SOURCE: Scientific Learning Corporation

July 25, 2005 09:00 ET

Scientific Learning Joins New Russell Microcap Index

OAKLAND, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 25, 2005 -- Scientific Learning (NASDAQ: SCIL) today announced it has joined the Russell Microcap™ Index.

The newly launched Russell Microcap Index, which debuted on July 1, is comprised of the smallest 1,000 securities in the small-cap Russell 2000™ Index along with the next smallest 1,000 companies, based on a ranking of all U.S. equities by market capitalization.

The index offers portfolio managers and other investors a comprehensive, unbiased barometer to compare their performance against the genuine microcap marketplace of stocks. Russell recently posted the complete index membership list at www.russell.com/US/Indexes.

"We are pleased with our inclusion in this new index," said Robert C. Bowen, Chairman and CEO of Scientific Learning. "We expect that our inclusion will help generate greater interest in our stock at an institutional level."

Russell indices are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies. Companies on the list represent more than $2.5 trillion in assets. Investment managers who oversee these funds purchase shares of member stocks according to that company's weighting in the particular index.

About Scientific Learning

Scientific Learning produces the patented Fast ForWord® family of products, a series of computer-delivered reading intervention products that complement reading instruction. Based on more than 30 years of neuroscience and cognitive research, Fast ForWord products help children, adolescents, and adults build the cognitive skills critical for improving reading and language skills. For more information about Scientific Learning and its products, visit our Web sites at www.scientificlearning.com and www.brainconnection.com, or call toll-free 888-452-7323.

This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbor created by the federal securities laws, including the statement relating to the impact on the Company's stock of inclusion in the index. This statement is subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially as a result of many factors, including but not limited to: general economic conditions; general conditions in the stock market, the Company's financial and operating results, other factors affecting the Company's stock, and other risks detailed in the Company's SEC reports, including but not limited to the 2004 Report on Form 10-K (Part 1, Item 1, Business), filed April 15, 2005, as amended by the Form 10-K/A filed May 26, 2005 and the Company's Report on Form 10-Q (Part1, Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis), filed May 26, 2005).

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Mary Anne Petrillo
    Scientific Learning Corporation
    (510) 625-2218
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    Investor Contact:
    Jane A. Freeman
    Senior Vice President and
    Chief Financial Officer
    Scientific Learning Corporation
    (888) 665-9707, ext. 5526
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