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

    TORONTO, June 30 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations
announces the following index changes:

    -   The shareholders of Metallica Resources Inc. (TSX:MR), New Gold Inc.
        (TSX:NGD) and Peak Gold Ltd. (TSXVN:PIK) have approved the business
        combination of the three companies. In the S&P/TSX Global Gold and
        Global Mining indices, shareholders of Metallica Resources will
        receive 0.9 shares of New Gold for each share. The GICS (Global
        Industry Classification Standard) code for New Gold will change from
        15104020 - Diversified Metals & Mining - to 15104030 - Gold -
        effective with the transaction which will take place after the close
        on Friday, July 4, 2008. In the S&P/TSX SmallCap and Equity SmallCap
        indices, the index shares of New Gold will increase by the shares
        issued for Metallica.

    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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of investor needs. Its family of indices includes the S&P 500, an index with
$1.32 trillion invested and $4.91 trillion benchmarked, and the S&P Global
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For further information: Tony North, Tel. (416) 507-3200,; Dave Guarino, (212) 438-1471,

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