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Canadian Oil Sands Included Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - September 14, 2015) - (TSX: COS) -- Canadian Oil Sands Limited ("COS") is pleased to announce that it has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index for the sixth consecutive year, reflecting the performance of its Syncrude asset.

Inclusion in the index requires companies to demonstrate leadership across many different facets of sustainability. Being part of this prestigious group reflects COS' adoption of code of conduct and corporate governance best practices and development of innovative community investment programs. Most importantly, it is a recognition of Syncrude's ongoing commitment to environmental and social programs that ensure a balanced approach to the development of Canada's oil sands.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) were launched in 1999 as the first set of global sustainability benchmarks. Today, the DJSI are globally recognized by investors as the leading benchmarks for corporate sustainability. The DJSI track the performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria, providing investors with objective benchmarks for managing their sustainability investment portfolios.

The Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index is composed of North American sustainability leaders as identified by RobecoSAM through a corporate sustainability assessment. The index represents the top 20 percent of the largest 600 North American companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria.

More information about the selection criteria and detailed performance data is available at:

For more information on Syncrude's sustainability performance, see their latest report at

Canadian Oil Sands Limited
COS holds a 36.74 percent interest in the Syncrude project, the largest producer of light, sweet synthetic oil from Canada's oil sands. As a pure play in Syncrude, COS provides investors with long-life, light crude oil exposure and since 2001 has paid dividends totaling $7.8 billion.

For further information contact:
Siren Fisekci
VP, Investor & Corporate Relations

Scott Arnold
Director, Investor & Corporate Relations

(403) 218-6220

Source: Marketwired (September 14, 2015 - 6:34 PM EDT)

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