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

    TORONTO, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations
announces the following index changes:

    -  The shareholders of Addax Petroleum Corporation (TSX:AXC) have
       accepted the $CDN52.80 cash per share offer from Sinopec International
       Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation (SIPC). Addax 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
       and the S&P/TSX Capped Energy Indices. The transaction will be
       effective after the close on Monday, August 24, 2009.

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

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