A. O. Smith to join the S&P 500


Milwaukee, Wis.—Water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced that it will join the S&P 500 Index prior to the opening of trading on Wednesday, July 26.

“Inclusion in the S&P 500 Index is a significant milestone in our rich 143 year history,” noted Ajita G. Rajendra, chairman and chief executive officer.  “We are honored to join this prestigious group of U.S. companies.”

The S&P 500 index is widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S. equities. A. O. Smith Corporation will be added to the GICS Building Products Sub-Industry index.