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BlackRock(R) Announces January Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 15, 2014) -


BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the January 2014 cash distributions for the iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on January 28, 2014 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on January 31, 2014

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

Fund Name Fund
Per Unit
iShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF CAB 0.05087
CAB.A 0.03886
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund CBD 0.04912
CBD.A 0.03160
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBH 0.06624
CBH.A 0.05669
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund CBN 0.02540
CBN.A 0.01613
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBO 0.07351
CBO.A 0.06375
iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund CDZ 0.06675
CDZ.A 0.05207
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.02300
CEW.A 0.03250
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.10362
CHB.A 0.09268
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLF 0.05614
CLF.A 0.04654
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLG 0.05502
CLG.A 0.04548
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund CPD 0.06206
CPD.A 0.05424
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 0.03987
CUD.A 0.02085
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.07931
CVD.A 0.07005
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF CYH 0.04949
CYH.A 0.03771
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.04000
FIE.A 0.04000
iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB 0.08052
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.06177
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV 0.07808
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.07309
iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund XEI 0.08225
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN 0.07142
iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund XFR 0.02026
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.05172
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB 0.08231
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.05330
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.10104
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.06324
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB 0.07000
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.07634
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE 0.07011
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB 0.06080
iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund XSH 0.05001
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR 0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund XUT 0.06852

The January cash distributions per unit for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF are estimated to be as follows:

Fund Name Fund
Per Unit
iShares Premium Money Market ETF CMR 0.03063
CMR.A 0.01952

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on January 27, 2014, which will provide the final amounts for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF.

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. The funds are not guaranteed, their 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. 

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