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BlackRock(R) Announces March Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) ETFs

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 11, 2015) -


BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the March 2015 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly or quarterly basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on March 20, 2015 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on March 31, 2015

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

Fund Name Fund
Per Unit ($)
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBD 0.05862
CBD.A 0.03684
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.06580
CBH.A 0.05603
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBN 0.03064
CBN.A 0.01557
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.06519
CBO.A 0.05774
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ 0.07400
CDZ.A 0.05596
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.02300
CEW.A 0.03250
iShares Global Real Estate Index ETF CGR 0.15768
CGR.A 0.12135
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.11341
CHB.A 0.09684
iShares International Fundamental Index ETF CIE 0.07474
CIE.A 0.03465
iShares Global Infrastructure Index ETF CIF 0.15291
CIF.A 0.10532
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.05373
CLF.A 0.04530
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.05765
CLG.A 0.04470
iShares US Fundamental Index ETF CLU 0.11893
CLU.A 0.04931
CLU.B 0.04816
CLU.C 0.09758
iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index ETF CMW 0.07776
CMW.A 0.04145
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.06206
CPD.A 0.05424
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index ETF CRQ 0.09706
CRQ.A 0.06278
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged) CSD 0.08300
CSD.A 0.07500
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.04375
CUD.A 0.03285
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.07751
CVD.A 0.06474
iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF CWO 0.12643
CWO.A 0.05064
iShares Global Water Index ETF CWW 0.06114
CWW.A 0.01152
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CYH 0.05292
CYH.A 0.04689
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.04000
FIE.A 0.04000
iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.07473
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index ETF XBM 0.03687
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.05900
iShares Canadian Growth Index ETF XCG 0.06123
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index ETF XCS 0.09572
iShares Canadian Value Index ETF XCV 0.18994
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.08298
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.06962
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF XEG 0.08041
iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.08333
iShares Jantzi Social Index ETF XEN 0.13725
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.07373
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.01951
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.05000
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETF XGD 0.01308
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.07671
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.06866
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.05417
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.09790
iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF XIC 0.16255
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.05066
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF XIU 0.14998
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.07209
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index ETF XMA 0.06235
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index ETF XMD 0.16411
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMU 0.09914
iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMV 0.19910
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.07449
iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.04951
XQB.A 0.03976
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.06862
iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.06132
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.05340
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.06656
iShares Core Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.04073
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index ETF XST 0.05592
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.06000
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XUH 0.06437
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.05911
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF XUU 0.05400

The March 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 0.01824
CMR.A 0.00879

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on March 19, 2015, 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, 2014, BlackRock's AUM was US$4.652 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, 2014, the firm had approximately 12,200 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 ETFs

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 December 31, 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® ETFs are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. 

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in iShares ETFs. 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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