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Title:Annual review of the Ethibel Sustainability Indices (ESI)
Date of publishing:September 19, 2014
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Annual review of the Ethibel Sustainability Indices (ESI)
September 19, 2014

On September 5th, 2014, the ESI Committee carried out the annual review of the components of the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe and the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Global.

ESI Excellence Europe

The ESI Excellence Europe index selects the 200 best rated companies on the basis of Forum ETHIBEL’s ratings and in accordance with the ESI Guidelines. At the review date the ESI Excellence Europe contained 198 companies.

At each yearly review, the ESI Committee withdraws the shares of companies that are no longer listed in the Ethibel Excellence Investment Register, are not in the reference index (Russel Developed Europe) or do not fulfil the capitalisation requirement. Accordingly, the following 11 companies will be withdrawn from the index: 

BNP PARIBAS   NESTLE OIL OYJ
DELHAIZE GROUP  OTE 
EDENRED  RSA INSURANCE GROUP 
ING GROEP                      TIETO 
J SAINSBURY PLC   VERBUND AG
MICHAEL PAGE INT  

The shares of the following 13 companies have been selected to enter the ESI Excellence Europe index based on the basis of their rating in the Ethibel Excellence Investment Register:

ATOS  REXAM PLC 
CLARIANT AG  SOLVAY SA
COMPASS GROUP PLC  SSAB AB A 
ERICSSON B TDC A/S 
EURAZEO TOTAL SA 
GALP ENERGIA SGPS WOLTERS KLUWER NV
PIRELLI & C SPA  

ESI Excellence Global

The ESI Excellence Global index selects the best rated companies among the largest companies worldwide on the basis of Forum ETHIBEL’s ratings and in accordance with the ESI Guidelines. At the review date the ESI Excellence Global index contained 87 companies.

At each yearly review, the ESI Committee withdraws from the ESI indices the shares of companies that are no longer listed in the Ethibel Excellence Investment Register, are not in the reference index (Russel World Index) or do not fulfil the capitalisation requirement (5 billion euro). Accordingly, the following 5 companies will be withdrawn:

BECTON DICKINSON AND CO BNP PARIBAS SA
SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP INC  SPRINT CORP                    
ING Groep NV  

The shares of the companies that are rated "A" or "B" in the Investment Register and have a free float market capitalisation superior to 10 billion euros, are selected to enter the ESI Excellence Global. Accordingly, the following 3 companies will be incuded:

AEGON
CAPITA GRP
LEGRAND

All changes will be implemented after the closing hour on Friday 19th September 2014, and become effective on Monday September 22th.

The ESI Excellence Indices components as well as the ESI Rulebook can be consulted on the Vigeo website.