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S&P Releases List of 86 Companies in the S&P 500 Since 1957
New York, New York, USA, 02 March 2007 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's, the world's leading index provider, released today the list of companies that have been in the S&P 500 since March 1957. Over the past 50 years, 86 original constituents of the S&P 500 have survived through time. The companies are listed in alphabetical order below:

3M Co Eaton Corp Merck & Co
Abbott Laboratories Edison International Motorola Inc
Alcoa Inc Entergy Corp Norfolk Southern Corp
Allegheny Energy Inc Exelon Corp Northrop Grumman Corp
Allstate Corp Exxon Mobil Corp Occidental Petroleum Corp
Altria Group Inc Ford Motor Co Penney (J C) Co
American Electric Power Fortune Brands Inc PepsiCo Inc
Archer Daniels Midland Co General Dynamics Corp Pfizer Inc
Boeing Co General Electric Co PG&E Corp
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co General Mills Inc Phelps Dodge Corp
Burlington Northern General Motors Corp Pitney Bowes Inc
Santa Fe Goodrich Corp PPG Industries Inc
Campbell Soup Co Goodyear Tire & Procter & Gamble Co
Caterpillar Inc Rubber Co Progress Energy Inc
Chevron Corp Halliburton Co PSEG Inc
CMS Energy Corp Hartford Financial Quest Diagnostics Inc
Coca-Cola Co Services Raytheon Co
Colgate-Palmolive Co Heinz (H J) Co Rockwell Collins Inc
ConocoPhillips Hercules Inc Schering-Plough
Consolidated Edison Inc Hershey Co Schlumberger Ltd
Constellation Energy Grp Honeywell Sealed Air Corp
Inc International Inc Southern Co
Cooper Industries Ltd Ingersoll-Rand Co Ltd TXU Corp
CSX Corp IBM Corp Union Pacific Corp
CVS Corp International Paper Co Unisys Corp
Deere & Co Kimberly-Clark Corp United Technologies Corp
Dow Chemical Kroger Co Wrigley (Wm) Jr Co
DTE Energy Co Lockheed Martin Corp Wyeth
Du Pont (E I) de Nemours Marathon Oil Corp Xcel Energy Inc
Dynegy Inc McGraw-Hill Companies
Eastman Kodak Co MeadWestvaco Corp

The S&P 500 is the cornerstone of the Standard & Poor's U.S. indices. Since its launch, the index has become widely accepted by investment professionals as the premier proxy for the entire U.S. equity market. Today, the S&P 500 is accepted as the leading measure of the large-cap segment, representing nearly 75% of the U.S. market capitalization. The success of the S&P 500 has led to the creation of S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600, leading benchmarks of the U.S. mid- and small-cap markets, which together form the S&P Composite 1500. In order to be included in the S&P 500 index, a company must have market capitalization exceeding USD 4 billion and, like all S&P U.S. index constituents, must meet the Standard & Poor's published guidelines for inclusion.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.indices.standardandpoors.com.

About Standard & Poor's Index Services

Standard & Poor's Index Services, the world's leading index provider, maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Its family of indices includes the S&P 500, an index with USD 1.26 trillion invested and USD 4.45 trillion benchmarked, and the S&P Global 1200, a composite index comprised of seven regional and country headline indices. For more information, please visit www.standardandpoors.com/indices.

About Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), is the world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research, and data. With approximately 8500 employees, including wholly owned affiliates, located in 21 countries, 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 http://www.standardandpoors.com/.

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