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

Listing: TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)
   
Symbol: CBD, CBD.A, CBH, CBH.A, CBN, CBN.A, CBO, CBO.A, CDZ, CDZ.A, CEW, CEW.A, CHB, CHB.A, CLF, CLF.A, CLG, CLG.A, CMR, CMR.A, CPD, CPD.A, CSD, CSD.A, CUD, CUD.A, CVD, CVD.A, CYH, CYH.A, DXB, DXC, DXO, DXP, FIE, FIE.A, XBB, XCB, XDG, XDGH, XDIV, XDU, XDUH, XDV, XEB, XEI, XFN, XFR, XGB, XHB, XHD, XHU, XHY, XIG, XLB, XPF, XQB, XQB.A, XRE, XSB, XSC, XSE, XSH, XSI, XSQ, XTR, XUT

TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (“BlackRock Canada”), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the October 2017 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the TSX which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on October 26, 2017 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on October 31, 2017.

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 0.055
CBD.A 0.038
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.058
CBH.A 0.049
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBN 0.036
CBN.A 0.018
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.042
CBO.A 0.033
iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ 0.077
CDZ.A 0.057
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.027
CEW.A 0.0325
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.091
CHB.A 0.082
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.040
CLF.A 0.032
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.049
CLG.A 0.039
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.050
CPD.A 0.043
iShares Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged) CSD 0.076
CSD.A 0.068
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.051
CUD.A 0.025
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.072
CVD.A 0.063
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CYH 0.052
CYH.A 0.042
Dynamic iShares Active Tactical Bond ETF DXB 0.042
Dynamic iShares Active Canadian Dividend ETF DXC 0.040
Dynamic iShares Active Crossover Bond ETF DXO 0.057
Dynamic iShares Active Preferred Shares ETF DXP 0.072
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.040
FIE.A 0.040
iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.075
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.054
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF XDG 0.049
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XDGH 0.052
iShares Core MSCI Canadian Quality Dividend Index ETF XDIV 0.070
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF XDU 0.047
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XDUH 0.047
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.084
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)  XEB 0.063
iShares S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.081
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.092
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.022
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.043
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.069
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.064
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.049
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.090
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.054
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.070
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.069
iShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.043
XQB.A 0.033
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.061
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.054
iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSC 0.044
iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSE 0.053
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.046
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.049
iShares Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.033
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.050
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.067

Estimated October Cash Distributions for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF

The October 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 0.035
CMR.A 0.024

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about October 25, 2017, which will provide the final amounts for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF.

Further information on the iShares Funds can be found at http://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 June 30, 2017, BlackRock’s AUM was US$5.7 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 June 30, 2017, 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$1.5 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2017,  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 firm1.

1 Based on US$5.7 trillion in AUM as of 6/30/17

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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