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



    TORONTO, May 27 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following changes
in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index after the close of trading on
Wednesday, May 27, 2009:

    
    -   The shares of Cadiscor Resources Inc. (TSXVN:CAO) will be removed
        from the index following an Arrangement whereby the company's shares
        have been acquired by North American Palladium Ltd. (TSX:PDL).
    

    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.

    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 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 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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