TORONTO, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announces the following index changes:
- Barrick Gold Corporation (TSX:ABX) has announced the closing of a
prospectus share offering. The relative weight of Barrick Gold will
increase in the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX
60, 60 Capped and Equity 60, the S&P/TSX Equity and Capped Equity,
the S&P/TSX Capped Materials, the S&P/TSX Global Gold and the S&P/TSX
Global Mining indices to reflect this issuance of new shares, which
will be effective after the close of trading on Thursday, September
- The shareholders of ABB Grain Ltd. (ASX:ABB) have approved the scheme
of arrangement with Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT) whereby Viterra will
acquire ABB Grain for a combination of cash and shares. The relative
weight of Viterra will increase in the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped
Composite, the S&P/TSX Completion and Equity Completion, the S&P/TSX
Equity and Capped Equity and the S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples
indices to reflect the issuance of new shares as part of the
transaction, which will be effective after the close of Wednesday,
September 30, 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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