BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

April 12, 2013 10:38 ET

BlackRock® Announces April Monthly Cash Distributions for the iShares® Funds


BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the April 2013 cash distributions for iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record on April 25, 2013 will receive cash distributions payable on April 30, 2013.

Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund CAB 0.04600
CAB.A 0.03600
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund CBD 0.04800
CBD.A 0.02870
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBH 0.07550
CBH.A 0.06600
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund CBN 0.02330
CBN.A 0.00800
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBO 0.07400
CBO.A 0.06430
iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund CDZ 0.06400
CDZ.A 0.04750
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund CEW 0.02300
CEW.A 0.03250
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.10900
CHB.A 0.09900
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLF 0.06250
CLF.A 0.05310
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLG 0.06200
CLG.A 0.05250
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund CPD 0.06100
CPD.A 0.05300
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund CSD 0.08300
CSD.A 0.07500
CSD.U1 0.08300
CSD.V1 0.07500
iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.04000
CUD.A 0.02200
iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund CVD 0.08100
CVD.A 0.07200
iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index Fund CYH 0.04650
CYH.A 0.03550
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund FIE 0.04000
FIE.A 0.04000
iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB 0.08425
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.06731
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV 0.07819
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.06413
iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund XEI 0.08116
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN 0.06933
iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund XFR 0.02278
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.05309
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB 0.08819
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.05423
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.10671
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.06372
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB 0.07421
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.07752
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE 0.06072
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB 0.06673
iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund XSH 0.05819
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR 0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund XUT 0.07384

1 The cash distribution per unit for CSD.U and CSD.V are in U.S. Dollars.

The April cash distributions per unit for the iShares Premium Money Market Fund are estimated to be as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker Estimated Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Premium Money Market Fund CMR 0.03372
CMR.A 0.02127

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited will issue a press release on April 24, 2013 which will provide the final amounts.

Further information on iShares funds can be found at

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At December 31, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.792 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, 2012, the firm has approximately 10,500 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

About iShares® ETFs

The iShares business 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.

iShares® Funds are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in iShares Funds. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing. The Funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Tax, investment and all other decisions should be made, as appropriate, only with guidance from a qualified professional.

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.

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