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



    TORONTO, July 11 /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, July 21, 2008:

    
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                                  ADDITIONS

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    ACO.PR.A  ATCO LTD. 5.75% PR SERIES '3'                      046789 80 6
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    BMO.PR.M  BANK OF MONTREAL 5-YR RESET CL 'B' SERIES 16       063671 78 8
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    BNS.PR.N  BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (THE) PR SERIES '16'           064149 76 8
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    BNS.PR.P  BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (THE)5-YR RESET PR SER 18      064149 74 3
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    BNS.PR.Q  BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (THE)5-YR RESET PR SER 20      064149 72 7
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    BCE.PR.I  BCE INC. 1ST PR SERIES 'AI'                        05534B 71 1
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    BAM.PR.N  BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMNT INC CL A PR SER 18      112585 82 3
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    BPO.PR.I  BROOKFIELD PROPERTIES CORP. CL AAA PR SER 'I'      112900 88 1
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    CL.PR.B   CANADA LIFE FINANCIAL CORPORATION SER 'B' PR       135113 30 6
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    ENB.PR.A  ENBRIDGE INC. 5.50% PR SERIES 'A'                  29250N 20 4
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    FTS.PR.E  FORTIS INC. 1ST PR SERIES 'E'                      349553 80 0
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    FTS.PR.G  FORTIS INC. 5-YR RESET 1ST PR SERIES 'G'           349553 83 4
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    GWO.PR.I  GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. 4.50% 1ST PR SERIES I       39138C 86 6
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    NA.PR.M   NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA 1ST PR SERIES '20'         633067 41 8
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    NA.PR.N   NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA 5-YR 1ST PR SER '21'       633067 39 2
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    TD.PR.S   TORONTO-DOMINION BANK (THE) 5-YR RESET PR S        891145 60 9
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    FAL.PR.H  XSTRATA CANADA CORPORATION SERIES 'H' PR           984173 20 3
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                                  DELETIONS

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    Symbol    Issue Name                                             CUSIP
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    BMO.PR.H  BANK OF MONTREAL CL 'B' PR SERIES 5                063671 85 3
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    BNS.PR.J  BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (THE) PR SERIES '12'           064149 81 8
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    BNS.PR.K  BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (THE) PR SERIES '13'           064149 79 2
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    BNS.PR.L  BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (THE) PR SERIES '14'           064149 78 4
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    BCE.PR.F  BCE INC. 1ST PR SERIES 'AF'                        05534B 74 5
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    BAM.PR.B  BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT INC CL A PR SER 2      112585 20 3
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    BPO.PR.J  BROOKFIELD PROPERTIES CORP. CL AAA PR SER 'J'      112900 87 3
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    FTS.PR.C  FORTIS INC. 1ST PR SERIES 'C'                      349553 40 4
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    FTS.PR.F  FORTIS INC. 1ST PR SERIES 'F'                      349553 86 7
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    GWO.PR.X  GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. PR SERIES 'E'               39138C 70 0
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    HSB.PR.C  HSBC BANK CANADA CL 1 NON-CUMULATIVE SER C PR      40427H 50 9
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    IAG.PR.A  INDUSTRIAL ALLIANCE INSURANCE & FIN SERV B PR      455871 30 1
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    NA.PR.L   NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA 1ST PR SERIES '16'         633067 51 7
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    TD.PR.P   TORONTO-DOMINION BANK (THE) CL 'A' 1ST PR P        891145 20 3
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    TCA.PR.X  TRANSCANADA PIPELINES LIMITED 1ST PR 'U'           893526 71 5
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    YPG.PR.B  YPG HOLDINGS INC. 5.00% 1ST PR SERIES '2'          984246 30 6
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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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