Monday, March 5th, 2012 - Russell Asia Pacific Index

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2012) - The Russell Thailand Index returned +19.4% YTD as of February 29th, an about face from its 2011 annual return of (-4.7%).

The Russell Asia Pacific Index (+13.8%) and the Russell Japan Index (+8.9%) also showed positive YTD returns through February 29th.

Looking back at 2011, the Russell Asia Pacific Index (-15.0%) suffered the largest loss for the year when compared to the Russell Japan Index (-12.5%) and the Russell Thailand Index (-4.7%).

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                                                           YTD Return      

                                                     (through February 29, 

Russell Indexes                 2011 Annual Return           2012)         

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Russell Asia Pacific Index            -15.0%                 +13.8%        

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Russell Thailand Index                 -4.7%                 +19.4%        

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Russell Japan Index                   -12.5%                 +8.9%         

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