TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Claymore Investments, Inc. ("Claymore"), the manager of various exchange-traded funds and closed-end funds (collectively, the "Claymore Funds"), is pleased to announce that today, securityholders of the following Claymore Funds approved the proposed acquisition of Claymore by BlackRock, Inc. (the "Acquisition"):
|Claymore 1-10 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF||Claymore Broad Emerging Markets ETF||Claymore Oil Sands Sector ETF|
|Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond ETF||Claymore Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF||Claymore Premium Money Market ETF|
|Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF||Claymore Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF||Claymore S&P Global Water ETF|
|Claymore Advantaged Canadian Bond ETF||Claymore Global Agriculture ETF||Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETF|
|Claymore Advantaged High Yield Bond ETF||Claymore Global Infrastructure ETF||Claymore S&P/TSX Global Mining ETF|
|Claymore Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF||Claymore Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend ETF||Claymore US Fundamental Index ETF|
|Claymore BRIC ETF||Claymore Gold Bullion ETF||Claymore Silver Bullion Trust|
|Claymore Broad Commodity ETF||Claymore International Fundamental Index ETF||Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp. (Class A Preferred Shares)|
The meetings of securityholders of the following Claymore Funds, scheduled to be held today to consider the Acquisition, have been adjourned due to lack of quorum:
|Claymore 1-10 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond ETF||Claymore China ETF||Claymore S&P US Dividend Growers ETF|
|Claymore Advantaged Convertible Bond ETF||Claymore Global Real Estate ETF||Claymore S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend ETF|
|Claymore Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ ETF||Claymore Inverse 10 Yr Government Bond ETF||Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp. (Class A Capital Shares)|
|Claymore Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ ETF||Claymore Japan Fundamental Index ETF C$ hedged|
|Claymore Canadian Fundamental Index ETF||Claymore Natural Gas Commodity ETF|
The reconvened meetings of such Claymore Funds will take place at 8:30 a.m. (Toronto time) on March 6, 2012 at Suite 6300, 1 First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario. At the reconvened meeting, the securityholders of the Claymore Fund present in person or represented by proxy will constitute a quorum.
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.
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: [email protected].
Claymore Investments, Inc. ("Claymore") 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 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 or the Claymore Funds, please visit our website at www.claymoreinvestments.ca.
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