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The Arena Group Set to Join Russell 3000®, Russell 2000® and Russell Microcap® Indexes

The Arena Group Set to Join Russell 3000®, Russell 2000® and Russell Microcap® Indexes

Set to be Added to Russell Indexes on June 27

The Arena Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American: AREN) (the “Company” or “The Arena Group”), a tech-powered media company with 40 owned and operated properties and more than 200 brands including Sports Illustrated, TheStreet, Inc. (“TheStreet”), Parade Media (“Parade”), and HubPages, Inc. (“HubPages”) operating on a single technology platform, is set to join the Russell 3000®, the Russell 2000® and the Russell Microcap® Indexes at the conclusion of the 2022 Russell indexes annual reconstitution, effective after the US market opens on June 27, according to a preliminary list of additions posted June 3.

The Russell 3000® Index is a market-capitalization-weighted index comprised of the 3,000 largest US stocks. The Russell 1000® Index is a subset that includes the 1,000 largest companies and the Russell 2000® Index is a subset that includes the 2,000 smallest companies. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

“Being added to the Russell indexes is a significant achievement, following the successful listing on the NYSE American,” commented Ross Levinsohn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Arena Group. “We believe our inclusion in the indexes will improve visibility and trading liquidity, exposing us to new institutional investors.”

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. Russell indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.

For more information on the Russell 3000® Index and the Microcap® Index, as well as the Russell indexes reconstitution, go to the “Russell Reconstitution” section on the FTSE Russell website.

About FTSE Russell:

FTSE Russell is a global index leader that provides innovative benchmarking, analytics and data solutions for investors worldwide. FTSE Russell calculates thousands of indexes that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 70 countries, covering 98% of the investable market globally.

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.

A core set of universal principles guides FTSE Russell index design and management: a transparent rules-based methodology is informed by independent committees of leading market participants. FTSE Russell is focused on applying the highest industry standards in index design and governance and embraces the IOSCO Principles. FTSE Russell is also focused on index innovation and customer partnerships as it seeks to enhance the breadth, depth and reach of its offering.

FTSE Russell is wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group.

For more information, visit www.ftserussell.com.

About The Arena Group

The Arena Group creates robust digital destinations that delight consumers with powerful journalism and news about the things they love – their favorite sports teams, advice on investing, the inside scoop on personal finance, and the latest on lifestyle essentials. With powerful technology, editorial expertise, data management, and marketing savvy, the transformative company enables brands like Sports Illustrated, TheStreet and Parade to deliver highly relevant content and experiences that consumers love. To learn more, visit www.thearenagroup.net.

Forward Looking Statements

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Investor Relations Contact
Rob Fink
FNK IR
Aren@fnkir.com
646.809.4048

Media Contacts:
Rachael Fink
Public Relations Manager, The Arena Group
Rachael.Fink@thearenagroup.net

Andrew Rhodes
DKC
arena@dkcnews.com

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