Clarington Diversified Income + Growth Fund and Focused 40 Income Fund Announce Distributions

    TORONTO, March 14 /CNW/ - IA Clarington Investments Inc. ("IA
Clarington"), on behalf of Clarington Diversified Income + Growth Fund (TSX:
DIF.UN) and Focused 40 Income Fund (TSX: FIF.UN), is pleased to announce that
distributions will be paid on April 15, 2008 to unitholders of record at the
close of business on March 31, 2008.
    The Clarington Diversified Income + Growth Fund will pay $0.0583 per unit
and the Focused 40 Income Fund will pay $0.0625 per unit, both unchanged from
the previous month. The Clarington Diversified Income + Growth Fund is
intended to preserve and grow capital and deliver an attractive level of
income by investing in a widely diversified portfolio of income trusts,
high-yield bonds, investment-grade bonds, and growth-oriented and
dividend-paying equities.
    The Focused 40 Income Fund was created to provide investors with monthly
cash distributions through broad exposure to some of the largest and most
liquid income trusts in Canada. This Fund invests in an approximately
equal-weighted diversified portfolio of the 40 large-cap income trusts that
the investment advisor believes will provide a more favourable total return
than the universe of large-cap income trusts as a whole.
    Distributions paid by each fund will vary with the performance of the
underlying portfolio and may change over time. Distributions may include a
return of capital.
    For further information please contact us at 1-888-860-9888 or visit our

    About IA Clarington Investments Inc.

    IA Clarington managed over $7.5 billion in mutual fund and closed-end
fund assets as at February 29, 2008. IA Clarington maintains offices in
Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal and Quebec City.

For further information:

For further information: Eric Frape, Senior Vice-President, Product and
Business Development, IA Clarington Investments Inc., (416) 860-9880,
Toll-Free 1-888-860-9888, Email:

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