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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

April 15, 2011 09:35 ET

BlackRock Announces February Monthly Cash Distributions for the iShares® Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 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 April 2011 cash distributions for the thirteen iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record on April 27, 2011 will receive cash distributions payable on April 29, 2011. Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:

Fund NameFund TickerCash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares DEX Universe Bond Index FundXBB0.09705
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index FundXCB0.07733
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index FundXDV0.10866
iShares S&P®/TSX® Capped Financials Index FundXFN0.10196
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index FundXGB0.05877
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XHY0.12498
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XIG0.07532
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index FundXLB0.07650
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index FundXRE0.06125
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index FundXSB0.08117
iShares Diversified Monthly Income FundXTR0.06000
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index FundXHB0.09162
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XPF0.11800

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, 2010, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.561 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, 2010, the firm has approximately 9,100 employees in 25 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 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.

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