BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)



BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

December 21, 2012 19:56 ET

BlackRock® Announces Final Annual Reinvested Distributions for the iShares® Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2012) - (TSX:XAL)(TSX:XBB)(TSX:XBM)(TSX:XBZ)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XCG)(TSX:XCH)(TSX:XCR)(TSX:XCS)(TSX:XCV)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XEB)(TSX:XEG)(TSX:XEI)(TSX:XEM)(TSX:XEN)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XFR)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XGC)(TSX:XGD)(TSX:XGR)(TSX:XHB)(TSX:XHC)(TSX:XHD)(TSX:XHY)(TSX:XIC)(TSX:XID)(TSX:XIG)(TSX:XIN)(TSX:XIT)(TSX:XIU)(TSX:XLA)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XMA)(TSX:XMD)(TSX:XMI)(TSX:XMM)(TSX:XMU)(TSX:XMV)(TSX:XMW)(TSX:XPF)(TSX:XQQ)(TSX:XRB)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XSH)(TSX:XSP)(TSX:XST)(TSX:XSU)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XUT)(TSX:XVX)(TSX:XWD)(TSX:CAB.A)(TSX:CAB)(TSX:CBD.A)(TSX:CBD)(TSX:CBH.A)(TSX:CBH)(TSX:CBN.A)(TSX:CBN)(TSX:CBO.A)(TSX:CBO)(TSX:CDZ.A)(TSX:CDZ)(TSX:CEW.A)(TSX:CEW)(TSX:CHB.A)(TSX:CHB)(TSX:CLF.A)(TSX:CLF)(TSX:CLG.A)(TSX:CLG)(TSX:CMR.A)(TSX:CMR)(TSX:CPD.A)(TSX:CPD)(TSX:CSD.A)(TSX:CSD)(TSX:CSD.U)(TSX:CSD.V)(TSX:CUD.A)(TSX:CUD)(TSX:CVD.A)(TSX:CVD)(TSX:CYH.A)(TSX:CYH)(TSX:FIE.A)(TSX:FIE)(TSX:CRQ)(TSX:CRQ.A)(TSX:CLU)(TSX:CLU.A)(TSX:CLU.C)(TSX:CLU.B)(TSX:CIE)(TSX:CIE.A)(TSX:CJP)(TSX:CJP.A)(TSX:CBQ)(TSX:CBQ.A)(TSX:CLO)(TSX:CLO.A)(TSX:CGR)(TSX:CGR.A)(TSX:CIF)(TSX:CIF.A)(TSX:CMW)(TSX:CMW.A)(TSX:CWW)(TSX:CWW.A)(TSX:CWO)(TSX:CWO.A)(TSX:COW)(TSX:COW.A)(TSX:CHI)(TSX:CHI.A)(TSX:CMF)(TSX:CMF.A)(TSX:CBR)(TSX:CBR.A)(TSX:CGL)(TSX:CGL.C)(TSX:SVR)(TSX:SVR.C)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited announces today the final annual reinvested distributions for the iShares exchange-traded funds for the 2012 tax year. These annual reinvested distributions generally represent realized capital gains within the funds. The reinvested distributions are not paid in cash but will be reported as taxable non-cash distributions and can be used to increase the investor's adjusted cost base of the fund. These reinvested distributions do not include the fourth quarter cash distributions which were reported in a separate press release dated December 17, 2012.

The actual taxable amounts of reinvested and cash distributions for 2012, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.) early in 2013.

The following chart shows the final annual reinvested distributions per unit for each of the iShares funds. Unitholders of record on December 28, 2012 for the fund listed in the chart below will receive reinvested distributions payable on January 3, 2013 and the ex-dividend date will be December 24, 2012.

