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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

December 24, 2009 09:28 ET

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited Announces Final Annual Reinvested Distributions for the iShares® Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 24, 2009) - (TSX:XAL)(TSX:XBB)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XCG)(TSX:XCR)(TSX:XCS)(TSX:XCV)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XEG)(TSX:XEM)(TSX:XEN)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XGC)(TSX:XGD)(TSX:XGR)(TSX:XIC)(TSX:XIN)(TSX:XIT)(TSX:XIU)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XMA)(TSX:XMD)(TSX:XRB)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XSP)(TSX:XSU)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XWD)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited announces today the final annual reinvested distributions for the iShares exchange traded funds for the 2009 tax year. These annual reinvested distributions generally represent realized capital gains within the funds. The reinvested distributions are not paid in cash but will be reported as taxable distributions and can be used to increase the investor's adjusted cost base of the fund. The net asset value and the number of units outstanding for each iShares Fund will not change as a result of these reinvested distributions. These reinvested distributions do not include the fourth quarter cash distributions which were reported in a separate press release dated December 17, 2009.

Unitholders of record on December 30, 2009 will receive reinvested distributions payable on December 31, 2009. The ex-dividend date will be December 24, 2009. The actual taxable amounts of reinvested and cash distributions for 2009, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.) early in 2010. 

The following chart shows the final annual reinvested distributions per unit for each of the iShares Funds.

Fund Name Fund Ticker Final Reinvested Distribution Per Unit for 2009 ($)
iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XAL    0.24352
iShares CDN Bond Index Fund XBB            -  
iShares CDN Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB    0.20852
iShares CDN Growth Index Fund XCG            -  
iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR    0.11651
iShares CDN S&P/TSX Small Cap Index Fund XCS            -  
iShares CDN Value Index Fund XCV            -  
iShares CDN Dividend Index Fund XDV            -  
iShares CDN Energy Sector Index Fund XEG            -  
iShares CDN MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund XEM            -  
iShares CDN Jantzi Social Fund XEN            -  
iShares CDN Financial Sector Index Fund XFN            -  
iShares CDN Government Bond Index Fund XGB    0.00688
iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC            -  
iShares CDN S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD            -  
iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR            -  
iShares CDN Composite Index Fund XIC            -  
iShares CDN MSCI EAFE Index Fund XIN            -  
iShares CDN Tech Sector Index Fund XIT            -  
iShares CDN LargeCap 60 Index Fund XIU            -  
iShares CDN Long Bond Index Fund XLB            -  
iShares CDN Materials Sector Index Fund XMA            -  
iShares CDN Completion Index Fund XMD            -  
iShares CDN Real Return Bond Index Fund XRB    0.01578
iShares CDN REIT Sector Index Fund XRE            -  
iShares CDN Short Bond Index Fund XSB    0.07180
iShares CDN S&P 500 Index Fund XSP            -  
iShares CDN Russell 2000 Index Fund XSU            -  
iShares CDN Income Trust Sector Index Fund XTR            -  
iShares CDN MSCI World Index Fund XWD            -  

About BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited and its affiliates worldwide ("BlackRock") is one of the largest institutional investment managers in the world. BlackRock leads the world in managing index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs), with over 200 iShares Funds representing $488 billion in assets. As at September 30, 2009, BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited managed over $69 billion in Canadian assets and in other assets for Canadian clients, including over $22 billion in the TSX-listed iShares Funds. BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited has offices in Toronto and Montreal.

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