WestLB, Merrill Make Sustainable Tracks

May 16, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - SAM Indexes and Dow Jones Indexes announced that investment banks Merrill Lynch & Co and WestLB Panmure have launched the first structured products based on the Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Indexes.

Merrill Lynch will track a subset of 50 stocks out of the pan-European Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index, or DJSI STOXX, while WestLB Panmure will track the DJSI EURO STOXX, which includes Eurozone sustainability leaders.

Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide.

The DJSI World family covers the top 10% of the biggest 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Index in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria.