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Summary of Reported EPS for Fourth Quarter of ’11 for S&P/TSX

March 02, 2012

The following are the cumulative earnings per share results for the fourth quarter of 2011 for companies in the S&P/Toronto (SPTSX) (SPTSX). The earnings included in the fourth quarter is based on companies announced quarter ended date in the period of November to February and were as of index members on December 30 (the last day of the quarter).

Weighted and non-weighted averages are year-over-year percent changes. Share- weighted averages are based upon diluted shares outstanding of each compared quarter. Market capitalization weighted averages are based upon the market capitalization as of the close on December 30, 2011. The percentages calculations are based on earnings from continuing operations excluding gains, charges and one-time items.

Adjusted earnings calculations for the index are based on income from continuing operations excluding items. Earnings figures are diluted. Earnings estimates are provided by Bloomberg.

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                                           SHARE-     MKT-CAP     NON-
                                          WEIGHTED   WEIGHTED  WEIGHTED
THE S&P/TSX UNIVERSE:                      % CHG      % CHG      % CHG
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TOTAL REPORTED Q4/11   144@  GAIN/LOSS:      2.8%      -4.5%    -27.5%
TOTAL UP  EPS           89   AVG. UP:       37.9%      28.1%     51.8%
  REVERSALS UP           7^
TOTAL DOWNEPS           49   AVG. DOWN:    -69.8%    -269.1% -1,261.3%
  REVERSALS DOWN        11^
UNCHANGED EPS            6
TOTAL EX-FINANCIAL:    116   GAIN/LOSS:     17.7%      23.1%     10.6%

ADJUSTED Q4/11 EARNINGS OF 144/253:                           $205.30#

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DISTRIBUTION OF EARNINGS  SURPRISES:
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POSITIVE SURPRISES:    72/143 = 50.3%
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DISTRIBUTION OF EARNINGS  SURPRISES:
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% of Surprises:                        EPS Differences (Actual-Estimate):
      (0% to 10%):      36             (1 cent):                      9
     (10% to 20%):      14             (2 cents):                     8
     (20% to 30%):       6             (3 to 4 cents):               18
     (30% to 40%):       5             (5 to 9 cents):               20
     (40% to 50%):       2             (10 to 19 cents):              8
  (more than 50%):       6             (20 to 49 cents):              9
       % chg NM          3             (50 cents or more):            0

0% SURPRISES:           13/143 = 9.1%

NEGATIVE SURPRISES:     58/143 = 40.6%
% of Surprises:                        EPS Differences (Actual-Estimate):
       (-10% to 0%):    21             (-1 cent):                     8
     (-20% to -10%):    11             (-2 cents):                    8
     (-30% to -20%):     3             (-3 to -4 cents):              7
     (-40% to -30%):     2             (-5 to -9 cents):             18
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DISTRIBUTION OF EARNINGS  SURPRISES:
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     (-50% to -40%):     5             (-10 to -19 cents):            6
   (less than -50%):     7             (-20 to -49 cents):            6
         % chg NM        9             (-50 cents or less):           5
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*-- Up reversals reflect companies which reported per-share profits this year against losses a year earlier. Down reversals reflect losses this year and gains last year.

**-- Year-Over-Year comparisons are based on earnings per share figures for the S&P/TSX as a whole. These comparisons should only be used as a guide to year-over-year performance due to the differences in members of the S&P/TSX index in Q4/11 and Q4/10.

^-- Included in the total up/down eps counts.

To contact the reporter on this story: Wendy Soong in New York at csoong@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at at atanzi@bloomberg.net


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