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BlackRock® Canada Announces Adjournment of Special Meetings of the Unitholders of the iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Index ETF and iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Index ETF

T.XBAL, T.XGRO

TORONTO, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (“BlackRock Canada”), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (“BlackRock”) (NYSE:BLK) and manager of the iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Index ETF (“CBD”) and iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Index ETF (“CBN”, and together with CBD, the “iShares Funds”) announces that, as the quorum requirements with respect to the special meetings of the unitholders of the iShares Funds to be held on December 3, 2018 (the “Meetings”) were not satisfied, the Meetings have been adjourned. The adjourned Meetings have been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. (Toronto time) on December 7, 2018 at Suite 6300, 1 First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5X 1B8. At the adjourned Meetings, the business of the Meetings will be transacted by those unitholders of each iShares Fund present in person or represented by proxy.

About BlackRock

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of September 30, 2018, the firm managed approximately US$6.44 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/ca | Twitter: @blackrockCA | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com/can

About iShares

iShares® unlocks opportunity across markets to meet the evolving needs of investors. With more than twenty years of experience, a global line-up of 800+ exchange traded funds (ETFs) and US$1.8 trillion in assets under management as of September 30, 2018, iShares continues to drive progress for the financial industry. iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock, trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm.1

1 Based on US$6.44 trillion in AUM as of 9/30/18.

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.

©2018 BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. All rights reserved. iSHARES and BLACKROCK are registered trademarks of BlackRock, Inc., or its subsidiaries in the United States and elsewhere. Used with permission.

Contact for Media:
Julia Koene
T – 416-643-4010                              
Email: julia.koene@blackrock.com 

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