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  REVISION - A Share Distribution and Price Adjustment in the S&P/TSX Composite  Index  TORONTO, Dec. 28, 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. All shares of  PetroBakken Energy currently held by Petrobank will effectively be spun out to  shareholders, including currently unlisted Class B shares which will convert  to Class A common shares on a 1-for-1 basis. 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 1.1 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/December2012/28/c3559.html  CO: Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations ST: Ontario NI: FIN FIN  
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