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

A Deletion from the S&P/TSX Venture Composite and Venture Select Indices

TORONTO, June 6, 2012 /CNW/ - S&P Canadian Index Services will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices:

The Toronto Stock Exchange announced yesterday in the Daily Bulletin that the shares of BTB REIT (TSXVN:BTB.UN) will graduate to trade on TSX at the open of trading on Thursday, June 7, 2012. The ticker symbol will remain "BTB.UN" and the CUSIP number will remain 11777P 10 2. At the same time as the graduation, the units of the company will be consolidated on a 1-for-5 basis. The company will be removed from the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index after the close of trading on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

BTB REIT is also a constituent of the S&P/TSX Venture Select Index. The company will be removed from this index effective after the close of Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at which time it will be listed on TSX.

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Tony North
Director, Canadian Index Operations
S&P Indices

David Blitzer
Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee
S&P Indices

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