Platinum Group Metals Set To Join Russell Global Index
(Vancouver/Johannesburg) Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (PTM-TSX; PLG-NYSE Amex) (“Platinum Group”)
announces it is set to join the Russell Global Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its comprehensive set
of global equity indexes on June 25, according to a preliminary list of additions posted June 11.
Membership in the Russell Global Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the
appropriate large-cap, small-cap, all-cap indexes as well as the applicable style, sector and country indexes.
Russell determines membership for its equity indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and
Inclusion in the Russell indexes “is a significant milestone for Platinum Group shareholders" said R. Michael Jones,
Platinum Group President and CEO. "Our inclusion is valued recognition of our Company’s growth. As we
make strategic decisions in the weeks ahead Russell Indexes will enhance our public profile."
Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as
benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies. An industry-leading $39 trillion in assets currently
are benchmarked to them.
The Russell Global Index, which captures 98% of investable securities globally, is reconstituted annually and all
sub-indexes are recalibrated simultaneously to accurately measure current market realities for each market
segment. These investment tools originated from Russell’s multi-manager investment business in the early 1980s
when the company saw the need for a more objective, market-driven set of benchmarks in order to evaluate
outside investment managers.
Russell Investments provides strategic advice, world-class implementation, state-of-the-art performance
benchmarks and a range of institutional-quality investment products. Russell has $179 billion in assets under
management as of March 31,