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



    TORONTO, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations
announces the following index changes:

    
    -  The unitholders of Focus Energy Trust (TSX:FET.UN) have accepted the
       unit exchange offer of 0.425 ERF.UN units per unit of FET.UN from
       Enerplus Resources Fund (TSX:ERF.UN). Focus Energy Trust will be
       removed from the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX
       Completion and Capped Energy, the S&P/TSX Income Trust and Capped
       Energy Trust and the S&P/TSX SmallCap Indices. The relative weight
       of Enerplus will increase in the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped
       Composite, the S&P/TSX 60 and 60 Capped, the S&P/TSX Capped Energy,
       the S&P/TSX Income Trust and the S&P/TSX Capped Energy Trust Indices
       to reflect the issuance of units as part of the transaction, which
       will be effective after the close on Tuesday, February 19, 2008.

    -  Goldcorp Trading (Barbados) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of
       Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G), has completed the sale of its 48% stake in
       Silver Wheaton Corp. (TSX:SLW). The relative weight of Silver
       Wheaton will increase in the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite,
       the S&P/TSX Completion and Equity Completion, the S&P/TSX Capped
       Materials, the S&P/TSX Equity and Capped Equity and the S&P/TSX
       Global Mining Indices to reflect the increase in float shares as
       part of the transaction, which will be effective after the close on
       Friday, February 22, 2008.
    

    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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