Claymore Investments announces the launch of the Claymore Global Agriculture ETF (COW:TSX)

    TORONTO, Dec. 19 /CNW/ - Claymore Investments, Inc. is pleased to
announce the launch of the Claymore Global Agriculture ETF (COW:TSX) to begin
trading today on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).
    The Claymore Global Agriculture ETF seeks to provide investment results
that generally correspond to the performance of the MFC Global Agriculture
    The MFC Global Agriculture Index seeks to provide long-term capital
appreciation by investing in equity and equity-related securities involved in
the agricultural sector. MFC employs a proprietary quantitative multi-factor
bottom-up selection process to select and weight the top companies involved in
the agricultural sector.
    "Agriculture and the business of feeding the world's population continue
to develop into one of the biggest stories of this century. Structural changes
in the industry have caused an interesting supply and demand dynamic for the
agricultural sector from increasing pressure for human use and new competing
demand from bioenergy and sustainable energy sources. We are excited to bring
investors in Canada an efficient, low cost vehicle to invest in this sector,"
said Som Seif, President & CEO of Claymore Investments, Inc.

    COW joins the current family of Claymore ETFs available on the TSX:

    RAFI Fundamental Indexes
    CRQ - Claymore Canadian Fundamental Index ETF
    CLU - Claymore US Fundamental Index ETF (C$ hedged)
    CIE - Claymore International Fundamental Index ETF
    CJP - Claymore Japan Fundamental Index ETF (C$ Hedged)

    CBQ - Claymore BRIC ETF
    CLO - Claymore Oil Sands Sector ETF
    CWW - Claymore S&P Global Water ETF
    CMW - Claymore S&P/TSX Global Mining ETF
    COW - Claymore Global Agriculture ETF
    FIE - Claymore Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF

    Income and Growth
    CDZ - Claymore CDN Dividend & Income Achievers ETF
    CPD - Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETF

    Claymore CorePortfolios(TM) Series - ETF Wrap Program
    CBD - Claymore Global Balanced Income ETF
    CBN - Claymore Global Balanced Growth ETF

    Like Claymore Investments' other current ETFs, Claymore Global
Agriculture ETF, will be offering two classes of units, the Common Unit (COW)
and Advisor Class Unit (COW.A).

    About Claymore Investments

    Claymore Investments, Inc. is responsible for the administration and
management of the ETFs. Claymore is a wholly owned subsidiary of Claymore
Group, Inc., a financial services and asset management company based in the
Chicago, Illinois area. As of October 31, 2007, Claymore entities have
provided supervision, management, servicing or distribution on approximately
$19 billion in assets through exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, unit
investment trusts, mutual funds, and separately managed accounts. Claymore
Advisors, LLC, an affiliate of Claymore Securities, serves as investment
adviser to the funds.

    There is no assurance the Fund will achieve its investment objective.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. Index returns do not
represent Fund returns. The Index performance results are hypothetical.
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be
associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before
investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed. Their values change frequently and
past performance may not be repeated.

For further information:

For further information: investors should consult with their investment
advisor or visit our website at; For media
inquiries, please contact: Som Seif, President, Claymore Investments, Inc.,
(866) 417-4640,,

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