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FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review


− Two additions to the FTSE China A50 Index in this review period
− One addition to the FTSE China 50 Index

FTSE Russell has today announced the results of the FTSE China Index Series quarterly review.

The full FTSE China Index Series is reviewed in accordance with the index ground rules.

FTSE China indices are widely regarded as a leading measure of the China equities market by domestic and international investors. Nearly 60% of Assets under Management (AuM) in globally issued China Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) track a FTSE China index.
The FTSE China A50 Index represents the 50 largest A-Share companies in China and is tracked by both domestic investors and internationally through a range of QFII investment portfolios.

The FTSE China 50 Index is a tradable index which captures the largest investable Chinese stocks (H Shares, P Chips and Red Chips) listed on the Hong Kong Exchange.
Several changes were also made to other indices in the comprehensive FTSE China Index Series which consists of over 260 indices covering A Shares, B Shares, H Shares, Red Chips, P Chips, Hong Kong stocks and Bonds. Full details of all inclusions and exclusions for the FTSE China Index Series can be obtained at http://www.ftse.com/products/indices/china. All changes will be made effective from start of trading on Monday, 22 June 2015. The next quarterly review is on 2 September 2015. A summary of the index changes is shown in the Appendix.

More information about the FTSE China Index Series including index rules governing the series is available at http://www.ftse.com/products/indices/china.

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Appendix

Summary of Index Changes - FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review