Barclays Canada announces bond pricing issue for fixed income iShares(TM) Funds

    Listing: TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)
    Symbol: XBB, XCB, XGB, XLB, XRB and XSB

    TORONTO, Jan. 3 /CNW/ - Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited
(Barclays Canada) announced today that the net asset values calculated by it
for the iShares CDN Bond Index Fund (XBB), iShares CDN Corporate Bond Index
Fund (XCB), iShares CDN Government Bond Index Fund (XGB), iShares CDN Long
Bond Index Fund (XLB), iShares CDN Real Return Bond Index Fund (XRB) and
iShares CDN Short Bond Index Fund (XSB) for Wednesday, January 2, 2008 were
based on prices received from its pricing provider that were adjusted after
the net asset values were calculated. The net asset values for those funds
calculated using the adjusted prices will be released as soon as possible.

    About Barclays Canada

    Barclays Canada is an indirect subsidiary of Barclays PLC and part of
Barclays Global Investors (BGI), a division of Barclays PLC and one of the
largest institutional investment managers in the world and the largest manager
of index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs). BGI leads the world in ETFs,
with over 200 iShares Funds representing $400 billion (USD) in assets. As at
December 31, 2007, Barclays Canada managed over $74 billion in Canadian assets
and in other assets for Canadian clients, including over $17 billion in the
TSX-listed iShares Funds. Barclays Canada has offices in Toronto, Montreal and

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For further information: or to schedule an interview: Contact for Media:
Lindsay Mattick Davidson, Narrative Advocacy Media, T - (416) 644-4123, C -
(416) 804-4712, Email:; All other
inquiries: 1-866-iShares (1-866-474-2731), Email:

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