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Claymore Securities Announces the Launch of Five New ETFs.

LISLE, Ill. -- Five ETF Industry Firsts

Claymore Securities, Inc., announced the launch of Claymore ETFs, starting with five exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that began trading today on the American Stock Exchange. The five Claymore ETFs each represent a first for ETFs including the first BRIC ETF, the first distribution-optimized ETF (meaning the combination of lower-correlated asset classes and vehicles designed to identify securities with potentially high current income), the first sector rotation ETF, the first insider behavior ETF and the first neglected stock ETF.

"Based upon extensive input from our broad network of distribution partners, we have developed Claymore ETFs to widen the opportunity set for financial advisors, institutions and individual investors with access to a range of unique investment strategies that can be used to help enhance portfolio opportunities," said David. C. Hooten, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Claymore Securities. "In developing our line of ETFs, we are extremely proud to be partnering with The Bank of New York, Zacks Investment Research and Sabrient Systems -- three extremely innovative index providers."

The new Claymore ETFs include:

Claymore/BNY BRIC ETF (Brazil, Russia, India, China) (AMEX:EEB)

--The Claymore/BNY BRIC ETF is the first ETF to offer exposure to the most dynamic of the emerging market countries. This ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before the Fund's fees and expenses, of The Bank of New York BRIC Select ADR Index which is comprised from the universe of U.S. exchange-listed depositary receipts of companies from Brazil, Russia, India and China. These four emerging countries have a combined Gross Domestic Product growth that has outpaced that of the leading nations over the past 10 years (Source: Bloomberg, 12/31/05).

Claymore/Zacks Yield Hog (AMEX:CVY)

--The Claymore/Zacks Yield Hog ETF is the first distribution-optimized ETF and the first ETF to invest in an index that can invest in traditional preferred securities, master limited partnerships ("MLPs") and closed-end funds. This ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before the Fund's fees and expenses, of the Zacks Yield Hog Index which is designed to identify securities with potentially high current income. By combining alternative, lower-correlated vehicles, the Yield Hog offers the potential for high risk-adjusted returns over time.

Claymore/Zacks Sector Rotation (AMEX:XRO)

--The Claymore/Zacks Sector Rotation ETF is the first sector rotation ETF. This ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before the Fund's fees and expenses, of the Zacks Sector Rotation Index which is designed to systematically determine sector allocations based on fundamental macro-market data on a quarterly basis.

Claymore/Sabrient Insider (AMEX:NFO)

--The Claymore/Sabrient Insider ETF is the first ETF that invests in an index that selects stocks based on insider behavior. This ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before the Fund's fees and expenses, of the Sabrient Insider Sentiment Index, which is designed to identify companies reflecting favorable corporate insider buying trends (determined via the public filings of such corporate insiders) and Wall Street analyst earnings estimate increases, giving them the potential to outperform on a risk-adjusted basis the S&P 500 Index and other broad market benchmark indices.

Claymore/Sabrient Stealth (AMEX:STH)

--The Claymore/Sabrient Stealth ETF is the first ETF to expressly attempt to capture the Neglected Stock Effect. This ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before the Fund's fees and expenses, of the Sabrient Stealth Index, which is designed to identify companies that are "flying under the radar screen" of Wall Street analysts, but which have displayed robust growth characteristics that give them the potential to outperform, on a risk-adjusted basis other small-cap benchmark indices.

About Claymore Securities

Claymore Securities, Inc. is a privately-held financial services company offering unique investment solutions for financial advisors and their valued clients. Claymore entities have provided supervision, management, servicing or distribution on over $14 billion in assets through closed-end funds, unit investment trusts, mutual funds, separately managed accounts and exchange-traded funds.

