Fourth Quarter of ’11 S&P/TSX Earnings Snapshot as of Feb. 16

The following tables summarize the latest quarterly earnings for companies in the S&P/Toronto (SPTSX) (SPTSX) Stock Exchange Composite Index.

Profit figures are based on income from continuing operations excluding some gains and losses. The share-weighted percentage changes are year-over-year comparisons. Earnings surprises are based on estimates provided by Bloomberg.

S&P/TSX Universe:
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                               Number of  Share-Weighted
                               Companies  % Change

Total reported Q4/11:           70@          8.7%
Higher EPS                      46          57.1%
Lower EPS                       20         -66.1%
Unchanged                        4           0.0%
Total reported Ex-Financial:    57          27.6%
S&P/TSX Universe:
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S&P/TSX Index EPS with 70/253 companies reported:       $222.6

Earnings Surprises:
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                                    Q4/11

Positive Surprises:             36/69 =  52.2%
0% Surprises:                    7/69 =  10.1%
Negative Surprises:             26/69 =  37.7%

Sector Summary:
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                                           Share-
                                Reported  Weighted Earnings Surprises Sector
                                 /Total   %Change  (+)   same   (-)   EPS

Consumer Discretionary:           8 /17    23.3%    2      1     5    $9.78
Consumer Staples:                 4 /12     8.5%    3      1     0    $5.87
Sector Summary:
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                                           Share-
                                Reported  Weighted Earnings Surprises Sector
                                 /Total   %Change  (+)   same   (-)   EPS

Energy:                          15 /65    29.8%    8      1     6   $52.48
Financials:                      13 /42    -61.3%   7      2     4   $77.32
Health Care:                      0 /4       na     0      0     0    $2.66
Industrials:                      6 /18    14.5%    6      0     0   $12.48
Information Tech:                 4 /6     -20.0%   3      1     0    $7.49
Materials:                       13 /74    19.7%    5      1     7   $43.21
Telecom Svcs:                     4 /5       NM     1      0     3    $9.24
Utilities:                        3 /10    -93.3%   1      0     2    $2.08

Total Reported:                  70 /253    8.7%    36     7     26  $222.60

Total Reported
   Ex-Financial:                 57 /211   27.6%    29     5     22


Industry Summary:
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                                           Share-
                                Reported  Weighted Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change  (+)   same   (-)
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY:
  Automobiles & Components        0 /2       na     0      0     0
  Consumer Durables & Apparel     1 /2       NM     0      0     1
  Consumer Services               0 /1       na     0      0     0
  Media                           6 /8     36.3%    1      1     4
  Retailing                       1 /4     35.0%    1      0     0

CONSUMER STAPLES:
  Food & Staples Retailing        3 /8      5.9%    2      1     0
  Food Beverage & Tobacco         1 /4     15.6%    1      0     0

FINANCIALS:
  Banks                           2 /10     9.0%    1      0     1
  Diversified Financials          3 /7     -11.0%   0      1     2
  Insurance                       4 /8     -83.0%   3      0     1
  Real Estate                     4 /17    11.8%    3      1     0
Industry Summary:
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                                           Share-
                                Reported  Weighted Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change  (+)   same   (-)
HEALTH CARE:
  Health Care Equipment & Srvs.   0 /2       na     0      0     0
  Pharma., Biotech. & Life Sci.   0 /2       na     0      0     0

INDUSTRIALS:
  Capital Goods                   3 /9     37.6%    3      0     0
  Commercial & Professional Ser   0 /3       na     0      0     0
  Transportation                  3 /6     10.7%    3      0     0

INFORMATION TECH:
  Software & Services             2 /3      5.9%    1      1     0
  Technology Hardware & Equip.    2 /3     -24.6%   2      0     0

ENERGY:
  Energy Equipment & Services*    1 /11      NM     1      0     0
  Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels*    14 /54    26.9%    7      1     5
Industry Summary:
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                                           Share-
                                Reported  Weighted Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change  (+)   same   (-)
MATERIALS:
  Chemicals*                      3 /5     44.2%    2      0     1
  Containers & Packaging*         0 /1       na     0      0     0
  Metals & Mining*                9 /66    13.8%    3      1     5
  Paper & Forest Products*        1 /2       NM     0      0     1

TELECOM SVCS:                     4 /5       NM     1      0     3

UTILITIES:                        3 /10    -93.3%   1      0     2

TOTAL REPORTED
   UNIVERSE:                     70 /253    8.7%    36     7     26
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* -- Represents industries under each industry group.

NM -- The calculations of percentage changes between profit and loss and vice versa are not meaningful, hence not calculated.

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