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Standard & Poor's Announces Changes to U.S. Index.

NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's will make the following changes to the S&P SmallCap 600 index:
 * TradeStation Group Inc. will be added to the index after
 the close of trading tomorrow, April 5. TradeStation will take the
 place of Nature's Sunshine Products Inc. , which was
 removed from the index after this evening's close of trading. NATRE
 will be delisted from the NASDAQ National Market before tomorrow's
 market open for failing to comply with listing requirements.

 * United Online Inc. will replace Burlington Coat Factory
 Warehouse Corp. in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of
 trading on Monday, April 10. Burlington is being taken private by Bain
 Capital Partners in a deal expected to close on or about that date,
 pending final approval.

Standard & Poor's will monitor these transactions, and post any relevant updates on its website:

TradeStation Group operates an Internet-based securities brokerage for institutional, professional and active individual traders. Headquartered in Plantation, FL, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Investment Banking & Brokerage Sub-Industry index.

United Online provides consumer Internet subscription services through a number of brands, including NetZero, NetZero Voice, Juno and Classmates. Headquartered in Woodland Hills, CA, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Internet Software & Services Sub-Industry index.
 Following is a summary of the changes:

 S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - April 4, 2006
 DELETED Nature's Sunshine Consumer Staples Personal Products

 S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - April 5, 2006
 ADDED TradeStation Financials Investment Banking
 & Brokerage

 S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - April 10, 2006
 ADDED United Online Information Technology Internet Software
 & Services
 DELETED Burlington Consumer Discretionary Apparel Retail
 Coat Factory

Additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies concerned.

About Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies , is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With approximately 6,300 employees located in 20 countries and markets, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 140 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions. For more information, visit

About The McGraw-Hill Companies

Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 290 offices in 38 countries. Sales in 2005 were $6.0 billion. Additional information is available at

CONTACT: David M. Blitzer, Ph.D., Managing Director & Chairman of the Index Committee, (212) 438-3907

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