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Blackrock® Announces Revised Estimated Annual Reinvested 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 annual reinvested distributions for the iShares® Funds listed below for the 2013 tax year. Please note that these are estimated amounts only as of December 15, 2013 and could change if the iShares Funds experience subscriptions or redemptions prior to the ex-dividend date.

These estimates generally represent the year-end capital gains distributions, which will be reinvested in additional units of the respective iShares Funds rather than paid in cash, and do not include estimates of ongoing monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual cash distribution amounts. The additional units will be immediately consolidated with the previously outstanding units such that the number of outstanding units following the distribution will equal the number of units outstanding prior to the distribution.

We expect to announce the final year-end reinvested distribution amounts, as well as the monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual cash distribution amounts, on or about December 24, 2013. The ex-dividend date for the 2013 annual distributions will be December 27, 2013. The record date for the 2013 annual distributions will be December 31, 2013, payable on January 6, 2014. The actual taxable amounts of reinvested and cash distributions for 2013, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. or "CDS") in early 2014.

Please refer to the press release on November 19, 2013 for additional information regarding iShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF and iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF.

Fund Name   Fund Ticker Estimated
Per Unit at
Dec 15, 2013
iShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF   CAB 0.04396
  CAB.A 0.06561
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund   CBD 0.80232
  CBD.A 0.80328
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund   CBH 0.00000
  CBH.A 0.00000
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund   CBN 0.00000
  CBN.A 0.00000
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund   CBO 0.00000
  CBO.A 0.00000
iShares BRIC Index Fund   CBQ 0.00000
  CBQ.A 0.00000
iShares Broad Commodity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)   CBR 0.00000
  CBR.A 0.00000
iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund   CDZ 0.00000
  CDZ.A 0.00000
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF   CEW 0.00000
  CEW.A 0.00000
iShares Global Real Estate Index Fund   CGR 0.00000
  CGR.A 0.00000
iShares Gold Bullion ETF   CGL 0.00000
  CGL.C 0.00000
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)   CHB 0.00000
  CHB.A 0.00000
iShares China All-Cap Index Fund   CHI 0.00000
  CHI.A 0.00000
iShares International Fundamental Index Fund   CIE 0.00000
  CIE.A 0.00000
iShares Global Infrastructure Index Fund   CIF 0.58145
  CIF.A 0.58283
iShares Japan Fundamental Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   CJP 0.00000
  CJP.A 0.00000
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund   CLF 0.00000
  CLF.A 0.00000
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund   CLG 0.00000
  CLG.A 0.00000
iShares Oil Sands Index Fund   CLO 0.00000
  CLO.A 0.00000
iShares US Fundamental Index Fund   CLU 0.00000
  CLU.A 0.00000
  CLU.B 0.89929
  CLU.C 0.90372
iShares Premium Money Market ETF   CMR 0.00000
  CMR.A 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index Fund   CMW 0.02774
  CMW.A 0.02796
iShares Global Agriculture Index Fund   COW 0.00000
  COW.A 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund   CPD 0.00000
  CPD.A 0.00000
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index Fund   CRQ 0.00000
  CRQ.A 0.00000
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF   CSD 0.00000
  CSD.A 0.00000
iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   CUD 0.00000
  CUD.A 0.00000
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF   CVD 0.00000
  CVD.A 0.00000
iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF   CWO 0.00000
  CWO.A 0.00000
iShares S&P Global Water Index Fund   CWW 0.00000
  CWW.A 0.00000
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF   CYH 0.00000
  CYH.A 0.00000
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF   FIE 0.00000
  FIE.A 0.00000
iShares Silver Bullion ETF   SVR 0.00000
  SVR.C 0.00000
iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder Fund   XAL 0.00000
iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund   XBB 0.05766
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index Fund   XBM 0.00000
iShares MSCI® Brazil Index Fund   XBZ 0.00000
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund   XCB 0.08023
iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XCD 0.00000
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund   XCG 0.00000
iShares China Index Fund   XCH 0.00000
iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund   XCR 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index Fund   XCS 0.00000
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund   XCV 0.00000
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund   XDV 0.11869
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XEB 0.00000
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IMI ETF   XEC 0.00000
iShares MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF   XEF 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund   XEG 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund   XEI 0.44752
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund   XEM 0.00000
iShares Jantzi Social Index® Fund   XEN 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund   XFN 0.00000
iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund   XFR 0.00623
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund   XGB 0.09424
iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund   XGC 0.12521
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund   XGD 0.08965
iShares S&P Global Industrials Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XGI 0.00000
iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund   XGR 0.00000
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund   XHB 0.00000
iShares S&P Global Healthcare Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XHC 0.00000
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XHD 0.00000
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XHY 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund   XIC 0.00000
iShares CNX Nifty India Index ETF   XID 0.00000
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XIG 0.00000
iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XIN 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index Fund   XIT 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund   XIU 0.00000
iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund   XLA 0.00000
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund   XLB 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund   XMA 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund   XMD 0.00000
iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index Fund   XMI 0.04298
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index Fund   XMM 0.01625
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund   XMU 0.28397
iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index Fund   XMV 0.19613
iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund   XMW 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XPF 0.00000
iShares NASDAQ 100 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XQQ 0.00000
iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index Fund   XRB 1.07999
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund   XRE 0.62284
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund   XSB 0.00000
iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund   XSH 0.00000
iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XSP 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index Fund   XST 0.34264
iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   XSU 0.00000
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund   XTR 0.00000
iShares S&P 500 Index ETF   XUS 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund   XUT 0.04644
iShares S&P/TSX Venture Index Fund   XVX 0.00000
iShares MSCI World Index Fund   XWD 0.00000

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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