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Align Technology, Inc. to Join the NASDAQ-100 Index Beginning October 23, 2017

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NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ) today announced that Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) will become a component of the NASDAQ-100 Index® (NASDAQ:NDX) and the NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index (NASDAQ:NDXE) prior to market open on Monday, October 23, 2017. Align Technology, Inc. will replace Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) in the indexes.

Align Technology, Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has a market capitalization of approximately $14.9 billion. For more information about the company, go to www.aligntech.com.

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