Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 - Russell Global Index
SEATTLE, WA - The financial services sector is currently the highest weighted sector in both the Russell Asia Pacific Index (25.9%) and the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000® Index (17.4%). At the start of the decade, the Russell Asia Pacific Index had almost equal weights in both consumer discretionary (17.6%) and financial services (17.4%) on December 29, 2000. Over the next 10 years, the financial services sector increased in weighting to 25.9%, as of December 29, 2010.

In addition, the energy sector reflects a notable shift in both regions. The lowest weighted sector (1%) in the Russell Asia Pacific Index at the end of 2000, Energy, increased to 5.6% as of December 28, 2010. In the U.S. market, the energy sector gained close to five percentage points in the Russell 3000 Index, reflecting a weighting of 11.1% as of December 28, 2010.

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                 Russell Asia Pacific Index         Russell 3000 Index     

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                Sector Weights Sector Weights  Sector Weights Sector Weights

Russell Index    December 29,    December 27,   December 29,    December 27,

 Sectors             2000           2010            2000           2010    

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Financial                                                                  

 Services           17.4%           25.9%          19.8%           17.4%   

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Technology          16.0%           13.1%          20.2%           16.7%   

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Health Care          5.1%           3.3%           14.8%           11.1%   

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Consumer                                                                   

 Discretionary      17.6%           13.0%          12.0%           12.9%   

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Consumer                                                                   

 Staples             3.1%           5.3%            6.3%           8.0%    

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Energy               1.0%           5.6%            6.3%           11.1%   

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Materials &                                                                

 Processing         13.6%           13.2%           2.9%           4.8%    

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Producer                                                                   

 Durables           14.8%           13.5%           8.8%           12.0%   

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Utilities           11.6%           7.1%            8.8%           5.9%    

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At the start of the decade, the Russell Asia Pacific Index had almost equal weights in both consumer discretionary (17.6%) and financial services (17.4%)

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