updated 3/3/2011 4:46:29 PM ET 2011-03-03T21:46:29

NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced the results of the regular annual and quarterly review of the Dow Jones Select Dividend, Dow Jones Country Titans and Dow Jones Sector Titans Indexes.

All changes will be effective after the close of trading on Friday, March 18, 2011.

Dow Jones Select Dividend Indexes

In the Dow Jones France Select Dividend 20 Index, Vallourec S.A. (France, Industrial Goods & Services, VK.FR) will be replaced by Scor SE (France, Insurance, SCR.FR).

The dividend yield of the reconstituted Dow Jones France Select Dividend 20 Index will increase to 5.01% from 4.84% as a result of this regular annual review.

In the Dow Jones Germany Select Dividend 20 Index, Salzgitter AG (Germany, Basic Resources, SZG.XE) will be replaced by Gagfah S.A. (Germany, Real Estate, GFJ.XE).

The dividend yield of the reconstituted Dow Jones Germany Select Dividend 20 Index will increase to 4.78% from 3.70% as a result of this regular annual review.

In the Dow Jones U.K. Select Dividend 20 Index, HMV Group PLC (United Kingdom, Retail, HMV.LN) and IMI PLC (United Kingdom, Industrial Goods & Services, IMI.LN) will be replaced by Cable & Wireless Communications PLC (United Kingdom, Telecommunications, CWC.LN) and Home Retail Group PLC (United Kingdom, Retail, HOME.LN).

The dividend yield of the reconstituted Dow Jones U.K. Select Dividend 20 Index will increase to 6.47% from 5.76% as a result of this regular annual review.

In the Dow Jones Switzerland Select Dividend 20 Index, Compagnie Financiere Richemont S.A. (Switzerland, Personal & Household Goods, CFR.VX) will be replaced by BB Biotech AG (Switzerland, Health Care, BION.EB).

The dividend yield of the reconstituted Dow Jones Switzerland Select Dividend 20 Index will increase to 4.08% from 3.76% as a result of this regular annual review.

In the Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index, HMV Group PLC (United Kingdom, Retail, HMV.LN) will be replaced by Eli Lilly & Co. (United States, Health Care, LLY).

The dividend yield of the reconstituted Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index will decrease to 5.77% from 6.18% as a result of this regular quarterly review.

In the Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend Index, HMV Group PLC (United Kingdom, Retail, HMV.LN) and Tryg A/S (Denmark, Insurance, TRYG.KO) will be replaced by Bosideng International Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong, Personal & Household Goods, 3998.HK) and SeaDrill Ltd. (Norway, Oil & Gas, SDRL.OS).

The dividend yield of the reconstituted Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend Index will increase to 5.56% from 5.53% as a result of this regular quarterly review.

No changes are being made to the Dow Jones Italy Select Dividend 20, Dow Jones Spain Select Dividend 20, Dow Jones Sweden Select Dividend 15, Dow Jones Netherlands Select Dividend 15, Dow Jones Japan Select Dividend 30, Dow Jones Hong Kong Select Dividend 30, Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend, Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend, Dow Jones Asia/Pacific Select Dividend 30, Dow Jones Asia Select Dividend 30, Dow Jones Australia Select Dividend 30 Indexes as a result of this regular annual and quarterly 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, the U.S. and the U.K. Each index includes a fixed number of components, ranging from 15 to 100 that are selected based on rankings by dividend yield. The components in each of the indexes are weighted based on indicated annual dividend or indicated annual dividend yield.

Dow Jones Country Titans Indexes

In the Dow Jones Australia Titans 30 Index, BlueScope Steel Ltd. (Basic Resources, BSL.AU) will be replaced by Westfield Retail Trust (Real Estate, WRT.AU).

In the Dow Jones Brazil Titans 20 ADR Index, Companhia Paranaense de Energia-COPEL ADS (Utilities, CPLES.BR) will be replaced by TIM Participacoes S/A ADS (Telecommunications, TCSL4.BR).

In the Dow Jones Canada Titans 60 Index, the following five components are being removed: Metro Inc. Cl A (Retail, MRU.A.T), Loblaw Cos. Ltd. (Retail, L.T), Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. Cl A (Retail, CTC.A.T), IGM Financial Inc. (Financial Services, IGM.T) and Petrobank Energy & Resources Ltd. (Oil & Gas, PBG.T). Companies joining the index: Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (Oil & Gas, PRE.T), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (Health Care, VRX.T), Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (Basic Resources, IVN.T), Baytex Energy Corp. (Oil & Gas, BTE.T) and Sino-Forest Corp. (Basic Resources, TRE.T).

In the Dow Jones Cyprus Titans 10 Index, Ocean Tankers Holdings PCL (Industrial Goods & Services, OCT.CP) will be replaced by Marfin CLR PCL (Financial Services, LI.CP).

In the Dow Jones France Titans 30 Index, Accor S.A. (Travel & Leisure, AC.FR) will be replaced by Essilor International S.A. (Health Care, EI.FR).

In the Dow Jones Germany Titans 30 Index, Salzgitter AG (Basic Resources, SZG.XE) will be replaced by Lanxess AG (Chemicals, LXS.XE).

