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. 21 /CNW/ - Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited
(Barclays Canada) announced today 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. This information replaces
any estimated tax characteristics that were provided periodically by Barclays
Canada during 2007 to help investors in iShares Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
with preliminary tax planning.
    The "per unit" tax characteristics for iShares 2007 distributions are
summarized below. A more detailed listing of tax characteristics by individual
distribution period will be available shortly at www.iShares.ca (but have been
provided to CDS as noted above). For more information about the tax efficiency
of iShares ETFs, please visit www.iShares.ca.

    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
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    XEG  0.46630  0.00936 1.35308  0.19969 0.22934                   2.25777
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    XEN  0.15599                   0.06653 0.02589                   0.24841
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    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  0.00135                   2.81576 0.09760                   2.91471
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    XMD  0.87276  0.10457 1.42312 11.71599 0.31736 0.03358 -0.00147 14.46591
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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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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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