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Fulton Financial added to index

June 11, 2006

LANCASTER, Pa. - Dow Jones Indexes, a well-known global financial index provider, added Fulton Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: FULT) to its Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index, effective June 1.

The Dow Jones Select Dividend Index reflects the performance of the 100 leading U.S. dividend-paying companies. According to Dow Jones, the index universe is defined as all dividend-paying companies in the Dow Jones U.S. Total Market Index that have a non-negative five-year dividend-per-share growth rate, a five-year average dividend to earnings-per-share ratio of less than or equal to 60 percent, and a three-month average daily trading volume of 200,000 shares.

The index represents approximately 95 percent of U.S. market capitalization.

Dow Jones Indexes is part of Dow Jones & Company, a worldwide publisher of financial news and information, including the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Dow Jones Newswires and MarketWatch. Together with Wilshire Associates, Dow Jones Indexes markets and licenses the Dow Jones Wilshire index family, which includes the Dow Jones Wilshire 5,000 and its size, style and sector indexes.

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Fulton Financial Corporation is a $14.4 billion financial holding company that employs 4,400 people at its 15 locally managed affiliate banks in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.

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