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S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Changes to the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Changes to the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices17:15 EDT Wednesday, October 24, 2012TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - S&P Canadian Index Services will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices:The shareholders of Guide Exploration Ltd. (TSX:GO) have accepted the share exchange offer from Westfire Energy Ltd. (TSX:WFE) whereby Guide Exlporation Ltd. shareholders will receive 0.4167 shares of Westfire Energy Ltd for each share held. Guide Exploration Ltd will be removed from the S&P/TSX SmallCap and Equity SmallCap Indices effective after the close of Friday, October 26, 2012. Following the acquisition of Guide Exploration Ltd., Westfire Energy Ltd. will change its name to Long Run Exploration Ltd. and its ticker symbol to LRE. The relative weight of Long Run Exploration Ltd. will increase in the same indices to reflect the issuance of shares as part of the acquisition of Guide Exploration Ltd.About S&P Dow Jones IndicesS&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies is the world's largest, global resource for index-based concepts, data and research. Home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial AverageSM, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC has over 115 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that fulfill the needs of institutional and retail investors. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other provider in the world. With over 830,000 indices covering a wide range of assets classes across the globe, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC defines the way investors measure and trade the markets. To learn more about our company, please visit www.spdji.com.It is not possible to invest directly in an index. S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, and their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, directors, officers, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively "S&P Dow Jones Indices") does not sponsor, endorse, sell, or promote any investment fund or other vehicle that is offered by third parties and that seeks to provide an investment return based on the returns of any S&P Dow Jones Indices index. This document does not constitute an offer of services in jurisdictions where S&P Dow Jones Indices or its affiliates do not have the necessary licenses. S&P Dow Jones Indices receives compensation in connection with licensing its indices to third parties.STANDARD & POOR'S and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC.  "Dow Jones" is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones").SOURCE: Standard & Poor's Canadian Index OperationsFor further information: Tony North Director, Canadian Index Operations S&P Dow Jones Indices tony_north@spdji.com 416-507-3204 David Blitzer Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee S&P Dow Jones Indices david_blitzer@spdji.com 212-438-3907