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Standard & Poor's Announces Changes to U.S. Index

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. (NYSE: HGR) will replace Gevity HR Inc. (NASD: GVHR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on a date to be announced. Gevity HR is being acquired by privately held TriNet Group, Inc. in a transaction expected to close soon.

Standard & Poor's will monitor this transaction, and post any relevant updates on its website:

Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. owns and operates orthotic and prosthetic patient-care centers and distributes branded and private label orthotic and prosthetic devices and components. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Health Care Facilities Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the change:

                           S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - TBA


     ADDED  Hanger Orthopedic       Health Care        Health Care Facilities

    DELETED     Gevity HR     Information Technology     Data Processing &
                                                        Outsourced Services

Additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies concerned.

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