NASHUA, N.H., June 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMTP, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMTP), a global provider of email delivery services, today announced it was included in the preliminary list of additions to the Russell Microcap® Index, according to information released by Russell Investments on June 13, 2014. The final 2014 reconstitution of the Russell Indexes will take place after the market closes on June 27, 2014 and final membership lists will be posted on June 30, 2014, with trading in the reconstituted indexes commencing that same day.
Membership in the Russell Microcap Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and value style indexes. Russell determines membership for its equity indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.
"SMTP's consideration for entry in to the Russell Microcap Index is a positive reflection of our long track record of growth and could help raise our profile with the investment community as we look to increase our liquidity," said Jonathan Strimling, CEO of SMTP, Inc. "Being one of the companies considered for the Russell Microcap Index expands our exposure with the institutional investment community and is the result of our strong results, and our focus on growing the Company and enhancing stockholder value."
Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies. Russell calculates more than 700,000 benchmarks daily covering approximately 98 percent of the investable market globally, 80 countries and more than 10,000 securities. Approximately $4.1 trillion in assets are benchmarked to the Russell Indexes.
The Russell Microcap Index measures the performance of the microcap segment of the U.S. equity market. Microcap stocks consist of the smallest 1,000 securities in the small-cap Russell 2000® Index, plus the next 1,000 eligible securities, based on a ranking of all U.S. equities by market capitalization. Membership in the Russell Microcap Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and value style indexes.
About SMTP, Inc.
SMTP (Nasdaq:SMTP) is a leading provider of services to facilitate email delivery, with a focus on marketing email delivery, but also supporting bulk and transactional sending, reputation management, compliance auditing, abuse processing and issue resolution. Our services provide customers with the ability to increase the deliverability of email with less time, cost and complexity than handling it themselves. SMTP, Inc. is a dividend-paying, publicly-traded company headquartered in Nashua NH., and can be found on the web at http://www.smtp.com.
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