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Blackrock(R) Announces March Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 12, 2014) -


BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the March 2014 cash distributions for the iShares Funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly or quarterly basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on March 21, 2014 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on March 31, 2014

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

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF CAB 0.05778
CAB.A 0.03968
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund CBD 0.04912
CBD.A 0.03160
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBH 0.06467
CBH.A 0.05741
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund CBN 0.02540
CBN.A 0.01613
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBO 0.06879
CBO.A 0.05855
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 Global Real Estate Index Fund CGR 0.09206
CGR.A 0.04743
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.11648
CHB.A 0.09379
iShares International Fundamental Index Fund CIE 0.07500
CIE.A 0.04500
iShares Global Infrastructure Index Fund CIF 0.11172
CIF.A 0.07553
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLF 0.05590
CLF.A 0.04729
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLG 0.05277
CLG.A 0.04199
iShares US Fundamental Index Fund CLU 0.07876
CLU.A 0.02910
CLU.B 0.02800
CLU.C 0.06920
iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index Fund CMW 0.05300
CMW.A 0.02000
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund CPD 0.06206
CPD.A 0.05424
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index Fund CRQ 0.08255
CRQ.A 0.05467
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 0.08073
CVD.A 0.07194
iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF CWO 0.10096
CWO.A 0.05541
iShares S&P Global Water Index Fund CWW 0.05178
CWW.A 0.01017
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 0.08060
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index Fund XBM 0.02712
iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.06189
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund XCG 0.10233
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index Fund XCS 0.11717
iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund XCV 0.18609
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 Capped Energy Index Fund XEG 0.09620
iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund XEI 0.08225
iShares Jantzi Social Index® Fund XEN 0.12205
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN 0.07142
iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund XFR 0.02100
iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.05000
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD 0.01810
iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB 0.08267
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.05330
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.11309
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund XIC 0.15291
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.06324
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index Fund XIT 0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund XIU 0.13601
iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB 0.07169
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund XMA 0.05624
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund XMD 0.17020
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMU 0.08779
iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMV 0.18212
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 0.06074
iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund XSH 0.05043
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index Fund XST 0.07355
iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR 0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund XUT 0.06852
iShares S&P/TSX Venture Index Fund XVX 0.00000

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

Fund Name Fund Ticker Estimated Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Premium Money Market ETF CMR 0.02587
CMR.A 0.01661

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on March 20, 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 December 31, 2013, BlackRock's AUM was US$4.324 trillion. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include 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 December 31, 2013, the firm had approximately 11,400 employees in more than 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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