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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 Deletion from the S&P/TSX 60 Index

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - S&P Canadian Index Services will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices:

Nexen Inc. (TSX: NXY) has announced today the receipt of all regulatory, shareholder and court approvals for its transaction with CNOOC whereby the shares of Nexen will be acquired by CNOOC for $US27.50 cash per share. The shares of Nexen will be removed from the S&P/TSX Composite, Capped Composite and Composite Equal Weight, the S&P/TSX 60, 60 Capped, 60 130/30 and 60 Equal Weight, the S&P/TSX Capped Energy, the S&P/TSX Composite Dividend and the S&P/TSX Equal Weight Oil & Gas Indices after the close of trading on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Catamaran Corporation (TSX: CCT) will be removed from the S&P/TSX Completion Index and added to the S&P/TSX 60, 60 Capped and 60 Equal Weight Indices. Catamaran will not be added to the S&P/TSX 60 130/30 Index at this time. The Class 'A' Series 2 Preferred Shares of Nexen (TSX: NXY.PR.A) will be removed from the S&P/TSX Preferred Share, the S&P/TSX Preferred Share Laddered and the S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Indices at the same time.

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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

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CO: Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations ST: Ontario NI: FIN

-0- Feb/12/2013 22:15 GMT

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