LifeStance Health to Be Added to Russell 2000® Index
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — LifeStance Health Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFST), one of the nation’s largest providers of outpatient mental health care, today announced that the Company will be added to the Russell 2000® Index, effective after the U.S. market opens on September 20, according to the preliminary list of IPO additions to the Russell indexes. Membership in the Russell 2000® Index, which remains in place until the next reconstitution, is based on membership in the broad-market Russell 3000® Index. The stock will also be automatically added to the appropriate growth and value indexes.
“Our inclusion in the Russell 2000 Index is the latest milestone for our company, following our successful transition to a public company earlier this year,” said Michael Lester, chief executive officer of LifeStance Health. “Our inclusion in this index will expand awareness of LifeStance Health within the investment community, as we continue to execute on our mission of improving access to trusted, affordable and personalized mental healthcare.”
Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $10.6 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell’s US indexes. Russell indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.
For more information on the Russell 2000® Index and the 3Q21 Russell indexes IPO additions, go to the “Russell US Index IPO additions” section on the FTSE Russell website.
About LifeStance Health
Founded in 2017, LifeStance Health (NASDAQ: LFST) is reimagining mental health. We are one of the nation’s largest providers of virtual and in-person outpatient mental health care for children, adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of mental health conditions. Our mission is to help people lead healthier, more fulfilling lives by improving access to trusted, affordable and personalized mental healthcare. LifeStance Health employs approximately 4,000 psychiatrists, advanced practice nurses, psychologists and therapists and operates across 31 states and over 450 centers. To learn more, please visit www.LifeStance.com.
About FTSE Russell
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