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

Friday, March 23, 2012

Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices17:15 EDT Friday, March 23, 2012TORONTO, March 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices:Brookfield Office Properties Inc. (TSX:BPO) has announced that it will redeem for $CDN25.00 cash per share all of the outstanding shares of its Class AAA Preference Shares, Series "I" (TSX:BPO.PR.I) at the close on March 30, 2012. The shares of this issue will be removed from the S&P/TSX Preferred Share Index and the S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index after the close of trading on Friday, March 30, 2012.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 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.It is not possible to invest directly in an index. S&P Indices does not sponsor, endorse, sell, or promote any S&P index-based investment product. This document does not constitute an offer of services in jurisdictions where S&P Indices or its affiliates do not have the necessary licenses. S&P Indices receives compensation in connection with licensing its indices to third parties.For further information: Tony North (416) 507-3204 sp_index@standardandpoors.com Dave Guarino 1 212 438 1471 Dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com