LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 23 Almost Family, Inc.(Nasdaq: AFAM) announced today that it is scheduled to be added to the Russell2000(R) Index, effective at the close of market on June 27, according to apreliminary list of additions posted on June 13 to www.russell.com.
William B. Yarmuth, President and CEO of Almost Family, Inc., stated, "Welook forward to joining the Russell 2000(R) Index at the end of June as itwill provide greater awareness and visibility of our stock among institutionalinvestors. As a leading regional home health provider, we are well positionedas a consolidating force through the continued execution of our disciplineddevelopment strategy."
The Russell 2000(R) Index measures the performance of the small-capsegment of the U.S. equity universe. The Russell 2000(R) Index is a subset ofthe Russell 3000(R) Index representing approximately 10% of the total marketcapitalization of that index. It includes approximately 2000 of the smallestsecurities based on a combination of their market cap and current indexmembership. Based on the monthly statistics as of May 31, 2008, the medianmarket capitalization of the Russell 2000(R) Index was approximately $541million.
The Russell 2000(R) Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive andunbiased small-cap barometer and is completely reconstituted annually toensure larger stocks do not distort the performance and characteristics of thetrue small-cap opportunity set.
About Almost Family, Inc.
Almost Family, Inc. is a leading regional provider of home health nursingservices, with branch locations in Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Connecticut,Massachusetts, Missouri, Alabama, Illinois and Indiana (in order of revenuesignificance). Almost Family, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate aMedicare-certified segment and a personal care segment. Altogether, AlmostFamily operates 81 branch locations in nine U.S. states.Almost Family, Inc. The Ruth Group Steve Guenthner Stephanie Carrington / Jared Hoffman (502) 891-1000 (investors) (646) 536-7017 / 7013 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Jason Rando / Jeneane Smith (media) (646) 536-7025 / 7021 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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