CHICAGO, May 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ), a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles, announced that S&P Dow Jones Indices added LKQ Corporation to the S&P 500 Index, effective at the close of trading May 20, 2016.
The S&P 500 is one of the most widely used benchmarks of U.S. equity performance and is held broadly by U.S. and international index funds. First published in 1957, the S&P 500 Index consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry grouping, among other factors. LKQ Corporation has been added as a constituent to the S&P 500® GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Distributors Sub-Industry Index.
“We are honored to be part of such a prestigious Index with some of the world's largest and most respected companies," stated Robert Wagman, President and Chief Executive Officer of LKQ Corporation. “This achievement is a validation of our business model and our history of delivering consistent and profitable growth for our stockholders. It is also a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our more than 37,000 employees who helped make it happen."
About LKQ Corporation
LKQ Corporation (www.lkqcorp.com) is a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ is also a leader in the design, production and supply of automotive glass to OEMs. LKQ has operations in North America, Europe, China and Taiwan. LKQ offers its customers a broad range of replacement systems, components, equipment and parts to repair and accessorize automobiles, trucks, and recreational and performance vehicles.
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