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BlackRock(R) Announces June Monthly Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

BlackRock(R) Announces June Monthly Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds


BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the June 2013 cash distributions for iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual basis. Unitholders of record on June 21, 2013 will receive cash distributions payable on June 28, 2013.

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

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund CAB 0.04600
CAB.A 0.03600
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund CBD 0.04800
CBD.A 0.02870
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBH 0.07550
CBH.A 0.06600
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund CBN 0.02330
CBN.A 0.00800
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBO 0.07400
CBO.A 0.06430
iShares BRIC Index Fund CBQ 0.31822
CBQ.A 0.11204
iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund CDZ 0.06400
CDZ.A 0.04750
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund CEW 0.02300
CEW.A 0.03250
iShares Global Real Estate Index Fund CGR 0.09600
CGR.A 0.05200
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.10900
CHB.A 0.09900
iShares International Fundamental Index Fund CIE 0.07500
CIE.A 0.04500
iShares Global Infrastructure Index Fund CIF 0.09000
CIF.A 0.05000
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLF 0.06250
CLF.A 0.05310
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLG 0.06200
CLG.A 0.05250
iShares Oil Sands Index Fund CLO 0.06786
CLO.A 0.01705
iShares US Fundamental Index Fund CLU 0.05700
CLU.A 0.01300
CLU.B 0.01000
CLU.C 0.04800
iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index Fund CMW 0.05300
CMW.A 0.02000
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund CPD 0.06100
CPD.A 0.05300
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index Fund CRQ 0.07600
CRQ.A 0.05100
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund CSD 0.08300
CSD.A 0.07500
CSD.U1 0.08300
CSD.V1 0.07500
iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.04000
CUD.A 0.02200
iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund CVD 0.08100
CVD.A 0.07200
iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF CWO 0.10000
CWO.A 0.03800
iShares S&P Global Water Index Fund CWW 0.06100
CWW.A 0.02100
iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index Fund CYH 0.04650
CYH.A 0.03550
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund FIE 0.04000
FIE.A 0.04000
iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XAL 0.28502
iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB 0.08128
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index Fund XBM 0.07689
iShares MSCI® Brazil Index Fund XBZ 0.23260
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.06408
iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XCD 0.10621
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund XCG 0.12581
iShares China Index Fund XCH 0.32809
iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR 0.24968
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index Fund XCS 0.09942
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund XCV 0.17632
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV 0.07819
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.06413
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IMI ETF XEC 0.08405
iShares MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF XEF 0.20463
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund XEG 0.10956
iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund XEI 0.08116
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund XEM 0.11713
iShares Jantzi Social Index® Fund XEN 0.12260
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN 0.06933
iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund XFR 0.02173
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.05085
iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC 0.27221
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD 0.06160
iShares S&P Global Industrials Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XGI 0.20117
iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR 0.30127
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB 0.08533
iShares S&P Global Healthcare Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHC 0.24854
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.05423
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.10671
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund XIC 0.16413
iShares CNX Nifty India Index ETF XID 0.04266
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.06372
iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIN 0.27010
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index Fund XIT 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund XIU 0.13924
iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund XLA 0.27062
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB 0.07004
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund XMA 0.05835
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund XMD 0.15011
iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMI 0.21016
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMM 0.12387
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMU 0.08762
iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMV 0.14563
iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMW 0.17890
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.07752
iShares NASDAQ 100 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XQQ 0.20940
iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index Fund XRB 0.21405
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE 0.06072
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB 0.06407
iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund XSH 0.05518
iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSP 0.12867
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index Fund XST 0.05769
iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSU 0.10051
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR 0.06000
iShares S&P 500 Index ETF XUS 0.06780
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund XUT 0.07384
iShares S&P/TSX Venture Index Fund XVX 0.00000
iShares MSCI World Index Fund XWD 0.25711

1 The cash distribution per unit for CSD.U and CSD.V are paid in U.S. Dollars.

The June cash distributions per unit for the iShares Premium Money Market Fund are estimated to be as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker Estimated Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Premium Money Market Fund CMR 0.02610
CMR.A 0.01637

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited will issue a press release on June 20, 2013, which will provide the final amounts.

Further information on iShares funds can be found at

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At December 31, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.792 trillion. BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients' needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including 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®. Headquartered in New York City, as of December 31, 2012, the firm has approximately 10,500 employees in 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

About iShares® ETFs

The iShares business is the global product leader in exchange traded funds with over 600 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 20 exchanges worldwide. The iShares Funds are bought and sold like common stocks on securities exchanges. The iShares Funds are attractive to many individual and institutional investors and financial intermediaries because of their relative low cost, tax efficiency and trading flexibility. Investors can purchase and sell shares through any brokerage firm, financial advisor, or online broker, and hold the funds in any type of brokerage account. The iShares customer base consists of the institutional segment of pension plans and fund managers, as well as the retail segment of financial advisors and high net worth individuals.

iShares® Funds are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in iShares Funds. 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.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

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