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



    TORONTO, Jan. 9 /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 19, 2009:

    
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    Symbol    Issue Name                                            CUSIP
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    BMO.PR.L  BANK OF MONTREAL CL 'B' PR SERIES 15               063671 79 6
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    BAM.PR.H  BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMNT INC CL A PR SER 10      112585 70 8
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    BAM.PR.O  BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMNT INC CL A PR SER 21      112585 76 5
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    FTS.PR.C  FORTIS INC. 1ST PR SERIES 'C'                      349553 40 4
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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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    L.PR.A    LOBLAW COMPANIES LIMITED 2ND PR SERIES 'A'         539481 60 6
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    NSI.PR.C  NOVA SCOTIA POWER INC. 1ST PR SERIES 'C'           669816 60 5
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    NSI.PR.D  NOVA SCOTIA POWER INC. 1ST PR SERIES 'D'           669816 80 3
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    RY.PR.I   ROYAL BANK OF CANADA 1ST PR NON-CUM SER 'AJ'       78010A 41 6
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    TCA.PR.X  TRANSCANADA PIPELINES LIMITED 1ST PR 'U'           893526 71 5
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    W.PR.J    WESTCOAST ENERGY INC. 5.60% 1ST PR SERIES '8'      95751D 86 2
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    YPG.PR.B  YPG HOLDINGS INC. 5.00% 1ST PR SERIES '2'          984246 30 6
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                                  DELETIONS
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    Symbol    Issue Name                                            CUSIP
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    ACO.PR.A  ATCO LTD. 5.75% PR SERIES '3'                      046789 80 6
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    BAM.PR.K  BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMNT INC CL A PR SER 13      112585 87 2
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    BAM.PR.N  BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMNT INC CL A PR SER 18      112585 82 3
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    DW.PR.A   DUNDEEWEALTH INC. 4.75% 1ST PR SERIES '1'          265312 40 5
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    FTS.PR.E  FORTIS INC. 1ST PR SERIES 'E'                      349553 80 0
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    GWO.PR.I  GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. 4.50% 1ST PR SERIES I       39138C 86 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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