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



    TORONTO, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following
changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index after the close of trading on
Monday, August 17, 2009:

    
    -   The shares of Coronation Minerals Inc. (TSXVN:CMV) will trade under
        the new name Guyana Precious Metals Inc. The new ticker symbol will
        be "GPM" and the new CUSIP number will be 403533 10 2. There is no
        change in capitalization.
    -   The shares of Western Prospector Group Ltd. (TSXVN:WNP) will be
        removed from the index. The company has completed a going-private
        transaction.
    -   The shares of Anfield Ventures Inc. (TSXVN:ANF) will trade under the
        new name Anfield Nickel Corp. There is no consolidation of capital
        and no change in the ticker symbol. The new CUSIP number will be
        03463D 10 5.
    

    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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