SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

March 12, 2012 22:08 ET

The Russell Korea Index Total Return From March 9th, 2009-March 9th, 2012 Exceeded the Russell 1000® Index & the Russell Japan Index

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Mar 12, 2012) - The Russell Korea Index posted a total return of +166.0% for the three years ended through March 9th, 2012, versus +111.5% for the Russell 1000® Index and +48.4% for the Russell Japan Index for the same period.

In the Russell Korea Index, Technology (+201.1%) was one of the top three sectors for the three years ended March 9th, 2012.

In the Russell Japan Index, Technology (+3.4%) was one of the bottom five sectors for the three years ended March 9th, 2012.

Year-to-date through March 9th, the Russell Korea Index (+12.8%) has also outperformed the Russell 1000® Index (+8.8%) and the Russell Japan Index (+7.5%) in terms of total return.

Index March 9th, 2009 - March 9th, 2012 2012 YTD a/o March 9th
Russell Korea Index 166.0% 12.8%
Utilities 22.3% -5.0%
Technology 201.1% 17.6%
Producer Durables 124.2% 22.9%
Materials & Processing 173.2% 12.6%
Health Care 8.0% -5.1%
Financial Services 132.3% 13.2%
Energy 214.1% 27.3%
Consumer Staples 117.0% -0.1%
Consumer Discretionary 276.1% 3.3%
Index March 9th, 2009 - March 9th, 2012 2012 YTD a/o March 9th
Russell 1000® Index 111.5% 8.8%
Utilities 72.4% -0.9%
Technology 138.6% 15.5%
Producer Durables 144.7% 8.9%
Materials & Processing 138.6% 10.1%
Health Care 74.2% 4.9%
Financial Services 132.9% 12.6%
Energy 85.3% 5.3%
Consumer Staples 89.3% 2.0%
Consumer Discretionary 164.1% 11.8%
Index March 9th, 2009 - March 9th, 2012 2012 YTD a/o March 9th
Russell Japan Index 48.4% 7.5%
Utilities -4.0% -1.0%
Technology 41.1% 3.4%
Producer Durables 67.8% 7.2%
Materials & Processing 53.3% 5.9%
Health Care 42.0% 0.4%
Financial Services 40.3% 17.2%
Energy 32.7% 2.0%
Consumer Staples 59.5% 1.3%
Consumer Discretionary 69.6% 10.6%

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 benchmark 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

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