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

TORONTO, March 12 /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 22, 2010:

    
    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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    Atlantic Power
    Corporation             ATP        Completion           Utilities
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    Bankers Petroleum Ltd.  BNK        Completion             Energy
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    Dundee REIT             D.UN       Completion         Income Trust,
                                                         Real Estate, REIT
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    Eastern Platinum
    Limited                 ELR        Completion           Materials
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    GMP Capital Inc.        GMP        Completion           Financials
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    Golden Star
    Resources Ltd.          GSC        Completion           Materials
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    Ivanhoe Energy Inc.      IE        Completion             Energy
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    Jaguar Mining Inc.      JAG        Completion           Materials
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    Linamar Corporation     LNR        Completion     Consumer Discretionary
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    NovaGold Resources Inc.  NG        Completion           Materials
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    Northgate Minerals
    Corporation             NGX        Completion           Materials
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    Western Coal Corp.      WTN        Completion           Materials,
                                                       Div. Metals & Mining
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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 - MARCH 2010 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

              ADDITIONS
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              Issue Name                        Symbol   Exchange
              B2Gold Corp.                       BTO       TSX
              Centerra Gold Inc.                  CG       TSX
              Detour Gold Corporation            DGC       TSX
              European Goldfields Limited        EGU       TSX
              Gabriel Resources Limited          GBU       TSX
              Golden Star Resources Ltd.         GSC       TSX
              Great Basin Gold Ltd.              GBG       TSX
              Guyana Goldfields Inc.             GUY       TSX
              Jaguar Mining Inc.                 JAG       TSX
              Jinshan Gold Mines Inc.            JIN       TSX
              Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.            KGI       TSX
              Minefinders Corporation Ltd        MFL       TSX
              Northgate Minerals Corporation     NGX       TSX
              NovaGold Resources Inc.             NG       TSX

         S&P/TSX GLOBAL MINING INDEX - MARCH 2010 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

              ADDITIONS
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              Issue Name                        Symbol   Exchange
              Anatolia Minerals Development
              Limited                            ANO       TSX
              Anvil Mining Limited               AVM       TSX
              Aura minerals Inc.                 ORA       TSX
              B2Gold Corp.                       BTO       TSX
              Brush Engineered Materials Inc.     BW       NYSE
              Capstone Mining Corp.               CS       TSX
              Centerra Gold Inc.                  CG       TSX
              Denison Mines Corp.                DML       TSX
              Detour Gold Corporation            DGC       TSX
              Eastern Platinum Limited           ELR       TSX
              European Goldfields Limited        EGU       TSX
              FNX Mining Company Inc.            FNX       TSX
              Fronteer Development Group Inc.    FRG       TSX
              Gabriel Resources Limited          GBU       TSX
              Golden Star Resources Ltd.         GSC       TSX
              Grande Cache Coal Corporation      GCE       TSX
              Great Basin Gold Ltd.              GBG       TSX
              Guyana Goldfields Inc.             GUY       TSX
              Jaguar Mining Inc.                 JAG       TSX
              Jinshan Gold Mines Inc.            JIN       TSX
              Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.            KGI       TSX
              Mercator Minerals Ltd.              ML       TSX
              Minefinders Corporation Ltd        MFL       TSX
              Mirabela Nickel Ltd.               MNB       TSX
              North American Palladium Ltd.      PDL       TSX
              Northgate Minerals Corporation     NGX       TSX
              NovaGold Resources Inc.             NG       TSX
              Stillwater Mining Company          SWC       NYSE
              Taseko Mines Limited               TKO       TSX
              Western Coal Corp.                 WTN       TSX

       S&P/TSX GLOBAL BASE METALS INDEX - MARCH 2010 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

              ADDITIONS
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              Issue Name                        Symbol   Exchange
              Anatolia Minerals Development
              Limited                            ANO       TSX
              Anvil Mining Limited               AVM       TSX
              Aura minerals Inc.                 ORA       TSX
              Brush Engineered Materials Inc.     BW       NYSE
              Capstone Mining Corp.               CS       TSX
              FNX Mining Company Inc.            FNX       TSX
              Fronteer Development Group Inc.    FRG       TSX
              Grande Cache Coal Corporation      GCE       TSX
              Mercator Minerals Ltd.              ML       TSX
              Mirabela Nickel Ltd.               MNB       TSX
              Taseko Mines Limited               TKO       TSX
              Western Coal Corp.                 WTN       TSX
    

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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SOURCE Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations

For further information: For further information: Tony North, (416) 507-3204, sp_index@standardandpoors.com; Dave Guarino, (212) 438-1471, Dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com

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