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

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 11, 2014) -


BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the June 2014 cash distributions for the iShares Funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on June 20, 2014 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on June 30, 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   0.05423
CAB.A   0.04360
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBD   0.04617
CBD.A   0.03162
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH   0.06862
CBH.A   0.05922
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBN   0.02530
CBN.A   0.00984
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO   0.06838
CBO.A   0.06030
iShares BRIC Index ETF CBQ   0.29259
CBQ.A   0.20006
iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ   0.06984
CDZ.A   0.05460
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW   0.02300
CEW.A   0.03250
iShares Global Real Estate Index ETF CGR   0.09206
CGR.A   0.04743
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB   0.10279
CHB.A   0.09781
iShares International Fundamental Index ETF CIE   0.08000
CIE.A   0.05000
iShares Global Infrastructure Index ETF CIF   0.11172
CIF.A   0.07553
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF   0.05844
CLF.A   0.04945
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG   0.05246
CLG.A   0.04879
iShares Oil Sands Index ETF CLO   0.12205
CLO.A   0.06214
iShares US Fundamental Index ETF CLU   0.07876
CLU.A   0.02910
CLU.B   0.02800
CLU.C   0.06920
iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index ETF CMW   0.06500
CMW.A   0.03000
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD   0.06206
CPD.A   0.05424
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index ETF CRQ   0.08369
CRQ.A   0.05145
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF CSD   0.08300
CSD.A   0.07500
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD   0.03899
CUD.A   0.01929
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD   0.08267
CVD.A   0.07288
iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF CWO   0.15000
CWO.A   0.10000
iShares Global Water Index ETF CWW   0.07500
CWW.A   0.03000
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CYH   0.05247
CYH.A   0.04146
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE   0.04000
FIE.A   0.04000
iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XAL   0.44730
iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB   0.08377
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index ETF XBM   0.08902
iShares MSCI® Brazil Index ETF XBZ   0.18823
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB   0.06336
iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XCD   0.13088
iShares Canadian Growth Index ETF XCG   0.07964
iShares China Index ETF XCH   0.23286
iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR   0.27775
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index ETF XCS   0.10685
iShares Canadian Value Index ETF XCV   0.16464
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV   0.08406
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB   0.07204
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index ETF XEC   0.10194
iShares MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF XEF   0.31764
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF XEG   0.09399
iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEH   0.11963
iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index ETF XEI   0.08000
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF XEM   0.08157
iShares Jantzi Social Index® ETF XEN   0.13068
iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF XEU   0.12942
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN   0.07894
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR   0.02086
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB   0.05367
iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC   0.36677
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETF XGD   0.02444
iShares S&P Global Industrials Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XGI   0.16597
iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR   0.34634
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB   0.08280
iShares Global Healthcare Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHC   0.26344
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD   0.05436
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY   0.09750
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF XIC   0.14237
iShares India Index ETF XID   0.08332
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG   0.06663
iShares MSCI EAFE® Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIN   0.32580
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index ETF XIT   0.00000
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF XIU   0.14342
iShares Latin America Index ETF XLA   0.23406
iShares Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB   0.07456
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index ETF XMA   0.04602
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index ETF XMD   0.13900
iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMI   0.44806
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMM   0.17379
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMU   0.10898
iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMV   0.15495
iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMW   0.22207
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF   0.08593
iShares NASDAQ 100 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XQQ   0.20555
iShares Canadian Real Return Bond Index ETF XRB   0.22808
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE   0.06725
iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB   0.06327
iShares Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH   0.05150
iShares S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XSP   0.17175
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index ETF XST   0.05705
iShares U.S. Small Cap Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XSU   0.11569
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR   0.06000
iShares S&P 500 Index ETF XUS   0.17802
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT   0.06044
iShares S&P/TSX Venture Index ETF XVX   0.00000
iShares MSCI World Index ETF XWD   0.32961

The June 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   0.02626
CMR.A   0.01674

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on June 19, 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 March 31, 2014, BlackRock's AUM was US$4.401 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 March 31, 2014, the firm had approximately 11,500 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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