NEW YORK, March 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and Wilder Transport Index LLC announced today the results of the quarterly evaluation of the Wilder NASDAQ OMX Global Energy Efficient Transport IndexSM (Nasdaq:HAUL), which will become effective with the market open today.
The Index is designed to track innovative, energy efficient transportation companies, specifically, those companies that stand to benefit substantially from a societal transition towards cleaner and improved means of moving goods and people as determined by Wilder Transport Index LLC ("Wilder, LLC"). The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market capitalization and average daily dollar trading volume. The Wilder NASDAQ OMX Global Energy Efficient Transport IndexSM is evaluated quarterly in March, June, September and December. For more information about the Wilder NASDAQ OMX Global Energy Efficient Transport IndexSM, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.
As a result of the evaluation, no securities will be added to the index. The following seven securities will be removed from the index: China Railway Construction Corp Ltd (1186 HK), Chinese Maritime Transport Ltd (2612 TT), Dongfeng Motor Group Co Ltd (489 HK), Bollore (BOL FP), Faiveley Transport (LEY FP), Lynas Corp Ltd (LYC AU), and QR National Ltd (QRN AU).
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About Dr. Wilder of Wilder Transport Index LLC
Dr. Rob Wilder is Manager of the Wilder NASDAQ OMX Global Energy Efficient Transport Index (HAUL), the first Index for better efficiency in transportation. Dr. Wilder previously co-founded the WilderHill Clean Energy Index (ECO), the first clean energy Index; also the WilderHill Progressive Energy Index (WHPRO), the first for improving our modern energy portrait. He is co-manager of the WilderHill New Energy Global Innovation Index (NEX). Dr. Wilder holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Santa Barbara. For more information, please see http://www.greentransportation.com.
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