BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)



BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

December 17, 2012 16:23 ET

Blackrock Announces December Monthly Cash Distributions for the iShares® Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2012) - (TSX:XAL)(TSX:XBB)(TSX:XBM)(TSX:XBZ)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XCG)(TSX:XCH)(TSX:XCR)(TSX:XCS)(TSX:XCV)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XEB)(TSX:XEG)(TSX:XEI)(TSX:XEM)(TSX:XEN)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XFR)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XGC)(TSX:XGD)(TSX:XGR)(TSX:XHB)(TSX:XHC)(TSX:XHD)(TSX:XHY)(TSX:XIC)(TSX:XID)(TSX:XIG)(TSX:XIN)(TSX:XIT)(TSX:XIU)(TSX:XLA)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XMA)(TSX:XMD)(TSX:XMI)(TSX:XMM)(TSX:XMU)(TSX:XMV)(TSX:XMW)(TSX:XPF)(TSX:XQQ)(TSX:XRB)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XSH)(TSX:XSP)(TSX:XST)(TSX:XSU)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XUT)(TSX:XVX)(TSX:XWD)(TSX:CAB.A)(TSX:CAB)(TSX:CBD.A)(TSX:CBD)(TSX:CBH.A)(TSX:BH)(TSX:CBN.A)(TSX:CBN)(TSX:CBO.A)(TSX:CBO)(TSX:CDZ.A)(TSX:CDZ)(TSX:CEW.A)(TSX:CEW)(TSX:CHB.A)(TSX:CHB)(TSX:CLF.A)(TSX:CLF)(TSX:CLG.A)(TSX:CLG)(TSX:CMR.A)(TSX:CMR)(TSX:CPD.A)(TSX:CPD)(TSX:CSD.A)(TSX:CSD)(TSX:CSD.U)(TSX:CSD.V)(TSX:CUD.A)(TSX:CUD)(TSX:CVD.A)(TSX:CVD)(TSX:CYH.A)(TSX:CYH)(TSX:FIE.A)(TSX:FIE)(TSX:CRQ)(TSX:CRQ.A)(TSX:CLU)(TSX:CLU.A)(TSX:CLU.C)(TSX:CLU.B)(TSX:CIE)(TSX:CIE.A)(TSX:CJP)(TSX:CJP.A)(TSX:CBQ)(TSX:CBQ.A)(TSX:CLO)(TSX:CLO.A)(TSX:CGR)(TSX:CGR.A)(TSX:CIF)(TSX:CIF.A)(TSX:CMW)(TSX:CMW.A)(TSX:CWW)(TSX:CWW.A)(TSX:CWO)(TSX:CWO.A)(TSX:COW)(TSX:COW.A)(TSX:CHI)(TSX:CHI.A)(TSX:CMF)(TSX:CMF.A)(TSX:CBR)(TSX:CBR.A)(TSX:CGL)(TSX:CGL.C)(TSX:SVR)(TSX:SVR.C)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), today announced the December 2012 cash distributions for iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Unitholders of record on December 28, 2012 for the below mentioned funds will receive cash distributions payable on January 3, 2013. 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 0.48906
iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB 0.08484
iShares S&P®/TSX® Global Base Metals Index Fund XBM 0.04481
iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund XBZ 0.03139
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.06779
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund XCG 0.03449
iShares China Index Fund XCH 0.10600
iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR 0.35680
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index Fund XCS 0.02434
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund XCV 0.11854
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV 0.07974
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.08698
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund XEG 0.05775
iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund XEI 0.07918
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund XEM 0.17732
iShares Jantzi Social Index Fund XEN 0.09062
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN 0.09475
iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund XFR 0.02678
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.05305
iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC 0.36936
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD 0.02026
iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR 0.34900
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB 0.08926
iShares S&P Global Healthcare Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHC 0.16338
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.05147
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.10533
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund XIC 0.10000
iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index Fund XID 0.01025
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.07423
iShares MSCI® EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIN 0.14878
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index Fund XIT 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund XIU 0.10001
iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund XLA 0.12052
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB 0.07331
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund XMA 0.05000
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund XMD 0.02418
iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMI 0.17380
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMM 0.15671
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMU 0.15582
iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMV 0.11415
iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMW 0.27007
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.08247
