Goldman Sachs, Visa & Nike Set to Join the Dow Jones Industrial Average

New York, NY, September 10, 2013 - The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) will replace Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC), Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) will replace Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ), and Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) will replace Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) after the close of trading on Friday, September 20. The changes will be effective with the opening of trading on Monday, September 23. The index changes were prompted by the low stock price of the three companies slated for removal and the Index Committee’s desire to diversify the sector and industry group representation of the Index.

The Goldman Sachs Group, headquartered in New York, NY, provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services, as well as financial services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide.

Visa, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a payments technology company that engages in the operation of retail electronic payments network worldwide.

Nike, headquartered in Beaverton, OR, engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories.

The changes won’t cause any disruption in the level of the Index. The divisor used to calculate the DJIA from its components’ prices on their respective home exchanges will be changed prior to the opening on September 23. This procedure prevents any distortion in the DJIA’s reflection of the U.S. stock market.

For more information, please visit http://www.djaverages.com. The Dow Jones Transportation Average, Dow Jones Utility Average and Dow Jones Composite Average also are members of the Dow Jones Averages family.

Additions to and deletions from the Dow Jones Industrial Average do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies involved.

Following is a summary of the changes:

DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE – Sept. 23, 2013
  COMPANY GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
ADDED The Goldman Sachs Group Financials Investment Banking & Brokerage
  Visa Information Technology Data Processing & Outsourced Services
  Nike Consumer Discretionary Footwear
  DELETED   Bank of America Financials Other Diversified Financial Services
  Hewlett-Packard Information Technology Computer Hardware
  Alcoa Materials Aluminum

S&P Dow Jones Indices will host a teleconference call at 9:15 am New York time to discuss the changes.

———————————
Participant Information
———————————-
Net Enhanced and Audio Streaming Info:

For Participants:
Participants can join the event directly at:
https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PH7535365&p=SPDJI&t=c

Or follow manual steps below:
URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
Conference name: PH7535365
Audience passcode: SPDJI

(To view the presentations, you must have either Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.x or later, and your computer must be java enabled.)

Audio Streaming: (Audio Only) To listen the audio online please click here:
URL: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=684177&s=1&k=469331B8B6387F2765D0FD9F72F3769F

    Global Lines - Dial in Info:

Conference ID# 7535365 & Passcode: SPDJI
Dial in numbers:

Country   Toll Numbers Freephone/Toll Free Number
  AUSTRALIA   SYDNEY:   61-2-8205-8110   1-800-204-161
  CANADA       866-845-8490
  FRANCE   PARIS:   33-1-70-70-62-76   080-510-0831
  GERMANY     49-69-2222-7228   0800-000-1654
  UNITED KINGDOM   LONDON:   44-20-7108-6248   0800-279-3953
  USA     1-210-795-1098   866-803-2143

Restrictions may exist when accessing freephone/toll free numbers using a mobile telephone.

—————————
Replay Information
—————————

Replay Web Streaming: (Slides & Audio)
URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
Conference name: PH7535365
Audience passcode: SPDJI

To access the Net enhanced replay of this call, please click here:
https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PH7535365&p=SPDJI&t=r

The replay will be available for 30 days, ending OCT-10-2013

For more information:
Dave Guarino
Communications
S&P Dow Jones Indices
dave.guarino@spdji.com
(212) 438-1471

David Blitzer
Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee
S&P Dow Jones Indices
david.blitzer@spdji.com
(212) 438-3907

# # #

About S&P Dow Jones Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies is the world's largest, global resource for index-based concepts, data and research. Home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average℠, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC has over 115 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that fulfill the needs of institutional and retail investors. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other provider in the world. With over 830,000 indices covering a wide range of assets classes across the globe, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC defines the way investors measure and trade the markets. To learn more about our company, please visit www.spdji.com.

Posted in: Component Change