance & Financial Ser (Canada, Insurance, IAG.T), Transcontinental Inc. Cl A (Canada, Industrial Goods & Services, TCL.A.T) and Finning International Inc. (Canada, Industrial Goods & Services, FTT.T).

The companies joining the index: BCE Inc. (Canada, Telecommunications, BCE.T), Ag Growth International Inc. (Canada, Industrial Goods & Services, AFN.T) and Bonterra Energy Corp. (Canada, Oil & Gas, BNE.T).

The dividend yield of the reconstituted Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index will increase to 4.36% from 4.10% as a result of this regular annual review.

In the Dow Jones Japan Select Dividend 30 Index, the following three components will be removed: Konami Corp. (Japan, Personal & Household Goods, 9766.TO), Nomura Real Estate Holdings Inc. (Japan, Real Estate, 3231.TO) and eAccess Ltd. (Japan, Technology, 9427.TO).

The companies joining the index: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Japan, Health Care, 4502.TO), Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. (Japan, Banks, 8316.TO) and Aeon Credit Service Co. Ltd. (Japan, Financial Services, 8570.TO).

The dividend yield of the reconstituted Dow Jones Japan Select Dividend 30 Index will increase to 3.69% from 3.38% as a result of this regular annual review.

In the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index, the following five components will be removed: Steel Dynamics Inc. (United States, Basic Resources, STLD), Dow Chemical Co. (United States, Chemicals, DOW), Valspar Corp. (United States, Construction & Materials, VAL), Sunoco Inc. (United States, Oil & Gas, SUN) and Trinity Industries Inc. (United States, Industrial Goods & Services, TRN).

The companies joining the index: Integrys Energy Group Inc. (United States, Utilities, TEG), Exelon Corp. (United States, Utilities, EXC), Hudson City Bancorp Inc. (United States, Banks, HCBK), Garmin Ltd. (United States, Personal & Household Goods, GRMN) and Dominion Resources Inc. (Virginia) (United States, Utilities, D).

The dividend yield of the reconstituted Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index will increase to 4.14% from 3.94% as a result of this regular annual review.

No changes are being made to the Dow Jones Asia Select Dividend 30, Dow Jones Australia Select Dividend 30, Dow Jones Hong Kong Select Dividend 30, Dow Jones Italy Select Dividend 20, Dow Jones France Select Dividend 20, Dow Jones Germany Select Dividend 20, Dow Jones Netherlands Select Dividend 15, Dow Jones Spain Select Dividend 20, Dow Jones Sweden Select Dividend 15, Dow Jones Switzerland Select Dividend 20, and Dow Jones U.K. Select Dividend 20 Indexes as a result of this regular quarterly/annual review.

The Dow Jones Select Dividend Index family currently includes global indexes, regional indexes for Europe, Asia and the Americas, and country-specific indexes for Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.S. and the U.K. Each index includes a fixed number of components, ranging from 15 to 100, depending on the size of the market, and that are selected to the index based on rankings by dividend yield. Index components are weighted by indicated annual dividend.

Dow Jones Country Titans Indexes

In the Dow Jones Hong Kong Titans 30 Index, Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd. (Hong Kong, Basic Resources, 2600.HK) will be replaced by Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. (Hong Kong, Banks, 1288.HK).

In the Dow Jones India Titans 30 Index, Unitech Ltd. (India, Real Estate, 507878.BY) and Reliance Communications Ltd. (India, Telecommunications, 532712.BY) will be replaced by Coal India Ltd. (India, Basic Resources, 533278.BY) and Infrastructure Development Finance Co. Ltd. (India, Financial Services, 532659.BY).

In the Dow Jones Kuwait Titans 30 Index, Kuwait Real Estate Co. K.S.C. (Kuwait, Real Estate, KRE.KW) will be replaced by Ahli United Bank (Kuwait, Banks, ALMUTAHED.KW).

The free-float market capitalization in USD of the reconstituted Dow Jones Country Titans Indexes as of December 1, 2010:  

Dow Jones Hong Kong Titans 30 Index increased to $578.21 billion from $565.53 billion.

Dow Jones India Titans 30 Index increased to $315.53 billion from $310.94 billion.

Dow Jones Kuwait Titans 30 Index increased to $27.36 billion from $27.12 billion.

No changes are being made in the Dow Jones Australia Titans 30, Dow Jones Brazil Titans 20 ADR,Dow Jones Canada Titans 60, Dow Jones CyprusTitans 10, Dow Jones France Titans 30, Dow Jones Germany Titans 30, Dow Jones Italy Titans 30, Dow Jones Japan Titans 100, Dow Jones Mexico Titans 20, Dow Jones RusIndex Titans 10,Dow Jones South Africa Titans 30, Dow Jones South Korea Titans 30, Dow Jones Spain Titans 30, Dow Jones Sri Lanka Titans 20, Dow Jones Sweden Titans 30, Dow Jones Switzerland Titans 30, Dow Jones Turkey Titans 20, and DowJones U.K. Titans 50 Indexes as a result of this regular quarterly review.

The Dow Jones Country Titans Indexes represent major markets in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Stocks for each index are selected based on float-adjusted market capitalization and trading volume. Component numbers vary from index to index, based on the size of the underlying market.

Further information on the Dow Jones Select Dividend and Dow Jones Country Titans indexes can be found at http://www.djindexes.com

Company additions to and deletions from the Dow Jones Select Dividend and Dow Jones Country Titans indexes do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the company.

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