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

TORONTO, Feb. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices:

The shareholders of Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. (TSX:QUX) have accepted the $CDN15.00 cash per share offer from KGHM Polska Miedz SA. Quadra FNX Mining 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, Global Base Metals and Equal Weight Global Base Metals, the S&P/TSX Composite Equal Weight, the S&P/TSX Capped Materials and the S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals & Mining Indices effective after the close of Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

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