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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

February 15, 2011 09:11 ET

BlackRock Announces February Monthly Cash Distributions for the iShares® Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2011) -

(TSX:XBB)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XHY)(TSX:XIG)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XHB)(TSX:XPF)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the February 2011 cash distributions for the thirteen iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record on February 25, 2011 will receive cash distributions payable on February 28, 2011. 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   0.09814
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund   XCB   0.07717
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund   XDV   0.03325
iShares S&P®/TSX® Capped Financials Index Fund   XFN   0.07634
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund   XGB   0.05982
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XHY   0.11160
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XIG   0.06594
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund   XLB   0.07689
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund   XRE   0.06158
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund   XSB   0.08054
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund   XTR   0.06000
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund   XHB   0.09206
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XPF   0.08025

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, 2010, BlackRock's AUM was US $3.446 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, 2010, the firm has approximately 8,900 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

The iShares business is the global product leader in ETFs 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 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.

Contact Information

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