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

TORONTO, Dec. 30 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announces the following index changes:

    
    -   Cameco Corporation (TSX:CCO) has announced the closing of a bought-
        deal offering of shares of Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX:CG). Following the
        transaction, Cameco will have disposed of its entire stake in
        Centerra. The relative weight of Centerra 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 Materials indices to reflect the increase in index
        shares as part of the transaction, which will be effective after the
        close of trading on Thursday, December 31, 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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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.

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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.

SOURCE Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations

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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