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Standard & Poor's Announces Changes to U.S. Indices

NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire/ --S&P SmallCap 600 constituent NewMarket Corp. (NYSE: NEU) will replace 3Com Corp (Nasdaq: COMS) in the S&P MidCap 400 index, and Dolan Media Co. (NYSE: DM) will replace NewMarket in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on Monday, April 12.  3Com is being acquired by S&P 100 & 500 constituent Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date, pending final approvals.

Standard & Poor's will monitor this transaction, and post any relevant updates on its website: www.standardandpoors.com.  

NewMarket engages in the petroleum additives and real estate development businesses. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Specialty Chemicals Sub-Industry index.  

Dolan Media provides professional services and business information services to the legal, financial, and real estate sectors.  Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Publishing Sub-Industry index.  

Following is a summary of the changes:

S&P  MIDCAP 400 INDEX  –  April 12, 2010


COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

NewMarket

Materials

Specialty Chemicals

DELETED

3Com

Information Technology

Communications Equipment



S&P  SMALL CAP 600 INDEX  –  April 12, 2010


COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Dolan Media

Consumer Discretionary

Publishing

DELETED

NewMarket

Materials

Specialty Chemicals



About S&P Indices

S&P Indices, the world's leading index provider, maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Over $1 trillion is directly indexed to Standard & Poor's family of indices, which includes the S&P 500, the world's most followed stock market index, the S&P Global 1200, a composite index comprised of seven regional and country headline indices, the S&P Global BMI, an index with approximately 11,000 constituents, and the S&P GSCI, the industry's most closely watched commodities index.  For more information, please visit www.standardandpoors.com/indices.

About Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor's, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With offices in 23 countries and markets, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for 150 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions. For more information, visit http://www.standardandpoors.com.

SOURCE Standard & Poor's

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