In the Dow Jones India Titans 30 Index, Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. (Construction & Materials, 532532.BY) and Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. (Utilities, 500390.BY) will be replaced by Bajaj Auto Ltd. (Automobiles & Parts, 532977.BY) and Hero Honda Motors Ltd. (Automobiles & Parts, 500182.BY).

In the Dow Jones Italy Titans 30 Index, the following three components are being removed: Impregilo S.p.A. (Construction & Materials, IPG.MI), Lottomatica S.p.A. (Travel & Leisure, LTO.MI), and Fondiaria-SAI S.p.A. (Insurance, FSA.MI). Companies joining the index: DiaSorin S.p.A. (Health Care, DIA.MI), Saras S.p.A. (Oil & Gas, SRS.MI), and Tod's S.p.A. (Personal & Household Goods, TOD.MI).

In the Dow Jones Japan Titans 100 Index, the following four components are being removed: Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. (Media, 7912.TO), Rohm Co. Ltd. (Technology, 6963.TO), Konica Minolta Holdings Inc. (Personal & Household Goods, 4902.TO) and Japan Steel Works Ltd. (Industrial Goods & Services, 5631.TO). Companies joining the index: Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (Insurance, 8750.TO), Nitto Denko Corp. (Chemicals, 6988.TO), Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. (Chemicals, 4188.TO) and Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd. (Industrial Goods & Services, 5214.TO).

In the Dow Jones Kuwait Titans 30 Index, the following three components are being removed: Global Investment House K.S.C.C. (Financial Services, GLOBAL.KW), Sultan Center Food Products Co. K.S.C.C. (Retail, SULTAN.KW) and Al-Safwa Group Co. K.S.C.C. (Financial Services, ALSAFWA.KW). Companies joining the index: Aviation Lease & Finance Co. KSCC (Financial Services, ALAFCO.KW), Kuwait Financial Centre S.A.K.C. (Financial Services, MARKAZ.KW) and Commercial Facilities Co. S.A.K.C. (Financial Services, FACIL.KW).

In the Dow Jones Mexico Titans 20 Index, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico S.A.B. de C.V. (Industrial Goods & Services, GAP.MX) and Grupo Carso S.A.B. de C.V. (Industrial Goods & Services, GCARSO.MX) will be replaced by Compartamos S.A.B. de C.V. (Banks, COMPARC.MX) and Minera Frisco S.A.B. de C.V. (Basic Resources, MFRISCO.MX).

In the Dow Jones NetherlandsTitans 30 Index, Koninklijke BAM Groep N.V. (Construction & Materials, BAMNB.AE) will be replaced by Aperam S.A. (Basic Resources, 056997440.LU).

In the Dow Jones RusIndex Titans 10 Index, Novolipetsk Iron & Steel Corp. GDR (Basic Resources, NLMK.RS) will be replaced by Magnit GDR (Retail, MGNT.RS).

In the Dow Jones Saudi Titans 30 Index, Southern Province Cement Co. (Construction & Materials, 3050.SA) and Bank Al Bilad (Banks, 1140.SA) will be replaced by Sahara Petrochemical Co. (Chemicals, 2260.SA) and Jabal Omar Development Co. (Real Estate, 4250.SA).

In the Dow Jones South AfricaTitans 30 Index, Murray & Roberts Holdings Ltd. (Construction & Materials, MUR.JO) will be replaced by Exxaro Resources Ltd. (Basic Resources, EXX.JO).

In the Dow Jones South Korea Titans 30 Index, GS Engineering & Construction Corp. (Construction & Materials, 006360.SE) will be replaced by Samsung Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (Insurance, 032839.SE).

In the Dow Jones Sri Lanka Titans 20 Index, the following three components are being removed: Hatton National Bank PLC Non-Vtg (Banks, HNB.SL), Asian Hotels & Properties PLC (Real Estate, AHPL.SL) and Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings PLC (Travel & Leisure, AHUN.SL). Companies joining the index: Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC (Construction & Materials, RCL.SL), Lanka Orix Leasing Co. PLC (Financial Services, LOLC.SL) and Seylan Bank PLC Non-Vtg (Banks, SEYB.SL).

In the Dow Jones Sweden Titans 30 Index, Meda AB Series A (Health Care, MEDA.A.SK) will be replaced by Hexagon AB Series B (Industrial Goods & Services, HEXA-B.SK).

In the Dow Jones Turkey Titans 20 Index, Tekfen Holding A.S. (Financial Services, TKFEN.IS) will be replaced by Emlak Konut Gayrimenkul Yatirim Ortakligi A.S. (Real Estate, EKGYO.IS).

In the Dow Jones U.K. Titans 50 Index, J Sainsbury PLC (Retail, SBRY.LN) and United Utilities Group PLC (Utilities, UU.LN) will be replaced by ARM Holdings PLC (Technology, ARM.LN) and Cairn Energy PLC (Oil & Gas, CNE.LN).

No changes are being made in the Dow Jones Hong Kong Titans 30, Dow Jones Spain Titans 30 and Dow Jones Switzerland Titans 30 Indexes as a result of this regular annual review.

