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Illumina Set to Join the S&P 500

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Illumina Inc. (ILMN) will replace Sigma-Aldrich Corp. (SIAL) in the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Wednesday, November 18. Merck KGaA is acquiring Sigma-Aldrich in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final conditions.

Illumina provides sequencing and array-based solutions for genetic analysis. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Life Science Tools & Services Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the change:

S&P 500 INDEX – November 18, 2015


COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Illumina

Health Care

Life Sciences Tools & Services

DELETED

Sigma-Aldrich

Materials

Specialty Chemicals

Additions to and deletions from S&P Dow Jones Indices do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies involved.

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