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Russell Asia Pacific Index: Large Caps Outperform Small Caps YTD Through April 11


April 13, 2011 - SEATTLE, WA

In the Russell Asia Pacific Index, large cap stocks (0.2%) have outperformed their small cap (-0.6%) counterparts year-to-date, reversing the 2010 trend when the Russell Asia Pacific Small Cap Index outperformed the Russell Asia Pacific Large Cap Index, reflecting returns of 24.2% and 18.1% respectively.

Similarly, the Russell Fundamental Asia Pacific Large Company Index (-2.2%) has outperformed the Russell Fundamental Asia Pacific Small Company Index (-2.5%) year-to-date through April 11, 2011. The recently launched Russell Fundamental Index Series selects and weights constituents by fundamental measures of company size, rather than market capitalization.

Constituents in these indexes are selected and weighted according to fundamental measures of company size including: Adjusted Sales, Operating Cash Flow, and Dividends plus Buybacks. To learn more about the Russell Fundamental Index Series please visit http://www.russell.com/indexes/data/Fundamental/About_Russell_Fundamental_indexes.asp.


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April 2011 MTD
Returns 2011 YTD Returns
2010 March 2011 (Through April (Through April
Russell Global Indexes Returns Returns 11, 2011) 11, 2011)
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Russell Fundamental 21.5% -2.8% -0.8% -2.2%
Asia Pacific Index
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Russell Fundamental 21.0% -3.4% -0.7% -2.2%
Asia Pacific Large
Company Index
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Russell Fundamental 24.2% -0.7% -1.1% -2.5%
Asia Pacific Small
Company Index
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Russell Asia Pacific 19.2% -0.2% 0.8% 0.1%
Index
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Russell Asia Pacific 18.1% -0.5% 0.8% 0.2%
Large cap Index
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Russell Asia Pacific 24.2% 0.9% 0.8% -0.6%
Small cap Index
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The Russell Global Index includes more than 10,000 securities in 61 countries and covers 98% of the investable global market. All securities in the benchmark are classified according to size, region, country and sector.

Disclaimer: http://www.russell.com/indexes/about/index_alerts.asp#disclaimer

Notes:
Indexes are unmanaged and cannot be invested in directly. Returns represent past performance, are not a guarantee of future performance, and are not indicative of any specific investment. Russell's publication of the Indexes or Index constituents in no way suggests or implies a representation or opinion by Russell as to the attractiveness of investing in a particular security. Inclusion of a security in an Index is not a promotion, sponsorship or endorsement of a security by Russell and Russell makes no representation, warranty or guarantee with respect to the performance of any security included in a Russell Index.

Russell Investment Group is a Washington, USA corporation, which operates through subsidiaries worldwide, including Russell Investments, and is a subsidiary of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.

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