Saturday, September 25th, 2010
TACOMA, WA -- (MARKETWIRE) -- Stocks in China represent
35.1% of the market capitalization weight of the Russell BRIC Index as of September 21, 2010, more than double their weighting a decade ago. Stocks in Russia also have increased in terms of weighting in the index over the past decade, rising to 14.1% of the index weight as of September 21, 2010, from less than 1% a decade ago.

The other two countries represented in the Russell BRIC Index (an acronym to represent Brazil, Russia, India and China), Brazil and India, show decreases in market capitalization weight in the index over the past decade. The weighting of Brazil has declined about 19 percentage points and the weighting of India has declined about 13 percentage points.

Russell BRIC Index: Weighting within Index Weighting within Index

Countries as of Sept. 21, 2000 as of Sept. 21, 2010


Brazil          49.82%                       30.64%


Russia        0.91%                        14.13%


India         32.86%                       20.12%


China        16.42%                       35.11%

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