LOS ANGELES, June 25 /CNW/ - AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a
leading provider of professional technical and management support services for
government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that it
has been selected to be included in the broad-market Russell 3000(R) Index.
This inclusion was effective immediately prior to the close of trading on
Friday, June 22, 2007, when the Russell Investment Group reconstituted its
comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes.
Membership in the Russell 3000, which remains in place for one year,
means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000(R) Index or small-cap
Russell 2000(R) 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.
"AECOM's inclusion in the Russell 3000 Index is a significant milestone
for us following the success of our recent initial public offering," said John
M. Dionisio, AECOM president and chief executive officer. AECOM completed its
IPO on May 10.
The Russell 3000 serves as the U.S. component to the Russell Global
Index, which Russell launched earlier this year.
Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional
investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active
investment strategies. An industry-leading $4 trillion in assets currently are
benchmarked to them.
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management
support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation,
facilities and environmental. With more than 30,000 employees around the
world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM
companies provide a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and
technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the
world's built, natural and social environments. AECOM serves clients in more
than 60 countries and has annual revenue of approximately $3.4 billion. More
information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
Russell Investment Group aims to improve financial security for people by
providing strategic advice, world-class implementation, state-of-the-art
performance benchmarks, and a range of institutional-quality investment
products. With more than $200 billion in assets under management, Russell
serves individual, institutional and advisor clients in more than 40
countries. Russell provides access to some of the world's best money managers.
It helps investors put this access to work in corporate defined benefit and
defined contribution plans, and in the life savings of individual investors.
Founded in 1936, Russell is a subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual Life
Insurance Company. Headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., U.S., Russell has principal
offices in Amsterdam, Auckland, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Melbourne,
New York, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.
Russell's indexes are unmanaged and cannot be investing in directly. For
more information on Russell indexes, go to www.russell.com.
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