S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Changes to the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices

 S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Changes to the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices  A Share Distribution and Price Adjustment in the S&P/TSX Composite Index  TORONTO, Dec. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - S&P Canadian Index Services will make the  following changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices:  On December 17, 2012, shareholders of Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd.  (TSX:PBG) and PetroBakken Energy Ltd. (TSX:PBN) confirmed the arrangement  agreement between the companies announced on October 29, 2012. The shares of  PetroBakken Energy currently held by Petrobank will effectively be spun out to  shareholders. As a result of the increase in the number of float shares of the  company, the relative weight of PetroBakken Energy will increase in the  S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Completion, the S&P/TSX  Capped Energy, the S&P/TSX Composite Dividend and the S&P/TSX Equity Income  Indices. There will be no weight change effective in the S&P/TSX Composite  Equal Weight or the S&P/TSX Composite High Beta Indices. The close price of  Petrobank will decrease by 0.99235 times the close price of PetroBakken and  new divisors will be generated for all indices where Petrobank is a  constituent. These changes will be effective after close on Monday, December  31, 2012.  About S&P Dow Jones Indices  S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies is the  world's largest, global resource for index-based concepts, data and research.  Home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500(®) and the  Dow Jones Industrial Average(SM), S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC has over 115 years  of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that fulfill  the needs of institutional and retail investors. More assets are invested in  products based upon our indices than any other provider in the world. With  over 830,000 indices covering a wide range of assets classes across the globe,  S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC defines the way investors measure and trade the  markets. To learn more about our company, please visit www.spdji.com.  It is not possible to invest directly in an index. S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC,  Dow Jones, and their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, directors,  officers, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively "S&P Dow Jones  Indices") does not sponsor, endorse, sell, or promote any investment fund or  other vehicle that is offered by third parties and that seeks to provide an  investment return based on the returns of any S&P Dow Jones Indices index.  This document does not constitute an offer of services in jurisdictions where  S&P Dow Jones Indices or its affiliates do not have the necessary licenses.  S&P Dow Jones Indices receives compensation in connection with licensing its  indices to third parties.  STANDARD & POOR'S and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's  Financial Services LLC. "Dow Jones" is a registered trademark of Dow Jones  Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones").  Tony North Director, Canadian Index Operations S&P Dow Jones Indices  tony_north@spdji.com 416-507-3204  David Blitzer Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee S&P Dow  Jones Indices david_blitzer@spdji.com 212-438-3907  SOURCE: Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2012/27/c3502.html  CO: Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations ST: Ontario NI: FIN MNA