BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

August 17, 2012 10:46 ET

BlackRock® Announces August Monthly Cash Distributions for Certain iShares® Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2012) - (TSX:XBB)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XEB)(TSX:XEI)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XFR)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XHB)(TSX:XHY)(TSX:XIG)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XPF)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XSH)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XUT)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the August 2012 cash distributions for iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record on August 28, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable on August 31, 2012. Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB $0.08649
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB $0.06998
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV $0.07950
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XEB $0.06850
iShares S&P®/TSX® Equity Income Index Fund XEI $0.07750
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN $0.06750
iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund XFR $0.02261
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB $0.05444
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB $0.09122
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHY $0.10150
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIG $0.06150
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB $0.07429
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XPF $0.09950
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE $0.06150
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB $0.06944
iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund XSH $0.06048
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR $0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund XUT $0.07050

For more information, investors should consult with their investment advisor or visit our website 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 June 30, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was $3.560 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 June 30, 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

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, 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.

Contact Information

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