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Latest updates from Index Services at Northern Trust

January 25, 2021

After receipt of additional guidance from OFAC, In response to the recent Executive Orders issued by the President of the United States to prohibit "any transaction in publicly traded securities, or any securities that are derivative of, or are designed to provide investment exposure to such securities" of designated Chinese military companies, Northern Trust will delete the below list of securities from all Northern Trust Indices as of the close of business of January 27, 2021.

SECURITY_NAME RIC ISIN
CNOOC LTD 0883.HK HK0883013259
XIAOMI CORP 1810.HK KYG9830T1067

January 7, 2021

After receipt of additional guidance from OFAC, In response to the recent Executive Orders (one to be effective January 11, 2021; the other to be effective as of February 4, 2021) issued by the President of the United States to prohibit “any transaction in publicly traded securities, or any securities that are derivative of, or are designed to provide investment exposure to such securities” of designated Chinese military companies, Northern Trust will delete the below list of securities from all Northern Trust Indices as of the close of business of January 11, 2021.

SECURITY_NAME RIC ISIN
CHINA UNICOM HONG KONG LTD 0762.HK HK0000049939
CHINA MOBILE LTD 0941.HK HK0941009539

December 29, 2020

In response to the recent Executive Orders (one to be effective January 11, 2021; the other to be effective as of February 4, 2021) issued by the President of the United States to prohibit “any transaction in publicly traded securities, or any securities that are derivative of, or are designed to provide investment exposure to such securities” of designated Chinese military companies, Northern Trust will delete the below list of securities from all Northern Trust Indices as of the close of business of January 5, 2021.

Please note: this list only includes securities issued by the companies explicitly named in the Orders, but not any subsidiaries or affiliated companies.

SECURITY_NAME RIC ISIN
CHINA COMMUNICATIONS CONSTRUCTION CO LTD 1800.HK CNE1000002F5
CHINA RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION CORP LTD 1186.HK CNE100000981
CHINA TELECOM CORP LTD 0728.HK CNE1000002V2
NANJING PANDA ELECTRONICS CO LTD 0553.HK CNE1000003T4
SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING INTERNATIONAL CORP 0981.HK KYG8020E1199

For more information on this decision, please feel free to reach out to nt_index_services@ntrs.com.


October 30, 2020

Following an October review and confirmation meeting by Northern Trust Index Services, the below countries are set to be included in the Northern Trust Global Index (and nested indices), in the following classifications:

Country Change
United Arab Emirates New Addition to Emerging Markets
Saudi Arabia New Addition to Emerging Markets
Qatar New Addition to Emerging Markets
Kuwait New Addition to Emerging Markets
Greece Move to Emerging Markets from Developed Markets

Assuming contractual agreements are in place with all of the required exchanges, these updates to our Developed and Emerging Markets classifications will take effect after the close of business on 2/28/2021.

In addition to affirming the suggested changes above, a Watch List of the following countries was made for further consideration in October of 2021. Assuming the same actions are suggested at that time, and a confirmation of the change is made by Northern Trust Index Services at its review meeting, this change could become official in March of 2022.

Country Change
Portugal Move to Emerging Markets from Developed Markets


Northern Trust's Index Services group specializes in developing customized index solutions for sophisticated clients. For more information on our service, please contact us at nt_index_services@ntrs.com.

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