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



    TORONTO, Dec. 14 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations
announces the following index changes as a result of the Quarterly S&P/TSX
Composite Index Review. These changes will be effective at the open on Monday,
December 24, 2007:

    
                           S&P/TSX COMPOSITE INDEX
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                                  ADDITIONS
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    Issue Name              Symbol    60/Completion          Live Composite
                                                           GICS Sector Index
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    Aecon Group Inc.          ARE       Completion            Industrials
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    Allen-Vanguard
     Corporation              VRS       Completion            Industrials
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    Gold Eagle Mines Ltd.     GEA       Completion             Materials
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    High River Gold Mines
     Ltd.                     HRG       Completion             Materials
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    Jazz Air Income Fund    JAZ.UN      Completion            Industrials
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                                  DELETIONS
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    Issue Name              Symbol    60/Completion          Live Composite
                                                           GICS Sector Index
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    Angiotech
     Pharmaceuticals Inc.     ANP       Completion            Health Care
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    ATS Automation
     Tooling Systems Inc.     ATA       Completion            Industrials
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    Cinram International                                        Consumer
     Income Fund            CRW.UN      Completion           Discretionary
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    Cyries Energy Inc.        CYS       Completion               Energy
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    Gabriel Resources
     Limited                  GBU       Completion             Materials
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    MEGA Brands Inc.           MB       Completion              Consumer
                                                             Discretionary
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    QLT Inc.                  QLT       Completion            Health Care
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    Quebecor World Inc.       IQW       Completion            Industrials
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    True Energy Trust       TUI.UN      Completion               Energy
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    Changes to the S&P/TSX Composite Index will also affect the S&P/TSX Capped
Composite Index. Stocks added to or removed from the S&P/TSX Composite Index
will also be added to or removed from the appropriate Global Industry
Classification Standard (GICS) sector index.

                         S&P/TSX GLOBAL MINING INDEX
    ADDITIONS
              Issue Name                    Symbol            Exchange
    Alliance Resource Partners L.P.          ARLP              NASDAQ
    CIC Energy Corp.                          ELC                TSX
    Mega Uranium Ltd.                         MGA                TSX
    Western Goldfields, Inc.                  WGI                TSX
    DELETIONS
              Issue Name                    Symbol            Exchange
    Mechel OAO                                MTL               NYSE
    Coalcorp Mining Inc.                      CCJ                TSX

                          S&P/TSX GLOBAL GOLD INDEX
    ADDITIONS
              Issue Name                    Symbol            Exchange
    Western Goldfields Inc.                   WGI                TSX
    DELETIONS
              Issue Name                    Symbol            Exchange
    Semafo Inc.                               SMF                TSX

                 S&P/TSX CANADIAN DIVIDEND ARISTOCRATS INDEX
    ADDITIONS
              Issue Name                    Symbol
    AltaGas Income Trust                    ALA.UN
    Canadian Natural Resources Limited        CNQ
    Canadian Western Bank                     CWB
    SNC - Lavalin Group Inc.                  SNC
    DELETIONS
              Issue Name                    Symbol
    Bonterra Energy Income Trust            BNE.UN
    Loblaw Companies Ltd.                     L
    

    Company additions to and deletions from an S&P 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, (416) 507-3200,
sp_index@standardandpoors.com; Dave Guarino, (212) 438-1471,
dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com

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