Fund Name Fund Ticker Final Reinvested Distribution Per Unit for 2012
iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XAL 0.91395
iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB 0.12562
iShares S&P®/TSX® Global Base Metals Index Fund XBM 0.00000
iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund XBZ 0.00000
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.02592
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund XCG 0.00000
iShares China Index Fund XCH 0.00000
iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR 0.34009
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index Fund XCS 0.00000
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund XCV 0.00000
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV 0.65030
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.17764
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund XEG 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund XEI 0.00000
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund XEM 0.00000
iShares Jantzi Social Index Fund XEN 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN 0.00000
iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund XFR 0.00000
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.00000
iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC 0.65336
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD 0.00000
iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR 0.57851
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB 0.07400
iShares S&P Global Healthcare Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHC 0.46263
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.00000
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.26488
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund XIC 0.00000
iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index Fund XID 0.00000
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.66606
iShares MSCI® EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIN 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index Fund XIT 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund XIU 0.00000
iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund XLA 0.00000
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB 0.33655
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund XMA 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund XMD 0.00000
iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMI 0.00000
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMM 0.00000
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMU 0.00000
iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMV 0.02476
iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMW 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.04971
iShares NASDAQ 100 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XQQ 0.23707
iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index Fund XRB 0.47828
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE 0.08972
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB 0.00000
iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund XSH 0.00000
iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSP 0.77407
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index Fund XST 0.28842
iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSU 0.14246
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund XUT 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Venture Index Fund XVX 0.00000
iShares MSCI World Index Fund XWD 0.23115

The following chart shows the final annual reinvested distributions per unit for each of the iShares funds. Unitholders of record on December 28, 2012 for the fund listed in the chart below will receive reinvested distributions payable on January 7, 2013 and the ex-dividend date will be December 24, 2012.

Fund Name Fund Ticker Final Reinvested Distribution Per Unit for 2012
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund CDZ 0.71506
CDZ.A 0.34037
iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.56330
CUD.A 0.41862
iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index Fund CYH 0.00000
CYH.A 0.00000
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund FIE 0.00000
FIE.A 0.00000
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund CEW 0.00000
CEW.A 0.00000
iShares Premium Money Market Fund CMR 0.00000
CMR.A 0.00000
iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund CAB 0.00000
CAB.A 0.00000
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.00000
CHB.A 0.00000
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund CSD 0.00000
CSD.A 0.00000
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund (USD Units) CSD.U1 0.00000
CSD.V1 0.00000
iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund CVD 0.00000
CVD.A 0.00000
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLF 0.00000
CLF.A 0.00000
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLG 0.00000
CLG.A 0.00000
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBO 0.00000
CBO.A 0.00000
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBH 0.00000
CBH.A 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund CPD 0.00000
CPD.A 0.00000
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund CBD 0.14631
CBD.A 0.00000
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund CBN 0.00000
CBN.A 0.00000
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index Fund CRQ 0.07784
CRQ.A 0.05100
iShares US Fundamental Index Fund CLU 0.64420
CLU.A 0.60032
CLU.C 0.08302
CLU.B 0.09661
iShares International Fundamental Index Fund CIE 0.00000
CIE.A 0.00000
iShares Japan Fundamental Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) CJP 0.00000
CJP.A 0.00000
iShares BRIC Index Fund CBQ 0.00000
CBQ.A 0.00000
iShares Oil Sands Index Fund CLO 0.00000
CLO.A 0.00000
iShares Global Real Estate Index Fund CGR 0.00000
CGR.A 0.00000
iShares Global Infrastructure Index Fund CIF 0.00000
CIF.A 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index Fund CMW 0.00000
CMW.A 0.00000
iShares S&P Global Water Index Fund CWW 0.00000
CWW.A 0.00000
iShares Broad Emerging Markets Fund CWO 0.00000
CWO.A 0.00000
iShares Global Agriculture Index Fund COW 0.00000
COW.A 0.00000
iShares China All-Cap Index Fund CHI 0.00000
CHI.A 0.00000
iShares Managed Futures Index Fund CMF 0.00000
CMF.A 0.00000
iShares Broad Commodity Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) CBR 0.00000
CBR.A 0.00000
iShares Gold Bullion Fund (CAD-Hedged) CGL 0.38289
iShares Gold Bullion Fund (Non-Hedged) CGL.C 0.00000
iShares Silver Bullion Fund (CAD-Hedged) SVR 0.00000
iShares Silver Bullion Fund (Non-Hedged) SVR.C 0.00000
1 The reinvested distribution per unit for CSD.U and CSD.V are in U.S. Dollars.

Further information on iShares funds can be found 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 September 30, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was $3.673 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, 2012, the firm has approximately 10,400 employees in 29 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 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.

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