SOURCE: Barclays Global Investors

January 23, 2007 11:00 ET

iShares® Funds Scheduled to Move to the New York Stock Exchange

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2007 -- Barclays Global Investors (BGI), a worldwide leader in exchange traded funds (ETFs), announced today the continued move of the listing exchange for certain iShares Funds to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 16, 2007. The iShares Funds are listed below. No action is needed by current shareholders.

iShares MSCI South Africa
iShares MSCI Pacific ex-Japan Index Fund
iShares Goldman Sachs Multimedia Networking Index Fund
iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor Index Fund
iShares Goldman Sachs Software Index Fund
iShares Goldman Sachs Technology Index Fund
iShares Goldman Sachs Natural Resources Index Fund
iShares S&P/TOPIX 150 Index Fund
iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund
iShares MSCI EAFE
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund
iShares S&P Global Energy Sector Index Fund
iShares S&P Global Financials Sector Index Fund
iShares S&P Global Healthcare Sector Index Fund
iShares S&P Global Technology Sector Index Fund
iShares S&P Global Telecommunications Sector Index Fund
This is part of a phased transfer of 81 iShares branded exchange-traded products' primary listings moving from the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) to the NYSE Group, as announced in 2005.

The iShares Funds are index funds that are bought and sold like common stocks on securities exchanges. The iShares Funds are attractive to many individual and institutional investors and financial intermediaries because of their relative low cost, tax efficiency and trading flexibility. Investors can purchase and sell shares through any brokerage firm, financial advisor, or online broker, and hold the funds in any type of brokerage account.

Carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risk factors and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses, which may be obtained by calling 1-800-iShares or by visiting www.ishares.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Barclays Global Investors is one of the world's largest asset managers(1) providing structured investment strategies such as risk-controlled active strategies and indexing. In the U.S., BGI is one of the largest active managers(2), set apart by its risk-controlled approach. BGI manages 65% of the world's 100 largest pension plans(3) and is the leader in assets and products in exchange traded funds through its iShares® brand with more than 180 ETFs globally. The firm managed over $1.6 trillion in assets as of 9/30/06, for more than 2,800 clients in 52 countries around the world. BGI is a majority-owned subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC.

The iShares Funds ("Funds") are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SEI). Barclays Global Fund Advisors (BGFA) serves as an advisor to the Funds. Barclays Global Investors Services (BGIS) assists in the marketing of the Funds. BGFA and BGIS are subsidiaries of Barclays Global Investors, N.A., which is a majority-owned subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC, none of which is affiliated with SEI.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Transactions in shares of the iShares Funds will result in brokerage commissions.

© 2007 Barclays Global Investors. All rights reserved. iShares is a registered trademark of Barclays Global Investors, N.A. All other trademarks, servicemarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

(1) Source: "P&I/Watson Wyatt World's 300 Largest Managers," Pensions & Investments, December 26, 2005.

(2) Source: "P&I/Watson Wyatt World's: Largest Retirement Plans," Pensions & Investments, December 26, 2005.

(3) Source: Institutional Investor News: "2005 Assets Under Management Survey," Defined Contribution and Savings Plan Alert, October 31, 2005.