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

Friday, April 19, 2013

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

12:16 EDT Friday, April 19, 2013

A Deletion from the S&P/TSX Venture Composite and Venture Select Indices

TORONTO, April 19, 2013 /CNW/ - S&P Dow Jones Canadian Index Services will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices:

On Friday, April 19, 2013, the shareholders of IROC Energy Services Corp. (TSXVN:ISC) meet to accept the terms of a Plan of Arrangement with Western Energy Services Corp. (TSX:WRG). IROC Energy Services shareholders will receive a combination of cash and/or shares of Western Energy Services. IROC Energy Services will be removed from the S&P/TSX Venture Composite and Venture Select indices after the close of trading on Friday, April 19, 2013.

About S&P Dow Jones Indices

S&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 Operations

For 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

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