CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Surface Oncology (NASDAQ:SURF), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing next-generation immunotherapies that target the tumor microenvironment, today announced that it will join the small-cap Russell 2000 index at the conclusion of the Russell US Indexes annual reconstitution, effective after US equity markets close on Friday, June 22, 2018 according to a preliminary list of additions posted June 8, 2018.

Annual Russell US indexes reconstitution captures the 4,000 largest US stocks as of May 11, 2018, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the Russell 3000 Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000 Index or small-cap Russell 2000 Index as well as appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell US Indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

Russell US Indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors as the basis for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $9.0 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell US Indexes. Russell US Indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.

For more information on the Russell 3000 Index and the Russell US Indexes reconstitution, go to the “Russell Reconstitution” section on the FTSE Russell website at www.ftserussell.com .

ABOUT SURFACE ONCOLOGY

Surface Oncology is an immuno-oncology company developing next-generation antibody therapies focused on the tumor microenvironment with lead programs targeting CD47, CD73, CD39 and IL-27. Surface’s novel cancer immunotherapies are designed to achieve a clinically meaningful and sustained anti-tumor response and may be used alone or in combination with other therapies. The company has a pipeline of seven novel immunotherapies and a strategic collaboration with Novartis focused on up to three next-generation cancer immunotherapies.

For more information, please visit www.surfaceoncology.com.

Media Contact:Paul Goldsmith, Ten Bridge Communications Paul@Tenbridgecommunications.com 617-697-3479

Investor Contact: Jessica Fees JFees@surfaceoncology.com 617-714-4096