Standard & Poor's Announces Review of S&P/TSX Preferred Share Index



    TORONTO, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations
announces the following index changes as a result of the semi-annual S&P/TSX
Preferred Share Index Review. These changes will be effective at the open on
Monday, January 21, 2008:

    
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                                  ADDITIONS
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    Symbol                        Issue Name                            CUSIP
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    BAM.PR.J  Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
              Class A Preferred Series 12                         112585 88 0
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    FTS.PR.C  Fortis Inc. First Preferred Series C                349553 40 4
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    TD.PR.P   Toronto-Dominion Bank
              Class A First Preferred Series P                    891145 20 3
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    FAL.PR.A  Xstrata Canada Corporation Series 2 Preferred       984166 30 6
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    YPG.PR.B  YPG Holdings Inc. 5% First Preferred Series 2       984246 30 6
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                                  DELETIONS
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    Symbol                        Issue Name                            CUSIP
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    FBS.PR.B  5Banc Split Inc. Class B Preferred                  33828T 40 4
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    ALB.PR.A  Allbanc Split Corp. II Class A Preferred            01674P 11 5
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    ACO.PR.A  Atco Ltd. 5.75% Preferred Series 3                  046789 80 6
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    BNA.PR.C  BAM Split Corp. Class AA Series 3 Preferred         05936N 40 4
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    BAM.PR.H  Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
              Class A Preferred Series 10                         112585 70 8
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    CU.PR.A   Canadian Utilities Ltd. 2nd Preferred Series W      136717 86 5
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    CU.PR.B   Canadian Utilities Ltd. 2nd Preferred Series X      136717 71 7
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    CIU.PR.A  CU Inc. Cumulative Preferred Series 1               22944C 20 5
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    DFN.PR.A  Dividend 15 Split Corp. Preferred                   25537R 20 8
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    ELF.PR.F  E-L Financial Corp. First Preferred Series 1        26857Q 30 9
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    ENB.PR.A  Enbridge Inc. 5.5% Preferred Series A               29250N 20 4
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    FIG.PR.A  Faircourt Income & Growth Split Trust Preferred     30376R 20 2
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    LBS.PR.A  Life & Banc Split Corp. Preferred                   53184C 11 8
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    NSI.PR.D  Nova Scotia Power Inc. First Preferred Series D     669816 80 3
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    PIC.PR.A  Premium Income Corporation II Preferred             740910 20 3
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    RPA.PR.A  ROC Pref II Corp. Preferred                         771182 20 1
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    RPB.PR.A  ROC Pref III Corp. Preferred                        77118R 20 6
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    TOC.PR.B  Thomson Corporation Floating Rate
              Preferred Series II                                 884903 30 3
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    TD.PR.N   Toronto-Dominion Bank Class A First Preferred
              Series N                                            891160 69 9
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    W.PR.H    Westcoast Energy Inc. 5.5% First Preferred
              Series 7                                            95751D 88 8
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    WFS.PR.A  World Financial Split Corp. Preferred               98146P 20 2
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    Company additions to and deletions from an S&P index do not in any way
reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the company.

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For further information: Tony North, (416) 507-3200,
sp_index@standardandpoors.com; Dave Guarino, (212) 438-1471,
dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com

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