United Natural Foods Set to Join the S&P MidCap 400; Abiomed & Ixia to Join S&P SmallCap 600

Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:45pm EST

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NEW YORK,  Dec. 17, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the
following changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and the S&P SmallCap 600 indices after
the close of trading on  Friday, December 21:

* S&P SmallCap 600 constituent United Natural Foods Inc. (NASD: UNFI) will
replace AMERIGROUP Corp. (NYSE: AGP) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Ixia (NASD:
XXIA) will replace United Natural Foods in the S&P SmallCap 600. S&P 500
constituent Wellpoint Inc. (NYSE: WLP) is acquiring AMERIGROUP in a deal
expected to be completed soon pending final approvals.  
* Abiomed Inc. (NASD: ABMD) will replace Cascade Corp. (NYSE: CASC) in the S&P
SmallCap 600. Toyota Industries Corp. is acquiring Cascade in a deal expected to
be completed soon pending final conditions.

United Natural Foods is an independent national distributor of natural, organic
and specialty foods and related products. Headquartered in  Providence, RI, the
company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS (Global Industry Classification
Standard) Food Distributors Sub-Industry index.

Ixia supplies converged network and application performance testing solutions.
Headquartered in  Calabasas, CA, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap
600 GICS Communications Equipment Sub-Industry index.

Abiomed is a provider of medical devices that provide circulatory support.
Headquartered in  Danvers, MA, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600
GICS HealthCare Equipment Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the changes:

 S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX - December 21, 2012                                 
          COMPANY           GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR  GICS SUB-INDUSTRY    
 ADDED    United Natural    Consumer Staples      Food Distributors    
          
Foods                                                       
 DELETED  AMERIGROUP        Health Care           Managed Health Care  


 S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - December 21, 2012                                       
          COMPANY           GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR    GICS SUB-INDUSTRY          
 ADDED    Ixia              Information Technology  Communications Equipment   
          Abiomed           Health Care             Health Care Equipment      
 DELETED  United Natural    Consumer Staples        Food Distributors          
          
Foods                                                               
          Cascade           Industrials             Construction & Farm        
                                                    
Machinery & Heavy Trucks  


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