Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices

TORONTO, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announces the following index changes:

  • Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A) has acquired 113.3 million shares of General Growth Properties Inc. from the Fairholme Fund. Brookfield Asset Management has issued 27.5 million shares to Fairholme as part of the payment in the transaction. The relative weight of Brookfield Asset Management will increase in the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Equity and Capped Equity, the S&P/TSX 60, 60 Capped and Equity 60, the S&P/TSX MegaCap, the S&P/TSX Capped Real Estate and the S&P/TSX Composite Dividend indices to reflect this issuance of Brookfield shares. There will be no change to the weight of Brookfield Asset Management in the S&P/TSX 60 Equal Weight or the S&P/TSX 60 130/30 Strategy Index. These changes will be effective after close on Friday, February 4, 2011.

Company additions to and deletions from an S&P equity 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
Standard & Poor's
Director, Canadian Index Services
(416) 507-3204
David R. Guarino
Standard & Poor's
(212) 438-1471

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