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



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

    
    -   The shareholders of Aurelian Resources Inc. (TSX:ARU) have accepted
        the share exchange offer from Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX:K).
        Aurelian shareholders will receive 0.317 common shares of Kinross and
        0.1429 Kinross warrants for each share of Aurelian held. Aurelian
        Resources will be removed from the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped
        Composite, the S&P/TSX Equity and Capped Equity, the S&P/TSX
        Completion and Equity Completion, the S&P/TSX Capped Materials and
        the S&P/TSX Global Gold and Global Mining indices. As part of the
        transaction, Kinross Gold Warrants (TSX:K.WT.C) will be distributed
        to Aurelian shareholders and added to the same indices at zero price.
        Also as part of the transaction, the distributed common shares of
        Kinross Gold will be added to the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped
        Composite, the S&P/TSX Equity and Capped Equity, the S&P/TSX 60,
        60 Capped and Equity 60, the S&P/TSX Global Gold and Global Mining
        and the S&P/TSX Capped Materials indices. These transactions will be
        effective after the close on Friday, September 5, 2008.
    -   The distributed Kinross Gold Warrants will be deleted from the
        S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Equity and Capped
        Equity, the S&P/TSX Completion and Equity Completion, the S&P/TSX
        Global Gold and Global Mining and the S&P/TSX Capped Materials
        indices after the close on Monday, September 8, 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,
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of investor needs. Its family of indices includes the S&P 500, an index with
$1.5 trillion invested and $4.85 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

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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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