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B2Gold Corp. Added to Jantzi Social Index

September 17, 2019, Toronto – Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics, today announced B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO) will replace New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD) on the Jantzi Social Index(JSI)® effective as of the opening of markets on Monday, September 23, 2019. New Gold Inc. is being removed because the company had been delisted from the S&P/TSX Composite Index.

Launched in 2000, the JSI is a market capitalization-weighted common stock index consisting of 50 Canadian companies that pass a set of broad-based ESG rating criteria. In creating the JSI, Jantzi Research, now Sustainalytics, set out to create an index which could be used by institutional investors to benchmark the performance of socially-screened portfolios and by financial institutions to develop investment products such as index mutual funds, exchange traded funds, index portfolios, index futures and options. The JSI’s underlying universe is the TSX Composite Index.

The cumulative performance of the JSI has surpassed that of the S&P/TSX Composite Index and the S&P/TSX 60. For more information on how Sustainalytics constructs the JSI as well as its annual review process, please visit here.

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