Standard & Poor's Announces Changes to U.S. Indices

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400, and S&P SmallCap 600 indices:

    -- InterContinental Exchange Inc. (NYSE:ICE) will be added to the S&P 500
       after the close of trading on Tuesday, September 25.  It will take the
       place of First Data Corp. (NYSE:FDC), which was removed from the S&P
       500 after today's close of trading pursuant to its completed
       acquisition by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

    -- Tesoro Corp. (NYSE:TSO) will replace Maxim Integrated Products Inc.
       (NASDAQ:MXIM) in the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Wednesday,
       September 26.  Maxim is scheduled to be delisted by the NASDAQ exchange
       after the close of trading on or about that date.

    -- Teradata Corp.  will replace NCR Corp. (NYSE:NCR) in the
       S&P 500 and NCR Corp.  will replace Beazer Homes USA Inc.
       (NYSE:BZH) in the S&P MidCap 400 after the close of trading on Friday,
       September 28.  Teradata is being spun off by NCR Corp. in a transaction
       expected to close on or about that date.  At today's close of trading,
       Beazer had a market capitalization of approximately $354 million,
       ranking 400th in the index.

    -- Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) will replace Solectron Corp. (NYSE:SLR) in
       the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Monday, October 1.  Solectron
       is being acquired by Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) in a
       deal expected to close on or about that date, pending final approvals.

    -- optionsXpress Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:OXPS) will replace RARE
       Hospitality International Inc. (NASDAQ:RARE) in the S&P SmallCap 600
       after the close of trading on Friday, September 28.  RARE Hospitality
       is being acquired by S&P 500 constituent Darden Restaurants Inc.
       (NYSE:DRI) in a deal expected to close on or about that date, pending
       final approvals.

Standard & Poor's will monitor these transactions, and post any relevant updates on its website: www.standardandpoors.com.

InterContinental Exchange owns and operates an Internet-based global electronic marketplace. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Specialized Finance Sub-Industry index.

Tesoro engages in refining and marketing petroleum products in the United States. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Sub-Industry index.

Teradata provides data warehousing solutions for its customers. Headquartered in Duluth, GA, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS Computer Hardware Sub-Industry index.

Expedia operates as an online travel company. Headquartered in Bellevue, WA, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS Internet Retail Sub-Industry index.

NCR provides technology and services that help businesses to interact, connect, and relate with their customers. Headquartered in Dayton, OH, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Computer Hardware Sub- Industry index.

optionsXpress offers an online retail platform that provides brokerage services. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Investment Banking & Brokerage Sub-Industry index.

    Following is a summary of the changes:

                      S&P 500 INDEX - September 24, 2007
              COMPANY          GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR          GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
    DELETED   First Data       Information Technology        Processing &
                               Data                          Outsourced
                                                             Services

                      S&P 500 INDEX - September 25, 2007
              COMPANY          GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR          GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
    ADDED     InterContinental  Financials                   Specialized
              Exchange                                       Finance

                      S&P 500 INDEX - September 26, 2007
              COMPANY          GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR          GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
    ADDED     Tesoro           Energy                        Oil & Gas
                                                             Refining &
                                                             Marketing

    DELETED   Maxim            Information Technology        Semiconductors
              Integrated
              Products

                      S&P 500 INDEX - September 28, 2007
              COMPANY          GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR          GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
    ADDED     Teradata         Information Technology        Computer Hardware

    DELETED   NCR              Information Technology        Computer Hardware


                       S&P 500 INDEX - October 1, 2007
              COMPANY          GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR          GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
    ADDED     Expedia          Consumer Discretionary        Internet Retail

    DELETED   Solectron        Information Technology        Electronic
                                                             Manufacturing
                                                             Services

                  S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX - September 28, 2007
              COMPANY          GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR          GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
    ADDED     NCR              Information Technology        Computer Hardware

    DELETED   Beazer Homes     Consumer Discretionary        Homebuilding


                 S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - September 28, 2007
              COMPANY          GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR          GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
    ADDED     optionsXpress   Financials                     Investment
              Holdings                                       Banking
                                                             & Brokerage

    DELETED   RARE             Consumer Discretionary        Restaurants
              Hospitality
              International

Additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies concerned.

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Source: Standard & Poor's

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