BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

April 16, 2012 09:33 ET

BlackRock Announces April Monthly Cash Distributions for Certain iShares® Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2012) - (TSX:XBB)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XEB)(TSX:XEI)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XFR)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XHB)(TSX:XHY)(TSX:XIG)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XPF)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XSH)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XUT)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the April 2012 cash distributions for eighteen iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record on April 25, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable on April 30, 2012. Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB $0.08887
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB $0.07214
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV $ 0.07250
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XEB $0.06600
iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund XEI $0.07500
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN $0.06550
iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund XFR $0.02437
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB $0.05640
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB $0.08937
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHY $0.11400
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIG $0.06950
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB $0.07508
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XPF $0.07900
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE $0.06150
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB $0.07261
iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund XSH $0.06102
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR $0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund XUT $0.07050

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

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At December 31, 2011, BlackRock's AUM was US $3.513 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 December 31, 2011, the firm has approximately 10,100 employees in 27 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

The iShares business is a global product leader in ETFs with over 460 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 19 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 securities 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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