NASDAQ Announces Annual Changes To The Dividend Achievers Indexes

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), parent of the world's first electronic stock market and a leading index provider, today announced the results of the annual reconstitution of the Dividend Achievers™ Indexes. To view the 2013 Dividend Achievers Reconstitution file and a downloadable file of each index's constituents, visit http://www.indxis.com/Reconstitutions.html .

NASDAQ OMX recently acquired the index business of Mergent, Inc., including Indxis – an expert provider of index calculation services to a wide spectrum of clients in the financial services industry. As a result of this acquisition, NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes now owns the Dividend Achievers Indexes, the leading index family that tracks companies with strong long-term dividend growth. NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes is now one of the largest providers of dividend-themed indexes based on benchmarked assets.

Below is a list of the Dividend Achievers Indexes with their respective reconstitution effective dates.
Index Name Index Symbol Effective Date
US Broad Dividend Achievers DAA 2/1/2013
Buyback Achievers Index DRB 2/1/2013
Dividend Achievers Select Index DVG 2/1/2013
Dividend Achievers 50 Index DAY 2/1/2013
NASDAQ Dividend Achievers DIVQ 2/1/2013
International Dividend Achievers DAT 1/28/2013
Select Canadian Dividend Achievers ISCDI 2/1/2013
Select Canadian Preferred Share Index ISCPDI 1/15/2013
Broad Canadian Dividend Achievers CAD 2/1/2013
UK Dividend Achievers Index UKDA 2/1/2013

Under the ownership of NASDAQ OMX, the Dividend Achievers Indexes will continue to highlight the commitment of companies that continually increase shareholder growth, while adding the transparency, innovation and rules-based methodologies that NASDAQ OMX's indexes are known for.

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