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

    TORONTO, May 15 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations
announces the following index changes:

    -   The unitholders of GMP Capital Trust (TSX:GMP.UN) have approved the
        conversion of the company to a corporate structure. The units will be
        exchanged on a 1-for-1 basis for GMP Capital Inc. (TSX:GMP). GMP
        Capital Inc. will be added to the S&P/TSX Equity SmallCap Index. The
        conversion is effective after the close of Tuesday, May 19, 2009. The
        name and ticker change, with no change in capitalization, will be
        effective in the S&P/TSX SmallCap index.

    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: Tony North, (416) 507-3204,; Dave Guarino, (212) 438-1471,

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