S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Changes to the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices A Deletion from the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped REIT Indices TORONTO, April 3, 2013 /CNW/ - S&P Dow Jones Canadian Index Services will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices: The unitholders of Primaris Retail REIT (TSX: PMZ.UN) have agreed to the Plan of Arrangement with H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:HR.UN). Primaris Retail REIT unitholders will receive $28 cash or 1.166 units of H&R REIT (or a combination of the two) for each unit held. Primaris Retail REIT will be removed from the S&P/TSX Composite, Capped Composite and Composite Equal Weight, the S&P/TSX Completion, the S&P/TSX Capped REIT, Capped Real Estate and Income Trust, the S&P/TSX Composite Dividend and the S&P/TSX Equity Income Indices after the close of trading on Monday, April 8, 2013. At the same time, the relative weight of H&R REIT will increase in the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Completion, the S&P/TSX Capped REIT, Capped Real Estate and Income Trust, the S&P/TSX Composite Dividend and the S&P/TSX Equity Income Index to reflect the issuance of new units as part of the transaction. There will be no weight change for H&R REIT in the S&P/TSX Composite Equal Weight or the S&P/TSX Composite Low Volatility Indices. 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 email@example.com 416-507-3204 David Blitzer Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee S&P Dow Jones Indices firstname.lastname@example.org 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/April2013/03/c2390.html CO: Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations ST: Ontario NI: FIN -0- Apr/03/2013 21:15 GMT
S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Changes to the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices
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