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

TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announces the following index changes as a result of the Quarterly S&P/TSX Composite Index Review. These changes will be effective after the close of business on Friday, June 17, 2005:                               S&P/TSX Composite Index     -------------------------------------------------------------------------                                     ADDS     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Issue Name                         Symbol   60/MidCap/      Live GICS                                                  SmallCap     Sector Index     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     ACE Aviation Holdings Inc.         ACE.RV    SmallCap      Industrials     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Great Canadian Gaming Corporation    GCD     SmallCap        Consumer                                                               Discretionary     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     NuVista Energy Ltd.                  NVA     SmallCap         Energy     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     OPTI Canada Inc.                     OPC     SmallCap         Energy     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Pason Systems Inc.                   PSI     SmallCap         Energy     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Real Resources Inc.                  RER     SmallCap         Energy     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Reitman's (Canada) Ltd.           RET.NV.A   SmallCap        Consumer                                                               Discretionary     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc.         SWP     SmallCap    Consumer Staples     -------------------------------------------------------------------------                                    DELETES     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Issue Name                         Symbol   60/MidCap/     GICS Sector                                                  SmallCap     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Coolbrands International Inc.     COB.SV.A   SmallCap    Consumer Staples     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Dundee Corporation                DBC.SV.A   SmallCap       Financials     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Fraser Papers Inc.                   FPS     SmallCap        Materials     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Gabriel Resources Ltd.               GBU     SmallCap     Materials, Gold     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Gennum Corporation                   GND     SmallCap      Information                                                                 Technology     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Zarlink Semiconductor Inc.            ZL     SmallCap      Information                                                                 Technology     -------------------------------------------------------------------------   Changes to the S&P/TSX Composite Index will also affect the S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index. Stocks added to or removed from the S&P/TSX Composite Index will also be added to or removed from the appropriate Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) index.  Company additions to and deletions from an S&P index do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the company.  Standard & Poor's is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research, data and valuations. 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For further information: Tony North, (416) 507-4106,  sp_index@standardandpoors.com; Dave Guarino, (212) 438-1471,  dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com  CO: Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations ST: Ontario NI: FIN -0- Jun/10/2005 21:17 GMT