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



    TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following changes
in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index after the close of trading on Thursday,
May 28, 2009:

    
    -   The shares of Terra Energy Corp. (TSXVN:TTR) will be removed from the
        index. The company will graduate to trade on the TSX under the ticker
        symbol "TT" after the close of Friday, May 29, 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.

    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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