BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

November 26, 2013 07:00 ET

BlackRock Canada Announces Re-Opening to Subscriptions of CAB, CVD and CYH With Completion of Previously Announced Changes

Announcement relating to the following iShares Funds:

- iShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF (formerly iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund) ("CAB")

- iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF (formerly iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund) ("CVD")

- iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (formerly iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index Fund) ("CYH")

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 26, 2013) - (TSX:CAB)(TSX:CVD)(TSX:CYH)

On September 17, 2013, BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. ("BlackRock"), announced certain changes to CAB, CVD, CYH and other iShares funds managed by BlackRock Canada that use forward agreements for certain investment purposes, in response to proposed new federal taxation rules first introduced in conjunction with the 2013 Federal Budget. Following the initial announcement of these proposed rules, CAB, CVD and CYH had temporarily stopped accepting subscriptions, except in certain limited circumstances.

Effective as of November 26, 2013, CAB, CVD and CYH will be re-opened to new subscriptions in connection with the termination of the respective forward agreement for each fund and the implementation of the previously announced changes.

In connection with the changes described in this announcement:

  • the name of CAB has been changed from "iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund" to "iShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF";
  • the name of CVD has been changed from "iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund" to "iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF"; and
  • the name of CYH has been changed from "iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index Fund" to "iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF".

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BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At September 30, 2013, BlackRock's AUM was US$4.096 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, 2013, the firm has approximately 11,200 employees in 30 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

iShares is the global product leader in exchange traded funds with over 600 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 20 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 shares 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 and high net worth individuals.

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