Claymore Investments announces the launch of the Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETF on TSX

    TORONTO, April 9 /CNW/ - Claymore Investments, Inc. is pleased to
announce the launching of the Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETF
(TSX: CPD) to begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) on April 10,
2007. The Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETF is comprised of preferred
share issues listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange that meet criteria relating
to market capitalization, liquidity, and issuer rating.
    "We are very pleased to be able to launch this new ETF based on the
S&P/TSX Preferred Share Index, which will be the first ETF based on the
Canadian Preferred share market. The ETF will provide a great way for
investors to access a diversified portfolio of Preferred Shares across
companies, industries and credits. We believe that this will benefit both
small and large investors because it will provide a great portfolio tool for
small clients who need access in their portfolios to the preferred share
market, while also providing a preferred share benchmark for larger
institutions and investors. We are excited to be partnered with S&P and the
TSX on this new product," said Som Seif, President & CEO of Claymore
Investments, Inc.
    "Toronto Stock Exchange and Claymore share a commitment to bring to
market new products that support investor demand and deepen the Canadian
capital markets," said Richard Nadeau, Senior Vice President, Toronto Stock
Exchange. "Toronto Stock Exchange is proud to list this new Claymore ETF on
the Exchange."

    Currently available on the TSX are the following Claymore ETFs:

    Ticker   Fund Name                       Summary
    CRQ      Claymore Canadian Fundamental   Designed to give investors
              Index ETF                       exposure to largest Canadian
                                              blue-chip equities based on
                                              fundamental value.

    CLU      Claymore US Fundamental         Designed to provide exposure to
              Index ETF (C$ hedged)           the US market on a currency
                                              hedged basis through
                                              investments in blue-chip

    CDZ      Claymore CDN Dividend &         Designed to provide a high level
              Income Achievers ETF            of dividend and income by
                                              investing in companies that
                                              have a record of sustaining and
                                              growing distributions.

    CBQ      Claymore BRIC ETF               Designed to provide exposure to
                                              the Brazil, Russia, India and
                                              China markets.

    CLO      Claymore Oil Sands Sector ETF   Designed to give investors
                                              exposure to companies that are
                                              highly focused on Oil Sands

    CIE      Claymore International          Designed to track the top
              Fundamental Index ETF           non-US listed companies with
                                              the largest fundamental value.

    CJP      Claymore Japan Fundamental      Designed to track the top
              Index ETF (C$ Hedged)           Japanese companies with the
                                              largest fundamental value.

    CPD      Claymore S&P/TSX CDN
              Preferred Share ETF            Designed to provide investors
                                              an investable benchmark
                                              representing the Canadian
                                              preferred share market.

    Like Claymore Investments' other current ETFs, Claymore S&P/TSX CDN
Preferred Share ETF, will be offering two classes of units, the Common Unit
and Advisor Class Unit.

    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. Claymore Group entities provide supervision,
management, servicing or distribution of approximately US$17 billion in
    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. 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: For media inquiries, please contact: Som Seif,
President, Claymore Investments, Inc., (866) 417-4640,,

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