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Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices

Friday, March 25, 2011

Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices17:15 EDT Friday, March 25, 2011TORONTO, March 25 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announces the following index changes:The shareholders of Western Coal Corp. (TSX:WTN) have accepted the cash and share takeover offer from Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT). Western Coal will be removed from the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Equity, Capped Equity, Equity Completion and Equity SmallCap, the S&P/TSX Completion, the S&P/TSX SmallCap, the S&P/TSX Capped Materials, the S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals & Mining, the S&P/TSX Global Mining and Global Base Metals and the S&P/TSX Equal Weight Global Base Metals indices after close on Friday, April 1, 2011.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.For further information: Tony North Standard & Poor's Director, Canadian Index Services (416) 507-3204 tony_north@standardandpoors.com David R. Guarino Standard & Poor's Communications (212) 438-1471 dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com