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Press release from CNW Group

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

Friday, January 11, 2013

S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Changes to the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices17:15 EST Friday, January 11, 2013A Deletion from the S&P/TSX Global Mining IndexTORONTO, Jan. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - S&P Canadian Index Services will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices:The shareholders of CGA Mining Limited (TSX:CGA) have agreed to the Merger Implementation Agreement with B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). CGA Mining shareholders will receive 0.74 shares of B2Gold for each share held. It is anticipated that, pending the final Australian court approval of the transaction, the shares of CGA Mining will delist from TSX after the close on Friday, January 18, 2013. CGA Mining will be removed from the S&P/TSX Global Mining and Global Gold Indices effective after the close on that date. At the same time, the relative weight of B2Gold will increase in the S&P/TSX Global Mining and Global Gold, the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Completion, the S&P/TSX SmallCap and the S&P/TSX Capped Materials Indices to reflect the issuance of new shares as part of the transaction. There will be no weight change for B2Gold in the S&P/TSX Composite Equal Weight, the S&P/TSX Composite High Beta or the S&P/TSX Equal Weight Global Gold Indices.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 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 416-507-3204 David Blitzer Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee S&P Dow Jones Indices 212-438-3907