TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices:
The shareholders of European Goldfields Limited (TSX:EGU) have accepted the share exchange offer from Eldorado Gold Corporation (TSX:ELD). European Goldfields will be removed from 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 Gold, the S&P/TSX Composite Equal Weight and the S&P/TSX Capped Materials Indices. As a result of the issuance of shares to acquire European Goldfields, the relative weight of Eldorado Gold will increase in the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Equity and Capped Equity, the S&P/TSX Capped Materials, the S&P/TSX 60, Equity 60 and 60 Capped, the S&P/TSX Global Mining and Global Gold and the S&P/TSX Composite Dividend indices. There will be no weight changes effective in the S&P/TSX 60 130/30 Strategy, the S&P/TSX 60 Equal Weight or the S&P/TSX Composite Equal Weight Indices. These changes will be effective after close on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
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