Barclays Canada announces final annual reinvested distributions for iShares



    Listing: TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)

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

    TORONTO, Dec. 24 /CNW/ - Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited
(Barclays Canada) announces today the final annual reinvested distributions
for iShares exchange traded funds. These annual reinvested distributions
generally represent realized capital gains within the funds or special
dividends received by the funds. The reinvested distributions are not paid in
cash but will be reported as taxable distributions and can be used to increase
the investor's adjusted cost base of the fund. The net asset value and the
number of units outstanding for each iShares fund will not change as a result
of these reinvested distributions. These reinvested distributions do not
include the fourth quarter cash distributions which were reported in a
separate press release dated December 17, 2007.
    Unitholders of record on December 28, 2007 will receive reinvested
distributions payable on December 31, 2007. The ex-dividend date will be
December 24, 2007. The actual taxable amounts of reinvested and cash
distributions for 2007, including the tax characteristics of the
distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS) early in 2008.
    The following chart shows the final annual reinvested distributions per
unit for each of the iShares funds.

    
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    Fund Name                   Fund Ticker          Final Reinvested
                                                     Distribution Per
                                                     Unit for 2007 ($)
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    iShares CDN Bond Index Fund    XBB                     0.00000
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    iShares CDN Corporate Bond
     Index Fund                    XCB                     0.00000
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    iShares CDN Growth Index
     Fund                          XCG                     0.57012
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    iShares CDN S&P/TSX Small
     Cap Index Fund                XCS                     0.29071
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    iShares CDN Value Index
     Fund                          XCV                     0.90295
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    iShares CDN Dividend
     Index Fund                    XDV                     0.08304
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    iShares CDN Energy
     Sector Index Fund             XEG                     0.20484
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    iShares CDN Jantzi Social
     Fund                          XEN                     0.06653
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    iShares CDN Financial
     Sector Index Fund             XFN                     0.00454
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    iShares CDN Government
     Bond Index Fund               XGB                     0.00000
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    iShares CDN S&P/TSX Global
     Gold Index Fund               XGD                     7.20276
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    iShares CDN Composite Index
     Fund                          XIC                     2.18404
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    iShares CDN MSCI EAFE Index
     Fund                          XIN                     0.83897
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    iShares CDN Tech Sector
     Index Fund                    XIT                     0.91003
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    iShares CDN LargeCap 60
     Index Fund                    XIU                     0.19244
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    iShares CDN Long Bond Index
     Fund                          XLB                     0.00000
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    iShares CDN Materials Sector
     Index Fund                    XMA                     2.82674
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    iShares CDN Completion Index
     Fund                          XMD                    11.72599
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    iShares CDN Real Return Bond
     Index Fund                    XRB                     0.29819
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    iShares CDN REIT Sector
     Index Fund                    XRE                     0.14158
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    iShares CDN Short Bond
     Index Fund                    XSB                     0.00000
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    iShares CDN S&P 500 Index
     Fund                          XSP                     2.08911
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    iShares CDN Russell 2000
     Index Fund                    XSU                     1.78066
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    iShares CDN Income Trust
     Sector Index Fund             XTR                     0.01680
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    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. BGI leads the world in
managing index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs), with over 200 iShares
Funds representing $400 billion in assets. As at September 30, 2007, Barclays
Canada managed over $74 billion in Canadian assets and in other assets for
Canadian clients, including over $17 billion in the TSX-listed iShares Funds.
Barclays Canada has offices in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

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For further information:

For further information: Contact for Media: Lindsay Mattick-Davidson,
Narrative Advocacy Media, (416) 644-4123, Email:
lindsay.mattick@narrativeadvocacy.com; All other inquiries: 1-866-iShares
(1-866-474-2737), Email: iSharesCanada@barclaysglobal.com

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