Standard & Poor's Announces Change to U.S. Index
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West Pharmaceutical Services manufactures components and systems forinjectable drug delivery and plastic packaging, and delivery systemcomponents. Headquartered in Lionville, PA, the company will be added to theS&P SmallCap 600 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Health CareSupplies Sub-Industry index.
Additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any wayreflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies concerned.
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SOURCE UnitedHealth Group Inc.
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