BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)
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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

December 24, 2010 09:14 ET

BlackRock Announces Final Annual Reinvested Distributions for the iShares® Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 24, 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:XHB)(TSX:XHY)(TSX:XIC)(TSX:XID)(TSX:XIG)(TSX:XIN)(TSX:XIT)(TSX:XIU)(TSX:XLA)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XMA)(TSX:XMD)(TSX:XPF)(TSX:XRB)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XSP)(TSX:XSU)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XWD)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock") announces today the final annual reinvested distributions for the iShares exchange-traded funds for the 2010 tax year. These annual reinvested distributions generally represent realized capital gains within the funds. The reinvested distributions are not paid in cash but will be reported as taxable distributions and can be used to increase the investor's adjusted cost base of the fund. The net asset value and the number of units outstanding for each iShares Fund will not change as a result of these reinvested distributions. These reinvested distributions do not include the fourth quarter cash distributions which were reported in a separate press release dated December 17, 2010.

Unitholders of record on December 30, 2010 will receive reinvested distributions payable on December 31, 2010. The ex-dividend date will be December 24, 2010. The actual taxable amounts of reinvested and cash distributions for 2010, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.) early in 2011. 

The following chart shows the final annual reinvested distributions per unit for each of the iShares funds.

Fund Name Fund Ticker Final Reinvested Distribution Per Unit for 2010 ($)
iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XAL 0.54409
iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB 0.02429
iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund XBZ 0.00000
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.27896
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund XCG 0.00000
iShares China Index Fund XCH 0.00000
iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR 0.51478
iShares S&P®/TSX® SmallCap Index Fund XCS 0.72398
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund XCV 0.10756
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund XEG 0.00000
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund XEM 0.00190
iShares Jantzi Social Index Fund XEN 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN 0.02576
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.04154
iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC 0.17425
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD 0.56464
iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR 0.46390
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB 0.00000
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.38348
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund XIC 0.00000
iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index Fund XID 0.00000
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund XIG 0.70040
iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIN 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index Fund XIT 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund XIU 0.00000
iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund XLA 0.00000
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund XMA 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund XMD 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.00000
iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index Fund XRB 0.42108
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE 0.00000
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB 0.00000
iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSP 0.32367
iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSU 0.00000
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR 0.00000
iShares MSCI World Index Fund XWD 0.00559

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 $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 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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