TOKYO -- The

Nihon Keizai Shimbun

, publisher of Japan's leading business daily and compiler of the Nikkei index series, late Friday said it would change the components of several Nikkei indices starting Sept. 22.

Changes to the key

Nikkei 225

index will be made in three stages, the firm said through a statement. On Sept. 22, the

Industrial Bank of Japan

,

Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank

and

Fuji Bank

will be delisted due to their upcoming merger. The newcomers are the

Bank of Yokohama

,

Toyo Trust and Banking

and

Shinko Securities

.

On Sept. 26, the index will say goodbye to telco

KDD

and replace it with printer and liquid crystal display manufacturer

Alps Electric

. On Oct. 2, outgoing firms

Tekken

, a railway constructor, and

Japan Securities Finance

will be replaced by

Mizuho Holdings

and electronic security servicer

Secom

. Mizuho, the new holding company for Mizuho Bank, is the resulting of the merger of IBJ, DKB and Fuji Bank.

For the

Nikkei 330

index, the outgoing firms are IBJ, DKB, Fuji Bank,

Tokyo Exterior

,

TST Recommends

Haseko

,

Sankyo Aluminum

and

Tokyo Land

. They will be replaced by

Central Japan Rail

,

Japan Airlines

,

Softbank

,

Nippon Suisan

,

Ito En

, Mizuho Holdings and

Trans Cosmos

.

The Nikkei 500 will bid farewell to IBJ, DKB, Fuji Bank and KDD, while welcoming

Denki Kogyo

,

Nidec Copal

,

Higo Bank

and

Rinnai

.

The

ISE/Nikkei 50

index will shed DKB and Fuji Bank and pick up

Mitsui Marine and Fire

and

Mitsui Fudosan

.

For detailed information about the index reshuffling, check out the Nikkei's

English Web site.