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Source: Tractor Supply Company news release

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, today announced that it has been added to the NASDAQ-100 Index, effective with the market open on Monday, December 23, 2013. Shares of TSCO will also be included in the NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking StockSM (NASDAQ: QQQ).

"We are proud to be joining this elite group of public companies traded on the NASDAQ exchange," said Anthony Crudele, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "Being added to the NASDAQ-100 Index is a reflection of Tractor Supply Company's significant growth and its stock performance through the years and is another milestone in our Company's 75-year history."

Launched in January 1985, the NASDAQ-100 Index represents the largest and most active non-financial domestic and international issues listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market based on market capitalization. The NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking Stock was launched in March 1999 and represents ownership in the NASDAQ-100 Trust.

The Trust holds a portfolio of equity securities that compose the NASDAQ-100 Index and aims to provide investment results that generally correspond with the NASDAQ-100 Index performance.