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Blackrock® Announces Estimated December Cash Distributions for the iShares® Funds


BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the estimated December 2013 cash distributions for the iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Unitholders of record of a fund on December 31, 2013 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on January 6, 2014

Details regarding the estimated "per unit" cash distribution amounts are as follows:

Fund Name   Fund Ticker Estimated
Per Unit ($)
iShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF   CAB 0.04490
  CAB.A 0.03541
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund   CBD 0.04700
  CBD.A 0.03000
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund   CBH 0.06900
  CBH.A 0.06539
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund   CBN 0.02100
  CBN.A 0.00800
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund   CBO 0.06900
  CBO.A 0.07752
iShares BRIC Index Fund   CBQ 0.30320
  CBQ.A 0.34230
iShares Broad Commodity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)   CBR 0.00000
  CBR.A 0.00000
iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund   CDZ 0.14156
  CDZ.A 0.16300
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF   CEW 0.02300
  CEW.A 0.03250
iShares Global Real Estate Index Fund   CGR 0.09300
  CGR.A 0.09010
iShares Gold Bullion ETF   CGL 0.00000
  CGL.C 0.00000
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)   CHB 0.10050
  CHB.A 0.09072
iShares China All-Cap Index Fund   CHI 0.45300
  CHI.A 0.11132
iShares International Fundamental Index Fund   CIE 0.08674
  CIE.A 0.08527
iShares Global Infrastructure Index Fund   CIF 0.13000
  CIF.A 0.13152
iShares Japan Fundamental Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   CJP 0.07763
  CJP.A 0.01632
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund   CLF 0.07249
  CLF.A 0.08995
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund   CLG 0.05000
  CLG.A 0.07021
iShares Oil Sands Index Fund   CLO 0.12796
  CLO.A 0.08846
iShares US Fundamental Index Fund   CLU 0.14964
  CLU.A 0.13855
  CLU.B 0.13443
  CLU.C 0.12970
iShares Premium Money Market ETF   CMR 0.03383
  CMR.A 0.02141
iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index Fund   CMW 0.18325
  CMW.A 0.17894
iShares Global Agriculture Index Fund   COW 0.43524
  COW.A 0.23345
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund   CPD 0.06100
  CPD.A 0.05300
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index Fund   CRQ 0.07764
  CRQ.A 0.07103
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF   CSD 0.08300
  CSD.A 0.07500
iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   CUD 0.11399
  CUD.A 0.14908
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF   CVD 0.07803
  CVD.A 0.06904
iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF   CWO 0.44977
  CWO.A 0.41876
iShares S&P Global Water Index Fund   CWW 0.12222
  CWW.A 0.13164
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF   CYH 0.04650
  CYH.A 0.03550
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF   FIE 0.04000
  FIE.A 0.04000
iShares Silver Bullion ETF   SVR 0.00000
  SVR.C 0.00000
iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder Fund   XAL 0.63777
iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund   XBB 0.09718
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index Fund   XBM 0.03325
iShares MSCI® Brazil Index Fund   XBZ 0.15000
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund   XCB 0.07472
iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XCD 0.15925
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund   XCG 0.02366
iShares China Index Fund   XCH 0.08895
iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund   XCR 0.29356
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index Fund   XCS 0.05151
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund   XCV 0.08071
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund   XDV 0.08000
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XEB 0.08436
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IMI ETF   XEC 0.17717
iShares MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF   XEF 0.20163
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund   XEG 0.04848
iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund   XEI 0.08000
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund   XEM 0.32526
iShares Jantzi Social Index® Fund   XEN 0.07490
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund   XFN 0.06500
iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund   XFR 0.02000
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund   XGB 0.06436
iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund   XGC 0.53584
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund   XGD 0.01714
iShares S&P Global Industrials Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XGI 0.12880
iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund   XGR 0.37760
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund   XHB 0.08000
iShares S&P Global Healthcare Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XHC 0.15483
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XHD 0.04800
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XHY 0.12647
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund   XIC 0.10416
iShares CNX Nifty India Index ETF   XID 0.06208
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XIG 0.14563
iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XIN 0.20210
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index Fund   XIT 0.05092
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund   XIU 0.07869
iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund   XLA 0.24389
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund   XLB 0.07900
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund   XMA 0.02000
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund   XMD 0.05042
iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index Fund   XMI 0.32993
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index Fund   XMM 0.34160
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund   XMU 0.07690
iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index Fund   XMV 0.07686
iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund   XMW 0.34211
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XPF 0.13102
iShares NASDAQ 100 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XQQ 0.12882
iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index Fund   XRB 0.28889
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund   XRE 0.06000
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund   XSB 0.06787
iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund   XSH 0.05000
iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XSP 0.17931
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index Fund   XST 0.06299
iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XSU 0.13469
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund   XTR 0.06000
iShares S&P 500 Index ETF   XUS 0.19288
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund   XUT 0.06500
iShares S&P/TSX Venture Index Fund   XVX 0.04094
iShares MSCI World Index Fund   XWD 0.26724

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on December 24, 2013, which will provide the final amounts for all funds except the iShares Premium Money Market ETF, for which a press release will be issued on December 30, 2013. Generally, with the exception of the iShares Premium Money Market ETF, the Cash Distribution Per Unit is expected to increase if the net units outstanding of a fund decreases between December 16, 2013 and December 24, 2013 or may change for other unforeseen factors.

Further information on the 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 September 30, 2013, BlackRock's AUM was US$4.096 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 September 30, 2013, the firm has approximately 11,200 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. 

© 2013 BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. All rights reserved. iSHARES® and BLACKROCK® are registered trademarks of BlackRock, Inc., or its subsidiaries in the United States and elsewhere. Used with permission.

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