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

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Blackrock Investments Canada Inc. Announces Q1 and Monthly Distributions on Certain Exchange Traded Funds19:41 EDT Tuesday, March 20, 2012Listing:     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 /CNW/ - 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 NameTrading SymbolDistribution Amount per Unit ($)   Payment   FrequencyClaymore Canadian Fundamental Index ETFCRQ$ 0.0700   QuarterlyCRQ.A$ 0.0470   QuarterlyClaymore US Fundamental Index ETF C$ hedgedCLU$ 0.0530   QuarterlyCLU.A$ 0.0160   QuarterlyClaymore US Fundamental Index ETF - non hedgedCLU.C$ 0.0450   QuarterlyCLU.B$ 0.0150   QuarterlyClaymore International Fundamental Index ETFCIE$ 0.0770   QuarterlyCIE.A$ 0.0520   QuarterlyClaymore S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend ETFCDZ$ 0.0600   MonthlyCDZ.A$ 0.0460   MonthlyClaymore S&P US Dividend Growers ETFCUD$ 0.0431   MonthlyCUD.A$ 0.0300   MonthlyClaymore Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend ETFCYH$ 0.0465   MonthlyCYH.A$ 0.0375   MonthlyClaymore Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETFFIE$ 0.0400   MonthlyFIE.A$ 0.0400   MonthlyClaymore Global Real Estate ETFCGR$ 0.0930   QuarterlyCGR.A$ 0.0590   QuarterlyClaymore Global Infrastructure ETFCIF$ 0.0830   QuarterlyCIF.A$ 0.0470   QuarterlyClaymore S&P/TSX Global Mining ETFCMW$ 0.0580   QuarterlyCMW.A$ 0.0210   QuarterlyClaymore S&P Global Water ETFCWW$ 0.0420   QuarterlyCWW.A$ 0.0120   QuarterlyClaymore Equal WeightBanc & Lifeco ETFCEW$ 0.0220   MonthlyCEW.A$ 0.0325   MonthlyClaymore Premium Money Market ETFCMR$ 0.0330   MonthlyCMR.A$ 0.0220   MonthlyClaymore Advantaged Canadian Bond ETFCAB$ 0.0560   MonthlyCAB.A$ 0.0475   MonthlyClaymore Advantaged High Yield Bond ETFCHB$ 0.1220   MonthlyCHB.A$ 0.1160   MonthlyClaymore Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETFCSD$ 0.0830   MonthlyCSD.A$ 0.0750   MonthlyClaymore Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF (US$ Units)CSD.U$ 0.0830   MonthlyCSD.V$ 0.0750   MonthlyClaymore Advantaged Convertible Bond ETFCVD$ 0.0825   MonthlyCVD.A$ 0.0740   MonthlyClaymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETFCLF$ 0.0680   MonthlyCLF.A$ 0.0590   MonthlyClaymore 1-10 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETFCLG$ 0.0600   MonthlyCLG.A$ 0.0510   MonthlyClaymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond ETFCBO$ 0.0760   MonthlyCBO.A$ 0.0671   MonthlyClaymore 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond ETFCBH$ 0.0780   MonthlyCBH.A$ 0.0690   MonthlyClaymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETFCPD$ 0.0620   MonthlyCPD.A$ 0.0550   MonthlyClaymore Balanced Income CorePortfolioTM ETFCBD$ 0.0450   MonthlyCBD.A$ 0.0280   MonthlyClaymore Balanced Growth CorePortfolioTM ETFCBN$ 0.0230   MonthlyCBN.A$ 0.0100   MonthlyThe 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 NameTrading SymbolApril 2012May 2012Claymore S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend ETFCDZ$ 0.0600$ 0.0600CDZ.A$ 0.0460$ 0.0460Claymore S&P US Dividend Growers ETFCUD$ 0.0431$ 0.0431CUD.A$ 0.0300$ 0.0300Claymore Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend ETFCYH$ 0.0465$ 0.0465CYH.A$ 0.0375$ 0.0375Claymore Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETFFIE$ 0.0400$ 0.0400FIE.A$ 0.0400$ 0.0400Claymore Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETFCEW$ 0.0220$ 0.0220CEW.A$ 0.0325$ 0.0325Claymore Advantaged Canadian Bond ETFCAB$ 0.0560$ 0.0560CAB.A$ 0.0475$ 0.0475Claymore Advantaged High Yield Bond ETFCHB$ 0.1220$ 0.1220CHB.A$ 0.1160$ 0.1160Claymore Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETFCSD$ 0.0830$ 0.0830CSD.A$ 0.0750$ 0.0750Claymore Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF (US$ Units)CSD.U$ 0.0830$ 0.0830CSD.V$ 0.0750$ 0.0750Claymore Advantaged Convertible Bond ETFCVD$ 0.0825$ 0.0825CVD.A$ 0.0740$ 0.0740Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETFCLF$ 0.0680$ 0.0680CLF.A$ 0.0590$ 0.0590Claymore 1-10 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETFCLG$ 0.0600$ 0.0600CLG.A$ 0.0510$ 0.0510Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond ETFCBO$ 0.0760$ 0.0760CBO.A$ 0.0671$ 0.0671Claymore 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond ETFCBH$ 0.0780$ 0.0780CBH.A$ 0.0690$ 0.0690Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETFCPD$ 0.0620$ 0.0620CPD.A$ 0.0550$ 0.0550Claymore Balanced Income CorePortfolioTM ETFCBD$ 0.0450$ 0.0450CBD.A$ 0.0280$ 0.0280Claymore Balanced Growth CorePortfolioTM ETFCBN$ 0.0230$ 0.0230CBN.A$ 0.0100$ 0.0100About BlackRockBlackRock 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.Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.For more information investors should consult with their investment advisor or visit our website at www.ishares.ca. For further information: Contact for Media: Amanda Gun-Munro Veritas Communications T - 416-955-4580 C - 647-588-6817 Email: gun-munro@veritascanada.com