BlackRock Investments Canada Inc.

BlackRock Investments Canada Inc.

March 20, 2012 15:24 ET

Blackrock Investments Canada Inc. Announces Q1 and Monthly Distributions on Certain Exchange Traded Funds

Listing:     TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)

Symbol:  CAB.A, CAB, CBD.A, CBD, CBH.A CBH, CBN.A, CBN, CBO.A, CBO, CDZ.A, CDZ, CEW.A, CEW, CGR.A, CGR, CHB.A, CHB, CIE.A, CIE, CIF.A, CIF, CLF.A, CLF, CLG.A, CLG, CLU, CLU.A, CLU.B, CLU.C, CMR.A, CMR, CMW.A, CMW, CPD.A, CPD, CRQ.A, CRQ, CSD.A, CSD, CSD.U, CSD.V, CUD.A, CUD, CVD.A, CVD, CWW.A, CWW, CYH.A, CYH, FIE.A, FIE.

TORONTO, March 20, 2012 - Blackrock Investments Canada Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), is pleased to announce the quarterly and monthly distributions for the Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) listed below.  Unitholders of record on March 29, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable on April 5, 2012.  Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:

   Fund Name Trading Symbol Distribution Amount per Unit ($)    Payment
   Frequency
Claymore Canadian Fundamental Index ETF CRQ $ 0.0700    Quarterly
CRQ.A $ 0.0470    Quarterly
Claymore US Fundamental Index ETF C$ hedged CLU $ 0.0530    Quarterly
CLU.A $ 0.0160    Quarterly
Claymore US Fundamental Index ETF - non hedged CLU.C $ 0.0450    Quarterly
CLU.B $ 0.0150    Quarterly
Claymore International Fundamental Index ETF CIE $ 0.0770    Quarterly
CIE.A $ 0.0520    Quarterly
Claymore S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend ETF CDZ $ 0.0600    Monthly
CDZ.A $ 0.0460    Monthly
Claymore S&P US Dividend Growers ETF CUD $ 0.0431    Monthly
CUD.A $ 0.0300    Monthly
Claymore Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend ETF CYH $ 0.0465    Monthly
CYH.A $ 0.0375    Monthly
Claymore Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE $ 0.0400    Monthly
FIE.A $ 0.0400    Monthly
Claymore Global Real Estate ETF CGR $ 0.0930    Quarterly
CGR.A $ 0.0590    Quarterly
Claymore Global Infrastructure ETF CIF $ 0.0830    Quarterly
CIF.A $ 0.0470    Quarterly
Claymore S&P/TSX Global Mining ETF CMW $ 0.0580    Quarterly
CMW.A $ 0.0210    Quarterly
Claymore S&P Global Water ETF CWW $ 0.0420    Quarterly
CWW.A $ 0.0120    Quarterly
Claymore Equal Weight
Banc & Lifeco ETF
CEW $ 0.0220    Monthly
CEW.A $ 0.0325    Monthly
Claymore Premium Money Market ETF CMR $ 0.0330    Monthly
CMR.A $ 0.0220    Monthly
Claymore Advantaged Canadian Bond ETF CAB $ 0.0560    Monthly
CAB.A $ 0.0475    Monthly
Claymore Advantaged High Yield Bond ETF CHB $ 0.1220    Monthly
CHB.A $ 0.1160    Monthly
Claymore Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF CSD $ 0.0830    Monthly
CSD.A $ 0.0750    Monthly
Claymore Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF (US$ Units) CSD.U $ 0.0830    Monthly
CSD.V $ 0.0750    Monthly
Claymore Advantaged Convertible Bond ETF CVD $ 0.0825    Monthly
CVD.A $ 0.0740    Monthly
Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF CLF $ 0.0680    Monthly
CLF.A $ 0.0590    Monthly
Claymore 1-10 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF CLG $ 0.0600    Monthly
CLG.A $ 0.0510    Monthly
Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond ETF CBO $ 0.0760    Monthly
CBO.A $ 0.0671    Monthly
Claymore 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond ETF CBH $ 0.0780    Monthly
CBH.A $ 0.0690    Monthly
Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETF CPD $ 0.0620    Monthly
CPD.A $ 0.0550    Monthly
Claymore Balanced Income CorePortfolioTM ETF CBD $ 0.0450    Monthly
CBD.A $ 0.0280    Monthly
Claymore Balanced Growth CorePortfolioTM ETF CBN $ 0.0230    Monthly
CBN.A $ 0.0100    Monthly

The ex-dividend date for all ETFs is March 27, 2012, except for the Claymore Premium Money Market ETF (CMR/CMR.A) which has an ex-dividend date of March 29, 2012.

In addition, BlackRock Investments Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the estimated monthly distributions per unit for the funds listed below, for the months April 2012 and May 2012.

Fund Name Trading Symbol April 2012 May 2012
Claymore S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend ETF CDZ $ 0.0600 $ 0.0600
CDZ.A $ 0.0460 $ 0.0460
Claymore S&P US Dividend Growers ETF CUD $ 0.0431 $ 0.0431
CUD.A $ 0.0300 $ 0.0300
Claymore Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend ETF CYH $ 0.0465 $ 0.0465
CYH.A $ 0.0375 $ 0.0375
Claymore Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE $ 0.0400 $ 0.0400
FIE.A $ 0.0400 $ 0.0400
Claymore Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW $ 0.0220 $ 0.0220
CEW.A $ 0.0325 $ 0.0325
Claymore Advantaged Canadian Bond ETF CAB $ 0.0560 $ 0.0560
CAB.A $ 0.0475 $ 0.0475
Claymore Advantaged High Yield Bond ETF CHB $ 0.1220 $ 0.1220
CHB.A $ 0.1160 $ 0.1160
Claymore Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF CSD $ 0.0830 $ 0.0830
CSD.A $ 0.0750 $ 0.0750
Claymore Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF (US$ Units) CSD.U $ 0.0830 $ 0.0830
CSD.V $ 0.0750 $ 0.0750
Claymore Advantaged Convertible Bond ETF CVD $ 0.0825 $ 0.0825
CVD.A $ 0.0740 $ 0.0740
Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF CLF $ 0.0680 $ 0.0680
CLF.A $ 0.0590 $ 0.0590
Claymore 1-10 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF CLG $ 0.0600 $ 0.0600
CLG.A $ 0.0510 $ 0.0510
Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond ETF CBO $ 0.0760 $ 0.0760
CBO.A $ 0.0671 $ 0.0671
Claymore 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond ETF CBH $ 0.0780 $ 0.0780
CBH.A $ 0.0690 $ 0.0690
Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETF CPD $ 0.0620 $ 0.0620
CPD.A $ 0.0550 $ 0.0550
Claymore Balanced Income CorePortfolioTM ETF CBD $ 0.0450 $ 0.0450
CBD.A $ 0.0280 $ 0.0280
Claymore Balanced Growth CorePortfolioTM ETF CBN $ 0.0230 $ 0.0230
CBN.A $ 0.0100 $ 0.0100

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BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At December 31, 2011, BlackRock's AUM was US $3.513 trillion. BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients' needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City, as of December 31, 2011, the firm has approximately 10,100 employees in 27 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.blackrock.com.

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