BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

October 14, 2015 07:55 ET

BlackRock® Canada Announces October 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 October 2015 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 October 27, 2015 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on October 30, 2015.

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

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ ETF CBD 0.05505
CBD.A 0.03721
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.06270
CBH.A 0.05371
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ ETF CBN 0.03345
CBN.A 0.01774
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.05500
CBO.A 0.04600
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 U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.10034
CHB.A 0.09044
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.05000
CLF.A 0.04165
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.05473
CLG.A 0.04450
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.05400
CPD.A 0.04900
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 0.04901
CUD.A 0.02727
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.06970
CVD.A 0.06047
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF CYH 0.05140
CYH.A 0.04489
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.04000
FIE.A 0.04000
iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.07537
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.05700
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.08070
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.06800
iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.08594
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.07841
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.01424
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.04623
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.07840
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 0.09766
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.05127
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.06910
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.07415
iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.04765
XQB.A 0.03864
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.06922
iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.05728
iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSC 0.05626
iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSE 0.06497
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.05020
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.05853
iShares Core Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.03826
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.06792

Estimated October Cash Distributions for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF

The October 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 0.01556
CMR.A 0.00000

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about October 26, 2015, 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 June 30, 2015, BlackRock's AUM was US$4.721 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 June 30, 2015, the firm had approximately 12,400 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 June 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$4.721in AUM as of 6/30/15.

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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