Standard & Poor's Announces the S&P Canadian Bond Index Rebalancing Report for September 2007



    TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's has completed the monthly
rebalancing of the S&P Canadian Bond Index. According to index methodology,
the universe of Canadian bonds is exhaustively reviewed to reflect changes in
par amount and term to existing index constituents. Qualifying new issues are
added to the index and existing constituents that no longer meet the criteria
for inclusion are removed.
    A complete list of bond issues entering and leaving the S&P Canadian Bond
Index after the close of September 28, 2007, as a result of the review follows
at the end of this release.
    Additions to and deletions from the S&P Canadian Bond Index do not in any
way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the issuers concerned.
    For detailed information about the S&P Canadian Bond Index, please go to
http://www.canadabondindices.standardandpoors.com

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    Bonds Entering
    (effective date: after close of business September 28, 2007)

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    CUSIP     Issue                       Coupon  Maturity   Sector
                                             (%)  Date
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    13509PBD4 Canada Housing Trust        4.5500  15-Dec-12  Federal Agencies
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    683234ZK7 Ontario                     4.5000  02-Dec-12  Provincials
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    563469FN0 Manitoba                    4.7000  22-Sep-17  Provincials
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    803854JQ2 Saskatchewan                4.6500  05-Sep-17  Provincials
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    110709FR8 British Columbia            4.7000  01-Dec-17  Provincials
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    921577RA2 Vancouver B.C.              4.7000  01-Dec-17  Municipals
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    43812ZAN0 Honda Canada Finance Inc.   5.6750  26-Sep-12  Consumer
                                                             Discretionary
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    063671SA0 Bank of Montreal            5.0400  04-Sep-12  Financials
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    055972AA1 Bank of Montreal            5.7500  26-Sep-22  Financials
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    064149WX1 Bank of Nova Scotia         5.0000  13-Sep-10  Financials
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    13591ZM64 CIBC                        5.0000  10-Sep-12  Financials
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    766910AM5 RioCan Real Estate
              Investment Trust            5.7000  11-Sep-12  Financials
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    780085RW8 Royal Bank of Canada        5.1300  27-Sep-10  Financials
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    94975ZBH8 Wells Fargo & Co.           5.2000  13-Sep-12  Financials
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    Bonds Exiting
    (effective date: after close of business September 28, 2007)

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    CUSIP      Issue                      Coupon  Maturity   Sector
                                             (%)  Date
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    13509PAG8 Canada Housing Trust        3.7000  15-Sep-08  Federal Agencies
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    135450AF1 Canadian Cap Auto
              Receivables                 4.3990  17-Sep-08  Federal Agencies
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    29253ZAB1 Encana Corp.                3.6000  15-Sep-08  Energy
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    064149SL2 Bank of Nova Scotia         3.4700  02-Sep-08  Financials
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    12801ZAD0 Caisse Centrale Desjardins  4.5000  03-Sep-08  Financials
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    17310ZCF6 Citigroup Finance Canada
              Inc.                        3.4900  22-Sep-08  Financials
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    23383ZBV2 Daimler Chrysler Canada
              Finance                     4.1000  12-Sep-08  Financials
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    40427HJD6 Hong Kong Bank of Canada    3.5000  02-Sep-08  Financials
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    59021ZAJ2 Merrill Lynch Canada
              Finance Co.                 4.7000  12-Sep-08  Financials
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    891160FS7 T-D Bank                    4.5400  05-Sep-08  Financials
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    565018AB4 Manufacturers Life
              Insurance Co.               4.4400  04-Sep-08  Industrials
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    21053ZAY0 Enbridge Consumers Gas      5.8500  25-Sep-08  Utilities
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For further information:

For further information: Rachel Shain, Communications Manager, Standard
& Poor's, Toronto, (416) 507-2528; Fredric Berglund, Index Analyst, Standard &
Poor's, Toronto, (416) 507-4105

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