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


BlackRock(R) Announces August 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 August 2013 cash distributions for iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record on August 27, 2013 will receive cash distributions payable on August 30, 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 0.04490
CAB.A 0.03541
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund   CBD 0.04893
CBD.A 0.03023
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund   CBH 0.07132
CBH.A 0.06203
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund   CBN 0.02662
CBN.A 0.01167
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund   CBO 0.07144
CBO.A 0.06211
iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund   CDZ 0.06673
CDZ.A 0.05069
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund   CEW 0.02300
CEW.A 0.03250
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   CHB 0.10050
CHB.A 0.09072
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund   CLF 0.05727
CLF.A 0.04808
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund   CLG 0.05851
CLG.A 0.04941
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund   CPD 0.06100
CPD.A 0.05300
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund   CSD 0.08300
CSD.A 0.07500
CSD.U(1) 0.08300
CSD.V(1) 0.07500
iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   CUD 0.03772
CUD.A 0.01873
iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund   CVD 0.07803
CVD.A 0.06904
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 DEX Universe Bond Index Fund   XBB 0.08379
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund   XCB 0.06612
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund   XDV 0.08284
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XEB 0.06295
iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund   XEI 0.07488
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund   XFN 0.07182
iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund   XFR 0.02183
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund   XGB 0.05216
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund   XHB 0.08793
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XHD 0.05305
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XHY 0.10235
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XIG 0.06450
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund   XLB 0.07339
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XPF 0.07577
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund   XRE 0.06546
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund   XSB 0.06217
iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund   XSH 0.05456
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund   XTR 0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund   XUT 0.06528

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

The August 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 0.03582
CMR.A 0.02308

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited will issue a press release on August 26, 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 March 31, 2013, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.936 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 March 31, 2013, the firm has approximately 10,600 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. 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 of 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. 

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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