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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

December 17, 2010 14:17 ET

BlackRock Announces Quarterly Cash Distributions for the iShares® Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 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 announced today the fourth quarter 2010 cash distributions to holders of iShares Funds. Unitholders of record on December 30, 2010 will receive cash distributions payable on December 31, 2010. The ex-dividend date will be December 24, 2010. These cash distributions do not include the estimated annual reinvested distributions which are reported in a separate press release. Details of the fourth quarter per unit cash distributions are as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XAL 0.60277
iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB 0.09985
iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund XBZ 0.51774
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.08068
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund XCG 0.01085
iShares China Index Fund XCH 0.10223
iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR 0.30085
iShares S&P®/TSX® SmallCap Index Fund XCS 0.11220
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund XCV 0.14549
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV 0.04680
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund XEG 0.09486
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund XEM 0.16402
iShares Jantzi Social Index Fund XEN 0.07146
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN 0.02944
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.06232
iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC 0.41016
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD -
iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR 0.37896
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB 0.09247
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.11776
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund XIC 0.11272
iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index Fund XID -
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund XIG 0.08100
iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIN 0.11935
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index Fund XIT -
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund XIU 0.10380
iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund XLA 0.23850
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB 0.07738
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund XMA -
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund XMD 0.13130
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.06785
iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index Fund XRB 0.24326
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE 0.06789
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB 0.08107
iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSP 0.11493
iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSU 0.10802
iShares S&P/TSX Income Trust Index Fund XTR 0.06000
iShares MSCI World Index Fund XWD 0.17530

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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