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

A Share Update to Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.

TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - S&P Dow Jones Indices Canadian Index Services will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices:  

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (TSX:AQN) has completed the acquisition of The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE: EDE). To reflect the issuance of common shares as part of the transaction, the Relative Weight of Algonquin will increase in the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Completion, the S&P/TSX Capped Utilities, the S&P/TSX Composite Dividend, the S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend and the S&P/TSX Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Indices after the close of trading on Friday, February 10, 2017. There will be no change to the relative weight of Algonquin in the S&P/TSX Composite Equal Weight, the S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats or the S&P/TSX Composite Low Volatility Indices.

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For further information: Tony North, Director, Canadian Index Operations, Toronto, Ontario, (+1) 416 507 3204, tony.north@spglobal.com; David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee, New York, USA, (+1) 212 438 3907, david.blitzer@spglobal.com

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