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

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2011) -

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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. BLK, today announced the November 2011 cash distributions for the seventeen iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record on November 25, 2011 will receive cash distributions payable on November 30, 2011. Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:

<br /><br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />                                                                        Cash<br />                                                          Fund  Distribution<br />Fund Name                                               Ticker  Per Unit ($)<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund                       XBB       0.09135<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund                  XCB       0.07420<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund        XDV       0.03250<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index                         <br /> Fund (CAD-Hedged)                                         XEB       0.07049<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares S&P(R)/TSX(R) Equity Income Index Fund             XEI       0.04970<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund               XFN       0.05980<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund                 XGB       0.05699<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund                         XHB       0.09061<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)       XHY       0.11954<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)     XIG       0.07296<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund                      XLB       0.07563<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index                        <br /> Fund (CAD-Hedged)                                         XPF       0.06591<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund                     XRE       0.06217<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund                     XSB       0.07643<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond                      <br /> Index Fund                                                XSH       0.06045<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund                    XTR       0.06000<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Sector Fund               XUT       0.04287<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br />


Further information on iShares funds can be found at www.iShares.ca.

About BlackRock(R)

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At September 30, 2011, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.345 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(R) (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(R). Headquartered in New York City, as of September 30, 2011, the firm has approximately 10,200 employees in 27 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 www.blackrock.com.

About iShares(R) ETFs

The iShares business is a global product leader in ETFs with over 410 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 16 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 securities 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.

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