SOURCE: Allied Healthcare

Allied Healthcare

June 25, 2009 08:20 ET

Allied Healthcare International Inc. to Join Russell 3000 Index

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 25, 2009) - Allied Healthcare International Inc. (NASDAQ: AHCI) (AIM: AHI) (http://www.alliedhealthcare.com), a leading provider of flexible healthcare staffing services in the United Kingdom, will join the Russell 3000® Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 26, 2009. The preliminary list of additions and deletions has been posted by Russell and can be found on the "Russell Reconstitution" section of its website.

Annual reconstitution of Russell's U.S. indices captures the largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May 2009, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the Russell 3000®, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000® Index or small-cap Russell 2000® Index, as well as the appropriate growth and value style indices. Russell determines membership for its equity indices primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

Russell indices 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 are currently benchmarked to Russell indexes.

For more news and information on Allied Healthcare International Inc., please visit http://www.IRGnews.com/coi/AHCI where you can find the CEO's video, a fact sheet on the company, investor presentations, and more.

ABOUT ALLIED HEALTHCARE INTERNATIONAL INC.

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (http://www.alliedhealthcare.com) is a leading provider of flexible healthcare staffing services in the United Kingdom. Allied operates a community-based network of approximately 109 branches with the capacity to provide carers (known as home health aides in the U.S.), nurses, and specialized medical personnel to locations covering approximately 90% of the U.K. population. Allied meets the needs of private patients, community care, nursing and care homes, and hospitals.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT

    Allied Healthcare International Inc.
    Sandy Young
    Chief Executive Officer
    Paul Weston
    Chief Financial Officer
    UK 00-44-1785 810-600

    or

    The Investor Relations Group
    Adam Holdsworth
    212-825-3210

    or

    Cenkos Securities plc (Nominated Advisor)
    Elizabeth Bowman
    London: 00-44-20-7397-8928

    or

    Ian Soanes
    London: 00-44-20-7397-8924