Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 - Russell Investment Group

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire) - The Russell BRICS (Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa) Index reflected a loss of (-23.5%) year-to-date through September 27, 2011.

Three of the five constituents of the Russell BRICS Index, the Russell Brazil, Russell China & Russell India Index, have reflected losses larger than (-22%) year-to-date as of September 27th. The Russell India Index reflected the largest loss of (-25.3%) for the same time period while the Russell South Africa Index reflected the strongest returns (-15.8%) of the five.

Quarter-to-date, the Russell South Africa Index outperformed all others reflecting a loss of (-12.7%) through September 27 while the Russell Russia Index reflected the largest loss of (-25.6%).

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Russell Indexes              MTD Returns      QTD Returns      YTD Returns 

                              (through         (through         (through   

                            September 27.    September 27,    September 27,

                                2011)            2011)            2011)    

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Russell BRICS Index            -14.1%           -23.1%           -23.5%    

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Russell Brazil Index           -14.2%           -22.6%           -23.2%    

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Russell China Index            -15.8%           -24.1%           -23.8%    

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Russell India Index             -6.4%           -18.9%           -25.3%    

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Russell Russia Index           -17.3%           -25.6%           -19.9%    

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Russell South Africa                                                       

 Index                         -10.5%           -12.7%           -15.8%    

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