Claymore Investments, Inc. Announces Final Annual Capital Gains Distributions
for the Claymore Exchange-Traded Funds and Closed End Funds

TORONTO, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - Claymore Investments, Inc. announces today the 2009 annual capital gains distributions for the Claymore Exchange-Traded Funds ("ETFs") and Closed End Funds.

"We are very pleased with the final capital gains amounts across our ETFs and Closed End Funds. Only four funds will have capital gains distributions this year. The capital gains distributions for the Claymore Gold Bullion Trust, Claymore Silver Bullion Trust, Claymore US Fundamental Index ETF - C$ Hedged and Claymore Broad Emerging Market ETF are entirely as a result of the currency hedging strategy employed by these funds in order to meet their investment objectives. Throughout 2009 the US dollar has depreciated sharply against the Canadian dollar and the currency hedging strategy employed by each of the funds has added significant value to the total return of the funds. We believe it is important to focus on the tax efficiency of our products which complements our overall strategy of bringing low cost and value-adding investment strategies to the Canadian market place" said Som Seif, President and CEO of Claymore Investments, Inc.

The final annual capital gains distributions will not be paid in cash but will be reinvested and will be reported as taxable distributions and can be used to increase the investor's adjusted cost base of the fund. The record date for the distributions will be December 30, 2009 and the ex-dividend date will be December 24, 2009. The distributions will be payable on December 31, 2009.

    
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                                                                       2009
                                                                     year-end
                                                                     capital
                                                                       gain
                                              Net Asset              per unit
                                                Value       2009      as a %
                                               per unit    annual    of NAVPU
                                               (NAVPU)     capital     as of
                                                as of       gain     December
    Fund Name                        Trading   December    per fund  15, 2009
                                     Symbol    15, 2009    unit ($)
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    Claymore Gold Bullion Trust      CGL.UN      10.21      0.1103     1.08%
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    Claymore Silver Bullion Trust    SVR.UN      11.68      0.4660     3.99%
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    Claymore Broad Emerging Market      CWO      30.37      1.3631     4.49%
     ETF                            -----------------------------------------
                                      CWO.A      30.20      1.2779     4.23%
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    Claymore US Fundamental             CLU      14.89      0.5448     3.66%
     Index ETF C$ Hedged            -----------------------------------------
                                      CLU.A      14.83      0.5081     3.43%

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    The following funds will not incur capital gains for the year:


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                                                            Final annual
                                              Trading       capital gain
    Fund Name                                  Symbol       per fund unit
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    Claymore Canadian Fundamental Index ETF      CRQ            $0.00
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                                               CRQ.A            $0.00
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    Claymore International Fundamental Index     CIE            $0.00
     ETF                                      -------------------------------
                                               CIE.A            $0.00

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    Claymore US Fundamental Index ETF -        CLU.C            $0.00
    non hedged                                -------------------------------
                                               CLU.B            $0.00
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    Claymore Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF      CEW            $0.00
                                              -------------------------------
                                               CEW.A            $0.00
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    Claymore Japan Fundamental Index ETF         CJP            $0.00
    C$ hedged                                 -------------------------------
                                               CJP.A            $0.00
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    Claymore Global Real Estate ETF              CGR            $0.00
                                              -------------------------------
                                               CGR.A            $0.00
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    Claymore Global Infrastructure ETF           CIF            $0.00
                                              -------------------------------
                                               CIF.A            $0.00
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    Claymore Oil Sands Sector ETF                CLO            $0.00
                                              -------------------------------
                                               CLO.A            $0.00
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    Claymore S&P/TSX Global Mining ETF           CMW            $0.00
                                              -------------------------------
                                               CMW.A            $0.00
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    Claymore S&P Global Water ETF                CWW            $0.00
                                              -------------------------------
                                               CWW.A            $0.00
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    Claymore Global Agriculture ETF              COW            $0.00
                                              -------------------------------
                                               COW.A            $0.00
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    Claymore BRIC ETF                            CBQ            $0.00
                                              -------------------------------
                                               CBQ.A            $0.00
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    Claymore S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend ETF       CDZ            $0.00
                                              -------------------------------
                                               CDZ.A            $0.00
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    Claymore Global Monthly Advantaged           CYH            $0.00
    Dividend ETF                              -------------------------------
                                               CYH.A            $0.00
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    Claymore Natural Gas Commodity ETF           GAS            $0.00
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    Claymore Canadian Financial Monthly
     Income ETF                                FIE.A            $0.00
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    Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Government          CLF            $0.00
     Bond ETF                                 -------------------------------
                                               CLF.A            $0.00
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    Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate           CBO            $0.00
     Bond ETF                                 -------------------------------
                                               CBO.A            $0.00
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    Claymore Premium Money Market ETF            CMR            $0.00
                                              -------------------------------
                                               CMR.A            $0.00
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    Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETF     CPD            $0.00
                                              -------------------------------
                                               CPD.A            $0.00
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    Claymore Advantaged Canadian Bond ETF        CAB            $0.00
                                              -------------------------------
                                               CAB.A            $0.00
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    Claymore Balanced Income                     CBD            $0.00
     CorePortfolio(TM) ETF                    -------------------------------
                                               CBD.A            $0.00
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    Claymore Balanced Growth                     CBN            $0.00
     CorePortfolio(TM) ETF                    -------------------------------
                                               CBN.A            $0.00
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About Claymore Investments

Claymore Investments, Inc. is a leader in bringing intelligent, low cost exchange traded funds in Canada through its family of 25 ETFs and 2 closed-end funds across broad asset classes including core equity, global sectors, fixed income and commodities. Claymore Investments, Inc., which, as at November 30, 2009 had approximately $4.1 billion in assets under management, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Claymore Group, Inc., a financial services and asset management company based in the Chicago, Illinois area. In aggregate, Claymore Group Inc. and its affiliates have approximately 175 employees providing supervisory, management, servicing or distribution services on approximately US$13.3 billion in assets as of September 30, 2009.

For further information about any of the Claymore funds or Claymore Investments, Inc., please contact your financial advisor or visit our website at www.claymoreinvestments.ca

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 more information investors should consult with their investment advisor or visit our website at www.claymoreinvestments.ca.

SOURCE CLAYMORE INVESTMENTS, INC.

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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