Monday’s “Legg to Bid for Royal of Canada Pension Unit” on page 7 misattributed essential information — including the basic assertion that Legg Mason Inc. would bid for Royal Bank of Canada’s RT Capital — to a Legg Mason spokeswoman. In fact she refused to discuss the subject, saying the firm neither confirms nor denies rumors.

All the information attributed to the spokeswoman actually came from another Legg Mason source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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