HANOVER, Md., Dec. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KEYW Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW) announced that it has been added to the broad-market Russell 3000 (R) Index as well as the Russell 2000 (R) Index and the Russell Global Index as a result of Russell Investments' 4 th Quarter additions to its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes made on December 17, 2010. The list of Russell additions is posted on www.russell.com .
Quarterly additions of Russell's U.S. indexes capture recent initial public offerings, adding them to the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the Russell 3000, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000 (R) Index or small-cap Russell 2000 (R) Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. Russell determines membership for its equity indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.
"The addition of KEYW Corporation to the Russell Indexes is an important milestone," commented Leonard Moodispaw, CEO and President of KEYW. "2010 has been an important year of growth and accomplishment for our young and agile company. We remain focused on supporting the Intelligence Community in accomplishing its critical mission in cyberspace."Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies. An industry-leading $3.9 trillion in assets currently are benchmarked to them. These investment tools originated from Russell's multi-manager investment business in the early 1980s when the company saw the need for a more objective, market-driven set of benchmarks in order to evaluate outside investment managers. About KEYW: KEYW provides agile cyber superiority and cybersecurity solutions, primarily for U.S. Government intelligence and defense customers. We create our solutions by combining our services and expertise with hardware, software, and proprietary technology to meet our customers' requirements. For more information, contact KEYW Corporation, 1334 Ashton Road, Hanover, Maryland 21076; Phone 443-270-5300; Fax 443-270-5301; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the Web at www.keywcorp.com. Forward-Looking Statements: Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include but are not limited to statements about our future expectations, plans and prospects, and other statements containing the words "estimates," "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will," "potential," and similar expressions. Our actual results, performance or achievements or industry results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. These statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those risk factors set forth in our prospectus, dated September 30, 2010 and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on October 1, 2010 pursuant to Rule 424(b)(4) under the Securities Act of 1933, and other filings that we make with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. KEYW is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
CONTACT: KEYW Corporation Ed Jaehne, Chief Strategy Officer 443-270-5300