Synalloy to be Added to the Small-cap Russell 2000 Index


RICHMOND, Va., June 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synalloy Corporation (Nasdaq:SYNL) is set to join the broad-market Russell 3000 Index at the conclusion of the Russell US indexes annual reconstitution, effective after the U.S. market opens on June 25, 2018, according to a preliminary list of additions posted June 8, 2018.

Annual Russell US indexes reconstitution captures the 4,000 largest US stocks as of May 11, 2018 ranking them by total market capitalization.  Membership in the Russell 3000 Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000 Index or small-cap Russell 2000 Index as well as appropriate growth and value style indexes.  FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell US Indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

“Synalloy’s excellent financial performance to date, as well as our expectation for continued growth over the balance of the year, has resulted in substantial share price appreciation in 2018,” said Synalloy’s President and CEO, Craig C. Bram.  “Over the past five and a half years, we have seen our market cap grow from approximately $80 million to a recent $169 million, even while our Enterprise Value to EBITDA is a below-market multiple of less than 5.8 times.  Capital investments and acquisitions made in recent years are just beginning to bear fruit.  Becoming a member of the small-cap Russell 2000 Index is confirmation that our growth strategy is on the right track.  I am very pleased for our shareholders and employees,” said Bram.

Russell US Indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors as the basis for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies.  Approximately $9.0 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell US Indexes.  Russell US Indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.

For more information on the Russell 3000 Index and the Russell US Indexes reconstitution, go to the “Russell Reconstitution” section on the FTSE Russell website at .

About Synalloy:

Synalloy Corporation (Nasdaq:SYNL) is a growth-oriented company that engages in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe and tube, fiberglass and steel storage tanks and specialty chemicals and the master distribution of seamless carbon pipe and tubing.  For more information about Synalloy Corporation, please visit our web site at

About FTSE Russell:

FTSE Russell is a leading global index provider creating and managing a wide range of indexes, data and analytic solutions to meet client needs across asset classes, style and strategies.  Covering 98% of the investable market, FTSE Russell indexes offer a true picture of global markets, combined with specialist knowledge gained from developing local benchmarks around the world.

FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally.  For over 30 years, leading asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks have chosen FTSE Russell indexes to benchmark their investment performance and create investment funds, ETFs, and structured products and index-based derivatives.  FTSE Russell indexes also provide clients with tools for asset allocation, investment strategy analysis and risk management.

A core set of universal principles guides FTSE Russell index design and management: a transparent rules-based methodology is informed by independent committees of leading market participants.  FTSE Russell is focused on index innovation and customer partnership applying the highest industry standards and embracing IOSCO Principles.  FTSE Russell is wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group.  For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

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