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BlackRock(R) Announces September 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 September 2013 cash distributions for iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly or quarterly basis. Unitholders of record on September 20, 2013 will receive cash distributions payable on September 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 0.07131
CBH.A 0.06206
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund CBN 0.02662
CBN.A 0.01167
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBO 0.07140
CBO.A 0.06210
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 Global Real Estate Index Fund CGR 0.09600
CGR.A 0.05200
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.10050
CHB.A 0.09072
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 0.05576
CLF.A 0.04659
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLG 0.05851
CLG.A 0.04945
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 0.03772
CUD.A 0.01873
iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund CVD 0.07803
CVD.A 0.06904
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 DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB 0.08236
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index Fund XBM 0.07954
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.06443
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund XCG 0.08770
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index Fund XCS 0.09496
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund XCV 0.18166
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 Capped Energy Index Fund XEG 0.10698
iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund XEI 0.07488
iShares Jantzi Social Index Fund XEN 0.12204
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 0.05000
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD 0.03130
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB 0.08742
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 S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund XIC 0.15906
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.06450
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index Fund XIT 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund XIU 0.14550
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB 0.07299
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund XMA 0.05903
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund XMD 0.13975
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMU 0.10554
iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMV 0.16494
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 0.06177
iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund XSH 0.05326
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index Fund XST 0.05769
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR 0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund XUT 0.06528
iShares S&P/TSX Venture Index Fund XVX 0.00000

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

The September 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 0.02716
CMR.A 0.01711

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited will issue a press release on September 19, 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 June 30, 2013, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.857 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 June 30, 2013, the firm has approximately 10,700 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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