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



    TORONTO, March 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,
March 24, 2008:

    
                           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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    Aurelian Resources Inc.          ARU     Completion         Materials
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    Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc.  KHD     Completion         Utilities
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    European Goldfields Limited      EGU     Completion         Materials
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    Jaguar Mining Inc.               JAG     Completion         Materials
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    Mercator Minerals Ltd.           ML      Completion      Materials, Div.
                                                             Metals & Mining
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    Timminco Limited                 TIM     Completion      Materials, Div.
                                                             Metals & Mining
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                                  DELETIONS
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    Issue Name                      Symbol  60/Completion    Live Composite
                                                           GICS Sector Index
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    Connors Bros. Income Fund       CBF.UN   Completion     Consumer Staples
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    Cott Corporation                 BCB     Completion     Consumer Staples
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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
    Altius Minerals Corporation        ALS          TSX
    Aura Minerals Inc.                 ORA          TSX
    Aurelian Resources Inc.            ARU          TSX
    Detour Gold Corporation            DGC          TSX
    First Uranium Corporation          FIU          TSX
    James River Coal Corporation       JRCC        NASDAQ
    North American Palladium Ltd.      PDL          TSX
    Orezone Resources Inc.             OZN          TSX
    Timminco Limited                   TIM          TSX

    DELETIONS
         Issue Name                   Symbol      Exchange
    Evergreen Energy Inc.              EEE          AMEX
    Ur-Energy Inc.                     URE          TSX

                          S&P/TSX GLOBAL GOLD INDEX
    ADDITIONS
         Issue Name                   Symbol      Exchange
    Aura Minerals Inc.                 ORA          TSX
    Aurelian Resources Inc.            ARU          TSX
    Detour Gold Corporation            DGC          TSX
    Orezone Resources Inc.             OZN          TSX

    DELETIONS
         Issue Name                   Symbol      Exchange
    Taseko Mines Ltd.                  TKO          TSX
    

    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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