The free-float market capitalization in USD of the reconstituted Dow Jones Country Titans Indexes as of March 1, 2011:

Dow Jones Australia Titans 30 Index increased to $809.63 billion from $804.34 billion.
Dow Jones Brazil Titans 20 ADR Index decreased to $298.30 billion from $298.46 billion.
Dow Jones Canada Titans 60 Index increased to $1.263 trillion from $1.246 trillion.
Dow Jones Cyprus Titans 10 Index remained flat at $5.25 billion.
Dow Jones France Titans 30 Index increased to $993.47 billion from $984.54 billion.
Dow Jones Germany Titans 30 Index increased to $899.88 billion from $896.80 billion.
Dow Jones Hong Kong Titans 30 Index remained flat at $579.92 billion.
Dow Jones India Titans 30 Index increased to $308.96 billion from $305.49 billion.
Dow Jones Italy Titans 30 Index increased to $341.77 billion from $340.78 billion.
Dow Jones Japan Titans 100 Index increased to $2.018 trillion from $1.996 trillion.
Dow Jones Kuwait Titans 30 Index increased to $45.17 billion from $44.40 billion.
Dow Jones Mexico Titans 20 Index increased to $157.39 billion from $156.73 billion.
Dow Jones Netherlands Titans 30 Index increased to $324.09 billion from $323.35 billion.
Dow Jones RusIndex Titans 10 increased to $256.91 billion from $253.68 billion.
Dow Jones Saudi Titans 30 increased to $88.38 billion from $87.02 billion.
Dow Jones South Africa Titans 30 Index increased to $226.67 billion from $226.08 billion.
Dow Jones South Korea Titans 30 Index increased to $373.44 billion from $368.54 billion.
Dow Jones Spain Titans 30 Index remained flat at $415.58 billion.
Dow Jones Sri Lanka Titans 20 Index remained flat at $5.41 billion.
Dow Jones Sweden Titans 30 Index increased to $339.65 billion from $336.15 billion.
Dow Jones Switzerland Titans 30 Index remained flat at $874.03 billion.
Dow Jones Turkey Titans 20 Index increased to $55.67 billion from $55.34 billion.
Dow Jones U.K. Titans 50 Index increased to $2.083 trillion from $2.075 trillion.

The Dow Jones Country Titans Indexes represents major markets from Europe, Asia and the Americas. Changes in the Dow Jones Country Titans Indexes are being announced today after the conclusion of a regular annual index review using the free-float market capitalization and trading volume for components as of March 1, 2011.

Dow Jones Sector Titans Indexes

In the Dow Jones Construction & Materials Titans 30 Index, McDermott International Inc. (United States, Construction & Materials, MDR) will be replaced by Ferrovial S.A. (Spain, Construction & Materials, FER.MC). McDermott International Inc. is being removed due to a change in its Supersector classification from Construction & Materials to Oil & Gas, according to the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB). Weyerhaeuser Co. (United States, Construction & Materials, WY) will be replaced by Geberit AG (Switzerland, Construction & Materials, GEBN.VX). Weyerhaeuser Co. is being removed due to a change in its Supersector classification from Construction & Materials to Real Estate. The free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Construction & Materials Titans 30 Index decreased to US$304.12 billion from US$307.22 billion.

In the Dow Jones Real Estate Titans 30 Index, New World Development Co. Ltd (Hong Kong, Real Estate, 0017.HK) will be replaced by Weyerhaeuser Co. (United States, Real Estate, WY). Weyerhaeuser Co. Supersector classification changes to Real Estate from Construction & Materials. The company meets index eligibility requirements for inclusion in the Index. New World Development is being removed because it no longer meets index eligibility requirements for inclusion in the Index. The free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Real Estate Services Titans 30 Index increased to US$411.67 billion from US$395.36 billion.

The free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Sector Titans Indexes is as of March 1, 2011.

No deletions or additions will be made to the Dow Jones Automobiles & Parts Titans 30, Dow Jones Banks Titans 30, Dow Jones Basic Resources Titans 30, Dow Jones Chemicals Titans 30, Dow Jones Construction & Materials Titans 30, Dow Jones Financial Services Titans 30, Dow Jones Food & Beverage Titans 30, Dow Jones Health Care Titans 30, Dow Jones Industrial Goods & Services Titans 30, Dow Jones Insurance Titans 30, Dow Jones Media Titans 30, Dow Jones Oil & Gas Titans 30, Dow Jones Personal & Household Goods Titans 30, Dow Jones Real Estate Titans 30, Dow Jones Retail Titans 30, Dow Jones Technology Titans 30, Dow Jones Telecommunications Titans 30, Dow Jones Travel & Leisure Titans 30 and Dow Jones Utilities Titans 30 indexes as a result of the regular quarterly review.

The Dow Jones Sector Titans Indexes measures the stock performance of the largest 30 companies in each of the 19 Supersectors defined by the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB). Stocks are selected to the index based on rankings by float-adjusted market capitalization, revenue and net income.

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

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

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