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



    TORONTO, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following changes
in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index after the close of trading on
Wednesday, August 5, 2009:

    
    -  The shares of Geoinformatics Exploration Inc. (TSXVN:GXL) will trade
       under the new name Kiska Metals Corporation. The new ticker symbol
       will be "KSK" and the new CUSIP number will be 497725 10 1. The
       capital of the company will be consolidated on a 1-for-3 basis.
    -  The shares of Rimfire Minerals Corporation (TSXVN:RFM) will be removed
       from the index. The shares of the company have been exchanged for
       shares of Kiska Metals Corporation.
    -  The shares of Uranium Power Corp. (TSXVN:UPC) will be removed from the
       index. The shares of the company have been acquired by Titan Uranium
       Inc. (TSXVN:TUE).
    

    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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