Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited (iShares)

December 17, 2008 14:15 ET

Barclays Canada Announces Quarterly Cash Distributions for the iShares Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 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) announced today the fourth quarter 2008 cash distributions to holders of iShares® Funds. Unitholders of record on December 30, 2008 will receive cash distributions payable on December 31, 2008. The ex-dividend date will be December 24, 2008. These cash distributions do not include the estimated annual reinvested distributions which are reported in a separate press release. Details of the fourth quarter per unit cash distributions are as follows:



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Cash
Fund Name Fund Distribution
Ticker Per Unit ($)
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iShares CDN Bond Index Fund XBB 0.32409
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iShares CDN Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.22867
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iShares CDN Growth Index Fund XCG 0.04714
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Small Cap Index Fund XCS 0.18047
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iShares CDN Value Index Fund XCV 0.28301
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iShares CDN Dividend Index Fund XDV 0.19275
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iShares CDN Energy Sector Index Fund XEG 0.21079
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iShares CDN Jantzi Social Fund XEN 0.09451
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iShares CDN Financial Sector Index Fund XFN 0.23060
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iShares CDN Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.20194
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD 0.04460
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iShares CDN Composite Index Fund XIC 0.15788
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iShares CDN MSCI EAFE Index Fund XIN 0.17825
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iShares CDN Tech Sector Index Fund XIT 0.00000
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iShares CDN LargeCap 60 Index Fund XIU 0.12077
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iShares CDN Long Bond Index Fund XLB 0.23301
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iShares CDN Materials Sector Index Fund XMA 0.02777
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iShares CDN Completion Index Fund XMD 0.27903
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iShares CDN Real Return Bond Index Fund XRB 0.30882
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iShares CDN REIT Sector Index Fund XRE 0.29896
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iShares CDN Short Bond Index Fund XSB 0.29466
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iShares CDN S&P 500 Index Fund XSP 0.09981
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iShares CDN Russell 2000 Index Fund XSU 0.16164
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iShares CDN Income Trust Sector Index Fund XTR 0.45595
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iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR 0.19126
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iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR 0.20960
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iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC 0.20074
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iShares Alternatives Completion
Portfolio Builder Fund XAL 0.21003
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Further information on iShares Funds can be found at www.iShares.ca.

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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