Claymore Investments announces the launch of the Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond ETF (TSX:CBO)



    TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Claymore Investments, Inc., a leading provider
of intelligent ExchangeTraded Funds (ETFs) in Canada, is pleased to announce
the launch of the Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond ETF (TSX:CBO).
    The Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond ETF seeks to provide a return
based on the price and performance, less expenses, of the DEX 1-5 yr Laddered
Corporate Bond Index ("the Index"). The ETF provides investors of different
sizes with the opportunity to gain exposure to a diversified corporate bond
portfolio, designed into five staggered ("laddered") maturity levels from one
year to five year, which are equally weighted. Each year, bonds will roll into
lower ladder bucket, with all bonds from shortest term bucket rebalancing out
the "new" longest bucket. Each bucket will consist of approximately five (5)
or more bond positions with a minimum credit rating of "A" from rating
agencies.
    "Building a fixed income ladder can be a great investment strategy, but
can be difficult for many investors, and CBO brings a simple single fund, with
ultra low cost management fees allowing clients to access this strategy for
their portfolios. CBO expands our fixed income ETF lineup, and compliments our
very successful Government Bond Ladder ETF. Given the higher yields that
corporate bonds are currently providing relative to Government bonds, we
believe that the risk/return opportunity of corporate bonds is attractive at
this time," said Som Seif, President & CEO of Claymore Investments, Inc.

    
    CBO joins the current family of Claymore ETFs available on the TSX:

    RAFI Fundamental Indexes
    ------------------------
    CRQ    Claymore Canadian Fundamental Index ETF
    CLU    Claymore US Fundamental Index ETF (C$ hedged)
    CIE    Claymore International Fundamental Index ETF
    CJP    Claymore Japan Fundamental Index ETF (C$ Hedged)

    Monthly Income and Growth
    -------------------------
    CDZ    Claymore CDN Dividend & Income Achievers ETF
    CYH    Claymore Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend ETF
    FIE    Claymore Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF

    International Growth
    --------------------
    CBQ    Claymore BRIC ETF

    Sector / Strategy
    -----------------
    CIF    Claymore Global Infrastructure ETF
    COW    Claymore Global Agriculture ETF
    CWW    Claymore S&P Global Water ETF
    CMW    Claymore S&P/TSX Global Mining ETF
    CLO    Claymore Oil Sands Sector ETF
    CEW    Claymore Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF
    CGR    Claymore Global Real Estate ETF

    Income/Fixed Income
    -------------------
    CLF    Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF
    CBO    Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond ETF
    CPD    Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETF
    CMR    Claymore Premium Money Market ETF

    Claymore Core Portfolios(TM) - ETF Wrap Program
    -----------------------------------------------
    CBD    Claymore Balanced Income CorePortfolio(TM) ETF
    CBN    Claymore Balanced Growth CorePortfolio(TM) ETF

    Commodity
    ---------
    GAS    Claymore Natural Gas Commodity ETF
    

    About Claymore Investments

    Claymore Investments, Inc. is a leader in bringing intelligent, low cost
exchange traded funds in Canada through its family of 22 domestic and
international index-based and actively managed exchangetraded funds listed on
the Toronto Stock Exchange. Claymore Investments, Inc. is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Claymore Group, Inc., a financial services and asset management
company based in the Chicago, Illinois area. Claymore Group entities provide
supervision, management, servicing or distribution on approximately US$10.4
billion in assets as of December 31, 2008.
    For more information investors should consult with their investment
advisor or visit our website at www.claymoreinvestments.ca.

    There is no assurance the Fund will achieve its investment objective.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. Index returns do not
represent Fund returns. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and
expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the
prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed. Their values
change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.





For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Sara
Beazely, (416) 813-2007, sbeazely@claymoreinvestments.ca or Som Seif,
President, Claymore Investments, Inc., (866) 417-4640,
info@claymoreinvestments.ca, www.claymoreinvestments.ca

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