BUSINESS: Retailers National Vision Joins S&P SmallCap 600, Holds Annual Shareholders Meeting By Staff Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:18 AM DULUTH, Ga.—Effective today, National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYE) will replace Renewable Energy Group Inc. (NASD: REGI) in the S&P SmallCap 600, effective prior to the opening of trading. Inclusion in the index requires that a company fall within the market cap range of $850 million to $3.7 billion and meet criteria around trading liquidity and financial stability. When another company was removed from the index due to no longer meeting eligibility criteria, S&P Dow Jones Indices identified National Vision Holdings, Inc., as the appropriate replacement.In addition, National Vision Holdings held its Annual Shareholders Meeting yesterday in a virtual format. The company stated in a letter to stockholders, "2021 was another year testing our company’s ability to navigate the continued uncertainty and challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. National Vision has been resilient in difficult times, including economic crises, and we are proud that we continued to adapt to the unknown, while staying true to our mission, prioritizing the health and safety of our associates, doctors, patients and customers, and serving our local communities. "Most importantly, our associates and doctors continued to meet every challenge that came their way and we are grateful for their resilience and dedication to customer and patient care. Despite the continued volatility in 2021, we delivered another year of record annual sales and profitability, along with an increase in our overall store count by 6.1 percent, ending the year with 1,278 stores. Although the macro-economic environment remains dynamic, we remain confident in our ability to deliver consistent, long-term sustainable growth and capitalize on future opportunities." The company also noted, "We are excited to have published our first Corporate Responsibility Report in 2021, allowing us to highlight our strong mission-focused culture, pursuant to which we believe everyone deserves to see their best to live their best. The report highlights our approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics from a broad perspective. Our “SEE + G” framework outlines our key Corporate Responsibility pillars of social, employees, environment and governance."