NEW YORK, March 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq:WBA), will become a component of the NASDAQ-100 Index® (Nasdaq:NDX), the NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index (Nasdaq:NDXE) and the NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Index (Nasdaq:NDXX) prior to market open on Monday, March 23, 2015. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., will replace Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX) which is being removed as a result of their conversion to a REIT.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, and has a market capitalization of approximately $90 billion. For more information about the company, go to www.walgreens.com.
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