Claymore Investments, Inc. Announces Q4 and Monthly Distributions on the
Claymore ETFs

TORONTO, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - Claymore Investments, Inc. is pleased to announce its quarterly and monthly distributions for the following Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs):

    
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                                    Distri-
                           Trading  bution      Record    Payment  Payment
    Fund Name              Symbol   Amount ($)  Date      Date     Frequency
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    Claymore International                     December   January
     Fundamental Index ETF   CIE    0.0600     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CIE.A  0.0320     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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    Claymore US Fundamental                    December   January
     Index ETF C$ hedged     CLU    0.0300     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CLU.A  0.0050     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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    Claymore US Fundamental                    December   January
     Index ETF - non hedged  CLU.C  0.0300     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CLU.B  0.0050     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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    Claymore Canadian                          December   January
     Fundamental Index ETF   CRQ    0.0550     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CRQ.A  0.0350     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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    Claymore Japan
     Fundamental Index ETF                     December   January
     C$ hedged               CJP    0.0700     30, 2009   7, 2010  Annual
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                                               December   January
                             CJP.A  0.0130     30, 2009   7, 2010  Annual
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    Claymore Equal Weight                      December   January
     Banc & Lifeco ETF       CEW    0.0630     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CEW.A  0.0325     30, 2009   7, 2010  Monthly
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    Claymore Global                            December   January
     Real Estate ETF         CGR    0.0950     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CGR.A  0.0640     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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    Claymore Global                            December   January
     Infrastructure ETF      CIF    0.1180     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CIF.A  0.0850     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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    Claymore Oil Sands                         December   January
     Sector ETF              CLO    0.0730     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CLO.A  0.0400     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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    Claymore S&P/TSX                           December   January
     Global Mining ETF       CMW    0.1750     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CMW.A  0.1350     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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    Claymore S&P Global                        December   January
     Water ETF               CWW    0.1150     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CWW.A  0.0850     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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    Claymore Global                            December   January
     Agriculture ETF         COW    0.0330     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             COW.A  0.0000     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
    Claymore BRIC ETF        CBQ    0.2490     30, 2009   7, 2010  Annual
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                                               December   January
                             CBQ.A  0.2020     30, 2009   7, 2010  Annual
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    Claymore Broad                             December   January
     Emerging Market ETF     CWO    0.3200     30, 2009   7, 2010  Annual
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                                               December   January
                             CWO.A  0.1500     30, 2009   7, 2010  Annual
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    Claymore S&P/TSX                           December   January
     Canadian Dividend ETF   CDZ    0.0740     30, 2009   7, 2010  Monthly
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                                               December   January
                             CDZ.A  0.0630     30, 2009   7, 2010  Monthly
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    Claymore Global
     Monthly Advantaged                        December   January
     Dividend ETF            CYH    0.0550     30, 2009   7, 2010  Monthly
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                                               December   January
                             CYH.A  0.0450     30, 2009   7, 2010  Monthly
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    Claymore Canadian
     Financial Monthly                         December   January
     Income ETF              FIE.A  0.0400     30, 2009   7, 2010  Monthly
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    Claymore 1-5 Yr
     Laddered                                  December   January
     Government Bond ETF     CLF    0.2120     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CLF.A  0.1850     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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    Claymore 1-5 Yr
     Laddered                                  December   January
     Corporate Bond ETF      CBO    0.2400     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CBO.A  0.2120     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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    Claymore Advantaged                        December   January
     Canadian Bond ETF       CAB    0.0760     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CAB.A  0.0640     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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    Claymore Premium                           December   January
     Money Market ETF        CMR    0.0058     30, 2009   7, 2010  Monthly
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                                               December   January
                             CMR.A  0.0000     30, 2009   7, 2010  Monthly
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    Claymore S&P/TSX
     CDN Preferred                             December   January
     Share ETF               CPD    0.2100     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CPD.A  0.1850     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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    Claymore Balanced
     Income                                    December   January
     CorePortfolio(TM) ETF   CBD    0.1870     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CBD.A  0.1380     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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    Claymore Balanced
     Growth                                    December   January
     CorePortfolio(TM) ETF   CBN    0.0670     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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                                               December   January
                             CBN.A  0.0280     30, 2009   7, 2010  Quarterly
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In addition, Claymore is pleased to announce the anticipated monthly distributions on the Claymore S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend ETF (CDZ/CDZ.A) and Claymore Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend ETF (CYH/CYH.A) for the months January 2010 and February 2010.

    
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                                 Trading
    Fund Name                     Symbol      January 2010     February 2010
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    Claymore CDN Dividend &       CDZ             0.0740           0.0740
     Income Achievers ETF        --------------------------------------------
                                  CDZ.A           0.0630           0.0630
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    Claymore Global Monthly       CYH             0.0550           0.0550
     Advantaged Dividend ETF     --------------------------------------------
                                  CYH.A           0.0450           0.0450
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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 24 ETFs and 3 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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