Saturday, September 17th, 2011 - Russell Investments

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2011) - The Russell Emerging Asia Index reflected a (-13.9%) loss quarter-to-date, outperforming the Russell Developed Index (-14.7%) through September 13, 2011. Month-to-date, the Russell Emerging Asia Index (-5.3%) performed slightly better than the Russell Developed Index (-6.2%) through September 13, 2011.

Despite the recent trend, the Russell Developed Index (-9.8%) has outperformed the Russell Emerging Asia Index (-12.9%) by almost 3 percentage points year-to-date.

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                                    MTD Returns   QTD Returns   YTD Returns

                                      (through      (through      (through 

Russell     1Q Returns 2Q Returns  September 13, September 13, September 13,

 Indexes       2011        2011        2011)         2011)         2011)   

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Russell                                                                     

 Developed                                                                 

 Index            5.2%        0.5%         -6.2%        -14.7%         -9.8%

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Russell                                                                     

 Emerging                                                                  

 Asia                                                                      

 Index            0.8%        0.4%         -5.3%        -13.9%        -12.9%

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The Russell Global Index includes more than 10,000 securities in 48 countries and covers 98% of the investable global market. All securities in the benchmark are classified according to size, region, country and sector. Daily Returns for the main components are available here: http://www.russell.com/indexes/data/daily_total_returns_global.asp

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