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

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices17:15 EDT Tuesday, May 31, 2011TORONTO, May 31, 2011 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announces the following index changes:It is expected that the shareholders of Massey Energy Company (NYSE:MEE) will accept the cash and share offer from Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR). Shareholders of both companies meet on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, to approve the transaction. Assuming shareholder approvals are received, Massey Energy shareholders will receive $US10.00 cash and 1.025 shares of Alpha Natural Resources for each share held. Massey Energy will be removed from the S&P/TSX Global Mining Index after the close of Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Following the acquisition of Massey Energy, the relative weight of Alpha Natural Resources will increase in the S&P/TSX Global Mining Index to reflect the issuance of shares as part of the transaction, also after the close on Wednesday, June 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 further information: Tony North Standard & Poor's Director, Canadian Index Services (416) 507-3204 David R. Guarino Standard & Poor's Communications (212) 438-1471