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

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


BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the October 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 October 28, 2014 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on October 31, 2014

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

Fund Name Fund Ticker   Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ ETF CBD   0.05161
CBD.A   0.03864
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH   0.06344
CBH.A   0.05458
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ ETF CBN   0.02710
CBN.A   0.01441
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO   0.06497
CBO.A   0.05604
iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ   0.06469
CDZ.A   0.04780
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   0.12000
CHB.A   0.11000
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF   0.05274
CLF.A   0.04272
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG   0.05500
CLG.A   0.04600
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD   0.06206
CPD.A   0.05424
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF CSD   0.08300
CSD.A   0.07500
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD   0.04185
CUD.A   0.02163
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD   0.08092
CVD.A   0.07553
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF CYH   0.05000
CYH.A   0.04036
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE   0.04000
FIE.A   0.04000
iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB   0.07645
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB   0.05881
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV   0.07789
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB   0.06650
iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI   0.08000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN   0.07000
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR   0.02037
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB   0.05000
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB   0.07803
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD   0.05968
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY   0.09696
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG   0.05246
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB   0.07244
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF   0.08000
iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB   0.04944
XQB.A   0.03932
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE   0.06000
iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB   0.06008
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH   0.05435
iShares Core Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ   0.04442
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR   0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT   0.06003

The October 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   0.04260
CMR.A   0.02817

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on October 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 June 30, 2014, BlackRock's AUM was US$4.594 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 June 30, 2014, the firm had approximately 11,600 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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