Constituent change in the S&P Sri Lanka 20 index

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The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) announces the following change in S&P Sri Lanka 20 index constituents made by S&P Dow Jones Indices at the 2022 March ad-hoc index rebalance due to the amalgamation of Commercial Leasing and Finance PLC with LOLC Finance PLC after which Commercial Leasing and Finance PLC would cease to exist.

The exclusion and inclusion as announced by S&P Dow Jones Indices, effective from 31 March 2022 (after the market close of 30 March 2022) are presented below.

Exclusion

Commercial Leasing and Finance PLC

Inclusion

Softlogic Life Insurance PLC

The S&P SL 20 index includes the 20 largest companies, by total market capitalisation, listed on the CSE that meet minimum size, liquidity and financial viability thresholds. The constituents are weighted by float-adjusted market capitalisation, subject to a single stock cap of 15 per cent, which is employed to reduce single stock concentration. 

The S&P SL 20 index has been designed in accordance with international practices and standards. All stocks are classified according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®), which was co-developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices and MCSI and is widely used by market participants throughout the world.

To be eligible for inclusion, a stock must have a minimum float-adjusted market capitalisation of 500 million Sri Lankan rupees (Rs), a six-month median daily value traded of Rs 0.25 million and have positive net income over the 12 months prior to the rebalancing reference date.