Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes - index review results: 4th quater 2009

Published December 17th, 2009 - 11:08 GMT

Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index
provider, today announced the results of the regular quarterly review of the
Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes. All changes will be effective after the
close of trading on Friday, December 18, 2009.

In the Dow Jones Islamic Market World Index, 55 components will be added
while 100 components will be deleted. That decreases the number of
components in the index to 2,356 from 2,401.

With 33 additions and 52 deletions, the number of components in the Dow
Jones Islamic Market Asia/Pacific Index will decrease to 1,049 from 1,068.
In the Dow Jones Islamic Market Europe Index, seven components will be
added, while 25 components will be deleted. That decreases the number of
components in the index to 386 from 404. The number of components in the Dow
Jones Islamic Market Americas Index will decrease to 782 from 783, with 13
additions and 14 deletions. In the Dow Jones Islamic Market MENA Index, one
component will be added, while 13 components will be deleted. That decreases
the number of components in the index to 152 from 164.

In the Dow Jones Islamic Market BRIC Equal Weighted Index, no component will
be added, while four components will be deleted. That decreases the number
of components in the index to 60.

In the Dow Jones Islamic Market China Offshore Index, no component will be
added, while two components will be deleted. That decreases the number of
components to 20. With seven additions and two deletions, the number of
components in the Dow Jones Islamic Market Hong Kong Index will increase to
90 from 85. In the Dow Jones Islamic Market India Index, one component will
be added, while nine components will be deleted. That decreases the number
of components in the index to 178 from 186. The number of components in the
Dow Jones Islamic Market Turkey Index will remain at 27, with two companies
being exchanged.

The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones
Islamic Market World Index decreased to US$11.80 trillion from US$12.04
trillion[1].

The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones
Islamic Market Asia/Pacific Index decreased to US$2.25 trillion from US$2.31
trillion, while the total free-float market capitalization of the
reconstituted Dow Jones Islamic Market Europe Index decreased to US$2.53
trillion from US$2.60 trillion. As of December 7, 2009, the total free-float
market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Islamic Market Americas
Index decreased to US$6.87 trillion from US$6.97 trillion and the total
free-float market capitalization of the Dow Jones Islamic Market MENA Index
decreased to US$100.66 billion from US$104.25 billion.

The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones
Islamic Market BRIC Index increased to US$465.79 billion from US$459.16
billion.

The free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Islamic
Market China Offshore Index decreased to US$47.42 billion from US$48.33
billion, while the free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow
Jones Islamic Market Hong Kong Index decreased to US$109.27 billion from
US$112.72 billion. As of December 7, 2009, the free-float market
capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Islamic Market India Index
decreased to US$295.99 billion from US$299.78 billion, while the free-float
market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Islamic Market Turkey
Index increased to US$15.37 billion from US$15.08 billion.

The Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes were introduced in 1999 as the first
indexes intended to measure the global universe of investable equities that
pass screens for Shari'ah compliance. With more than 100 indexes, the series
is the most comprehensive family of Islamic market measures and includes
regional, country, and industry indexes, all of which are subsets of the Dow
Jones Islamic Market Index.

An independent Shari'ah Supervisory Board counsels Dow Jones Indexes on
matters related to the compliance of index-eligible companies. To determine
their eligibility for the Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes, stocks are
screened based on their industry type and their financial ratios. Excluded
are companies engaged in the following lines of business: alcohol, tobacco,
pork-related products, financial services, defense/weapons and
entertainment. Also excluded are companies for which the following financial
ratios are 33% or more: debt divided by trailing 24-month average market
capitalization; cash plus interest-bearing securities divided by trailing
24-month average market capitalization; and accounts receivables divided by
trailing 24-month average market capitalization.

There are currently more than 150 licensees with more than US$7 billion in
assets benchmarked to the Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes.

More information on the Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes is available on
www.djindexes.com.


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