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



    TORONTO, Aug. 22 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations
announces the following index changes:

    
    -   The shareholders of Aur Resources Inc. (TSX:AUR) have accepted the
        cash and share offer from Teck Cominco Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B). Aur
        Resources will be removed from the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped
        Composite, the S&P/TSX Equity, Capped Equity and Equity Completion,
        the S&P/TSX Completion, the S&P/TSX Global Mining, the S&P/TSX Capped
        Diversified Metals & Mining and the S&P/TSX Capped Materials Indices.
        The relative weight of Teck Cominco will increase in the S&P/TSX
        Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Equity, Capped Equity and
        Equity 60, the S&P/TSX 60 and 60 Capped, the S&P/TSX Global Mining,
        the S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals & Mining and the S&P/TSX Capped
        Materials Indices to reflect the issuance of shares as part of the
        transaction, which will be effective after the close on Thursday,
        August 23, 2007.
    -   On August 15, 2007, unitholders of Dundee REIT (TSX:D.UN) approved
        the sale of the company's Eastern Portfolio of assets to GE Real
        Estate. Dundee REIT will continue to own assets in Western Canada.
        The relative weight of Dundee REIT will decrease in the S&P/TSX
        Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Completion and SmallCap,
        the S&P/TSX Capped REIT and Capped Real Estate and the S&P/TSX Income
        Trust indices to reflect the reduction of units as part of the
        transaction. The transaction will be effective after the close on
        Friday, August 24, 2007.
    

    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:

For further information: Tony North, Tel. (416) 507-3200, sp_index@
standardandpoors.com; Dave Guarino, (212) 438-1471,
dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com

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