Barclays Canada announces quarterly cash distributions for iShares



    Listing: TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)

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

    TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ - Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited
(Barclays Canada) announced today the first quarter 2008 cash distributions
for iShares(TM) funds. Unitholders of record on March 28, 2008 will receive
cash distributions payable on March 31, 2008. Details of the "per unit"
distribution amounts are as follows:

    
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    iShares Fund                               Ticker       Cash Distribution
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    iShares CDN Scotia Capital Universe
     Bond Index Fund                             XBB            $ 0.31843
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    iShares CDN Scotia Capital All Corporate
     Bond Index Fund                             XCB            $ 0.23496
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    iShares CDN Dow Jones Canada Select
     Growth Index Fund                           XCG            $ 0.01765
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    iShares CDN S&P/TSX Small Cap Index Fund     XCS            $ 0.05964
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    iShares CDN Dow Jones Canada Select Value
     Index Fund                                  XCV            $ 0.15010
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    iShares CDN Dow Jones Canada Select
     Dividend Index Fund                         XDV            $ 0.20080
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    iShares CDN S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index
     Fund                                        XEG            $ 0.30984
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    iShares CDN Jantzi Social Index Fund         XEN            $ 0.09361
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    iShares CDN S&P/TSX Capped Financials
     Index Fund                                  XFN            $ 0.38886
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    iShares CDN Scotia Capital All Government
     Bond Index Fund                             XGB            $ 0.20732
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    iShares CDN S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund   XGD            $ 0.00000
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    iShares CDN S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index
     Fund                                        XIC            $ 0.42244
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    iShares CDN S&P/TSX Capped Information
     Tech. Index Fund                            XIT            $ 0.00000
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    iShares CDN S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund            XIU            $ 0.40403
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    iShares CDN Scotia Capital Long Term Bond
     Index Fund                                  XLB            $ 0.23488
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    iShares CDN S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index
     Fund                                        XMA            $ 0.02840
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    iShares CDN S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund    XMD            $ 0.39799
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    iShares CDN S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund   XRE            $ 0.10372
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    iShares CDN Scotia Capital Short Term Bond
     Index Fund                                  XSB            $ 0.31465
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    iShares CDN S&P/TSX Capped Income Trust
     Index Fund                                  XTR            $ 0.15756
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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 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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For further information:

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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