FARGO, N.D., July 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NODK) today announced it was added to the Russell 3000® Index and Russell 2000® Index when Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 26, 2017.
“We are pleased to be added to the Russell 2000, which reflects our continued positive momentum and efforts to increase our shareholder value,” said Jim Alexander, NI Holdings, Inc. President, CEO and Director. “We expect our inclusion will raise our profile and generate greater interest in our stock among institutional investors.”
Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for both index funds and as benchmarks for passive and active investment strategies. In the U.S. marketplace, approximately 99% of the U.S. equity assets are benchmarked by the Russell 3000, representing more than $8.5 trillion. The company will hold its membership until FTSE Russell reconstitutes its indexes in June 2018.
The annual reconstitution of the Russell 3000 captures the 3,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization. The largest 1,000 companies in this ranking comprise the Russell 1000 and the next 2,000 companies become the Russell 2000.
The Russell 3000 also serves as the U.S. component to the Russell Global Index, which Russell launched in 2007.
About the Company
NI Holdings, Inc. is an insurance holding company. The company is a North Dakota business corporation that is the stock holding company of Nodak insurance Company and became such in connection with the conversion of Nodak Mutual Insurance Company from a mutual to stock form of organization and the creation of a mutual holding company. The conversion was consummated on March 13, 2017. Immediately following the conversion, all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Nodak Insurance Company were issued to Nodak Mutual Group, Inc., which then contributed the shares to NI Holdings in exchange for 55% of the outstanding shares of common stock of NI Holdings. Nodak Insurance Company then became a wholly owned stock subsidiary of NI Holdings.
Nodak Insurance Company owns American West Insurance Company and Primero Insurance Company. Nodak Insurance Company also manages Battle Creek Mutual Insurance Company and reinsures 100% of the risk on all insurance policies issued by Battle Creek. NI Holdings’ financial statements are the consolidated financial results of Nodak Insurance, American West, Primero, and Battle Creek.
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