BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

September 10, 2014 08:00 ET

BlackRock® Announces September Cash Distributions for the iShares® Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 10, 2014) -

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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the September 2014 cash distributions for the iShares Funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly or quarterly basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on September 19, 2014 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on September 30, 2014.

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

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBD 0.05161
CBD.A 0.03864
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.06635
CBH.A 0.05608
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBN 0.02710
CBN.A 0.01441
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.06630
CBO.A 0.05694
iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ 0.06846
CDZ.A 0.05082
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.02300
CEW.A 0.03250
iShares Global Real Estate Index ETF CGR 0.13143
CGR.A 0.08494
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.11200
CHB.A 0.10500
iShares International Fundamental Index ETF CIE 0.08000
CIE.A 0.05000
iShares Global Infrastructure Index ETF CIF 0.11172
CIF.A 0.07553
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.05310
CLF.A 0.04483
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.05547
CLG.A 0.04600
iShares US Fundamental Index ETF CLU 0.07876
CLU.A 0.02910
CLU.B 0.02800
CLU.C 0.06920
iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index ETF CMW 0.06500
CMW.A 0.03000
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.06206
CPD.A 0.05424
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index ETF CRQ 0.08559
CRQ.A 0.05716
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF CSD 0.08300
CSD.A 0.07500
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.05666
CUD.A 0.03420
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.08156
CVD.A 0.07203
iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF CWO 0.15000
CWO.A 0.10000
iShares Global Water Index ETF CWW 0.10144
CWW.A 0.05222
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF CYH 0.05000
CYH.A 0.04036
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.04000
FIE.A 0.04000
iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.07932
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index ETF XBM 0.04994
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.06000
iShares Canadian Growth Index ETF XCG 0.06803
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index ETF XCS 0.11371
iShares Canadian Value Index ETF XCV 0.17891
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.08000
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.06019
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF XEG 0.11270
iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.08380
iShares Jantzi Social Index ETF XEN 0.12122
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.07325
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.02020
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.05000
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETF XGD 0.01028
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.07970
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.05617
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.09752
iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF XIC 0.15828
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.05463
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF XIU 0.14960
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.07664
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index ETF XMA 0.04956
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index ETF XMD 0.13589
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMU 0.10699
iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMV 0.20591
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.07686
iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.05036
XQB.A 0.04090
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.06936
iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.06023
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.05401
iShares Core Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.04442
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index ETF XST 0.07425
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.06014

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

Fund Name Fund Ticker Estimated Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Premium Money Market ETF CMR 0.02580
CMR.A 0.01767

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on September 18, 2014, which will provide the final amounts for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF.

Further information on the 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 June 30, 2014, BlackRock's AUM was US$4.594 trillion. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include 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, 2014, the firm had approximately 11,600 employees in more than 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 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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