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CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad, the Manager of the CIMB FTSE Xinhua China 25 has been notified that FTSE Group has acquired full ownership of the FTSE Xinhua Indices, buying out the 50% shareholding of Xinhua Finance in the joint venture FTSE Xinhua Index Limited. Pursuant to the acquisition by FTSE Group of FTSE Xinhua Index Limited (FXI), the following changes will be made:

• The joint venture company (FXI) will be renamed FTSE China Index Limited (FCI)

• The FTSE Xinhua Indices will be rebranded FTSE China Indices with effect from 16th December 2010. Following this rebranding, FTSE Xinhua China 25 Index will be renamed FTSE China 25 Index with effect from 16th December 2010.

• The management, rules and operations of the FTSE Xinhua Indices will be aligned with those of FTSE’s other international indices. As a result, the FTSE Xinhua Index Advisory Committee will be disbanded and their responsibilities will be undertaken by the FTSE Policy Group and the FTSE Asia Pacific Index Advisory Committee.

• The timing of the quarterly reviews of the FTSE Xinhua Indices will be aligned with those of other FTSE indices from the beginning of 2011. The next quarterly review will be held, as currently scheduled, on 5th October 2010 and implemented after the close of business on Friday 15th October. Thereafter the reviews will be held in March, June, September and December with the next review after October 2010 being held in March 2011.

• The FTSE Xinhua free float rules and practices will be aligned with those of other FTSE indices. Actual free float figures for all constituents of the FTSE Xinhua Indices (including A50, A200 (large cap), A400 (mid cap), A600 and the FTSE Xinhua small cap) will be available on FTSE.com on Monday 20th September. Index constituent weightings for all FTSE Xinhua Indices will be aligned to their appropriate free float band at the October 2010 review of the indices. Where a weighting change is larger than a movement of 2 bands, the change will be implemented in phases so that a maximum of 2 band changes will be made at any one review.

The revised ground rules for the FTSE China 25 Index which are attached, are also available on www.ftse.com

Ground Rules for FTSE China 25 Index

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