BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (iShares)

March 16, 2015 16:49 ET

ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA) Confirmed as the New Administrators of the New LBMA Gold Price

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 16, 2015) - (TSX:CGL)(TSX:CGL.C) - iShares, the industry-leading exchange-traded fund (ETF) business at BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (BlackRock Canada), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (BlackRock), is notifying unitholders of iShares Gold Bullion ETF (CGL) regarding a change in the pricing source used in the valuation of gold bullion.

The London Bullion Market Association ("LBMA") has announced that, effective March 20, 2015, it will launch the new "LBMA Gold Price" which will replace the London Gold Fix. The LBMA has confirmed ICE Benchmark Administration ("IBA") as the new, third party administrator for the LBMA Gold Price. With effect from March 20, 2015, CGL expects to use this new gold price mechanism for valuing gold bullion.

This change in pricing source will not affect CGL's investment objective which will continue to replicate the performance of the price of gold bullion, less CGL's fees and expenses, by investing in long-term holdings of unencumbered gold bullion in 100 or 400 troy ounce international bar sizes.

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