Claymore Investments announces the launch of the Claymore Global Infrastructure ETF (CIF)

    TORONTO, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Claymore Investments, Inc. is pleased to
announce the launch of the Claymore Global Infrastructure ETF (CIF).
    The Claymore Global Infrastructure ETF has been designed to replicate, to
the extent possible, the performance of the MFC Global Infrastructure Index,
net of expenses. The MFC Global Infrastructure Index seeks to provide
long-term capital appreciation by investing in companies in the infrastructure
sector based on a quantitative bottom-up, multi-factor selection process.

    Infrastructure comprises the physical assets that a society requires to
facilitate its orderly operation:
    -  Transportation (toll roads, airports, seaports, railways);
    -  Energy (gas and electricity transmission, distribution and
    -  Water (pipelines and treatment plants);
    -  Communications (broadcast, satellite and cable);
    -  Social (hospitals, schools, prisons).

    "Infrastructure has become a major area of investment focus for some of
the largest institutional investors. Investments in infrastructure-related
securities may serve as a potential hedge against inflation and also offer the
potential to deliver superior investment returns as governments in both
developed and developing countries increasingly focus on the need to make
adequate investments in infrastructure assets." said Som Seif, President & CEO
of Claymore Investments, Inc.

    CIF 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)

    CWW  Claymore S&P Global Water ETF
    CMW  Claymore S&P/TSX Global Mining ETF
    COW  Claymore Global Agriculture ETF
    CLO  Claymore Oil Sands Sector ETF
    CBQ  Claymore BRIC ETF
    CEW  Claymore Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF
    CGR  Claymore Global Real Estate ETF
    CIF  Claymore Global Infrastructure ETF

    Monthly Income and Growth
    CDZ  Claymore CDN Dividend & Income Achievers ETF
    CYH  Claymore Global Monthly Yield Hog ETF
    CMR  Claymore Premium Money Market ETF
    FIE  Claymore Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF

    Income/Fixed Income
    CLF  Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF
    CPD  Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETF
    CMR  Claymore Premium Money Market ETF

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

    GAS  Claymore Natural Gas Commodity ETF

    Like most of Claymore Investments' other current ETFs, the Claymore
Global Infrastructure ETF will be offering two classes of units to the public,
the Common Unit (CIF) and Advisor Class Unit (CIF.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 June 30, 2008, Claymore entities have provided
supervision, management, servicing or distribution on approximately
$18.4 billion in assets through exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, unit
investment trusts, and separately managed accounts.
    For more information investors should consult with their investment
advisor or visit our website at

    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. 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: For media inquiries, please contact Sara
Beazely, (416) 813-2007, or Som Seif,
President, Claymore Investments, Inc., (866) 417-4640,,

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