Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., a full-service, boutique investment bank and broker-dealer that specializes in the financial services sector, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF), announces the following changes: The member change that was anticipated to be effective prior to the opening of business on Monday, November 4, 2013, will now occur at a later date due to the delayed closing of the NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). The proposed member change is included below for reference and will occur once the NYX/ICE acquisition closing has a firm closing date. WITHDRAWN: KBW Capital Markets Index (Index Ticker: KSX SM , ETF Ticker: KBWC SM )
- Removing NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX), due to the expected closing of the acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE); and
- Replacing NYX with BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK).