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Press release from CNW Group

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

Friday, March 09, 2012

Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices17:15 EST Friday, March 09, 2012TORONTO, March 9, 2012 /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, March 19, 2012:S&P/TSX COMPOSITE INDEXADDITIONSIssue NameSymbol60/CompletionLive Composite GICS Sector IndexArgonaut Gold Inc.ARCompletionMaterialsGibson Energy Inc.GEICompletion MI Developments Inc.MIMCompletionReal EstatePretium Resources Inc.PVGCompletionMaterialsTorex Gold Resources Inc.TXGCompletionMaterialsWhitecap Resources Inc.WCPCompletionEnergyDELETIONSIssue NameSymbol60/CompletionLive Composite GICS Sector IndexSouthGobi Resources Ltd.SGQCompletion Note: Data Group Inc. (TSX:DGI) and Carfinco Financial Group Inc. (TSX:CFN) will be added to the S&P/TSX Equity SmallCap Index following their conversions from income trust structures to equity format during the last quarter.Changes to the S&P/TSX Composite Index will also affect the S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index and the S&P/TSX Composite Equal Weight 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 - MARCH 2012 - QUARTERLY REVIEWADDITIONS  Issue NameSymbolExchangePretium Resources Inc.PVGTSXTimmins Gold Corp.TMMTSXDELETIONS  Issue NameSymbolExchangeBrigus Gold Corp.BRDTSXClaude Resources Inc.CRJTSXS&P/TSX GLOBAL MINING INDEX - MARCH 2012 - QUARTERLY REVIEWADDITIONS  Issue NameSymbolExchangeSunCoke Energy Inc.SXCNYSETimmins Gold Corp.TMMTSXDELETIONS  Issue NameSymbolExchangeBrigus Gold Corp.BRDTSXClaude Resources Inc.CRJTSXMountain Province Diamonds Inc.MPVTSXS&P/TSX GLOBAL BASE METALS INDEX - MARCH 2012 - QUARTERLY REVIEWADDITIONS  Issue NameSymbolExchangeSunCoke Energy Inc.SXCNYSES&P/TSX COMPOSITE DIVIDEND INDEX - MARCH 2012 - QUARTERLY REVIEWADDITIONSIssue NameSymbolGibson Energy Inc.GEIMI Developments Inc.MIMStantec Inc.STNS&P/TSX EQUITY INCOME INDEX - MARCH 2012 - QUARTERLY REVIEWADDITIONSIssue NameSymbolGibson Energy Inc.GEIMI Developments Inc.MIMRogers Communications Inc.RCI.BTelus CorporationTTransCanada CorporationTRPDELETIONSIssue NameSymbolBank of Nova ScotiaBNSNational Bank of CanadaNANordion Inc.NDNRoyal Bank of CanadaRYS&P/TSX MEGACAP INDEX - MARCH 2012 - QUARTERLY REVIEWADDITIONSIssue NameSymbolValeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.VRXDELETIONSIssue NameSymbolThomson Reuters CorporationTRICompany 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 leading brand of the McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Over $1.45 trillion is directly indexed to our 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