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

TORONTO, June 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, June 21, 2010:

    
    S&P/TSX COMPOSITE INDEX
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    ADDITIONS
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                                                             Live Composite
    Issue Name                  Symbol    60/Completion    GICS Sector Index
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    BlackPearl Exploration
     and Production Ltd.          PXX       Completion           Energy
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    DundeeWealth Inc.              DW       Completion         Financials
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    First Capital Realty Inc.     FCR       Completion         Real Estate
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    Fronteer Gold Inc.            FRG       Completion          Materials
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    Harry Winston Diamond
     Corporation                   HW       Completion          Materials
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    Questerre Energy
     Corporation                  QEC       Completion           Energy
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    Ventana Gold Corp.            VEN       Completion          Materials
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    Westport Innovations Inc.     WPT       Completion         Industrials
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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 - JUNE 2010 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

    ADDITIONS
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    Issue Name                             Symbol                   Exchange
    Anatolia Minerals Development
     Limited                                 ANO                       TSX
    Andean Resources Ltd.                    AND                       TSX
    Banro Corporation                        BAA                       TSX
    Fronteer Gold Inc.                       FRG                       TSX
    OceanaGold Corporation                   OGC                       TSX
    Premier Gold Mines Limited                PG                       TSX
    Ventana Gold Corp.                       VEN                       TSX

    DELETIONS
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    Issue Name                             Symbol                   Exchange
    Extorre Gold Mines Limited                XG                       TSX


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

    ADDITIONS
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    Issue Name                             Symbol                   Exchange
    Andean Resources Ltd.                    AND                       TSX
    Banro Corporation                        BAA                       TSX
    Century Aluminum Company                CENX                     NASDAQ
    Dundee Precious Metals Inc.              DPM                       TSX
    Harry Winston Diamond Corporation         HW                       TSX
    Hecla Mining Company                      HL                      NYSE
    Imperial Metals Corporation              III                       TSX
    International Coal Group, Inc.           ICO                      NYSE
    OceanaGold Corporation                   OGC                       TSX
    Premier Gold Mines Limited                PG                       TSX
    Ventana Gold Corp.                       VEN                       TSX

    DELETIONS
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    Issue Name                             Symbol                   Exchange
    Extorre Gold Mines Limited                XG                       TSX
    Forsys Metals Corp.                      FSY                       TSX
    Vale S.A. ADR                           VALE                      NYSE


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

    ADDITIONS
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    Issue Name                             Symbol                   Exchange
    Century Aluminum Company                CENX                     NASDAQ

    DELETIONS
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    Issue Name                             Symbol                   Exchange
    Anatolia Minerals Development
     Limited                                 ANO                       TSX
    Fronteer Gold Inc.                       FRG                       TSX
    Vale S.A. ADR                           VALE                      NYSE
    

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, 1 212 438 1471, Dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com

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