SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

April 20, 2012 09:36 ET

Russell Indexes: It's Fundamental -- Several Russell Fundamental® Indexes Outperformed Corresponding Russell Indexes for 3, 5 & 10 Years as of April 13

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2012) - The Russell Fundamental U.S. Top 200 Index, the Russell Fundamental Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index and the Russell Fundamental BRIC Index each outperformed their corresponding Russell Indexes for three-, five- and ten-year annualized performance as of April 13, 2012.

The Russell Fundamental Index® Series was launched in 2011 through a partnership between Russell Indexes and Research Affiliates and was recently expanded to include several additional indexes, including the three cited above. The Russell Fundamental Index® Series offers a unique approach for plan sponsors interested in tracking alternative beta; these strategy indexes maintain the diversification and transparency of traditional indexes while offering an alternative to broader market capitalization-weighted indexes. Index constituents are selected and weighted according to fundamental measures of company size: adjusted sales, operating cash flow and dividends plus buybacks. For more information on the Russell Fundamental Index® Series go to the Russell Indexes website.

Source: Russell Investments

Russell Index 1 Yr Ending
4/13/12

3 Yrs Ending
4/13/12

5 Yrs Ending
4/13/12

10 Yrs Ending
4/13/12
Russell Fundamental U.S. Top 200 Index 5.1%
20.5%

2.4%

6.0%
Russell Top 200 Index 7.8%
18.3%

0.9%

3.5%
Russell Fundamental Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index -7.0%
23.8%

7.9%

17.7%
Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index -9.4%
22.8%

4.3%

12.8%
Russell Fundamental BRIC Index -14.6%
18.9%

8.1%

22.5%
Russell BRIC Index -16.7%
18.4%

3.5%

18.3%

The Russell Global Index includes more than 10,000 securities in 48 countries and covers 98% of the investable global market. All securities in the index are classified according to size, region, country and sector. Daily Returns for the main components are available here: http://www.russell.com/indexes/data/daily_total_returns_global.asp

Russell Investments and Research Affiliates LLC have entered into a strategic alliance with respect to the Russell Fundamental Indexes. Subject to Research Affiliates' intellectual property rights in certain content, Russell Investments is the owner of all copyrights related to the Russell Fundamental Index Series. Russell Investments and Research Affiliate jointly own all trademark and service mark rights in and to the Russell Fundamental Index Series. Research Affiliates is the owner of the trademarks, service marks, patents and copyrights related to the Fundamental Index and the Fundamental Index methodology.

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