BlackRock Investments Canada Inc.

BlackRock Investments Canada Inc.

May 18, 2012 12:43 ET

BlackRock Investments Canada Inc. Announces Final May 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, May 18, 2012 - BlackRock Investments Canada Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), is pleased to announce the final May distributions for the Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) listed below.  Unitholders of record on May 30, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable on June 6, 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
CDZ $ 0.0600 Monthly
CDZ.A $ 0.0460 Monthly
iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund
(CAD-Hedged)
CUD $ 0.0431 Monthly
CUD.A $ 0.0300 Monthly
iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend
Index Fund
CYH $ 0.0465 Monthly
CYH.A $ 0.0375 Monthly
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund FIE $ 0.0400 Monthly
FIE.A $ 0.0400 Monthly
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund CEW $ 0.0220 Monthly
CEW.A $ 0.0325 Monthly
iShares Premium Money Market Fund CMR $ 0.0370 Monthly
CMR.A $ 0.0260 Monthly
iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund CAB $ 0.0560 Monthly
CAB.A $ 0.0475 Monthly
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index
Fund (CAD-Hedged)
CHB $ 0.1220 Monthly
CHB.A $ 0.1160 Monthly
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income
Fund
CSD $ 0.0830 Monthly
CSD.A $ 0.0750 Monthly
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income
Fund (USD Units)
CSD.U $ 0.0830 Monthly
CSD.V $ 0.0750 Monthly
iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund CVD $ 0.0825 Monthly
CVD.A $ 0.0740 Monthly
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond
Index Fund
CLF $ 0.0680 Monthly
CLF.A $ 0.0590 Monthly
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond
Index Fund
CLG $ 0.0600 Monthly
CLG.A $ 0.0510 Monthly
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond
Index Fund
CBO $ 0.0760 Monthly
CBO.A $ 0.0671 Monthly
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond
Index Fund
CBH $ 0.0780 Monthly
CBH.A $ 0.0690 Monthly
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share
Index Fund
CPD $ 0.0690 Monthly
CPD.A $ 0.0620 Monthly
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund CBD $ 0.0450 Monthly
CBD.A $ 0.0280 Monthly
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund CBN $ 0.0230 Monthly
CBN.A $ 0.0100 Monthly

The ex-dividend date for all ETFs is May 28, 2012, except for the iShares Premium Money Market Fund (CMR/CMR.A) which has an ex-dividend date of May 30, 2012.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide.  At March 31, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.684 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 March 31, 2012, the firm has approximately 9,900 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 the global product leader in exchange traded funds with over 500 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.

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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