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 18, 2010:

    
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    ACO.PR.A   ATCO LTD. 5.75% PR SERIES '3'                  046789 80 6
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    CZP.PR.B   CPI PREFERRED EQUITY LTD. SERIES '2' PR        12621D 20 4
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    DC.PR.A    DUNDEE CORPORATION 5.00% SER '1' PR            264901 60 4
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    DC.PR.B    DUNDEE CORPORATION 5-YR SER '2' PR             264901 70 3
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    DW.PR.A    DUNDEEWEALTH INC. 4.75% 1ST PR SERIES '1'      265312 40 5
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    FFH.PR.C   FAIRFAX FINANCIAL HOLDINGS LTD. SERIES 'C' PR  303901 50 8
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    GWO.PR.J   GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. 6.00% 1ST PR SERIES J   39138C 85 8
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    IAG.PR.E   INDUSTRIAL ALLIANCE INS & FIN SERV 6.00% PR E  455871 40 0
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    IGM.PR.B   IGM FINANCIAL INC. 5.90% PR SERIES 'B'         449586 30 4
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    NA.PR.O    NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA 5-YR 1ST PR SER '24'   633067 36 8
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    POW.PR.C   POWER CORPORATION OF CANADA 5.80% SER 'C' PR   739239 87 9
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    TCL.PR.D   TRANSCONTINENTAL INC. 1ST PR SERIES 'D'        893578 30 2
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    TRP.PR.A   TRANSCANADA CORPORATION 1ST PR SERIES '1'      89353D 40 4
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    YPG.PR.C   YPG HOLDINGS INC. 1ST PR SERIES '3'            984246 40 5
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                                  DELETIONS

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    Symbol     Issue Name                                        CUSIP
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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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    NA.PR.N    NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA 5-YR 1ST PR SER '21'   633067 39 2
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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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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: 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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