Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index

    TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following
changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index after the close of trading on
Friday, September 11, 2009:

    -   The shares of Mega Silver Inc. (TSX-V:MSR) will trade under the new
        name Mega Precious Metals Inc. The new ticker symbol will be "MGP"
        and the new CUSIP number will be 58516L 10 8. There is no
        consolidation of capital.

    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.

    About Standard & Poor's Index Services

    Standard & Poor's Index Services, the world's leading index provider,
maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array
of investor needs. Over $1 trillion is directly indexed to Standard & Poor's
family of indices, which includes the S&P 500, the world's most followed stock
market index, the S&P Global 1200, a composite index comprised of seven
regional and country headline indices, the S&P Global BMI, an index with
approximately 11,000 constituents and the S&P GSCI, the industry's most
closely-watched commodities index. For more information, please visit

    About Standard & Poor's

    Standard & Poor's, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP),
is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk
evaluation, investment research and data. With offices in 23 countries and
markets, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's financial
infrastructure and has played a leading role for nearly 150 years in providing
investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident
about their investment and financial decisions. For more information, visit:

For further information:

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

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