SOURCE: Maine & Maritimes Corporation

July 16, 2008 10:06 ET

Maine & Maritimes Corporation Added to Russell Microcap Index

PRESQUE ISLE, ME--(Marketwire - July 16, 2008) - Maine & Maritimes Corporation (AMEX: MAM) today announced it has been added to the Russell Microcap Index after the Russell Investment Group reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 27, 2008.

Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for both index funds and as benchmarks for passive and active investment strategies. The Company will hold its membership until Russell reconstitutes its indexes in June 2009.

"We are pleased with our inclusion in this index, which reflects our continued positive momentum," said Michael I. Williams, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of MAM. "Russell is an industry leader for stock indexes, and we expect our inclusion will generate greater interest in our stock among institutional investors."

The annual reconstitution of the Russell Microcap Index captures the 1,000 smallest U.S. stocks in the Russell 2000, plus the next 1,000 stocks as of the end of May.

About Russell Investment Group

Russell Investment Group aims to improve financial security for people by providing strategic advice, world-class implementation, state-of-the-art performance benchmarks, and a range of institutional-quality investment products. With more than $200 billion in assets under management, Russell serves individual, institutional, and advisor clients in more than 40 countries. Russell provides access to some of the world's best money managers. It helps investors put this access to work in corporate defined benefit and defined contribution plans, and in the life savings of individual investors. Russell's indexes are unmanaged and cannot be investing in directly. For more information on Russell indexes, go to www.russell.com.

About Maine & Maritimes Corporation:

Maine & Maritimes Corporation (AMEX: MAM) is the parent company of Maine Public Service Company, a regulated electric transmission and distribution utility serving approximately 36,000 electricity customer accounts in Northern Maine. MAM is also the parent company of MAM Utility Services Group, an unregulated corporation that provides electrical services including transmission line and substation design and construction. Corporate headquarters are located in Presque Isle, Maine, and the corporate website is www.maineandmaritimes.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Except for historical information, all other information provided in this news release consists of "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although Maine & Maritimes Corporation ("MAM") believes that in making such statements its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, any such statements involve uncertainties and risks that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, anticipated or implied. MAM cautions that there are certain factors that can cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information that has been provided, including, without limitation, potential changes in applicable laws and regulations, potential changes in Management, its ability to raise necessary operating and growth capital, increased interest costs, its ability to execute its business plans in a timely and efficient manner, potential costs and difficulties related to integration of potential acquired businesses, the loss of customers and other factors that are more detailed in MAM's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Contact Information

  • For More Information Contact:
    Virginia R. Joles
    Director of Communications, Board Relations and Economic Development
    Tel: 207.760.2418
    www.maineandmaritimes.com