Claymore Investments, Inc. Announces January Distributions and Distribution Changes



    TORONTO, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - Claymore Investments, Inc. is pleased to
announce the January distributions for the following closed-end funds and
exchange traded funds which pay monthly distributions.
    Due to the persistent downturn we have seen in the financial services
market place, we have made the decision to reduce the distributions on the
Claymore Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF (TSX: FIE) and the Claymore
Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF - Advisor Class Unit (TSX: CEW.A). These two
Units have the objective of paying targeted monthly distributions, made up of
both dividends and income earned on the portfolios and capital gains or
returns of capital. The losses suffered in the financial services market place
have reduced the net asset values of the funds, causing these two Units to
have a return of capital component that is higher than our long term comfort
level.

    
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                                 Distri-
                       Trading   bution    Record     Payment    Investment
    Fund Name          Symbol    Amount     Date       Date       Manager
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    Adjustable Rate                       January    February   MFA Spartan
     MBS Trust          ADJ.UN   $0.135  30, 2009    13, 2009    II, LLC
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    Big Bank Big Oil                                            Claymore
     Split Corp.                          January    February    Advisors,
     (Capital Shares)      BBO    $0.09  30, 2009    13, 2009    LLC
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    Claymore Canadian                                           MFC Global
     Financial Monthly                    January    February    Investment
     Income ETF            FIE    $0.04  30, 2009    13, 2009    Management
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    Claymore Equal
     Weight Banc &                                              Claymore
     Lifeco ETF                           January     January    Investments,
     (Advisor Class)     CEW.A  $0.0325  29, 2009    30, 2009    Inc.
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    Claymore CDN                                                Claymore
     Dividend & Income                    January     January    Investments,
     Achievers ETF         CDZ  $0.0715  29, 2009    30, 2009    Inc.
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    Claymore CDN
     Dividend & Income                                          Claymore
     Achievers ETF                        January     January    Investments,
     (Advisor Class)     CDZ.A   $0.065  29, 2009    30, 2009    Inc.
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    Claymore Global                                             Claymore
     Monthly Advantaged                   January     January    Investments,
     Dividend ETF          CYH   $0.066  29, 2009    30, 2009    Inc.
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    Claymore Global
     Monthly Advantaged                                         Claymore
     Dividend ETF                         January     January    Investments,
     (Advisor Class)     CYH.A    $0.06  29, 2009    30, 2009    Inc.
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                                                                Claymore
    Claymore Premium                      January     January    Investments,
     Money Market ETF      CMR   $0.082  29, 2009    30, 2009    Inc.
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    Claymore Premium                                            Claymore
     Money Market ETF                     January     January    Investments,
     (Advisor Class)     CMR.A   $0.072  29, 2009    30, 2009    Inc.
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    Claymore Advisors, LLC is an affiliate of Claymore Investments, Inc.
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$13.8 billion in assets as of
September 30, 2008.
    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 further information:

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

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