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Blackrock(R) Announces Final December Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 24, 2014) -


BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the final December 2014 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 or about December 30, 2014. Unitholders of record of a fund on December 31, 2014, will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on January 6, 2015

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

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBD 0.06179
CBD.A 0.03000
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.06284
CBH.A 0.07982
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBN 0.13659
CBN.A 0.11842
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.06593
CBO.A 0.07913
iShares BRIC Index ETF CBQ 0.25162
CBQ.A 0.17436
iShares Broad Commodity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CBR 0.00000
CBR.A 0.00000
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 Gold Bullion ETF CGL 0.00000
CGL.C 0.00000
iShares Global Real Estate Index ETF CGR 0.21747
CGR.A 0.19726
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.11340
CHB.A 0.10500
iShares China All-Cap Index ETF CHI 0.35822
CHI.A 0.23736
iShares International Fundamental Index ETF CIE 0.16541
CIE.A 0.12246
iShares Global Infrastructure Index ETF CIF 0.29260
CIF.A 0.23224
iShares Japan Fundamental Index ETF (CAD- Hedged) CJP 0.15439
CJP.A 0.04937
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.05452
CLF.A 0.07059
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.05396
CLG.A 0.10503
iShares Oil Sands Index ETF CLO 0.10030
CLO.A 0.07702
iShares US Fundamental Index ETF CLU 0.17183
CLU.A 0.13472
CLU.B 0.11646
CLU.C 0.16959
iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index ETF CMW 0.12342
CMW.A 0.10437
iShares Global Agriculture Index ETF COW 0.33348
COW.A 0.12043
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.06222
CPD.A 0.05424
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index ETF CRQ 0.04796
CRQ.A 0.03552
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged) CSD 0.08366
CSD.A 0.07500
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.13867
CUD.A 0.17010
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.08000
CVD.A 0.08408
iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF CWO 0.34626
CWO.A 0.26166
iShares Global Water Index ETF CWW 0.10966
CWW.A 0.06542
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CYH 0.06377
CYH.A 0.07005
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 FundiShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XAL 0.53203
XBB 0.07452
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index ETF XBM 0.07709
iShares MSCI® Brazil Index ETF XBZ 0.11071
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.06112
iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XCD 0.20159
iShares Canadian Growth Index ETF XCG 0.02270
iShares China Index ETF XCH 0.25525
iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR 0.32243
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index ETF XCS 0.03344
iShares Canadian Value Index ETF XCV 0.11523
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 MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index ETF XEC 0.30753
iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF XEF 0.11285
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF XEG 0.05671
iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEH 0.06350
iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.08000
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF XEM 0.39598
iShares Jantzi Social Index® ETF XEN 0.08662
iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF XEU 0.06550
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.07381
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.02155
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.04500
iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC 0.53507
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETF XGD 0.00923
iShares S&P Global Industrials Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XGI 0.20708
iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR 0.48556
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.08129
iShares Global Healthcare Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHC 0.14016
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.13366
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.17219
iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF XIC 0.14924
iShares India Index ETF XID 0.01025
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.05246
iShares MSCI EAFE® Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIN 0.30228
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index ETF XIT 0.02580
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF XIU 0.13954
iShares Latin America Index ETF XLA 0.00000
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.11513
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index ETF XMA 0.01363
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index ETF XMD 0.05009
iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMI 0.34684
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMM 0.36019
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMU 0.16746
iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMV 0.14051
iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMW 0.28526
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.10179
iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.04992
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XQB.A 0.06066
iShares NASDAQ 100 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)iShares Canadian Real Return Bond Index ETF XQQ 0.26870
XRB 0.22833
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.06039
iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.06440
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.05393
iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XSP 0.19497
iShares Core Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.04000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index ETF XST 0.05385
iShares U.S. Small Cap Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XSU 0.20016
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.06000
iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF XUS 0.23578
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.06003
iShares S&P/TSX Venture Index ETF XVX 0.00350
iShares MSCI World Index ETF XWD 0.33479

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, 2014, BlackRock's AUM was US$4.525 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 September 30, 2014, the firm had approximately 12,100 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 / Twitter: @BlackRockCA / Blog:

About iShares

iShares is a global leader in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with more than a decade of expertise and commitment to individual and institutional investors of all sizes. With over 700 funds globally across multiple asset classes and strategies and more than US$1 trillion in assets under management as of September 30, 2014, iShares helps clients around the world build the core of their portfolios, meet specific investment goals and implement market views. iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock, trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm.

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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