Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTNR ),
an environmental services company that recycles industrial waste streams
and off-specification commercial chemical products, announced today that
its common stock will be included in the Russell 3000®, Russell 2000®,
and Russell Global Indexes, along with other indices, after the
reconstitution of Russell Investment Group's family of US Indexes which
was completed on June 30, 2014 as described on www.russell.com/indexes .
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