BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

December 18, 2015 20:30 ET

BlackRock® Canada Announces Estimated December Cash Distributions for the iShares® ETFs

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 18, 2015) -

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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the estimated December 2015 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Unitholders of record of a fund on December 31, 2015 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on January 6, 2016.

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about December 24, 2015, which will provide the final amounts for all funds except the iShares Premium Money Market ETF, for which a press release will be issued on December 30, 2015. Generally, with the exception of the iShares Premium Money Market ETF, the Cash Distribution Per Unit is expected to increase if the net units outstanding of a fund decreases between December 17, 2015 and December 24, 2015 or may change for other unforeseen factors.

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

Fund Name Fund
Ticker
Estimated
Cash
Distribution
Per Unit ($)
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBD 0.07601
CBD.A 0.08866
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.06212
CBH.A 0.07296
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBN 0.06215
CBN.A 0.04285
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.06147
CBO.A 0.06336
iShares BRIC Index ETF CBQ 0.22045
CBQ.A 0.04558
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ 0.07713
CDZ.A 0.05970
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.02600
CEW.A 0.03250
iShares Gold Bullion ETF CGL 0.00000
CGL.C 0.00000
iShares Global Real Estate Index ETF CGR 0.42405
CGR.A 0.40713
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.09500
CHB.A 0.09000
iShares International Fundamental Index ETF CIE 0.19707
CIE.A 0.20019
iShares Global Infrastructure Index ETF CIF 0.16772
CIF.A 0.11270
iShares Japan Fundamental Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CJP 0.11708
CJP.A 0.04262
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.05000
CLF.A 0.05021
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.05654
CLG.A 0.06127
iShares US Fundamental Index ETF CLU 0.16141
CLU.A 0.14716
CLU.B 0.16530
CLU.C 0.20411
iShares Premium Money Market ETF CMR 0.01716
CMR.A 0.00303
iShares Global Agriculture Index ETF COW 0.62377
COW.A 0.55189
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.05400
CPD.A 0.04900
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index ETF CRQ 0.09086
CRQ.A 0.05555
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged) CSD 0.08300
CSD.A 0.07500
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.10047
CUD.A 0.06630
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.06911
CVD.A 0.08764
iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF CWO 0.19559
CWO.A 0.16792
iShares Global Water Index ETF CWW 0.10296
CWW.A 0.08829
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CYH 0.11872
CYH.A 0.03808
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.04000
FIE.A 0.04000
iShares Silver Bullion ETF SVR 0.00000
SVR.C 0.00000
iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XAL 0.83329
iShares Core MSCI All Country World ex Canada Index ETF XAW 0.22362
iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.07459
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index ETF XBM 0.06901
iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF XBZ 0.09411
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.05763
iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XCD 0.06773
iShares Canadian Growth Index ETF XCG 0.02610
iShares China Index ETF XCH 0.47979
iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR 0.58590
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index ETF XCS 0.05246
iShares Canadian Value Index ETF XCV 0.09046
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.08070
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.18564
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index ETF XEC 0.34403
iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF XEF 0.24930
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF XEG 0.08940
iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEH 0.17003
iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.08594
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF XEM 0.46199
iShares Jantzi Social Index ETF XEN 0.09338
iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF XEU 0.21730
iShares FactorSelect™ MSCI USA Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XFA 0.16096
iShares FactorSelect™ MSCI Canada Index ETF XFC 0.04529
iShares FactorSelect™ MSCI EAFE Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XFF 0.10384
iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XFH 0.18040
iShares FactorSelect™ MSCI EAFE Index ETF XFI 0.10109
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.07481
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.01200
iShares FactorSelect™ MSCI USA Index ETF XFS 0.14437
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.04640
iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC 0.93487
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETF XGD 0.00030
iShares S&P Global Industrials Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XGI 0.10984
iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR 0.65354
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.07591
iShares Global Healthcare Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHC 0.63404
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.06307
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.05492
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.18488
iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF XIC 0.16930
iShares India Index ETF XID 0.02363
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.12599
iShares MSCI EAFE® Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIN 0.18558
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index ETF XIT 0.01181
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF XIU 0.15070
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.06927
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index ETF XMA 0.01798
iShares S&P U.S. Mid-Cap Index ETF XMC 0.07550
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index ETF XMD 0.05060
iShares S&P U.S. Mid-Cap Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XMH 0.08990
iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMI 0.33667
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMM 0.35755
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMU 0.21310
iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMV 0.10393
iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMW 0.43054
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.07415
iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.04700
XQB.A 0.07117
iShares NASDAQ 100 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XQQ 0.10990
iShares Canadian Real Return Bond Index ETF XRB 0.20817
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.06922
iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.05658
iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSC 0.11187
iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSE 0.14141
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.05140
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.05788
iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XSP 0.24762
iShares Core Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.03800
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index ETF XST 0.11501
iShares U.S. Small Cap Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XSU 0.18630
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.06000
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XUH 0.08779
iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF XUS 0.34475
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.06792
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF XUU 0.10624
iShares MSCI World Index ETF XWD 0.34365

Further information on the iShares Funds can be found at www.blackrock.com/ca.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At September 30, 2015, BlackRock's AUM was US $4.506 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world 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®. As of September 30, 2015, the firm had approximately 12,900 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/ca / Twitter: @BlackRockCA / Blog: www.blackrockblog.com/can

About iShares ETFs

iShares is a global leader in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with more than a decade of expertise and commitment to individual and institutional investors of all sizes. With over 700 funds globally across multiple asset classes and strategies and more than US $1 trillion in assets under management as of September 30, 2015, iShares helps clients around the world build the core of their portfolios, meet specific investment goals and implement market views. iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock, trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm.(1)

(1) Based on US $4.506 trillion in AUM as of 9/30/15.

iShares® ETFs are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in iShares ETFs. 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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