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

Deletions from the S&P/TSX Preferred Share Indices

TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - S&P Dow Jones Canadian Index Services will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices:

Industrial Alliance Insurance & Financial Services Inc. (TSX:IAG) has announced its intention to redeem for $CDN25.00 cash per share all of the outstanding shares of its 6.20% Non-Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Class A Preferred Shares, Series 'C' (TSX:IAG.PR.C). The shares of this issue will be removed from the S&P/TSX Preferred Share Laddered Index after the close of trading on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX:GWO) has announced its intention to redeem for $CDN25.00 cash per share all of the outstanding shares of its 6.00% 1st Preferred Shares, Series 'J' (TSX:GWO.PR.J). The shares of this issue will be removed from the S&P/TSX Preferred Share Laddered Index after the close of trading on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

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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