• Corporate Events; iShares MSCI Brazil Index (“EWZ”);Effective - Monday December 29, 2008

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      • 08-417
      • Notice Date
      • 29 December 2008
      • Effective Date
      • 29 December 2008
    • ACTION:                                                           iShares MSCI Brazil Index (“EWZ”) has announced a special cash distribution of $0.21 with an ex-date of December 29, 2008.
                                                                              This corporate action will be coordinated with the Options Clearing Corporation. 
      CATEGORY:                                                     Special Cash Distribution
      EQUITY SYMBOL:                                            iShares MSCI Brazil Index (“EWZ”)
      ONECHICAGO SYMBOL:                                  EWZ1C remains the same         
      CME FUTURES SYMBOL:                                 EWZ remains the same
      EFFECTIVE DATE:                                           Monday, December 29, 2008
      MULTIPLIER:                                                   100 (e.g., 1.00 equals $100.00)
      DELIVERABLE PER CONTRACT:                      iShares MSCI Brazil Index (“EWZ”) Common Shares
      APPLICABLE CONTRACT MONTHS:                 January, February, March, June 2009
      SETTLEMENT PRICES AND POSITIONS:         The start of day prices for Monday, December 29, 2008 shall be reduced by the special cash distribution amount (i.e. $0.21) and rounded to the nearest penny from the Friday, December 26, 2008 settlement prices.
      NOTES:                                                            The forecasted effect of the upcoming corporate event on each clearing firm’s positions can be viewed in infopac in the Corporate Event Initial Forecast Report (ONE712), the Corporate Event Final Forecast Report (ONE713), and the Corporate Event Forecast Audit Report (CPDBU710).
                                                                              The details after the corporate event has been applied can be viewed in the Corporate Event Activity Report (ONE711).
                                                                              If you have any questions regarding the information provided in the document, please call CME Clearing risk management hotline at (312) 648-3888.