Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index



    TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following
changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index after the close of trading on
Tuesday, June 24, 2008:

    
    -  The shares of Orleans Energy Ltd. (TSXVN:OEX) will be removed from the
       index. The company will graduate to trade on the TSX under the same
       ticker symbol.
    

    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. Its family of indices includes the S&P 500, an index with
$1.32 trillion invested and $4.91 trillion benchmarked, and the S&P Global
1200, a composite index comprised of seven regional and country headline
indices. For more information, please visit www.standardandpoors.com/indices.

    About Standard & Poor's

    Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP),
is the world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including
independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and
data. With approximately 8,500 employees, including wholly owned affiliates,
located in 23 countries, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's
financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 140 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) 507-3200,
sp_index@standardandpoors.com; Dave Guarino, (212) 438-1471,
dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com

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