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

A Deletion from the S&P/TSX Composite Index

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - S&P Dow Jones Canadian Index Services will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices:

BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) has completed the acquisition of all the shares of Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX:BA) that it didn't already own. Bell Aliant will be removed from the S&P/TSX Composite, Capped Composite and Composite Equal Weight, the S&P/TSX Completion and the S&P/TSX Capped Telecommunication Services Indices after the close of trading on Monday, September 29, 2014. At the same time, to reflect the issuance of BCE common shares as part of the transaction, the relative weight of BCE will increase in the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX 60 and 60 Capped, the S&P/TSX Capped Telecommunication Services, the S&P/TSX 60 ESG, the S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend and the S&P/TSX Composite Dividend Indices. There will be no relative weight change for BCE in the S&P/TSX Composite Equal Weight, the S&P/TSX 60 Equal Weight, the S&P/TSX Composite Low Volatility or the S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Indices as a result of this share issuance.

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SOURCE: S&P Dow Jones Indices

For further information:

Tony North
Director, Canadian Index Operations
S&P Dow Jones Indices
(+) 416 507 3204
tony.north@spdji.com

David Blitzer
Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee
S&P Dow Jones Indices
(+) 212 438 3907
david.blitzer@spdji.com


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