BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

September 14, 2012 15:30 ET

BlackRock® Announces September Monthly and Quarterly Cash Distributions for Certain iShares® Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 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)(TSX:XHD)(TSX:XCG)(TSX:XCS)(TSX:XCV)(TSX:XEG)(TSX:XEN)(TSX:XIT)(TSX:XBM)(TSX:XGD)(TSX:XIC)(TSX:XIU)(TSX:XMA)(TSX:XMD)(TSX:XST)(TSX:XVX)(TSX:XMV)(TSX:XMU)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the September 2012 cash distributions for iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly or quarterly basis. Unitholders of record on September 25, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable on September 28, 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 $0.08617
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB $0.06920
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 $0.02238
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB $0.05392
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB $0.08730
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 $0.07350
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 $0.06861
iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund XSH $0.06021
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR $0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund XUT $0.07050
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHD $0.04500
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund XCG $0.07265
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index Fund XCS $0.09537
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund XCV $0.17754
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund XEG $0.08898
iShares Jantzi Social Index® Fund XEN $0.11429
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index Fund XIT $0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index Fund XBM $0.07279
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD $0.03909
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund XIC $0.13013
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund XIU $0.12365
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund XMA $0.04296
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund XMD $0.13131
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index Fund XST $0.08677
iShares S&P/TSX Venture Index Fund XVX $0.00000
iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMV $0.06519
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMU $0.04904

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, 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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