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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

March 18, 2011 10:37 ET

BlackRock Announces March Monthly Cash Distributions for the iShares® Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 18, 2011) -

(TSX:XBB)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XCG)(TSX:XCS)(TSX:XCV)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XEG)(TSX:XEN)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XGD)(TSX:XIC)(TSX:XIT)(TSX:XIU)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XMA)(TSX:XMD)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XHB)(TSX:XHY)(TSX:XIG)(TSX:XPF)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the March 2011 cash distributions for the iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Unitholders of record on March 29, 2011 will receive cash distributions payable on March 31, 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 0.08904
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.07019
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund XCG 0.06365
iShares S&P®/TSX® SmallCap Index Fund XCS 0.04786
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund XCV 0.17516
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV 0.08018
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund XEG 0.06967
iShares Jantzi Social Index Fund XEN 0.10115
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN 0.05609
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.05404
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund XIC 0.13766
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index Fund XIT 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund XIU 0.11889
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB 0.06934
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund XMA 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund XMD 0.13415
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE 0.06083
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB 0.07401
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR 0.06000
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB 0.08642
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.12842
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund XIG 0.07840
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.07591

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.

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