Dow Jones Indexes Announces 2009 Weights of Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index

Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:01pm EDT

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NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global
index provider, announced the new target weightings for the Dow Jones-AIG
Commodity Index(sm) that will become effective in early January 2009. The new
target weights for the commodity components, which were determined and approved
by the Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index Supervisory Committee in August 2008
following consultation with the Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index Advisory
Committee, are listed below.

 Natural Gas      11.8900640%
 Crude Oil        13.7526330%
 Unleaded Gas      3.7091280%
 Heating Oil       3.6481740%
 Live Cattle       4.2853450%
 Lean Hogs         2.3988780%
 Wheat             4.7962120%
 Corn              5.7214090%
 Soybeans          7.5994330%
 Soybean Oil       2.8828690%
 Aluminum          6.9991660%
 Copper            7.3065410%
 Zinc              3.1424310%
 Nickel            2.8827230%
 Gold              7.8627470%
 Silver            2.8913020%
 Sugar             2.9931550%
 Cotton            2.2651500%
 Coffee            2.9726400%
These weights will be used to determine the Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index
Multipliers for 2009 in January 2009. These multipliers, computed once a year,
are factors used to express the percentage weights in U.S. dollar-denominated
terms when calculating the Index.

Launched in 1998, the Dow Jones-AIG Commodity index family includes nine sector
sub-indexes, multiple forward month indexes, indexes for each individual
commodity in the original DJ-AIGCI, Euro-, Yen-, Sterling-, and Swiss
Franc-denominated versions of the Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index, and the Dow
Jones-AIG Commodity Spot Index. Also available are total return versions of each
of the excess return indexes and sub-indexes. As of the end of the second
quarter of 2008, an estimated $55 billion tracked the DJ-AIGCI group of indexes.

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