Claymore Gold Bullion Trust Closes its Initial Public Offering


    TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - Claymore Investments, Inc. ("Claymore") is
pleased to announce that Claymore Gold Bullion Trust (the "Fund") has
completed its initial public offering (the "Offering") of 40,000,000 units
("Units") at $10.00 per Unit, for gross proceeds of $400,000,000.
    The offering price per Unit is $10.00, with each Unit being comprised of
one transferable and redeemable trust unit (a "Fund Unit") and one warrant (a
"Warrant"), which is exercisable to acquire an additional Fund Unit for $10.00
at any time before 4:00 p.m. (Toronto Time) on November 28, 2009. The Fund has
granted the agents an over-allotment option which is exercisable in whole or
in part to purchase up to 6,000,0000 additional Units at any time during the
next 30 days.
    The Fund Units and Warrants will commence trading Thursday May 28, 2009
on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CGL.UN. and CGL.WT,
    The Fund's investment objective is to replicate the performance of the
price of gold bullion, less the Fund's expenses and fees. This objective will
be accomplished by the Fund investing the net proceeds of the Offering in
holdings of physical gold bullion. This strategy will provide investors with
the ability to invest in gold bullion in a secure, low-cost and convenient
manner without the associated inconvenience and high transaction, handling,
storage, insurance and other costs typical of direct gold bullion investment.
Claymore will earn a management fee of 0.50% of the net asset value of the
Fund which includes all fees, operating expenses and custodian fees of the
Fund, other than certain compliance fees, taxes and extraordinary expenses.
    Given that gold bullion is priced in US dollars, the Fund will hedge
substantially all of the Fund's US dollar currency value back to the Canadian
dollar, providing exposure to gold while reducing the currency risk for
Canadian investors.
    The Fund will automatically convert into an exchange-traded fund if the
Fund Units trade at a discount to net asset value after the date that is 6
months following the closing of the Offering.
    The Offering was made on a best efforts basis in each of the provinces
and territories in Canada through a syndicate of investment dealers led by GMP
Securities L.P. and TD Securities Inc., and including Genuity Capital Markets,
Canaccord Capital Corporation., Dundee Securities Corporation, Richardson
Partners Financial Limited, Scotia Capital Inc., Blackmont Capital Inc.,
Desjardins Securities Inc., Haywood Securities Inc., Burgeonvest Securities
Limited, FirstEnergy Capital Corp., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Research
Capital Corporation, Rothenberg Capital Management Inc. and Wellington West
Capital Markets Inc.

    About Claymore Investments

    Claymore Investments, Inc. is a leader in bringing intelligent, low cost
exchange traded funds in Canada through its family of 23 ETFs across broad
asset classes including core equity, global sectors, fixed income and
commodities. Claymore Investments, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Claymore Group, Inc., a financial services and asset management company based
in the Chicago, Illinois area. Claymore Group entities provide supervision,
management, servicing or distribution on approximately US$10 billion in assets
as of March 31, 2009.
    For more information investors should consult with their investment
advisor or visit our website at

    The securities being offered have not been and will not be registered
under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the "U.S. Securities Act"), as
amended, and such securities may not be offered or sold in the United States
or to U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act)
absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation
of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any
state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to
registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

    This press release is not an invitation nor is it intended to be an
inducement to engage in investment activity for the purpose of Section 21 of
the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 ("FSMA") of the United Kingdom.
This press release is in any event directed only at persons outside the United
Kingdom or persons reasonably believed to be sufficiently expert to understand
the risks involved and who are authorised or exempted persons within the
meaning of the FSMA or any order made thereunder, or to persons to whom it can
otherwise be lawfully directed, including in particular those persons falling
within the following Articles of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
(Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended: Article 19 (Investment
Professionals) and Article 49 (High Net Worth Companies). This press release
is not intended to be distributed or passed on, directly, or indirectly, to
any other class of persons in the United Kingdom and is being supplied to you
solely for your information. In addition, this press release is not directed
to the public in any Member State of the European Economic Area (including
Members of the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) which
has implemented Directive 2003/71/EC (the "Prospectus Directive") except (a)
to legal entities which are authorised or regulated to operate in the
financial markets or, if not so authorised or regulated, whose corporate
purpose is solely to invest in securities; or (b) to any legal entity that has
two or more of (i) an average of at least 250 employees during the last
financial year; (ii) a balance sheet with a total balance of more than EUR
43,000,000; and (iii) an annual net turnover of more than EUR 50,000,000; in
the case of (ii) and (iii) as shown in its last annual or consolidated
accounts; or (c) in any other circumstances which do not require the
publication of a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive.
    This offering is only made by prospectus. The prospectus contains
important detailed information about the securities being offered. Copies of
the prospectus may be obtained from your IIROC registered financial advisor.
Investors should read the prospectus before making an investment decision.

For further information:

For further information: Sara Beazely, (416) 813-2007, -or- Som Seif, President, Claymore
Investments, Inc., (866) 417-4640,;

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