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



    TORONTO, July 4 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations
announces the following index changes:

    
    -   The Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, Series 2, of Xstrata
        Canada Corporation (TSX:FAL.PR.A) have been called for redemption on
        Thursday, July 10, 2008, at $25.50 per share. The shares will be
        removed from the S&P/TSX Preferred Share Index after the close of
        Wednesday, July 9, 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.

    About Standard & Poor's Index Services

    Standard & Poor's Index Services, the world's leading index provider,
maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array
of investor needs. Its family of indices includes the S&P 500, an index with
$1.32 trillion invested and $4.91 trillion benchmarked, and the S&P Global
1200, a composite index comprised of seven regional and country headline
indices. For more information, please visit www.standardandpoors.com/indices.

    About Standard & Poor's

    Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP),
is the world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including
independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and
data. With approximately 8,500 employees, including wholly owned affiliates,
located in 23 countries, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's
financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 140 years
in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more
confident about their investment and financial decisions. For more
information, visit: www.standardandpoors.com.





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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