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Standard & Poor's Announces Changes to U.S. Indices
New York, New York, USA, 21 February 2007 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's will make the following changes to the S&P SmallCap 600 and S&P REIT Composite indices:

* Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. (NASD: MCRI) will replace ADVO Inc.
(NYSE:AD) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on a date
to be announced. ADVO Inc. is being acquired by S&P MidCap 400
constituent Valassis Communications Inc. (NYSE:VCI) in a deal that is
still pending final approvals.

* American Campus Communities Inc. (NYSE:ACC) will replace Trustreet
Properties, Inc. (NYSE:TSY) in the S&P REIT Composite after the close
of trading on 26 February 2007. Trustreet is being acquired by
General Electric Capital Corporation in a deal expected to close on or
about that date, pending final approvals.

* S&P 500 constituent Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY) is in the process of
combining its fine paper business with S&P/TSX 60 constituent Domtar
Inc. in an exchange offer scheduled to expire at midnight, Eastern
time, on 02 March. The new Domtar will be considered a U.S. company for
S&P index purposes, but will not be added to the S&P Composite 1500 at
this time.

Standard & Poor's will monitor these transactions, and post any relevant updates on its website: www.standardandpoors.com.

Monarch Casino & Resort engages in the ownership and operation of the Atlantis Casino Resort located in Reno, Nevada. Headquartered in Reno, Nevada, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Casino & Gaming Sub-Industry index.

American Campus Communities is a REIT that engages in the acquisition, development, and management of student housing properties in the United States. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the company will be added to the S&P REIT Composite GICS Residential REITs sub-industry.

Following is a summary of the changes:

S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - To Be Announced

ADDED Monarch Casino & Resort Consumer Discretionary Casino & Gaming
DELETED ADVO Inc. Consumer Discretionary Publishing

S&P REIT COMPOSITE INDEX - 26 February 2007

ADDED American Campus Financials Residential REITs
DELETED Trustreet Properties Financials Specialized REITs

Additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies concerned.

About Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), is the world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With approximately 7500 employees, including wholly-owned affiliates, located in 21 countries, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's financial infrastructure, and has played a leading role for more than 140 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions. For more information, visit http://www.standardandpoors.com/.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies

Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP) is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2006 were USD 6.3 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.

Source: Standard & Poor's

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