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S&P advice re October Quarterly rebalance to S&P/ASX Indices

Document date:  Mon 17 Sep 2001
Published:  Mon 17 Sep 2001 09:50:28
Document No:  243916
Document part:  A
Market Flag:  Y
Classification:  Standard & Poor's Announcement

STANDARD & POORS INDICES AUSTRALIA            2001-09-17  ASX-SIGNAL-G

HOMEX - Sydney                                                        

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Standard & Poor's, the leading provider of equity indices in
Australia, today announces that effective after the close of business
on Friday 28 September 2001 the following changes to the S&P/ASX
Indices will occur:

S&P/ASX 20

ADDITION
CODE                   NAME
WES                    Wesfarmers Limited

REMOVAL
CODE                   NAME
LLC                    Lend Lease Corporation Limited

S&P/ASX 50
No Changes

S&P/ASX 100

ADDITIONS
CODE                   NAME
AOF                    AMP Office Trust
CXP                    Corporate Express Limited
MGI                    Macquarie Goodman Industrial Trust

REMOVALS
CODE                   NAME
HTA                    Hutchison Telecommunications Australia Limited
PAS                    Pasminco Limited
AFI                    Australian Foundation Investment Company

S&P/ASX 200

ADDITIONS
CODE                   NAME
REL                    Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd
BWP                    Bunnings Warehouse Property Trust
TEM                    Tempo Services Limited
HRP                    Homemaker Retail Group
JBM                    Jubilee Mines NL
RIC                    Ridley Corporation Ltd
IDT                    Institute of Drug Technology Australia Ltd

REMOVALS
CODE                   NAME
BTA                    Biota Holdings Ltd
FNC                    Foundation Healthcare Ltd
OTT                    Open Telecommunications Ltd
UEC                    Uecomm Ltd
PCO                    Pracom Limited
KYC                    Keycorp Ltd
PAS                    Pasminco Limited

S&P/ASX 300 (currently 296 constituents)

ADDITIONS
CODE                   NAME
TSE                    Transfield Services Ltd
MCC                    Macarthur Coal Ltd
CEY                    Centennial Coal Company Ltd
MMD                    Micromedical Industries Ltd
AWE                    Australian Worldwide exploration Ltd
NTG                    National Telecoms Group Ltd
GTG                    Genetic Technologies Ltd
OMP                    OAMPS Ltd
MGW                    Brian McGuigan Wines Ltd
MXO                    Matrix Oil NL
KIM                    Kimberley Diamond Company NL
CSM                    Consolidated Minerals Ltd
RMG                    RMG Ltd
CPB                    Campbell Brothers Ltd
CYG                    Coventry Group Ltd
VTI                    Virotec International Ltd

REMOVALS
CODE                   NAME
FEA                    Forest Enterprises Australia Ltd
MAQ                    Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications
HSN                    Hansen Technologies Ltd
LOK                    Looksmart Ltd
VCM                    VeCommerce Ltd
KSM                    Kingstream Steel Ltd
RDF                    Redflex Holdings Ltd
NWL                    New Tel Ltd
YTL                    Yates Ltd
DVT                    Davnet Ltd
ZIM                    Zimbabwe Platinum Mines Ltd
OTT                    Open Telecommunications Ltd

The changes will be reflected in the starting portfolio of Monday
October 1, 2001.

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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(NYSE:MHP), provides independent financial information, analytical
services, and credit ratings to the world's financial markets. Among
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first global, equity, real time index; the S&P 500, the premier US
portfolio index; and credit ratings on more than 220,000 securities
and funds worldwide. With more than 5,000 employees located in 21
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