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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

December 17, 2009 11:40 ET

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited Announces Quarterly Cash Distributions for the iShares® Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 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 announced today the fourth quarter 2009 cash distributions to holders of iShares Funds. Unitholders of record on December 30, 2009 will receive cash distributions payable on December 31, 2009. The ex-dividend date will be December 24, 2009. These cash distributions do not include the estimated annual reinvested distributions which are reported in a separate press release. Details of the fourth quarter per unit cash distributions are as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XAL 0.54300
iShares CDN Bond Index Fund XBB 0.34667
iShares CDN Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.25653
iShares CDN Growth Index Fund XCG 0.05685
iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR 0.33322
iShares CDN S&P/TSX Small Cap Index Fund XCS 0.09924
iShares CDN Value Index Fund XCV 0.17967
iShares CDN Dividend Index Fund XDV 0.17050
iShares CDN Energy Sector Index Fund XEG 0.10750
iShares CDN MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund XEM 0.12936
iShares CDN Jantzi Social Fund XEN 0.09618
iShares CDN Financial Sector Index Fund XFN 0.18980
iShares CDN Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.22132
iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC 0.40737
iShares CDN S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD 0.00000
iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR 0.30705
iShares CDN Composite Index Fund XIC 0.11232
iShares CDN MSCI EAFE Index Fund XIN 0.28344
iShares CDN Tech Sector Index Fund XIT 0.00000
iShares CDN LargeCap 60 Index Fund XIU 0.10585
iShares CDN Long Bond Index Fund XLB 0.24784
iShares CDN Materials Sector Index Fund XMA 0.00000
iShares CDN Completion Index Fund XMD 0.14427
iShares CDN Real Return Bond Index Fund XRB 0.24656
iShares CDN REIT Sector Index Fund XRE 0.17020
iShares CDN Short Bond Index Fund XSB 0.29893
iShares CDN S&P 500 Index Fund XSP 0.10171
iShares CDN Russell 2000 Index Fund XSU 0.07240
iShares CDN Income Trust Sector Index Fund XTR 0.26173
iShares CDN MSCI World Index Fund XWD 0.23145

Further information on iShares Funds can be found at www.iShares.ca.

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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