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



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

    
    -  The shareholders of Petro-Canada (TSX:PCA) have accepted the share
       exchange offer from Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Petro-Canada will be
       removed from the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX
       60 and 60 Capped, the S&P/TSX Equity, Capped Equity and Equity 60 and
       the S&P/TSX Capped Energy Indices. Eldorado Gold Corporation Inc.
       (TSX:ELD) will be removed from the S&P/TSX Completion and Equity
       Completion indices and placed in the S&P/TSX 60, 60 Capped and Equity
       60 indices. The relative weight of Suncor will increase in the S&P/TSX
       Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX 60, 60 Capped and Equity
       60, the S&P/TSX Equity and Capped Equity and the S&P/TSX Capped Energy
       Indices to reflect the issuance of shares as part of the transaction.
       These index transactions will be effective after close of trading on
       Thursday, August 6, 2009.
    

    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) 507-3204,
sp_index@standardandpoors.com; Dave Guarino, (212) 438-1471,
Dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com

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