Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices

TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announces the following index changes as a result of the Quarterly S&P/TSX Composite Index Review.  These changes will be effective at the open on Monday, September 19, 2011:

S&P/TSX COMPOSITE INDEX
ADDITIONS
Issue Name  Symbol   60/Completion   Live Composite GICS Sector 
Index
Avion Gold Corporation AVR Completion Materials
Banro Corporation BAA Completion Materials
Premier Gold Mines Limited   PG Completion Materials

DELETIONS
Issue Name  Symbol   60/Completion   Live Composite GICS Sector 
Index
Eastern Platinum Limited   ELR Completion Materials
Perpetual Energy Inc. PMT Completion Energy
Sino-Forest Corporation TRE Completion Materials
Transat A.T. Inc. TRZ.B Completion Consumer Discretionary

Note: The deletion of Sino-Forest Corporation from the S&P/TSX Composite Index has already been announced and will be at zero price.

Changes to the S&P/TSX Composite Index will also affect the S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index.  Stocks added to or removed from the S&P/TSX Composite Index will also be added to or removed from the appropriate Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) sector index.

S&P/TSX 60/COMPLETION INDEX CHANGES - SEPTEMBER 2011

ADDITIONS                                      
Issue Name                           Symbol         60/Completion
Silver Wheaton Corp.                           SLW         60
Yellow Media Inc.                           YLO         Completion
DELETIONS                                      
Issue Name                           Symbol         60/Completion
Yellow Media Inc.                           YLO         60
Silver Wheaton Corp.                           SLW         Completion

S&P/TSX GLOBAL GOLD INDEX - SEPTEMBER 2011 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

ADDITIONS                                
Issue Name                     Symbol         Exchange
Avion Gold Corporation                     AVR         TSX
Brigus Gold Corp.                     BRD         TSX
Extorre Gold Mines Limited                     XG         TSX
High River Gold Mines Ltd.                     HRG         TSX
DELETIONS                                
Issue Name                     Symbol         Exchange
Crocodile Gold Corp.                     CRK         TSX
Eco Oro Minerals Corp.                     EOM         TSX

S&P/TSX GLOBAL MINING INDEX - SEPTEMBER 2011 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

ADDITIONS                        
Issue Name             Symbol         Exchange
Avion Gold Corporation             AVR         TSX
Brigus Gold Corp.             BRD         TSX
Extorre Gold Mines Ltd.             XG         TSX
High River Gold Mines Ltd.             HRG         TSX
Nautilus Minerals Inc.             NUS         TSX
Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.             NOR         TSX
Pretium Resources Inc.             PVG         TSX
Scorpio Mining Corp.             SPM         TSX
Talison Lithium Limited             TLH         TSX
DELETIONS                        
Issue Name             Symbol         Exchange
Crocodile Gold Corp.             CRK         TSX
Eco Oro Minerals Corp.             EOM         TSX
Platinum Group Metals Ltd.             PTM         TSX
Sprott Resource Corp.             SCP         TSX

S&P/TSX GLOBAL BASE METALS INDEX - SEPTEMBER 2011 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

ADDITIONS                        
Issue Name             Symbol         Exchange
Nautilus Minerals Inc.             NUS         TSX
Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.             NOR         NYSE
Talison Lithium Limited             TLH         TSX
DELETIONS                        
Issue Name             Symbol         Exchange
Sprott Resource Corp.             SCP         TSX

S&P/TSX CLEAN TECHNOLOGY INDEX - SEPTEMBER 2011 - ANNUAL REVIEW

DELETIONS                              
Issue Name                   Symbol         Exchange
Azure Dynamics Corporation                   AZD         TSX
Ram Power, Corp.                   RPG         TSX

S&P/TSX COMPOSITE DIVIDEND INDEX - SEPTEMBER 2011 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

ADDITIONS
Issue Name  Symbol 
Dollarama Inc. DOL
DELETIONS
Issue Name  Symbol
Perpetual Energy Inc.    PMT

S&P/TSX EQUITY INCOME INDEX - SEPTEMBER 2011 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

ADDITIONS
Issue Name  Symbol 
Corus Entertainment Inc. CJR.B
GMP Capital Inc. GMP
Nordion Inc. NDN
Thomson Reuters Corporation   TRI

DELETIONS
Issue Name  Symbol 
Boardwalk REIT BEI.UN
Perpetual Energy Inc. PMT
Rogers Communications Inc.   RCI.B
TransCanada Corporation TRP

Company additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the company.

About S&P Indices
S&P Indices, the world's leading index provider, maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Over $1.25 trillion is directly indexed to Standard & Poor's family of indices, which includes the S&P 500, the world's most followed stock market index, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, the S&P Global BMI, an index with approximately 11,000 constituents, the S&P GSCI, the industry's most closely watched commodities index, and the S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Index, the premier investable index for U.S. municipal bonds. For more information, please visit www.standardandpoors.com/indices.

SOURCE Standard

For further information:

Tony North
Standard & Poor's
Director, Canadian Index Services
(416) 507-3204
tony_north@standardandpoors.com

David R. Guarino
Standard & Poor's
Communications
(212) 438-1471
dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com

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