MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ: MBCN) is set to join the Russell Microcap® Index at the conclusion of the Russell US Indexes annual reconstitution, effective after the US market opens on June 27, according to a preliminary list of additions posted on June 10.
Membership in the Russell Microcap® Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.
“I am pleased to announce our inclusion in the Russell Microcap® Index, representing Middlefield’s growing financial results, high level of profitability, and commitment to creating shareholder value,” stated Thomas G. Caldwell, Middlefield’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Inclusion in the Russell Microcap® Index is a significant milestone for our company and will help us increase liquidity and broaden our exposure to the investment community.”
Indexes provided by FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider, are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $6 trillion in assets are benchmarked against the Russell US Indexes.
For more information on the Russell Microcap® Index and the Russell US Indexes reconstitution, go to the “Russell Reconstitution” section on the FTSE Russell website.
Middlefield Banc Corp., headquartered in Middlefield, Ohio, is a bank holding company with total assets of $732.9 million at March 31, 2016. The bank operates 10 full service banking centers and an LPL Financial® brokerage office serving Chardon, Cortland, Dublin, Garrettsville, Mantua, Middlefield, Newbury, Orwell, and Westerville. The Bank also operates a Loan Production Office in Mentor, Ohio.
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