Youngevity International, Inc. (YGYI), a leading omni-direct lifestyle company, announced today that it has been added to the Russell Microcap® Index as part of the Russell Indexes annual reconstitution, which took effect after the US market closed on Friday, June 22nd.
“We’re thrilled the Russell Microcap Index has seen the potential in YGYI,” said David Briske, President and CFO of YGYI, “Institutional investors and investment managers rely on the Russell US Indexes for creating index funds, and they are often used as benchmarks for various investment strategies. Inclusion in the Russell Microcap® Index is a milestone for us as a company, and we believe it will help to grow our investor base as we continue to expand globally.”
The Russell 2000® Index measures performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity market and is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index, representing approximately 10% of the total market capitalization of the Russell 3000® Index. Membership in the Russell 2000® Index results in automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and style indexes.
Russell Indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $8.5 trillion in assets are benchmarked to or invested in products based on the Russell U.S. Indexes. Russell Indexes are provided by FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider. For more information, visit: http://www.ftserussell.com/index-series/index-resources/russell-reconstitution
About Youngevity International, Inc.
Youngevity International, Inc. (YGYI), is a leading omni-direct lifestyle company offering a hybrid of the direct selling business model, that also offers e-commerce and the power of social selling. Assembling a virtual Main Street of products and services under one corporate entity, YGYI offers products from the six top selling retail categories: health/nutrition, home/family, food/beverage (including coffee), spa/beauty, apparel/jewelry, as well as innovative services. The Company was formed in the course of the summer 2011 merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences with Javalution® Coffee Company (now part of the company’s food and beverage division). The resulting company became Youngevity International, Inc. in July 2013. For investor information, please visit YGYI.com. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Safe Harbor Statement
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