22nd Century Group (NYSE MKT: XXII) this morning announced its inclusion to the Russell Microcap® Index. The one-year membership to the index means the plant biotech company is automatically included in the appropriate growth and value style indexes. “We are pleased to be added to the Russell Microcap Index. Our inclusion will generate further interest in the Company’s stock among those investors in the investment community who may be less familiar with 22nd Century Group,” 22nd Century Group president and CEO Henry Sicignano, III, stated in the news release. Shares of 22nd Century Group are down 2.1% at $1.84, trading in a 52-week range of $0.77-$2.00.
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About 22nd Century Group, Inc.
22nd Century is a plant biotechnology company focused on genetic engineering and plant breeding which allows the increase or decrease of the level of nicotine in tobacco plants and the level of cannabinoids in cannabis plants. The Company’s primary mission in tobacco is to reduce the harm caused by smoking. The Company’s primary mission in cannabis is to develop proprietary hemp/cannabis strains for important new medicines and agricultural crops. Visit www.xxiicentury.com and www.botanicalgenetics.com for more information.
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