Standard & Poor's Announces Amendments to the S&P Canadian Bond Index Rebalancing Report for September 2007



    TORONTO, Sept. 28 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's has completed the monthly
rebalancing of the S&P Canadian Bond Index. According to index methodology,
the universe of Canadian bonds is exhaustively reviewed to reflect changes in
par amount and term to existing index constituents. Qualifying new issues are
added to the index and existing constituents that no longer meet the criteria
for inclusion are removed.
    A complete list of bond issues entering and leaving the S&P Canadian Bond
Index after the close of September 28, 2007, as a result of the review follows
at the end of this release.
    Additions to and deletions from the S&P Canadian Bond Index do not in any
way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the issuers concerned.
    For detailed information about the S&P Canadian Bond Index, please go to
http://www.canadabondindices.standardandpoors.com

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    Bonds Entering
    (effective date: after close of business September 28, 2007)

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    CUSIP      Issue                  Coupon    Maturity   Sector
                                         (%)        Date
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    13509PBD4  Canada Housing Trust   4.5500   15-Dec-12   Federal Agencies
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    683234ZK7  Ontario                4.5000   02-Dec-12   Provincials
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    563469FN0  Manitoba               4.7000   22-Sep-17   Provincials
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    803854JQ2  Saskatchewan           4.6500   05-Sep-17   Provincials
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    110709FR8  British Columbia       4.7000   01-Dec-17   Provincials
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    921577RA2  Vancouver B.C.         4.7000   01-Dec-17   Municipals
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    43812ZAN0  Honda Canada Finance   5.6750   26-Sep-12   Consumer
               Inc.                                        Discretionary
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    063671SA0  Bank of Montreal       5.0400   04-Sep-12   Financials
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    055972AA1  Bank of Montreal       5.7500   26-Sep-22   Financials
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    064149WX1  Bank of Nova Scotia    5.0000   13-Sep-10   Financials
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    13591ZM64  CIBC                   5.0000   10-Sep-12   Financials
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    766910AM5  RioCan Real Estate     5.7000   11-Sep-12   Financials
               Investment Trust
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    780085RW8  Royal Bank of Canada   5.1300   27-Sep-10   Financials
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    94975ZBH8  Wells Fargo & Co.      5.2000   13-Sep-12   Financials
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    Bonds Exiting
    (effective date: after close of business September 28, 2007)

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    CUSIP      Issue                  Coupon    Maturity   Sector
                                         (%)        Date
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    13509PAG8  Canada Housing Trust   3.7000   15-Sep-08   Federal Agencies
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    135450AF1  Canadian Cap Auto      4.3990   17-Sep-08   Federal Agencies
               Receivables
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    29253ZAB1  Encana Corp.           3.6000   15-Sep-08   Energy
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    064149SL2  Bank of Nova Scotia    3.4700   02-Sep-08   Financials
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    12801ZAD0  Caisse Centrale        4.5000   03-Sep-08   Financials
               Desjardins
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    17310ZCF6  Citigroup Finance      3.4900   22-Sep-08   Financials
               Canada Inc.
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    23383ZBV2  Daimler Chrysler       4.1000   12-Sep-08   Financials
               Canada Finance
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    40427HJD6  Hong Kong Bank of      3.5000   02-Sep-08   Financials
               Canada
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    59021ZAJ2  Merrill Lynch Canada   4.7000   12-Sep-08   Financials
               Finance Co.
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    891160FS7  T-D Bank               4.5400   05-Sep-08   Financials
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    565018AB4  Manufacturers Life     4.4400   04-Sep-08   Industrials
               Insurance Co.
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    078149DF5  Bell Canada           10.3500   15-Dec-09   Telecommunication
                                                           Services
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    078149DG3  Bell Canada           11.4500   15-Apr-10   Telecommunication
                                                           Services
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    07813ZAM6  Bell Canada            6.9000   15-Dec-11   Telecommunication
                                                           Services
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    07813ZAN4  Bell Canada            6.2500   12-Apr-12   Telecommunication
                                                           Services
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    078149DX6  Bell Canada           10.0000   15-Jun-14   Telecommunication
                                                           Services
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    07813ZAV6  Bell Canada            4.6400   22-Feb-16   Telecommunication
                                                           Services
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    07813ZAU8  Bell Canada            5.0000   15-Feb-17   Telecommunication
                                                           Services
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    078149DT5  Bell Canada            8.8750   17-Apr-26   Telecommunication
                                                           Services
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    078149DW8  Bell Canada            7.0000   24-Sep-27   Telecommunication
                                                           Services
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    07813ZAC8  Bell Canada            6.5500   01-May-29   Telecommunication
                                                           Services
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    07813ZAL8  Bell Canada            7.8500   02-Apr-31   Telecommunication
                                                           Services
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    078149DV0  Bell Canada            7.6500   30-Dec-31   Telecommunication
                                                           Services
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    07813ZAP9  Bell Canada            7.3000   23-Feb-32   Telecommunication
                                                           Services
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    078149DK4  Bell Canada            9.7000   15-Dec-32   Telecommunication
                                                           Services
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    07813ZAT1  Bell Canada            6.1000   16-Mar-35   Telecommunication
                                                           Services
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    21053ZAY0  Enbridge Consumers     5.8500   25-Sep-08   Utilities
               Gas
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For further information: Rachel Shain, Communications Manager, Standard
& Poor's, Toronto, (416) 507-2528; Fredric Berglund, Index Analyst, Standard &
Poor's, Toronto, (416) 507-4105

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