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S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces the Results of MARCH 2013 Canadian Index Reviews


S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces the Results of MARCH 2013 Canadian Index Reviews

TORONTO, March 8, 2013 /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, March 18, 2013:

S&P/TSX COMPOSITE INDEX

ADDITIONS

Live Composite GICS Sector Issue Name Symbol 60/Completion Index

Element Financial EFN Completion Financials Corporation

DELETIONS

Live Composite GICS Sector Issue Name Symbol 60/Completion Index

Colossus Minerals Inc. CSI Completion Materials

Nordion Inc. NDN Completion Health Care

Petrobank Energy & PBG Completion Energy Resources Ltd.

Changes to the S&P/TSX Composite Index will also affect the S&P/TSX Capped Composite and Equal Weight Composite Indices.  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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Following the GICS change announcement of February 4, 2013, the shares of Superior Plus Corp. (TSX:SPB) will be removed from the S&P/TSX Capped Industrials and the S&P/TSX Equal Weight Industrials Indices and added to the S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index at the same time as the quarterly S&P/TSX Composite Index review.

S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats and Equity Income Indices

After the close of trading on February 28, 2013, Atlantic Power Corporation (TSX:ATP) announced a reduction in their indicated annual dividend from $CDN1.08 to $CDN0.40 per share. For purposes of managing the quarterly reweighting/rebalancing of these indices after the close of Friday, March 15, 2013, the indicated annual dividend for ATP will be $CDN0.40 and the price used to calculate the yield of ATP will be the 3-day VWAP for March 1 to 5, 2013.

S&P/TSX GLOBAL GOLD INDEX - MARCH 2013 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

DELETIONS

Issue Name Symbol Exchange

San Gold Corporation SGR TSX

S&P/TSX GLOBAL MINING INDEX - MARCH 2013 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

ADDITIONS

Issue Name Symbol Exchange

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. PTM TSX

DELETIONS

Issue Name Symbol Exchange

Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. SBB TSX

San Gold Corporation SGR TSX

S&P/TSX GLOBAL BASE METALS INDEX - MARCH 2013 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

DELETIONS

Issue Name Symbol Exchange

Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. SBB TSX

S&P/TSX EQUAL WEIGHT GLOBAL GOLD INDEX - MARCH 2013 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

DELETIONS

Issue Name Symbol Exchange

Colossus Minerals Inc. CSI TSX

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. KGI TSX

Rainy River Resources Ltd. RR TSX

S&P/TSX COMPOSITE DIVIDEND INDEX - MARCH 2013 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

ADDITIONS

Issue Name Symbol

AuRico Gold Inc. AUQ

Precision Drilling Corporation PD

S&P/TSX EQUITY INCOME INDEX - MARCH 2013 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

ADDITIONS

Issue Name Symbol

AltaGas Ltd. ALA

EnCana Corporation ECA

National Bank of Canada NA

Whitecap Resources Inc. WCP

DELETIONS

Issue Name Symbol

Allied Properties REIT AP.UN

Cineplex Inc. CGX

Husky Energy Inc. HSE

Keyera Corp. KEY

S&P/TSX COMPOSITE HIGH BETA INDEX - MARCH 2013 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

ADDITIONS

Issue Name Symbol

Birchcliff Energy Ltd. BIR

Cenovus Energy Inc. CVE

Enerplus Corporation ERF

HudBay Minerals Inc. HBM

Osisko Mining Corporation OSK

Penn West Petroleum Ltd. PWT

Trican Well Service Ltd. TCW

DELETIONS

Issue Name Symbol

Colossus Minerals Inc. CSI

Detour Gold Corporation DGC

Kinross Gold Corporation K

NOVAGOLD Resources Inc. NG

Petrobank Energy & Resources Ltd. PBG

Rubicon Minerals Corporation RMX

Uranium One Inc. UUU

S&P/TSX COMPOSITE LOW VOLATILITY INDEX - MARCH 2013 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

ADDITIONS

Issue Name Symbol

Boardwalk REIT BEI.UN

Canadian Tire Corporation Limited CTC.A

Pembina Pipeline Corporation PPL

Power Financial Corporation PWF

DELETIONS

Issue Name Symbol

Dundee Corporation DC.A

Loblaw Companies Limited L

Primaris Retail REIT PMZ.UN

TMX Group Limited X

QUARTERLY S&P/TSX EQUAL WEIGHT INDUSTRIALS INDEX REVIEW - MARCH 2013

DELETIONS

Issue Name Symbol

Superior Plus Corp. SPB

Company additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the company.

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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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