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

TORONTO, March 13 /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, March 17, 2006: 


                           S&P/TSX Composite Index
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                                    ADDS
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                                            60/MidCap/  Live Composite GICS
    Issue Name                       Symbol  SmallCap      Sector Index
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    Alamos Gold Inc.                   AGI   SmallCap     Materials, Gold
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    Cardiome Pharma Corp.              COM   SmallCap       Health Care
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    Connacher Oil & Gas Limited        CLL   SmallCap         Energy
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    Eurozinc Mining Corporation        EZM   SmallCap  Materials, Div. Metals
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    ING Canada Inc.                  IIC.LV  SmallCap       Financials
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    Petrobank Energy & Resources Ltd.  PBG   SmallCap         Energy
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    Silver Wheaton Corp.               SLW   SmallCap        Materials
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    UEX Corporation                    UEX   SmallCap          None
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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. Income Trusts that are part of the
S&P/TSX Composite Index will now be at full capitalization after this review.
Calculation of the 4 provisional indices launched in the September, 2005,
quarterly index review (Provisional S&P/TSX Composite, Capped Composite,
MidCap and SmallCap indices) will terminate after the close of Friday, March
17, 2006. At that time, their constituent names and relative weights will
exactly match those of the S&P/TSX Composite, Capped Composite, MidCap and
SmallCap indices, respectively. 
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. 
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For further information: Tony North, (416) 507-4106, 
sp_index@standardandpoors.com; Dave Guarino, (212) 438-1471, 
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CO: Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations
ST: Ontario
NI: FIN
-0- Mar/13/2006 22:17 GMT
 
 
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