CHENGDU, China, June 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., (NYSE AMEX: TPI), a manufacturer and supplier of modernized traditional Chinese medicine ("TCM") based in Chengdu, China, today announced that it is set to join the Russell Microcap(R) Index when, according to a preliminary list of additions posted on June 12, 2009 at http://www.russell.com , Russell Investments ("Russell") reconstitutes its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 26, 2009.
Annual reconstitution of Russell's U.S. indexes captures the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May 2009, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the Russell Microcap Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and value style indexes. Russell determines membership for its equity indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.
"We are very pleased to be selected for the Russell Indexes," stated Dr. Guoqing Jiang, Tianyin's Chief Executive Officer. "We believe inclusion in these indexes will help increase our visibility among investors and contribute to our efforts to increase liquidity and shareholder value."
The Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies. An industry-leading $4 trillion in assets currently are benchmarked to them. Total returns data for the Russell 3000 and other Russell indexes are available at http://www.russell.com/Indexes/performance/default.asp .
About Tianyin Pharmaceuticals
Tianyin is a manufacturer and supplier of modernized Traditional Chinese Medicine ("TCM") in China. It was established in 1994 and acquired by the current management team in August 2003. It has a comprehensive product portfolio of 39 products, 22 of which are listed in the highly selective National Medicine Catalog of the National Medical Insurance program. Tianyin owns and operates two GMP manufacturing facilities and an R&D platform supported by leading Chinese academic institutions. The Company has a pipeline of 40 pharmaceutical products pending approval. Tianyin has an extensive nationwide distribution network throughout China with a sales force of 720 salespeople. Tianyin is headquartered in Chengdu, Sichuan Province with two manufacturing facilities and a total of 1,365 employees. Tianyin achieved revenue of approximately $33.5 million and net income of approximately $6 million in FY2008 ending June 30, 2008. For more information about Tianyin, please visit http://www.tianyinpharma.com .
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