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BlackRock(R) Announces October 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 October 2013 cash distributions for iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record on October 28, 2013 will receive cash distributions payable on October 31, 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 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   0.05576
CLF.A   0.04659
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLG   0.05851
CLG.A   0.04945
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.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 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   0.08192
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB   0.06582
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV   0.08184
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XEB   0.07000
iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund XEI   0.08211
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN   0.06960
iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund XFR   0.02000
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB   0.05053
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB   0.08403
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHD   0.05000
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHY   0.10235
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIG   0.07000
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB   0.07500
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XPF   0.09000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE   0.06427
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB   0.06073
iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund XSH   0.05162
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR   0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund XUT   0.06821

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

The October 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   0.04322
CMR.A   0.02835

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited will issue a press release on October 25, 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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