About The Bank of New York

The Bank of New York Company, Inc. (NYSE:BK) is a global leader in providing a comprehensive array of services that enable institutions and individuals to move and manage their financial assets in more than 100 markets worldwide. The Company has a long tradition of collaborating with clients to deliver innovative solutions through its core competencies: securities servicing, treasury management, asset management, and private banking. The Company's extensive global client base includes a broad range of leading financial institutions, corporations, government entities, endowments and foundations. Its principal subsidiary, The Bank of New York, founded in 1784, is the oldest bank in the United States and has consistently played a prominent role in the evolution of financial markets worldwide.

About Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research is a Chicago-based firm with over 25 years of experience in providing institutional and individual investors with the analytical tools and financial information necessary to the success of their investment process. Today Zacks receives daily electronic data feeds and printed research reports on over 10,000 companies from over 200 brokerage firms, produced by more than 3,500 analysts amounting to over 500,000 pages of brokerage research. In addition, Zacks records 25,000 earnings estimate revisions and changes in broker recommendations weekly.

About Sabrient Systems

Sabrient Systems is an independent equity research firm located in Santa Barbara, California that provides quantitative research of nearly 6,000 stocks, indices and exchange-traded funds. Sabrient's proprietary methodologies employ multi-factor modeling and filters to identify stocks that appear poised to outperform or underperform the market.

Important Risks

This information does not represent an offer to sell securities of the funds and it is not soliciting an offer to buy securities of the funds. There can be no assurance that the funds will achieve their investment objectives.

An investment in the various Claymore ETFs is subject to certain risks and other considerations. Such risks and considerations include, but are not limited to:

Investment Risk: An investment in the Funds is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount that you invest.

Equity Risk: The risk that the value of the securities held by the Funds will fall due to general market and economic conditions, perceptions regarding the industries in which the issuers of securities held by the Fund participate, or factors relating to specific companies in which the Funds invests.

Foreign Investment Risk: investments in non-U.S. issuers may involve unique risks compared to investing in securities of U.S. issuers, including, among others, greater market volatility than U.S. securities and less complete financial information than for U.S. issuers.

Non-Correlation Risk: The Funds' return may not match the return of the index for a number of reasons. For example, the Funds incur a number of operating expenses not applicable to the index, and incur costs in buying and selling securities, especially when rebalancing the Funds' securities holdings to reflect changes in the composition of the index.

Micro-Cap, Small and Medium-Sized Company Risk: Investing in securities of micro-cap, small and medium-sized companies involves greater risk than is customarily associated with investing in more established companies. These companies' stocks may be more volatile and less liquid than those of more established companies.

Emerging Markets Risk: Investing in foreign countries, particularly emerging market countries, entails the risk that news and events unique to a country or region will affect those markets and their issuers. Countries with emerging markets may have relatively unstable governments, may present the risks of nationalization of businesses, restrictions on foreign ownership and prohibitions on the repatriation of assets.

Replication Management Index: Unlike many investment companies, the funds are not "actively" managed. Therefore, it would not necessarily sell a stock because the stock's issuer was in financial trouble unless that stock is removed from the index.

Issuer-Specific Changes: The value of an individual security or particular type of security can be more volatile than the market as a whole and can perform differently from the value of the market as a whole. The value of securities of smaller issuers can be more volatile than that of larger issuers.

An investment in the Claymore/Zacks Yield Hog Index is also subject to risks including: Preferred Stock Risk, REIT Risk, Master Limited Partnership Risk and Risks of Investing in Other Investment Companies.

An investment in the Claymore/Zacks Sector Rotation is also subject to risks including: Sector Concentration Risk, Finance Sector Risk and Portfolio Turnover Risk.

The funds' shares do not represent a deposit or obligation of, and are not guaranteed or endorsed by, any bank or other insured depository institution, and are not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board or any other government agency.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and ongoing expenses of the ETFs carefully before they invest. The prospectus contains this and other information relevant to an investment in the ETFs. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money. For this and more information, please contact a securities representative or Claymore Securities, Inc., 2455 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, Illinois 60532, 800-345-7999.
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