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

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices:

The unitholders of Brookfield Renewable Power Fund (TSX:BRC.UN) have agreed to the Plan of Arrangement whereby the assets of the fund will be combined with the power assets of Brookfield Renewable Power Inc. to form Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. Brookfield Renewable Power Fund will be removed from the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Completion, the S&P/TSX Composite Dividend and Equity Income, the S&P/TSX Income Trust, the S&P/TSX Capped Utilities, the S&P/TSX Clean Technology and the S&P/TSX Composite Equal Weight Indices after the close of Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

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, a leading brand of the McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), 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.

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For further information:

Tony North
(416) 507-3204
sp_index@standardandpoors.com
        Dave Guarino
1 212 438 1471
Dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com

 

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