TORONTO, June 26 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following
changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index after the close of trading on
Thursday, June 26, 2008:
- The shares of Lero Gold Corp. (TSXVN:LER) will be removed from the
index. The company will be delisted from the TSX Venture Exchange
following its acquisition by European Minerals Corporation (TSX:EMC).
- The shares of Pan African Mining Corp. (TSXVN:PAF) will be removed
from the index. The company will be delisted from the TSX Venture
Exchange as a result of a plan of arrangement with Asia Thai Mining
Co. Ltd. and African Queen Mines Ltd.
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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