TORONTO, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announces the following index changes:
- The shareholders of International Royalty Corporation (TSX:IRC) have
approved the plan of arrangement with Royal Gold, Inc. (TSX:RGL)
whereby the shares of the company will be exchanged for cash and
shares of Royal Gold. International Royalty will be removed from the
S&P/TSX SmallCap and Equity SmallCap Indices after the close of
Thursday, February 25, 2010.
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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