Nova Set to Join Russell Global Index
Rehovot, Israel, June 18, 2015 – Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ: NVMI), a leading innovator and a key provider of metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing, announced today it is set to join the Russell Global Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes after the close of market on Friday, June 26, 2015, according to a preliminary list of additions posted June 12, 2015 on Russell Indexes Reconstitution.
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. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes equity indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.
“Inclusion in the Russell Global Index is a significant milestone for us as we continue to grow and strengthen our market position,” commented Eitan Oppenhaim, President and CEO of Nova. “As we continue to execute on our growth strategy, we believe the membership will be a valuable tool to increase our brand visibility and help us broaden our shareholders base.”
Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $5.7 trillion in assets are benchmarked to the Russell’s U.S. indexes. Russell indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.
For more information on the Russell 1000 and the Russell reconstitution, go to “Recon Central” section on the FTSE Russell website.
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About Nova: Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. delivers continuous innovation by providing advanced metrology solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Deployed with the world’s largest integrated-circuit manufacturers, Nova’s products deliver state-of-the-art, highperformance metrology solutions for effective process control throughout the semiconductor fabrication lifecycle. Nova’s product portfolio, which combines high-precision hardware and cuttingedge software, supports the development and production of the most advanced devices in today’s high-end semiconductor market. Nova’s technical innovation and market leadership enable customers to improve process performance, enhance products’ yields and accelerate time to market. Nova acts as a partner to semiconductor manufacturers from its offices around the world. Additional information may be found at www.novameasuring.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 relating to future events or our future performance, such as statements regarding, but are not limited to, projections about our business and its future revenues, expenses and profitability. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward looking statements. These risks and other factors include but are not limited to: our dependency on a small number of large customers and small number of suppliers; the highly cyclical and extremely competitive nature of the markets we target and we are operate in; our inability to reduce spending during a slowdown in the semiconductor industry; our ability to respond effectively on a timely basis to rapid technological changes; our dependency on PEM; risks related to exclusivity obligations and non-limited liability that may be included in our commercial agreements and arrangements; our ability to retain our competitive position despite the ongoing consolidation in our industry; risks related to our dependence on our manufacturing facilities; risks related to changes in our order backlog; risks related to the financial, political and environmental instabilities in Asia; risks related to our intellectual property; new product offerings from our competitors; unanticipated manufacturing or supply problems; changes in tax requirements; changes in customer demand for our products; risks related to currency fluctuations and risks related to our operations in Israel. We cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. The matters discussed in this press release also involve risks and uncertainties summarized under the heading “Risk Factors” in Nova’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2014 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 25, 2015. These factors are updated from time to time through the filing of reports and registration statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.