SOURCE: Horizon Pharma plc

Horizon Pharma plc

June 27, 2016 16:15 ET

Horizon Pharma plc Added to Russell 2000® and 3000® Indexes

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2016) - Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ: HZNP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated and accessible medicines that address unmet medical needs, today announced it has been added to the U.S. Russell 2000® and 3000® Indexes, effective today, as part of the 2016 Russell indexes reconstitution.

Membership in the Russell 2000®, which remains in place for one year, is based on membership in the broad-market Russell 3000® Index. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell Indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $6 trillion in assets are benchmarked to the Russell's U.S. indexes. Russell indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.

For more information on the Russell reconstitution, please visit the FTSE Russell website.

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About Horizon Pharma plc
Horizon Pharma plc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated and accessible medicines that address unmet medical needs. The Company markets nine medicines through its orphan, rheumatology and primary care business units. Horizon's global headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please visit www.horizonpharma.com. Follow @HZNPplc on Twitter or view careers on our LinkedIn page.