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TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell Inc. (the "Company" or "Morneau Shepell") (TSX: MSI) is pleased to announce that Morneau Shepell is being added to the S&P/TSX Composite Index. Standard and Poor's will include Morneau Shepell in the index after the close of trading on Friday, September 16, 2016.
"The addition of Morneau Shepell to the S&P/TSX Composite Index is a major accomplishment for us, and represents a testament to our efforts and success in continuing to deliver on our commitments to shareholders," said Alan Torrie, President and CEO, Morneau Shepell. "This signals we are among the largest public companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange as measured by market capitalization and liquidity, and increases our exposure to a broader range of investors."
The S&P/TSX Composite Index is widely viewed as the leading indicator of performance for Canadian equity markets. Including a company in the index allows for investment from index funds and similar investment vehicles.
About Morneau Shepell Inc.
Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrative approach to employee assistance, health, benefits and retirement needs. The Company is the leading provider of employee and family assistance programs, as well as the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With almost 4,000 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.
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SOURCE Morneau Shepell - Corporate
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