BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

October 13, 2016 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 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 October 26, 2016 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on October 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 0.06351
CBD.A 0.04236
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.06237
CBH.A 0.05290
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBN 0.04120
CBN.A 0.02377
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.04529
CBO.A 0.03639
iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ 0.08774
CDZ.A 0.07107
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 0.09215
CHB.A 0.08295
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.04565
CLF.A 0.03666
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.05032
CLG.A 0.04089
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.05217
CPD.A 0.04603
iShares Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged) CSD 0.07736
CSD.A 0.06835
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.04965
CUD.A 0.02511
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.07160
CVD.A 0.06207
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CYH 0.05204
CYH.A 0.04234
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.04000
FIE.A 0.04000
iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.07125
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.05539
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.07486
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.06827
iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.07585
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.07921
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.01344
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.04453
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.07373
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.05813
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.04783
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.09131
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.05714
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.07027
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.06842
iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.04444
XQB.A 0.03445
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.06878
iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.05348
iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSC 0.05208
iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSE 0.06503
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.04906
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.05359
iShares Core Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.03552
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.05000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.06409

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 0.02312
CMR.A 0.00695

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about October 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 June 30, 2016, BlackRock's AUM was US$4.890 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, 2016, the firm had approximately 12,700 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 June 30, 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$4.890 trillion in AUM as of 6/30/16.

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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