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



    TORONTO, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations
announces the following index changes:

    
    -  The shareholders of Addax Petroleum Corporation (TSX:AXC) have
       accepted the $CDN52.80 cash per share offer from Sinopec International
       Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation (SIPC). Addax will be
       removed from 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 Energy Indices. The transaction will be
       effective after the close on Monday, August 24, 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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evaluation, investment research and data. With offices in 23 countries and
markets, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's financial
infrastructure and has played a leading role for nearly 150 years in providing
investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident
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http://www.standardandpoors.com.





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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