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

TORONTO, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announces the following index changes:

  • The shareholders of Citadel Resource Group Limited (ASX:CGG) have accepted the cash and share bid from Equinox Minerals Limited (TSX:EQN). The relative weight of Equinox Minerals will increase in the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Equity and Capped Equity, the S&P/TSX Completion and Equity Completion, the S&P/TSX Global Mining and Global Base Metals, the S&P/TSX Capped Materials and the S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals & Mining indices to reflect the issuance of Equinox shares as part of the transaction. These changes will be effective after the close of trading on Wednesday, January 26, 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.

About S&P Indices
S&P Indices, the world's leading index provider, maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Over $1.25 trillion is directly indexed to Standard & Poor's family of indices, which includes the S&P 500, the world's most followed stock market index, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, the S&P Global BMI, an index with approximately 11,000 constituents, the S&P GSCI, the industry's most closely watched commodities index, and the S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Index, the premier investable index for U.S. municipal bonds. For more information, please visit www.standardandpoors.com/indices.


SOURCE Standard

For further information:

Tony North
Standard & Poor's
Director, Canadian Index Services
(416) 507-3204
tony_north@standardandpoors.com


David R. Guarino
Standard & Poor's
Communications                        
(212) 438-1471
dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com

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