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Press release from CNW Group

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

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index17:15 EST Wednesday, November 30, 2011TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index:The shares of Trade Winds Ventures Inc. (TSXVN:TWD) will be removed from the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index after the close today, Wednesday, November 30, 2011. The shares of the company will be delisted from the TSX Venture Exchange having been acquired by Detour Gold Corporation (TSX:DGC).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, a part of McGraw-Hill Financial, is the world's leading index provider maintaining a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices. 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 McGraw-Hill FinancialMcGraw-Hill Financial, a part of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is a leading provider of research and analytical tools for investment advisors, wealth managers and institutional investors. It deploys the latest innovative technology strategies to deliver to customers a portfolio of cross-asset analytics, integrated desktop services, valuation and index benchmarks and investment recommendations in the rapidly growing $16 billion financial information, data and analytics market.For further information: Tony North (416) 507-3204 sp_index@standardandpoors.com                           Dave Guarino 1 212 438 1471 Dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com