updated 6/2/2011 9:47:01 PM ET 2011-06-03T01:47:01

NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced the results of the regular annual review of theDow Jones Global Titans 50, Dow Jones Regional Titans, Dow Jones Country TitansandDow Jones Select Dividend Indexes. Changes being announced today will be effective after the close of trading on Friday, June 17, 2011.                                              

In the Dow Jones Global Titans 50 Index, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (United States, Financial Services, GS) will be replaced by Citigroup Inc. (United States, Banks. C). The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Global Titans 50 Index increased to US$6.779 trillion from US$6.727 trillion. Regional allocation of the Dow Jones Global Titans 50 Index, based on country of origin of the component stock:  Americas before review 62.36%; after review 61.87%; Europe before review 31.09%, after review 31.80% and Asia/Pacific before review 6.57%; after review 6.33%. The Dow Jones Global Titans 50 Index is a 50-stock index that reflects the market performance of the world's leading multinational companies.

In the Dow Jones Asian Titans 50 Index, the following three companies will be added: Hitachi Ltd. (Japan, Industrial Goods & Services, 6501.TO), Softbank Corp. (Japan, Telecommunications, 9984.TO) and Wesfarmers Ltd. (Australia, Retail, WES.AU). Companies exiting are: JFE Holdings Inc. (Japan, Basic Resources, 5411.TO), Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc. (Japan, Utilities, 9501.TO) and QBE Insurance Group Ltd. (Australia, Insurance, QBE.AU). The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Asian Titans 50 Index increased to US$2.067 trillion from US$2.012 trillion. The Dow Jones Asian Titans 50 Index is a 50-stock index that reflects the market performance of the leading companies in 11 countries in the Asia/Pacific region.

In the Dow Jones Asian-Ex Japan Titans 50 Index, the following three companies will be added: HTC Corp. (Taiwan, Technology, 2498.TW), Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. (China, Banks, 1288.HK) and Hyundai Mobis Co. Ltd. (South Korea, Automobiles & Parts, 012330.SE). Companies exiting are: MediaTek Inc. (Taiwan, Technology, 2454.TW), China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. (China, Telecommunications, 0762.HK) and State Bank of India GDR (India, Banks, 500112.BY). The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Asian-Ex Japan Titans 50 Index increased to US$1.696 trillion from US$1.651 trillion. The Dow Jones Asian-Ex Japan Titans 50Index is a 50-stock index that reflects the market performance of the leading companies in 10 countries in the Asia/Pacific region excluding Japan. In the Dow Jones BRIC 50 Index, the following three companies will be added: Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. (China, Banks, 1288.HK), Tata Motors Ltd. (India, Industrial Goods & Services, 500570.BY) and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (India, Technology, 532540.BY). Companies exiting are: Bank of Communications Co. Ltd. (China, Banks, 3328.HK), Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (India, Basic Resources, 532286.BY) and DLF Ltd. (India, Real Estate, 532868.BY). The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones BRIC 50 Index increased to US$1.198 trillion from US$1.173 trillion. The Dow Jones BRIC 50 Index represents 50 of the largest and most liquid stocks traded in the Brazil, Russia, India and China offshore markets. The Dow Jones BRIC 50 Index is a composite of the four sub-indexes covering these markets.

In the Dow Jones BRIC 50 DR Index,Bank of Communications Co. Ltd. (China, Banks, 3328.HK) and Great Eastern Energy Corp. Ltd. GDR (India, Basic Resources, GEEC.LN) will be replaced by Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. (China, Banks, 1288.HK) and Tata Steel Ltd. GDR Reg S (India, Basic Resources, 500470.BY). The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones BRIC 50 DR Index increased to US$1.167 trillion from US$1.147 trillion.

In the Dow Jones GCC Titans 40 Index, the following four companies will be added: Qatar Fuel (Woqod) Q.S.C. (Qatar, Retail, QFLS.DO), Doha Bank Q.S.C. (Qatar, Banks, DHBK.DO), Omani Qatari Telecommunications Co. S.A.O.C. (Oman, Telecommunications, NWRS.ON) and Bahrain Telecommunications Co. (Bahrain, Telecommunications, BATELCO.BH). Companies exiting are: Commercial Bank of Kuwait S.A.K. (Kuwait, Banks, CBK.KW), Oman Telecommunications Co. (Oman, Telecommunications, OTEL.ON), Al Salam Bank B.S.C. (Bahrain, Banks, SALAM.BH) and National Real Estate Co. K.S.C. (Kuwait, Real Estate, NRE.KW). The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones GCC Titans 40 Index decreased to US$66.99 billion from US$67.74 billion. The Dow Jones GCC Titans 40 Index measures the performance of the 40 leading stocks traded in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

In the Dow Jones Africa Titans 50 Index, Mobile Telecommunications Co. (MTC) K.S.C. (Kuwait, Technology, ZAIN.KW) will be replaced by Petra Diamonds Ltd. (United Kingdom, Basic Resources, PDL.LN). The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Africa Titans 50 Index decreased to US$300.33 billion from US$309.18 billion. The Dow Jones Africa Titans 50 Index is a pan-African index that measures the stock performance of leading companies in the region. It includes stocks traded on recognized local exchanges as well as companies traded on international exchanges that generate the majority of their revenues in Africa.

