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BlackRock(R) Announces January Monthly Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

Jan 15 2013 12:00AM



TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 -- (TSX: CAB), (TSX: CAB.A), (TSX: CBD), (TSX: CBD.A), (TSX: CBH), (TSX: CBH.A), (TSX: CBN), (TSX: CBN.A), (TSX: CBO), (TSX: CBO.A), (TSX: CDZ), (TSX: CDZ.A), (TSX: CEW), (TSX: CEW.A), (TSX: CHB), (TSX: CHB.A), (TSX: CLF), (TSX: CLF.A), (TSX: CLG), (TSX: CLG.A), (TSX: CMR), (TSX: CMR.A), (TSX: CPD), (TSX: CPD.A), (TSX: CSD), (TSX: CSD.A), (TSX: CSD.U), (TSX: CSD.V), (TSX: CUD), (TSX: CUD.A), (TSX: CVD), (TSX: CVD.A), (TSX: CYH), (TSX: CYH.A), (TSX: FIE), (TSX: FIE.A), (TSX: XBB), (TSX: XCB), (TSX: XDV), (TSX: XEB), (TSX: XEI), (TSX: XFN), (TSX: XFR), (TSX: XGB), (TSX: XHB), (TSX: XHD), (TSX: XHY), (TSX: XIG), (TSX: XLB), (TSX: XPF), (TSX: XRE), (TSX: XSB), (TSX: XSH), (TSX: XTR), (TSX: XUT)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), today announced the January 2013 cash distributions for iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record on January 28, 2013 will receive cash distributions payable on January 31, 2013.

Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash Distribution PerFund Name Fund Ticker Unit ($)----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund CAB 0.04700 ------------------------------- CAB.A 0.03700----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolioTM Fund CBD 0.04790 ------------------------------- CBD.A 0.02890----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBH 0.07550 ------------------------------- CBH.A 0.06600----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolioTM Fund CBN 0.02380 ------------------------------- CBN.A 0.00900----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBO 0.07400 ------------------------------- CBO.A 0.06430----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund CDZ 0.06200 ------------------------------- CDZ.A 0.04650----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund CEW 0.02300 ------------------------------- CEW.A 0.03250----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.11300 ------------------------------- CHB.A 0.10300----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLF 0.06250 ------------------------------- CLF.A 0.05310----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund CLG 0.06200 ------------------------------- CLG.A 0.05250----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares Premium Money Market Fund CMR 0.03330 ------------------------------- CMR.A 0.02270----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund CPD 0.06300 ------------------------------- CPD.A 0.05480----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund CSD 0.08300 ------------------------------- CSD.A 0.07500 ------------------------------- CSD.U(1) 0.08300 ------------------------------- CSD.V(1) 0.07500----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.04000 ------------------------------- CUD.A 0.02400----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund CVD 0.08200 ------------------------------- CVD.A 0.07300----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index Fund CYH 0.04650 ------------------------------- CYH.A 0.03550----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund FIE 0.04000 ------------------------------- FIE.A 0.04000----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB 0.08263----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.06685----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV 0.07751----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.06112----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund XEI 0.08152----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN 0.06798----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund XFR 0.02215----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.05150----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB 0.09684----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.05141----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD- Hedged) XHY 0.10665----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.06561----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB 0.07368----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.08203----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE 0.06726----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB 0.06693----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund XSH 0.05802----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR 0.06000----------------------------------------------------------------------------iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund XUT 0.07196----------------------------------------------------------------------------(1)The cash distribution per unit for CSD.U and CSD.V are in U.S. Dollars.

Further information on 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, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was $3.673 trillion. BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients' needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including 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, 2012, the firm has approximately 10,400 employees in 29 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.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

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