Neonode Inc., (NASDAQ:NEON), the MultiSensing TM touch technology company, today announced that it is set to join the Russell Global, Russell 3000 ® and Russell Microcap ® indexes when Russell Investments reconstitutes its comprehensive set of U.S. equity indexes on June 25th, according to a preliminary list of additions posted June 8th on www.russell.com/indexes.
“We are satisfied with the inclusion in these three Russell indexes, which coincides with the recent listing of our common stock on the NASDAQ in May,” said Neonode CEO Thomas Eriksson. “This will increase our exposure to investment managers and institutional investors around the world.”
Annual reconstitution of Russell's U.S. indexes captures the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization to create the Russell 3000 ® Index and Russell Microcap Index. Membership in the Russell 3000 ®, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000 ® Index or small-cap Russell 2000 ® 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.
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