Empire Petroleum Corporation (NYSE American: EP) (“Empire” or the “Company”), an oil and gas company with current producing assets in Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Montana and New Mexico, is set to join the broad-market Russell 3000® Index at the conclusion of the 2022 Russell indexes annual reconstitution on June 27, 2022 according to the preliminary list of additions posted by FTSE Russell on June 3, 2022.
Annual Russell indexes reconstitution captures the 4,000 largest US stocks, ranking them by total market capitalization. Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $12 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell’s US indexes.
Empire CEO, Tommy Pritchard, said, “We are excited to be joining the Russell 3000 Index and increasing our exposure to the investment community, particularly following our strong first quarter and recent up-listing to the NYSE American.” Mike Morrisett, President, added, “This is an excellent milestone for our Company, and we look forward to communicating with a broader audience of investors.”
Russell indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider. Membership in the US all-cap 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 the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.
About Empire Petroleum
Empire Petroleum Corporation is a publicly traded, Tulsa-based oil and gas company with current producing assets in Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Montana and New Mexico. Management is focused on internal growth through optimization of existing assets and targeted acquisitions of proved developed assets with synergies with its existing portfolio of wells. More information about Empire can be found at www.empirepetrocorp.com.
About FTSE Russell
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FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. Approximately $20 trillion is currently benchmarked to FTSE Russell indexes. 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 ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives.
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Empire Petroleum Corporation:
Tommy Pritchard, CEO
Mike Morrisett, President
Ph: (646) 863-6341