BlackRock Investments Canada Inc.

BlackRock Investments Canada Inc.

April 18, 2012 13:20 ET

Blackrock Investments Canada Inc. Announces Final April Distributions on Certain Exchange Traded Funds

Listing:     TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)

Symbol:  CAB.A, CAB, CBD.A, CBD, CBH.A CBH, CBN.A, CBN, CBO.A, CBO, CDZ.A, CDZ, CEW.A, CEW, CHB.A, CHB, CLF.A, CLF, CLG.A, CLG, CMR.A, CMR, CPD.A, CPD, CSD.A, CSD, CSD.U, CSD.V, CUD.A, CUD, CVD.A, CVD, CYH.A, CYH, FIE.A, FIE.

TORONTO, April 18, 2012 - Blackrock Investments Canada Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), is pleased to announce the final April distributions for the Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) listed below.  Unitholders of record on April 27, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable on May 4, 2012.  Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:

Fund Name Trading
Symbol
Distribution
Amount per
Unit ($)
Payment
Frequency
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend ETF)
CDZ $ 0.0600    Monthly
CDZ.A $ 0.0460    Monthly
iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)
(formerly, Claymore S&P US Dividend Growers ETF)
CUD $ 0.0431    Monthly
CUD.A $ 0.0300    Monthly
iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend ETF)
CYH $ 0.0465    Monthly
CYH.A $ 0.0375    Monthly
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund
(formerly, Claymore Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF)
FIE $ 0.0400    Monthly
FIE.A $ 0.0400    Monthly
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund
(formerly, Claymore Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF)
CEW $ 0.0220    Monthly
CEW.A $ 0.0325    Monthly
iShares Premium Money Market Fund
(formerly, Claymore Premium Money Market ETF)
CMR $ 0.0320    Monthly
CMR.A $ 0.0220    Monthly
iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore Advantaged Canadian Bond ETF)
CAB $ 0.0560    Monthly
CAB.A $ 0.0475    Monthly
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)
(formerly, Claymore Advantaged High Yield Bond ETF)
CHB $ 0.1220    Monthly
CHB.A $ 0.1160    Monthly
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund
(formerly, Claymore Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF)
CSD $ 0.0830    Monthly
CSD.A $ 0.0750    Monthly
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund (USD Units)
(formerly, Claymore Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF (US$ Units))
CSD.U $ 0.0830    Monthly
CSD.V $ 0.0750    Monthly
iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore Advantaged Convertible Bond ETF)
CVD $ 0.0825    Monthly
CVD.A $ 0.0740    Monthly
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF)
CLF $ 0.0680    Monthly
CLF.A $ 0.0590    Monthly
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore 1-10 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF)
CLG $ 0.0600    Monthly
CLG.A $ 0.0510    Monthly
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond ETF)
CBO $ 0.0760    Monthly
CBO.A $ 0.0671    Monthly
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond ETF)
CBH $ 0.0780    Monthly
CBH.A $ 0.0690    Monthly
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETF)
CPD $ 0.0690    Monthly
CPD.A $ 0.0620    Monthly
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund
(formerly, Claymore Balanced Income CorePortfolioTM ETF)
CBD $ 0.0450    Monthly
CBD.A $ 0.0280    Monthly
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund
(formerly, Claymore Balanced Growth CorePortfolioTM ETF)
CBN $ 0.0230    Monthly
CBN.A $ 0.0100    Monthly


The ex-dividend date for all ETFs is April 25, 2012, except for the iShares Premium Money Market Fund (CMR/CMR.A) which has an ex-dividend date of April 27, 2012.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At December 31, 2011, BlackRock's AUM was US $3.513 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, 2011, the firm has approximately 10,100 employees in 27 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 460 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 19 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.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

For more information investors should consult with their investment advisor or visit our website at www.ishares.ca.

 

 

 

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