TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following
changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices:
The shareholders of European Goldfields Limited (TSX:EGU) have accepted
the share exchange offer from Eldorado Gold Corporation (TSX:ELD).
European Goldfields will be removed from the S&P/TSX Composite and
Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Equity and Capped Equity, the S&P/TSX
Completion and Equity Completion, the S&P/TSX Global Mining and Global
Gold, the S&P/TSX Composite Equal Weight and the S&P/TSX Capped
Materials Indices. As a result of the issuance of shares to acquire
European Goldfields, the relative weight of Eldorado Gold will increase
in the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Equity and
Capped Equity, the S&P/TSX Capped Materials, the S&P/TSX 60, Equity 60
and 60 Capped, the S&P/TSX Global Mining and Global Gold and the
S&P/TSX Composite Dividend indices. There will be no weight changes
effective in the S&P/TSX 60 130/30 Strategy, the S&P/TSX 60 Equal
Weight or the S&P/TSX Composite Equal Weight Indices. These changes
will be effective after close on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
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any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the company.
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