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BlackRock® Canada Announces March Cash Distributions for the iShares® ETFs

139 Days ago

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Mar 9, 2016) -

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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the March 2016 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 18, 2016 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on March 31, 2016.

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 0.06810
CBD.A 0.04262
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.06339
CBH.A 0.05404
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBN 0.04633
CBN.A 0.01958
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.04942
CBO.A 0.04055
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ 0.07874
CDZ.A 0.06106
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.02600
CEW.A 0.03250
iShares Global Real Estate Index ETF CGR 0.13458
CGR.A 0.06846
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.09494
CHB.A 0.08605
iShares International Fundamental Index ETF CIE 0.07668
CIE.A 0.03915
iShares Global Infrastructure Index ETF CIF 0.09954
CIF.A 0.06257
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.05018
CLF.A 0.04107
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.05357
CLG.A 0.04414
iShares US Fundamental Index ETF CLU 0.08610
CLU.A 0.02648
CLU.B 0.02627
CLU.C 0.09839
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.05400
CPD.A 0.05057
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index ETF CRQ 0.08267
CRQ.A 0.06038
iShares Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged) CSD 0.07750
CSD.A 0.07457
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.06572
CUD.A 0.04369
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.07225
CVD.A 0.06116
iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF CWO 0.15618
CWO.A 0.09285
iShares Global Water Index ETF CWW 0.07979
CWW.A 0.02242
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CYH 0.05420
CYH.A 0.04767
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.04000
FIE.A 0.04000
iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.07476
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index ETF XBM 0.02942
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.05794
iShares Canadian Growth Index ETF XCG 0.08366
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index ETF XCS 0.08672
iShares Canadian Value Index ETF XCV 0.18130
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.08463
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.07065
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF XEG 0.04473
iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.08707
iShares Jantzi Social Index ETF XEN 0.14197
iShares FactorSelect™ MSCI USA Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XFA 0.04173
iShares FactorSelect™ MSCI Canada Index ETF XFC 0.11318
iShares FactorSelect™ MSCI EAFE Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XFF 0.00712
iShares FactorSelect™ MSCI EAFE Index ETF XFI 0.00728
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.08605
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.01221
iShares FactorSelect™ MSCI USA Index ETF XFS 0.04433
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.04651
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETF XGD 0.00655
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.07520
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.06423
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.05504
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.10015
iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF XIC 0.16274
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.05838
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF XIU 0.14672
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.07144
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index ETF XMA 0.04738
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index ETF XMD 0.15968
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMU 0.17313
iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMV 0.23598
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.07415
iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.04755
XQB.A 0.03886
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.07550
iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.05704
iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSC 0.05452
iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSE 0.06734
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.05163
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.05513
iShares Core Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.03814
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index ETF XST 0.11132
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.05000
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XUH 0.05053
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.06817
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF XUU 0.06545

Estimated March Cash Distributions for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF

The March 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 0.01345
CMR.A 0.00415

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about March 17, 2016, which will provide the final amounts for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF.

Further information on the iShares Funds can be found at www.blackrock.com/ca.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At December 31, 2015, BlackRock's AUM was US$4.645 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world 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®. As of December 31, 2015, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in 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 www.blackrock.com/ca / Twitter: @BlackRockCA / Blog: www.blackrockblog.com/can

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, 2015, 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 [1]

[1] Based on US$4.645 trillion in AUM as of 12/31/15.

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. Fund securities are not covered by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer. There can be no assurances that the fund will be able to maintain its net asset value per security at a constant amount or that the full amount of your investment in the fund will be returned to you. The fund is not guaranteed, its 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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