LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAIN), a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India, today announced that Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ), a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents, has selected Hain Celestial's security to be added to the Nasdaq Q-50 Index effective prior to the market open on Monday, September 21, 2015 as part of its quarterly re-ranking.
The Nasdaq Q-50 Index is designed to track the performance of securities that are next eligible for inclusion into the Nasdaq-100 Index. The index is comprised of 50 securities ranked by market capitalization and reflects companies across major industry groups including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, retail/wholesale trade and biotechnology. It does not contain securities of financial companies including banking and investment companies, as these are ineligible for Nasdaq-100 Index inclusion.
"As the founder of Hain Celestial, I am pleased with the addition of Hain Celestial's security to Nasdaq's Q-50 Index, which is another great milestone achievement for the Company," said Irwin D. Simon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hain Celestial.
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
The Hain Celestial Group (Nasdaq: HAIN), headquartered in Lake Success, NY, is a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India. Hain Celestial participates in many natural categories with well-known brands that include Celestial Seasonings®, Earth's Best®, Ella's Kitchen®, Terra®, Garden of Eatin'®, Sensible Portions®, Health Valley®, Arrowhead Mills®, MaraNatha®, SunSpire®, DeBoles®, Casbah®, Rudi's Organic Bakery®, Gluten Free Cafe™, Hain Pure Foods®, Spectrum®, Spectrum Essentials®, Walnut Acres Organic®, Imagine®, Almond Dream®, Rice Dream®, Soy Dream®, WestSoy®, The Greek Gods®, BluePrint®, FreeBird®, Plainville Farms®, Empire®, Kosher Valley®, Yves Veggie Cuisine®, Europe's Best®, Cully & Sully®, New Covent Garden Soup Co.®, Johnson's Juice Co.®, Farmhouse Fare®, Hartley's®, Sun-Pat®, Gale's®, Robertson's®, Frank Cooper's®, Linda McCartney®, Lima®, Danival®, Joya®, Natumi®, GG UniqueFiber®, Tilda®, JASON®, Avalon Organics®, Alba Botanica®, Live Clean® and Queen Helene®. Hain Celestial has been providing A Healthier Way of Life™ since 1993. For more information, visit www.hain.com.
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Mary Anthes, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., 516.587.5000