TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Claymore Investments, Inc. ("Claymore"), the manager of various exchange-traded funds and closed-end funds (collectively, the "Claymore Funds"), wishes to remind securityholders of the Funds that the meetings to
seek securityholder approval of the proposed acquisition of Claymore by
BlackRock, Inc. (the "Acquisition") are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. (Toronto time) on February 24, 2012. The
management information circular of the Claymore Funds, which provides a
detailed discussion of the Acquisition, is available on the Claymore
Funds' website at http://www.claymoreinvestments.ca/docs/default-document-library/notice-of-meeting-of-securityholders-and-management-information-circular.pdf and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Claymore will accept votes in connection with the meetings of
securityholders of the Claymore Funds up to 12:00 p.m. (Toronto time)
on February 23, 2012. As a result, securityholders of the Claymore
Funds have more time for their votes on the Acquisition to be counted.
Claymore strongly encourages securityholders of the Claymore Funds to
take advantage of this opportunity and vote today by telephone or over
the Internet at www.proxyvote.com using the control number found on their Voting Instruction Form. Every
vote is important, regardless of the number of securities of a Fund
Securityholders who have questions or need any additional information
should contact their professional advisors or Laurel Hill Advisory
Group, the proxy solicitation agent in connection with the meetings,
toll-free within North America at 1-888-742-1305 or collect
416-304-0211, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claymore Investments, Inc. is a leader in bringing intelligent, low cost
exchange-traded funds to Canada through its family of exchange-traded
and closed-end funds across broad asset classes including core equity,
global sectors, fixed income and commodities. With approximately $7.4
billion in assets under management as of January 31, 2012, Claymore
Investments, Inc. is a subsidiary of Guggenheim Funds Services Group,
Inc., a financial services and asset management company based in the
Chicago, Illinois area and is an indirect subsidiary of Guggenheim
Partners, LLC, a global, diversified financial services firm with more
than $125 billion in assets under supervision.
For further information about Claymore Investments, Inc. or the Claymore
Funds, please visit our website at www.claymoreinvestments.ca.
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