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


BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the April 2015 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on April 27, 2015 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on April 30, 2015

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

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ ETF CBD 0.05661
CBD.A 0.03772
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.06579
CBH.A 0.05629
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ ETF CBN 0.03130
CBN.A 0.01604
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.06524
CBO.A 0.05746
iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ 0.07966
CDZ.A 0.06167
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.02300
CEW.A 0.03250
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.10840
CHB.A 0.10024
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.05318
CLF.A 0.04499
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.05404
CLG.A 0.04511
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.06206
CPD.A 0.05424
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 0.04368
CUD.A 0.02149
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.07411
CVD.A 0.06508
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF CYH 0.05000
CYH.A 0.04517
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.04000
FIE.A 0.04000
iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.07463
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.05873
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.08622
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.05847
iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.08425
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.08000
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.01623
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.04900
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.07677
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.06243
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.05106
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.09755
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.05297
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.07468
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.08008
iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.04957
XQB.A 0.04014
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.06819
iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.06032
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.05312
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.06561
iShares Core Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.04221
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.06535

The April 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 0.02536
CMR.A 0.01436

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on April 24, 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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