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Press release from CNW Group

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

Monday, September 26, 2011

Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices17:15 EDT Monday, September 26, 2011TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announces the following index changes:Intact Financial Corporation (TSX:IFC) has completed the acquisition of AXA Canada. The relative weight of Intact Financial Corporation will increase in the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Equity and Capped Equity, the S&P/TSX Capped Financial, the S&P/TSX Completion and Equity Completion and the S&P/TSX Composite Dividend indices to reflect this issuance of Intact Financial shares. These changes will be effective after close on Monday, October 3, 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