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



    TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations
announces the following index changes:

    
    -   Northern Orion Resources Inc. (TSX:NNO) will be removed from the
        S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Completion and
        Capped Materials, the S&P/TSX Equity and Capped Equity, the S&P/TSX
        Equity Completion and Capped Diversified Metals & Mining, the S&P/TSX
        SmallCap and Equity SmallCap and the S&P/TSX Global Mining Indices
        after the close on Tuesday, October 16, 2007. As part of the
        transaction, the relative weight of Yamana Gold Inc. will be adjusted
        to reflect the issuance of shares.

    -   Meridian Gold Inc. (TSX:MNG) will be removed from the S&P/TSX
        Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Completion and Capped
        Materials, the S&P/TSX Equity and Capped Equity, the S&P/TSX Equity
        Completion and Global Gold and the S&P/TSX Global Mining Indices
        after the close on Tuesday, October 16, 2007. As part of the
        transaction, the relative weight of Yamana Gold Inc. will be adjusted
        to reflect the issuance of shares.
    

    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.

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For further information:

For further information: Tony North, Tel. (416) 507-3200,
sp_index@standardandpoors.com; Dave Guarino, (212) 438-1471,
dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com

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