iShares NASDAQ 100 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XQQ 0.21668
iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index Fund XRB 0.23882
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE 0.06168
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB 0.06713
iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund XSH 0.05871
iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSP 0.17259
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index Fund XST 0.05351
iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSU 0.17765
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR 0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund XUT 0.07009
iShares S&P/TSX Venture Index Fund XVX 0.00000
iShares MSCI World Index Fund XWD 0.23019
Unitholders of record on December 28, 2012 for the below mentioned funds will receive cash distributions payable on January 7, 2013. Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:
Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund CDZ 0.06200
CDZ.A 0.04650
iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.04000
CUD.A 0.02400
iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index Fund CYH 0.04650
CYH.A 0.03550
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund FIE 0.04000
FIE.A 0.04000
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund CEW 0.02300
CEW.A 0.03250
iShares Premium Money Market Fund CMR 0.03050
CMR.A 0.02060
iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund CAB 0.04700
CAB.A 0.03700
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.11300
CHB.A 0.10300
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund CSD 0.08300
CSD.A 0.07500
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund (USD Units) CSD.U1 0.08300
CSD.V1 0.07500
iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund CVD 0.08200
CVD.A 0.07300
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLF 0.06250
CLF.A 0.05310
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLG 0.06200
CLG.A 0.05250
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBO 0.07400
CBO.A 0.06430
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBH 0.07550
CBH.A 0.06600
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund CPD 0.06300
CPD.A 0.05480
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund CBD 0.04790
CBD.A 0.02890
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund CBN 0.21285
CBN.A 0.00900
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index Fund CRQ 0.07600
CRQ.A 0.05100
iShares US Fundamental Index Fund CLU 0.21178
CLU.A 0.16230
CLU.C 0.12682
CLU.B 0.11658
iShares International Fundamental Index Fund CIE 0.11842
CIE.A 0.04917
iShares Japan Fundamental Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) CJP 0.14350
CJP.A 0.17530
iShares BRIC Index Fund CBQ 0.55171
CBQ.A 0.26443
iShares Oil Sands Index Fund CLO 0.02610
CLO.A 0.00000
iShares Global Real Estate Index Fund CGR 0.13328
CGR.A 0.05500
iShares Global Infrastructure Index Fund CIF 0.28613
CIF.A 0.13002
iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index Fund CMW 0.13501
CMW.A 0.03329
iShares S&P Global Water Index Fund CWW 0.26032
CWW.A 0.15130
iShares Broad Emerging Markets Fund CWO 0.59829
CWO.A 0.34781
iShares Global Agriculture Index Fund COW 0.18095
COW.A 0.00000
iShares China All-Cap Index Fund CHI 0.96444
CHI.A 1.10067
iShares Managed Futures Index Fund CMF 0.00000
CMF.A 0.00000
iShares Broad Commodity Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) CBR 0.00000
CBR.A 0.00000
iShares Gold Bullion Fund (CAD-Hedged) CGL 0.00000
iShares Gold Bullion Fund (Non-Hedged) CGL.C 0.00000
iShares Silver Bullion Fund (CAD-Hedged) SVR 0.00000
iShares Silver Bullion Fund (Non-Hedged) SVR.C 0.00000

1 The cash distribution per unit for CSD.U and CSD.V are paid in U.S. Dollars.

The 2013 distribution calendar will be published on or about December 17, 2012. Please refer to www.ishares.ca for the 2013 distribution dates.

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 September 30, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was $3.673 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 September 30, 2012, the firm has approximately 10,400 employees in 29 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 the global product leader in exchange traded funds with over 600 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 20 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 and high net worth individuals.

iShares® Funds are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in iShares Funds. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing. The Funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Tax, investment and all other decisions should be made, as appropriate, only with guidance from a qualified professional.

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