In the Dow Jones Tiger Titans 50 Index, the following three companies will be added: Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. (China, Banks, 1288.HK), Kia Motors Corp. (South Korea, Automobiles & Parts, 000270.SE) and AIA Group Ltd. (Hong Kong, Insurance, 1299.HK). Companies exiting are: LG Electronics Inc. (South Korea, Personal & Household Goods, 066570.SE), Hong Kong & China Gas Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong, Utilities, 0003.HK) and Korea Electric Power Corp. (South Korea, Utilities, 015760.SW). The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Tiger Titans 50 Index increased to US$1.375 trillion from US$1.345 trillion. The Dow Jones Tiger Titans 50 Index represents companies whose blue-chip stocks are traded on the major exchanges of Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.

In the Dow Jones Hong Kong Titans 30 Index, Esprit Holdings Ltd. (Retail, 0330.HK) will be replaced by AIA Group Ltd. (Insurance, 1299.HK). The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Hong Kong Titans 30 Index increased to US$617.12 billion from US$600.6 billion. The Dow Jones Hong Kong Titans 30Index measures the performance of 30 leading stocks traded in Hong Kong.

In the Dow Jones India Titans 30 Index, DLF Ltd. (Real Estate, 532868.BY) will be replaced by GAIL (India) Ltd. (Oil & Gas, 532155.BY). The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones India Titans 30 Index increased to US$310.07 billion from US$306.74 billion.

The Dow Jones India Titans 30 Index measures the stock performance of leading companies in India.

In the Dow Jones Arabia Titans 50 Index, Ezz Steel Co. S.A.E. (Egypt, Basic Resources, ESRS.CI) and Holcim (Lebanon) S.A.L. (Lebanon, Construction & Materials, HOLC.LE) will be replaced by Masraf Al Rayan Q.S.C. (Qatar, Banks, MARK.DO) and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC (U.A.E., Banks, ADCB.AD). The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Arabia Titans 50 Index increased to US$ 183.77 billion from US$180.84 billion. The Dow Jones Arabia Titans 50 Index measures 50 leading stocks traded on the major exchanges of Arab markets that are established and open to international investors. The index currently covers Bahrain, Egypt Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates.

In the Dow Jones Arabia Titans 50 Index with Saudi, the following three companies will be added: Orascom Construction Industries S.A.E. (Egypt, Construction & Materials, OCIC.CI), Douja Promotion Groupe Addoha (Morocco, Real Estate, ADH.CL) and Lafarge Ciments S.A. (Morocco, Construction & Materials, LAC.CL). Companies exiting are: Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co.(Saudi Arabia, Real Estate, 4300.SA), EFG Hermes Holding S.A.E. (Egypt, Financial Services, HRHO.CI) and Holcim (Lebanon) S.A.L. (Lebanon, Construction & Materials, HOLC.LE). The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Arabia Titans 50 Index with Saudi increased to US$412.67 billion from US$399.45 billion. The Dow Jones Arabia Titans 50 Index with Saudi measures 50 leading stocks traded on the major exchanges of Arab markets that are established and open to international investors. The index currently covers Bahrain, Egypt Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates.

In the Dow Jones EGX Egypt Titans 20 Index, El Ezz Aldekhela Steel-Alexandria (Basic Resources, IRAX.CI) will be replaced by Juhayna Food Industries Co. (Food & Beverage, JNUFO.CI). The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones EGX Egypt Titans 20 Index increased to US$15.88 billion from US$15.60 billion. The Dow Jones EGX Egypt Titans 20 Index represents 20 leading stocks traded on The Egyptian Exchange (EGX).

The market capitalization values of all indexes cited in this report are as of June 1, 2011.

In the Dow Jones Asia Select Dividend 30 Index, United Overseas Bank Ltd. (Singapore, Banks, U11.SG), CNOOC Ltd. (Hong Kong, Oil & Gas, 0883.HK) and SembCorp Marine (Singapore, Oil & Gas, S51.SG) will be replaced by Bosideng International Holdings Ltd. (China, Personal & Household Goods, 3998.HK), China Molybdenum Co. Ltd. (China, Basic Resources, 3993.HK) and Compal Electronics Inc. (Taiwan, Technology, 2324.TW). The dividend yield of the reconstituted Dow Jones Asia Select Dividend Index will increase to 5.40% from 4.75% as a result of this regular annual review. The Dow Jones Asia Select Dividend 30 Index represents the top 30 stocks by dividend yield traded in Hong Kong, Twain, Singapore, South Korea China (H shares) and Red Chips.

In the Dow Jones Hong Kong Select Dividend 30 Index, Wharf (Holdings) Ltd. (Hong Kong, Industrial Goods & Services, 0004.HK), China BlueChemical Ltd. (China, Chemicals, 3983.HK) and Golden Eagle Retail Group Ltd. (China, Retail, 3308.HK) will be replaced by Bosideng International Holdings Ltd. (China, Personal & Household Goods, 3998.HK), China Molybdenum Co. Ltd. (China, Basic Resources, 3993.HK) and Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (Hong Kong, Travel & Leisure, 0293.HK). The dividend yield of the reconstituted Dow Jones Hong Kong Select Dividend Index will increase to 4.80% from 3.92% as a result of this regular annual review. The Dow Jones Hong Kong Select Dividend 30 Index measures the stock performance of high dividend paying companies in Hong Kong.

Further information on the Dow Jones Global Titans 50, Dow Jones Regional Titans, Dow Jones Country Titans and Dow Jones Select Dividend Indexes can be found on www.djindexes.com

Company additions to and deletions from the Dow Jones Global Titans 50, Dow Jones RegionalTitans, Dow Jones Country Titans, and Dow Jones Select Dividend Indexes do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the company.

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