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

TORONTO, Oct. 13 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index after the close of trading on Tuesday, October 13, 2009:

    
    -  The shares of Mano River Resources Inc. (TSXVN:MNO) will trade under
       the new name African Aura Mining Inc. The new ticker symbol will be
       "AUR" and the new CUSIP number will be 00830H 10 8. The capital of the
       company will be consolidated on a 1-for-8 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.

SOURCE Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations

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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