Barclays Canada announces quarterly cash distributions for iShares



    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, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited
(Barclays Canada) announced today the fourth quarter 2007 cash distributions
to holders of iShares(TM) Funds. Unitholders of record on December 28, 2007
will receive cash distributions payable on December 31. The ex-dividend date
will be December 24. These cash distributions do not include the estimated
annual reinvested distributions which are reported in a separate press
release. Details of the fourth quarter cash distributions are as follows:

    
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                                                            Cash Distribution
    Fund Name                                Fund Ticker       Per Unit ($)
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    iShares CDN Bond Index Fund                  XBB                 0.32706
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    iShares CDN Corporate Bond Index Fund        XCB                 0.23127
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    iShares CDN Growth Index Fund                XCG                 0.01862
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    iShares CDN S&P/TSX Small Cap Index Fund     XCS                 0.25607
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    iShares CDN Value Index Fund                 XCV                 0.21558
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    iShares CDN Dividend Index Fund              XDV                 0.16234
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    iShares CDN Energy Sector Index Fund         XEG                 0.69588
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    iShares CDN Jantzi Social Fund               XEN                 0.08859
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    iShares CDN Financial Sector Index Fund      XFN                 0.32800
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    iShares CDN Government Bond Index Fund       XGB                 0.20536
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    iShares CDN S&P/TSX Global Gold
     Index Fund                                  XGD                 0.00000
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    iShares CDN Composite Index Fund             XIC                 0.54094
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    iShares CDN MSCI EAFE Index Fund             XIN                 0.60499
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    iShares CDN Tech Sector Index Fund           XIT                 0.00000
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    iShares CDN LargeCap 60 Index Fund           XIU                 0.39173
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    iShares CDN Long Bond Index Fund             XLB                 0.24710
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    iShares CDN Materials Sector Index Fund      XMA                 0.00144
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    iShares CDN Completion Index Fund            XMD                 0.91711
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    iShares CDN Real Return Bond Index Fund      XRB                 0.22177
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    iShares CDN REIT Sector Index Fund           XRE                 0.34247
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    iShares CDN Short Bond Index Fund            XSB                 0.30284
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    iShares CDN S&P 500 Index Fund               XSP                 0.24751
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    iShares CDN Russell 2000 Index Fund          XSU                 0.13800
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    iShares CDN Income Trust Sector Index Fund   XTR                 0.43172
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    Further information on iShares funds can be found at 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. 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: More Information, or to schedule an interview:
Contact for Media: Amanda Alvaro, Narrative Advocacy Media, T - (416)
644-4122, C - (416) 804-4712, Email: amanda.alvaro@narrativeadvocacy.com; All
other inquiries: 1-866-iShares (1-866-474-2731), Email:
iSharesCanada@barclaysglobal.com

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