Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited (iShares)
TSX : XAL
TSX : XGC
TSX : XGR
TSX : XCR
TSX : XCS
TSX : XEN
TSX : XSU
TSX : XTR
TSX : XSP
TSX : XSB
TSX : XRE
TSX : XRB
TSX : XMD
TSX : XMA
TSX : XLB
TSX : XIU
TSX : XIT
TSX : XIN
TSX : XIC
TSX : XGD
TSX : XGB
TSX : XFN
TSX : XEG
TSX : XDV
TSX : XCV
TSX : XCG
TSX : XCB
TSX : XBB

December 24, 2008 12:52 ET

Barclays Canada Announces Final Annual Reinvested Distributions for the iShares Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 24, 2008) - Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited (iShares)(TSX:XBB)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XCG)(TSX:XCV)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XEG)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XGD)(TSX:XIC)(TSX:XIN)(TSX:XIT)(TSX:XIU)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XMA)(TSX:XMD)(TSX:XRB)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XSP)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XSU)(TSX:XEN)(TSX:XCS)(TSX:XCR)(TSX:XGR)(TSX:XGC)(TSX:XAL) -

Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited (Barclays Canada) announces today the final annual reinvested distributions for the iShares® exchange traded funds. These annual reinvested distributions generally represent realized capital gains within the funds or special dividends received by the funds. The reinvested distributions are not paid in cash but will be reported as taxable distributions and can be used to increase the investor's adjusted cost base of the fund. The net asset value and the number of units outstanding for each iShares Fund will not change as a result of these reinvested distributions. These reinvested distributions do not include the fourth quarter cash distributions which were reported in a separate press release dated December 17, 2008.

Unitholders of record on December 30, 2008 will receive reinvested distributions payable on December 31, 2008. The ex-dividend date will be December 24, 2008. The actual taxable amounts of reinvested and cash distributions for 2008, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through the CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.) early in 2009.

The following chart shows the final annual reinvested distributions per unit for each of the iShares Funds.



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Final Reinvested
Fund Name Fund Distribution Per
Ticker Unit for 2008 ($)
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iShares CDN Bond Index Fund XBB 0.00000
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iShares CDN Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.00000
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iShares CDN Growth Index Fund XCG 0.02413
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Small Cap Index Fund XCS 0.00368
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iShares CDN Value Index Fund XCV 0.00000
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iShares CDN Dividend Index Fund XDV 0.00000
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iShares CDN Energy Sector Index Fund XEG 0.00000
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iShares CDN Jantzi Social Fund XEN 0.01413
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iShares CDN Financial Sector Index Fund XFN 0.00300
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iShares CDN Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.00000
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD 0.00000
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iShares CDN Composite Index Fund XIC 0.00371
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iShares CDN MSCI EAFE Index Fund XIN 0.00000
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iShares CDN Tech Sector Index Fund XIT 0.80222
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iShares CDN LargeCap 60 Index Fund XIU 0.14652
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iShares CDN Long Bond Index Fund XLB 0.00000
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iShares CDN Materials Sector Index Fund XMA 0.08137
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iShares CDN Completion Index Fund XMD 0.00062
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iShares CDN Real Return Bond Index Fund XRB 0.43942
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iShares CDN REIT Sector Index Fund XRE 0.01513
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iShares CDN Short Bond Index Fund XSB 0.00000
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iShares CDN S&P 500 Index Fund XSP 0.00000
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iShares CDN Russell 2000 Index Fund XSU 0.00000
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iShares CDN Income Trust Sector Index Fund XTR 0.00061
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iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR 0.01328
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iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR 0.02022
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iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC 0.02038
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iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio
Builder Fund XAL 0.03016
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About Barclays Canada

Barclays Canada is an indirect subsidiary of Barclays PLC and part of Barclays Global Investors (BGI), a division of Barclays PLC and one of the largest institutional investment managers in the world and the largest manager of index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs). BGI leads the world in ETFs, with over 200 iShares Funds representing over $290 (USD) billion in assets. As at November 30, 2008, Barclays Canada managed over $53 billion in Canadian assets and in other assets for Canadian clients, including over $14 billion in the TSX-listed iShares Funds. Barclays Canada has offices in Toronto and Montreal.

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