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

 TORONTO, June 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 at the open on Monday, June 23,  2008:        <<                            S&P/TSX COMPOSITE INDEX     -------------------------------------------------------------------------                                   ADDITIONS     -------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                               Live Composite     Issue Name               Symbol       60/Completion    GICS Sector Index     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Birchcliff Energy Ltd.     BIR          Completion            Energy     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Crew Energy Inc.            CR          Completion            Energy     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Iteration Energy Ltd.      ITX          Completion            Energy     -------------------------------------------------------------------------                                   DELETIONS     -------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                               Live Composite     Issue Name               Symbol       60/Completion    GICS Sector Index     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Aastra Technologies        AAH          Completion         Information      Limited                                                    Technology     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Allen-Vanguard      Corporation               VRS          Completion         Industrials     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Ballard Power              BLD          Completion            Consumer      Systems Inc.                                            Discretionary     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Breakwater                 BWR          Completion          Materials,      Resources Ltd.                                      Diversified Metals                                                                    & Mining     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Crystallex International   KRY          Completion           Materials      Corporation     -------------------------------------------------------------------------     Tesco Corporation          TEO          Completion              Energy     -------------------------------------------------------------------------   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) sector index.                             S&P/TSX GLOBAL MINING INDEX     ADDITIONS        Issue Name                         Symbol            Exchange     Capstone Mining Corp.                    CS                TSX     Grande Cache Coal Corporation           GCE                TSX     Western Canadian Coal Corp.             WTN                TSX     DELETIONS        Issue Name                         Symbol            Exchange     Aurora Energy Resources Inc.            AXU                TSX     Breakwater Resources Ltd.               BWR                TSX     Crystallex International Corp.          KRY                TSX     Frontera Copper Corporation             FCC                TSX     Guyana Goldfields Inc.                  GUY                TSX     Uranium Resources, Inc.                URRE             NASDAQ                           S&P/TSX GLOBAL GOLD INDEX     DELETIONS         Issue Name                        Symbol            Exchange     Crystallex International Corp.          KRY                TSX     Guyana Goldfields Inc.                  GUY                TSX     >>   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.  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. Its family of indices includes the S&P 500, an index with $1.32 trillion  invested and $4.91 trillion benchmarked, and the S&P Global 1200, a composite  index comprised of seven regional and country headline indices. For more  information, please visit www.standardandpoors.com/indices.  About Standard & Poor's  Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is the  world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including  independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and  data. With approximately 8,500 employees, including wholly owned affiliates,  located in 23 countries, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's  financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 140 years  in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more  confident about their investment and financial decisions. For more information,  visit: www.standardandpoors.com.  For further information: Tony North, (416) 507-3200,  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/13/2008 21:17 GMT