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Press release from CNW Group

Standard & Poor's Announces the Semi-Annual Review of the S&P/TSX Venture 30 Index

Friday, August 12, 2011

Standard & Poor's Announces the Semi-Annual Review of the S&P/TSX Venture 30 Index17:44 EDT Friday, August 12, 2011TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2011 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announces the results of the semi-annual review of the S&P/TSX Venture 30 Index, which will become effective after the close of trading on Friday, August 19, 2011.ADDITIONSIssue NameSymbolAllana Potash Corp.AAAAurcana CorporationAUNExploration Orbite VSPA Inc.ORT.AGold Canyon Resources Inc.GCUHana Mining Ltd.HMGIntertainment Media Inc.INTNew Millennium Iron Corp.NMLNovus Energy Inc.NVSPetrolia Inc.PEAPinecrest Energy Inc.PRYRio Alto Mining Ltd.RIOSandstorm Gold Ltd.SSLStans Energy Corp.HREDELETIONSIssue NameSymbolAfrica Oil Corp.AOICanacol Energy Ltd.CNEClifton Star Resources Inc.CFOHathor Exploration LimitedHATKaminak Gold CorporationKAMPan Orient Energy Corp.POEPetrodorado Energy Ltd.PDQPetroMagdalena Energy Corp.PMDRare Element Resources Ltd.RESTag Oil Ltd.TAOTimmins Gold Corp.TMMVictoria Gold Corp.VITWestern Potash CorporationWPXCompany 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's Standard & 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