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Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index17:17 EDT Tuesday, July 06, 2010TORONTO, July 6 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index after the close of trading on Tuesday, July 6, 2010: << - Underworld Resources Inc. (TSXVN:UW) will be removed from the index. The shares of the company have been acquired, pursuant to an Arrangement Agreement, by Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX:K). - Louvem Mines Inc. (TSXVN:LOV) will be removed from the index. The shares of the company have been acquired, pursuant to an amalgamation, by Richmont Mining Inc. (TSX:RIC). >> Company additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the company.About S&P IndicesS&P Indices, the world's leading index provider, maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Over $1.25 trillion is directly indexed to Standard & Poor's family of indices, which includes the S&P 500, the world's most followed stock market index, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, the S&P Global BMI, an index with approximately 11,000 constituents, the S&P GSCI, the industry's most closely-watched commodities index and the S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Index, the premier investable index for U.S. municipal bonds. For more information, please visit www.standardandpoors.com/indices.About Standard & Poor'sStandard & Poor's, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With offices in 23 countries and markets, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for nearly 150 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions. For more information, visit: www.standardandpoors.com.For further information: Tony North, (416) 507-3204, sp_index@standardandpoors.com; Dave Guarino, 1 212 438 1471, Dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com