— There is 1 change to the FTSE SET Large Cap Index 
— 4 additions to the FTSE SET Mid Cap Index
— 15 additions to the FTSE SET Shariah Index

FTSE Russell today announces that Berli Jucker is to be added, and Siam City Cement removed from the FTSE SET Large Cap Index, following the December 2016 semi-annual review.

The index series is reviewed semi-annually in accordance with the index ground rules.  

As a result of this review, Bangkok Aviation Fuel Services, BCPG, Siam City Cement and ThaifoodsGroup have been added to the FTSE SET Mid Cap Index, and ALT Telecom, Amata VN, Asefa, Asset Bright, Bangkok Aviation Fuel Services, BTS Rail Mass Transit Growth Infrastructure Fund, Golden Land Property Development, Polyplex, Seafresh Industry, Siam Cement, SVI, Taokaenoi Food and Marketing, The Bangchak Petroleum PCL, Univentures and Vinythai will be included in the FTSE SET Shariah Index. Berli Jucker will be deleted from the FTSE SET Mid Cap Index and Advanced Info Serv, Inter Far East Energy, IRPC, M.K. Real Estate, Nawarat Patanakarn, Siam City Cement, Solartron, Stars Microelectronics (Thailand) PCL, Thai-German Ceramic Industry and Thai Union Group from the FTSE SET Shariah Index.

All constituent changes take effect at the start of business on Monday, 19 December 2016 and the next review will take place in June 2017.

FTSE Russell has partnered with Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) to jointly create the FTSE SET Index Series and to create a broader series of indexes for the Thailand market representing various sized companies, sectors and themes. Further information on the FTSE SET Index Series, including all additions and deletions as well as ground rules, is available at http://www.ftse.com/products/indices/set

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