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Standard & Poor's Announces Change to U.S. Index
[February 19, 2009]

Standard & Poor's Announces Change to U.S. Index

NEW YORK, Feb 19, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Syniverse Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SVR) will replace Advanced Medical Optics Inc. (NYSE: EYE) in the S&P MidCap 400 after the close of trading on a date to be announced. Advanced Medical Optics is being acquired by S&P 100 and 500 constituent Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) in a cash tender offer that is still pending final approvals.

Standard & Poor's will monitor this transaction, and post any relevant updates on its website:

Syniverse Holdings is an enabler of wireless voice and data services for telecommunications companies. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Wireless Telecommunication Services Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the change: S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX - TBA COMPANY GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED Syniverse Telecommunication Wireless Telecommunication Services Services DELETED Advanced Medical Health Care Health Care Equipment Optics Additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies concerned.

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 $1.5 trillion invested and $4.85 trillion benchmarked, and the S&P Global 1200, a composite index comprised of seven regional and country headline indices. For more information, please visit

About Standard & Poor's Standard & Poor's, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With approximately 10,000 employees, including wholly owned affiliates, located in 23 countries and markets, 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

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