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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

June 18, 2010 09:49 ET

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

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 18, 2010) - (TSX:XAL)(TSX:XBB)(TSX:XBZ)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XCG)(TSX:XCH)(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:XHY)(TSX:XIC)(TSX:XID)(TSX:XIG)(TSX:XIN)(TSX:XIT)(TSX:XIU)(TSX:XLA)(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, an indirect subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced today the second quarter 2010 cash distributions for the iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Unitholders of record on June 29, 2010 will receive cash distributions payable on June 30, 2010. Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker    Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XAL   0.40923
iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB   0.31285
iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund XBZ   0.09500
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB   0.23830
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund XCG   0.05771
iShares China Index Fund XCH   0.13384
iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR   0.32752
iShares S&P®/TSX® SmallCap Index Fund XCS   0.08688
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund XCV   0.17453
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV   0.19257
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund XEG   0.11163
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund XEM   0.14434
iShares Jantzi Social Index Fund XEN   0.10665
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN   0.19739
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB   0.19975
iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC   0.35733
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD   -
iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR   0.34937
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHY   0.31380
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund XIC   0.11523
iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index Fund XID   0.05990
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund XIG   0.20050
iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIN   0.26418
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index Fund XIT   -
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund XIU   0.10905
iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund XLA   0.10440
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB   0.23466
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund XMA   -
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund XMD   0.12637
iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index Fund XRB   0.22801
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE   0.18981
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB   0.26839
iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSP   0.09077
iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSU   0.03258
iShares S&P/TSX Income Trust Index Fund XTR   0.22529
iShares MSCI World Index Fund XWD   0.19367

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

About BlackRock

BlackRock, Inc. ("BlackRock") is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At March 31, 2010, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.364 trillion. BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients' needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions. Headquartered in New York City, as of March 31, 2010, the firm has approximately 8,500 employees in 24 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the company's website at www.blackrock.com.

About iShares ETFs

iShares is the global product leader in exchange traded funds with over 410 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 16 exchanges worldwide. The iShares funds are bought and sold like common stocks on securities exchanges. The iShares funds are attractive to many individual and institutional investors and financial intermediaries because of their relative low cost, tax efficiency and trading flexibility. Investors can purchase and sell shares through any brokerage firm, financial advisor, or online broker, and hold the funds in any type of brokerage account. The iShares customer base consists of the institutional segment of pension plans and fund managers, as well as the retail segment of financial advisors.

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