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



    TORONTO, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations
announces the following index changes:

    
    -   The relative weight of ING Canada Inc. (TSX:IIC) will increase in the
        S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Equity and Capped
        Equity, the S&P/TSX Completion and Equity Completion and the S&P/TSX
        Capped Financials indices after the close of trading on Friday,
        February 20, 2009, to reflect a private placement and a secondary
        offering.
    

    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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For further information:

For further information: Tony North, (416) 507-4104,
sp_index@standardandpoors.com; Dave Guarino, (212) 438-1471,
Dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com

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