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Press release from CNW Group

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

Friday, December 09, 2011

Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices22:25 EST Friday, December 09, 2011TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announces the following index changes as a result of the Quarterly S&P/TSX Composite Index Review.  These changes will be effective at the open on Monday, December 19, 2011:S&P/TSX COMPOSITE INDEXADDITIONSIssue NameSymbol 60/Completion Live Composite GICS Sector IndexAlgonquin Power & Utilities Corp. AQNCompletionUtilitiesFortuna Silver Mines Inc.FVICompletionMaterialsParkland Fuel CorporationPKICompletion DELETIONSIssue NameSymbol 60/Completion Live Composite GICSSector IndexAir CanadaAC.BCompletionIndustrialsGMP Capital Inc.GMPCompletionFinancialsIvanhoe Energy Inc. IECompletionEnergyYellow Media Inc.YLOCompletionConsumer Discretionary Note: Provident Energy Ltd. (TSX:PVE) will be removed from the S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index following a GICS change of the company effective December 1, 2011.Changes to the S&P/TSX Composite Index will also affect the S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index.  Stocks added to or removed from the S&P/TSX Composite Index will also be added to or removed from the appropriate Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) sector index.S&P/TSX GLOBAL GOLD INDEX - DECEMBER 2011 - QUARTERLY REVIEWADDITIONS         Issue Name     Symbol  ExchangeCompania de Minas Buenaventura     BVN  NYSETeranga Gold Corporation     TGZ  TSXS&P/TSX GLOBAL MINING INDEX - DECEMBER 2011 - QUARTERLY REVIEWADDITIONS       Issue Name   Symbol  ExchangeAlexco Resource Corporation   AXU  AMEXCoalspur Mines Limited   CPT  TSXNevada Copper Corp.   NCU  TSXParamount Gold and Silver Corp.   PZG  AMEXTeranga Gold Corporation   TGZ  TSXDELETIONS       Issue Name   Symbol  ExchangeAura Minerals Inc.   ORA  TSXGolden Minerals Company   AUM  TSXPenn Virginia Resource Partners LP   PVR  NYSEUSEC Inc.   USU  NYSEWestern Copper and Gold Corp.   WRN  TSXS&P/TSX GLOBAL BASE METALS INDEX - DECEMBER 2011 - QUARTERLY REVIEWADDITIONS          Issue Name      Symbol  ExchangeNevada Copper Corp.      NCU  TSXDELETIONS          Issue Name      Symbol  ExchangeAura Minerals Inc.      ORA  TSXWestern Copper and Gold Corp.      WRN  TSXS&P/TSX COMPOSITE DIVIDEND INDEX - DECEMBER 2011 - QUARTERLY REVIEWADDITIONSIssue NameSymbol Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. AQNParkland Fuel CorporationPKISEMAFO Inc.SMFDELETIONSIssue NameSymbolGMP Capital Inc.GMPYellow Media Inc.YLOS&P/TSX EQUITY INCOME INDEX - DECEMBER 2011 - QUARTERLY REVIEWADDITIONSIssue NameSymbol Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. AQNBank of Nova ScotiaBNSManulife Financial CorporationMFCNational Bank of CanadaNAParkland Fuel CorporationPKITranscontinental Inc.TCL.ADELETIONSIssue NameSymbol GMP Capital Inc.GMPCanadian REITREF.UNTelus Corporation  TYellow Media Inc.YLOS&P/TSX MEGACAP INDEX - DECEMBER 2011 - QUARTERLY REVIEWADDITIONSIssue NameSymbol Kinross Gold Corporation  KDELETIONSIssue NameSymbol Research in Motion Limited  RIMS&P/TSX CANADIAN DIVIDEND ARISTOCRATS INDEX - DECEMBER 2011 - ANNUAL REVIEWADDITIONS      Issue Name     SymbolAg Growth International Inc.     AFNAtlantic Power Corporation     ATPBank of Nova Scotia     BNSBarrick Gold Corporation     ABXCanadian Tire Corporation Limited     CTC.ACanadian Western Bank     CWBCineplex Inc.     CGXComputer Modelling Group Ltd.     CMGConstellation Software Inc.     CSUDorel Industries Inc.     DII.BEmera Incorporated     EMAExchange Income Corp.     EIFFairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.     FFHIGM Financial Inc.     IGMJean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.     PJC.AMethanex Corporation     MXNorthern Property REIT     NPR.UNReitman's (Canada) Ltd.     RET.ARitchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated     RBASuncor Energy Inc.     SUToronto-Dominion Bank     TDDELETIONS      Issue Name     SymbolNorth West Company Inc.     NWCToromont Industries Ltd.     TIHCompany 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