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



    TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations
announces the following index changes:

    
    -   Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (TSX:FFH) has announced a proposal
        to acquire the outstanding shares of Odyssey Re Holdings Corp. that
        it does not already own. The relative weight of Fairfax Financial
        will increase in the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the
        S&P/TSX Completion and Equity Completion, the S&P/TSX Equity and
        Capped Equity and the S&P/TSX Capped Financials indices to reflect
        the issuance of new shares as part of the transaction, which will be
        effective after the close of trading on Monday, September 14, 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.

    About Standard & Poor's Index Services

    Standard & Poor's Index Services, the world's leading index provider,
maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array
of investor needs. Over $1 trillion is directly indexed to Standard & Poor's
family of indices, which includes the S&P 500, the world's most followed stock
market index, the S&P Global 1200, a composite index comprised of seven
regional and country headline indices, the S&P Global BMI, an index with
approximately 11,000 constituents and the S&P GSCI, the industry's most
closely-watched commodities index. For more information, please visit
www.standardandpoors.com/indices.

    About Standard & Poor's

    Standard & Poor's, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP),
is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk
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
about their investment and financial decisions. For more information, visit:
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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