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BlackRock(R) Announces Final December 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 final December 2013 cash distributions for the iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, with the exception of the iShares Premium Money Market ETF ("CMR"). Final cash distributions for CMR will be confirmed in a press release to be issued on December 30, 2013. 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 final "per unit" cash distribution amounts are as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker
Cash Distribution 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 0.16689
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 0.07264
CLF.A 0.08995
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLG 0.06177
CLG.A 0.07021
iShares Oil Sands Index Fund CLO 0.12796
CLO.A 0.08846
iShares US Fundamental Index Fund CLU 0.15143
CLU.A 0.13855
CLU.B 0.13443
CLU.C 0.12970
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 0.06206
CPD.A 0.05424
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 0.07631
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 0.09815
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index Fund XBM 0.03449
iShares MSCI® Brazil Index Fund XBZ 0.16429
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.07504
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 0.09192
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 0.08239
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN 0.06543
iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund XFR 0.02020
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.06503
iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC 0.53584
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD 0.01717
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 0.08023
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 0.06391
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.14563
iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIN 0.20374
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index Fund XIT 0.05238
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund XIU 0.07869
iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund XLA 0.30487
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 0.29049
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE 0.06000
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB 0.06805
iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund XSH 0.05000
iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSP 0.18083
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

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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