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



    TORONTO, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following changes
in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index after the close of trading on Tuesday,
August 4, 2009:

    
    -   The shares of Regal Energy Ltd. (TSXVN:REG) will trade under the new
        name Novus Energy Inc. The new ticker symbol will be "NVS" and the
        new CUSIP number will be 67011D 10 7. The capital of the company will
        be consolidated on a 1-for-10 basis.
    

    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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