Friday, June 3rd, 2011 - Russell Investment Group
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire) - The energy and materials & processing sectors of the Russell Greater China Index outperformed other sectors in the index year-to-date through May 31, reflecting returns of (8%) and (7.6%), respectively. The utilities and consumer discretionary sectors also reflected relatively strong year-to-date returns, each posting a gain of 5.7%.

The two lowest performing sectors for the year-to-date period through May 31 -- health care (-5.0%) and producer durables (-4.4%) -- each posted negative returns for the year-to-date.

Overall, the Russell Greater China Index posted a 2.9% year-to-date return through May 31.

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                                                         YTD Returns      

Russell Index                                       (through May 31, 2011)

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Russell Greater China Index                                  2.9%         

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                                                         YTD Returns      

Russell Index Sectors                               (through May 31, 2011)

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Energy                                                       8.0%         

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Materials & Processing                                       7.6%         

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Utilities                                                    5.7%         

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Consumer Discretionary                                       5.7%         

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Consumer Staples                                             2.1%         

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Technology                                                   1.9%         

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Financial Services                                           1.7%         

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Producer Durables                                           -4.4%         

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Health Care                                                 -5.0%         

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