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

TORONTO, Dec. 11 /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 21, 2009:

    
                           S&P/TSX COMPOSITE INDEX
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    Issue Name                  Symbol  60/Completion   Live Composite GICS
                                                            Sector Index
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    Brookfield Renewable
    Power Fund                  BRC.UN    Completion         Utilities
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    Celtic Exploration Ltd.       CLT     Completion          Energy
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    Centerra Gold Inc.            CG      Completion         Materials
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    Cott Corporation              BCB     Completion      Consumer Staples
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    Gabriel Resources Limited     GBU     Completion         Materials
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    Lake Shore Gold Corp.         LSG     Completion         Materials
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    Rubicon Minerals
    Corporation                   RMX     Completion         Materials
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    SEMAFO Inc.                   SMF     Completion         Materials
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    Taseko Mines Limited          TKO     Completion         Materials,
                                                            Diversified
                                                           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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    Cardiome Pharma Corp.         COM     Completion        Health Care
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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 GOLD INDEX - DECEMBER 2009 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

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    Issue Name                            Symbol     Exchange

    CGA Mining Limited                      CGA        TSX
    Colossus Minerals Inc.                  CSI        TSX
    Exeter Resource Corporation             XRA        AMEX
    Greystar Resources Ltd.                 GSL        TSX
    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd.     ITH        TSX
    Nevsun Resources Ltd.                   NSU        TSX
    Rubicon Minerals Corporation            RMX        TSX

    DELETIONS
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    Issue Name                            Symbol     Exchange

    DRDGOLD Ltd. ADR                       DROOY      NASDAQ

       S&P/TSX GLOBAL MINING INDEX - DECEMBER 2009 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

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       Issue Name                         Symbol     Exchange

    CGA Mining Limited                      CGA        TSX
    Colossus Minerals Inc.                  CSI        TSX
    Exeter Resource Corporation             XRA        AMEX
    First Majestic Silver Corporation       FR         TSX
    Greystar Resources Ltd.                 GSL        TSX
    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd.     ITH        TSX
    Nevsun Resources Ltd.                   NSU        TSX

    DELETIONS
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       Issue Name                         Symbol     Exchange

    DRDGOLD Ltd. ADR                       DROOY      NASDAQ

     S&P/TSX GLOBAL BASE METALS INDEX - DECEMBER 2009 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

    DELETIONS
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       Issue Name                         Symbol     Exchange

    Forsys Metals Corp.                     FSY        TSX
    Rubicon Minerals Corporation            RMX        TSX

         S&P/TSX CANADIAN DIVIDEND ARISTOCRATS INDEX - DECEMBER 2009
                               - ANNUAL REVIEW

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    Issue Name                                                      Symbol
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    Cogeco Inc.                                                       CGO
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                                  DELETIONS
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    Issue Name                                                      Symbol
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    Astral Media Inc.                                                ACM.A
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    Bank of Montreal                                                  BMO
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    Boardwalk REIT                                                  BEI.UN
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    Calloway REIT                                                   CWT.UN
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    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce                                CM
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    First Capital Realty Inc.                                         FCR
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    Manulife Financial Corporation                                    MFC
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    National Bank of Canada                                           NA
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    Northern Property REIT                                          NPR.UN
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    Primaris Retail REIT                                            PMZ.UN
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    Reitman's (Canada) Ltd.                                          RET.A
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    Royal Bank of Canada                                              RY
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    Sherritt International Corporation                                S
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    Sun Life Financial Inc.                                           SLF
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    Yellow Pages Income Fund                                        YLO.UN
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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.

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. Over $1 trillion is directly indexed to Standard & Poor's family of indices, which includes the S&P 500, the world's most followed stock market index, the S&P Global 1200, a composite index comprised of seven regional and country headline indices, the S&P Global BMI, an index with approximately 11,000 constituents and the S&P GSCI, the industry's most closely-watched commodities index. For more information, please visit www.standardandpoors.com/indices.

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SOURCE Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations

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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