First Quarter of ’12 S&P/TSX Earnings Snapshot as of May 10

The following tables summarize the latest quarterly earnings for companies in the S&P/Toronto (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 Q1/12:          161@          4.6%
Higher EPS                      90          30.7%
Lower EPS                       64         -28.6%
Unchanged                        7           0.0%
Total reported Ex-Financial:   141           0.4%
S&P/TSX Universe:
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S&P/TSX Index EPS with 161/255 companies reported:      $215.41

Earnings Surprises:
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                                    Q1/12

Positive Surprises:             80/161 =  49.7%
0% Surprises:                   16/161 =   9.9%
Negative Surprises:             65/161 =  40.4%

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

Consumer Discretionary:          14 /17     4.1%    8      0     7    $5.03
Consumer Staples:                 6 /12    -6.4%    4      0     2    $2.65
Sector Summary:
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                                           Share-
                                Reported  Weighted Earnings Surprises Sector
                                 /Total   %Change   (+)   same   (-)   EPS

Energy:                          51 /66     7.5%    30     3     18  $25.46
Financials:                      20 /43    27.4%    9      6     5   $48.06
Health Care:                      3 /4     72.6%    2      1     0    $1.89
Industrials:                     14 /18    20.1%    7      2     5    $5.66
Information Tech:                 6 /6     -42.2%   3      1     2    $2.90
Materials:                       35 /74    -5.9%    11     2     22  $19.20
Telecom Svcs:                     5 /5      1.3%    3      0     2    $6.09
Utilities:                        7 /10    -2.8%    4      0     3    $2.19

Total Reported:                 161 /255    4.6%    81    15     65  $215.41

Total Reported
   Ex-Financial:                141 /212    0.4%    72     9     60


Industry Summary:
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                                           Share-
                                Reported  Weighted  Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change   (+)   same   (-)
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY:
  Automobiles & Components        2 /2      7.4%    2      0     0
  Consumer Durables & Apparel     1 /2     -55.9%   1      0     0
  Consumer Services               1 /1      9.4%    0      0     1
  Media                           8 /8      5.0%    4      0     4
  Retailing                       2 /4     41.6%    1      0     1

CONSUMER STAPLES:
  Food & Staples Retailing        4 /8     -4.4%    3      0     1
  Food Beverage & Tobacco         2 /4     -35.9%   1      0     1

FINANCIALS:
  Banks                           2 /10     6.2%    1      1     0
  Diversified Financials          4 /7     -7.0%    1      2     1
  Insurance                       6 /8     42.6%    3      0     3
  Real Estate                     8 /18     9.7%    4      3     1
Industry Summary:
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                                           Share-
                                Reported  Weighted  Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change   (+)   same   (-)
HEALTH CARE:
  Health Care Equipment & Srvs.   2 /2     44.0%    1      1     0
  Pharma., Biotech. & Life Sci.   1 /2     77.6%    1      0     0

INDUSTRIALS:
  Capital Goods                   8 /9     -13.8%   4      1     3
  Commercial & Professional Ser   2 /3     -6.3%    0      0     2
  Transportation                  4 /6     49.4%    3      1     0

INFORMATION TECH:
  Software & Services             3 /3      4.0%    1      1     1
  Technology Hardware & Equip.    3 /3     -51.0%   2      0     1

ENERGY:
  Energy Equipment & Services*    9 /11    35.4%    7      0     2
  Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels*    42 /55     5.4%    23     3     16
Industry Summary:
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                                           Share-
                                Reported  Weighted  Earnings Surprises
                                 /Total   %Change   (+)   same   (-)
MATERIALS:
  Chemicals*                      4 /5     -30.7%   0      0     4
  Containers & Packaging*         1 /1      7.2%    0      1     0
  Metals & Mining*               28 /66     4.3%    11     1     16
  Paper & Forest Products*        2 /2       NM     0      0     2

TELECOM SVCS:                     5 /5      1.3%    3      0     2

UTILITIES:                        7 /10    -2.8%    4      0     3

TOTAL REPORTED
   UNIVERSE:                    161 /255    4.6%    81    15     65
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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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