Barclays Canada announces filing of iShares tax information for 2007



    Listing: TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)

    Symbol: XBB, XCB, XCG, XCV, XDV, XEG, XFN, XGB, XGD, XIC, XIN, XIT, XIU,
    XLB, XMA, XMD, XRB, XRE, XSB, XSP, XTR, XSU, XEN, XCS

    TORONTO, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited
(Barclays Canada) announced in a news release dated February 21, 2008 that the
tax characteristics for all 2007 distributions for iShares Funds have been
finalized and provided to CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. (CDS) for
use by brokers in preparing tax reports, including T3 slips, for their
clients. The tax information filed with CDS is correct and final and has not
changed. However, certain information in the press release dated February 21,
2008 was inaccurate. This information has been corrected in the summary below,
and noted with an asterisk(*).

    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 $400 billion in assets. As at
December 31, 2007, Barclays Canada managed over $74 billion in Canadian assets
and in other assets for Canadian clients, including $17 billion in the
TSX-listed iShares Funds. Barclays Canada has offices in Toronto, Montreal and
Vancouver.

    
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                  Non                                               Total
         Eligible Eligible                 Return                   Taxable
    Tic- Divide-  Divide- Other   Capital  of      Foreign Foreign  Distri-
     ker  nds      nds    Income  Gains    Capital Income  Tax Paid  bution
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    XBB                   1.27866                                    1.27866
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    XCB                   0.85153                                    0.85153
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    XCG  0.02694                   0.57028 0.05190                   0.64912
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    XCS  0.02846  0.02894 0.27447  0.27455 0.10286 0.01081 -0.00072  0.71937
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    XCV  0.43521  0.00353 0.14954  0.90270 0.06114 0.00395 -0.00028  1.55579
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    XDV  0.52920                   0.08304 0.13766                   0.74990
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    XEG  0.46630  0.00936 1.35308  0.19969 0.22934                   2.25777
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    XEN  0.15599                   0.06653 0.02589                   0.24841
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    XFN  1.08531                   0.00454 0.23275                   1.32260
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    XGB                   0.83704(*)                                 0.83704
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    XGD                            7.20276 0.17669                   7.37945
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    XIC  1.23745  0.02816 0.45920  2.17254 0.12100 0.01488 -0.00123  4.03200
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    XIN                            0.83897 0.09628 0.60543 -0.09672  1.44396
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    XIT                            0.91003                           0.91003
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    XIU  1.32483  0.00066 0.07059  0.19244 0.06519 0.00381 -0.00058  1.65694
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    XLB                   0.93285(*)                                  0.93285
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    XMA  0.00136(*)                2.81576 0.09759(*)                2.91471
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    XMD  0.87276  0.10457 1.42312 11.71599 0.31736 0.03358 -0.00147 14.46591
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    XRB                   0.75721                                    0.75721
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    XRE          0.00287(*) 0.23008 0.16077 0.59506 0.03196 -0.00188  1.01886
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    XSB                   1.18864          0.00235                   1.19099
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    XSP                            2.08911 0.00055 0.29512 -0.04816  2.33662
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    XSU                            1.78066 0.02948 0.13054 -0.02202  1.91866
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    XTR           0.03044 0.92988  0.00266 0.17356 0.01669 -0.00104  1.15219
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    (*) revised from news release dated February 21, 2008.
    

    %SEDAR: 00015150E




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For further information: or to schedule an interview: Contact for Media:
Lindsay Mattick Davidson, Narrative Advocacy Media, T - (416) 644-4123, C -
(416) 804-4712, Email: lindsay.mattick@narrativeadvocacy.com; All other
inquiries: 1-866-iShares (1-866-474-2731), Email:
iSharesCanada@barclaysglobal.com

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