BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

May 12, 2016 07:55 ET

BlackRock® Canada Announces May Cash Distributions for the iShares® ETFs

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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the May 2016 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on May 26, 2016 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on May 31, 2016.

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 0.07012
CBD.A 0.04383
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.06315
CBH.A 0.05378
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBN 0.04540
CBN.A 0.02082
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.04930
CBO.A 0.04040
iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ 0.08266
CDZ.A 0.06578
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.02600
CEW.A 0.03250
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.09322
CHB.A 0.08433
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.05019
CLF.A 0.04115
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.05306
CLG.A 0.04369
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.05200
CPD.A 0.04620
iShares Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged) CSD 0.07240
CSD.A 0.06345
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.05273
CUD.A 0.03114
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.07008
CVD.A 0.06080
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CYH 0.05638
CYH.A 0.05137
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.04000
FIE.A 0.04000
iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.07334
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.05704
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.07822
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.07210
iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.08015
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.07590
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.01265
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.04742
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.07303
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.05713
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.05004
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.09229
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.05545
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.06986
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.08046
iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.04650
XQB.A 0.03671
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.06971
iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.05567
iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSC 0.05303
iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSE 0.06837
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.05097
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.05006
iShares Core Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.03764
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.05000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.07272

Estimated May Cash Distributions for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF

The May 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 0.01939
CMR.A 0.00690

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about May 25, 2016, which will provide the final amounts for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF.

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 March 31, 2016, BlackRock's AUM was US$4.737 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 March 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in 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 March 31, 2016, 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$4.737 trillion in AUM as of 3/31/16.

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. Fund securities are not covered by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer. There can be no assurances that the fund will be able to maintain its net asset value per security at a constant amount or that the full amount of your investment in the fund will be returned to you. The fund is not guaranteed, its 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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