LYNDHURST, N.J., Sept. 10 Quest DiagnosticsIncorporated (NYSE: DGX), the nation's leading provider of diagnostic testing,information and services, today announced that it was again selected to bepart of the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and North American Indexes.The company was first added to the World Index in 2004 and the North AmericanIndex in 2005.
According to DJSI, companies were identified as "sustainability leaders"and ranked according to objective benchmarks linked to financial,environmental and social criteria. The DJSI defines corporate sustainabilityas "a business approach that creates long-term shareholder value by embracingopportunities and managing risks deriving from economic, environmental andsocial developments. Corporate sustainability leaders achieve long-termshareholder value by gearing their strategies and management to harness themarket's potential for sustainability products and services while at the sametime successfully reducing and avoiding sustainability costs and risks."
The DJSI Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking thefinancial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companiesworldwide. The indexes provide asset managers with reliable and objectivebenchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios. The DJSI World Index containsapproximately 300 companies, and the DJSI North America Index containsapproximately 100 companies that were selected from among the largest 600North American corporations of the Dow Jones Global Index. DJSI indexes areproduced by Sustainable Asset Management Group (SAM), based in Zurich,Switzerland, together with Dow Jones Indexes and STOXX Limited. Additionalinformation about the DJSI, including a list of all component companies, isavailable at: www.sustainability-indexes.com.
About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics is the leading provider of diagnostic testing,information and services that patients and doctors need to make betterhealthcare decisions. The company offers the broadest access to diagnostictesting services through its national network of laboratories and patientservice centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensivemedical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in developinginnovative new diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technologysolutions that help improve patient care. Additional company information isavailable at www.questdiagnostics.com.
This communication contains certain forward-looking statements. Theseforward-looking statements, which may include, but are not limited to,statements concerning the proposed acquisition, are based on management'scurrent expectations and estimates and involve risks and uncertainties thatcould cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from thosecontemplated by the forward-looking statements. Certain of these risks anduncertainties may include, but are not limited to the risks and uncertaintiesdescribed in the Quest Diagnostics Incorporated 2006 Form 10-K and subsequentfilings.
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