Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited (BGI Canada)
TSX : XBB
TSX : XCB
TSX : XCG
TSX : XCV
TSX : XDV
TSX : XEG
TSX : XFN
TSX : XGB
TSX : XGD
TSX : XIC
TSX : XIT
TSX : XIU
TSX : XLB
TSX : XMA
TSX : XMD
TSX : XRE
TSX : XSB
TSX : XTR
TSX : XEN
TSX : XCS

March 19, 2009 14:36 ET

BGI Canada Announces Quarterly Cash Distributions for iShares® Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 19, 2009) - Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited (BGI Canada) (TSX:XBB)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XCG)(TSX:XCV)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XEG)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XGD)(TSX:XIC)(TSX:XIT)(TSX:XIU)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XMA)(TSX:XMD)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XEN)(TSX:XCS) -

Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited (BGI Canada) announced today the first quarter 2009 cash distributions for iShares funds. Unitholders of record on March 30, 2009 will receive cash distributions payable on March 31, 2009. Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:



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Cash
iShares Fund Ticker Distribution
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iShares CDN DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB $0.32400
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iShares CDN DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB $0.24495
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iShares CDN Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund XCG $0.04637
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Small Cap Index Fund XCS $0.05912
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iShares CDN Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund XCV $0.11835
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iShares CDN Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV $0.18035
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund XEG $0.09007
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iShares CDN Jantzi Social Index Fund XEN $0.09869
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN $0.20517
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iShares CDN DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB $0.21281
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD $0.00000
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund XIC $0.10640
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index
Fund XIT $0.00000
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund XIU $0.10315
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iShares CDN DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB $0.22763
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund XMA $0.00000
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund XMD $0.09436
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE $0.09494
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iShares CDN DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB $0.29378
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Income Trust Index Fund XTR $0.11985
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About BGI Canada

BGI 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 is the global product leader in exchange traded funds (iShares) with over 320 funds available for institutions and individuals globally. As at December 31, 2008, BGI Canada managed over $53 billion in Canadian assets and in other assets for Canadian clients, including $16 billion in the TSX-listed iShares Funds. BGI Canada has offices in Toronto and Montreal.

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