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

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TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the August 2018 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the TSX which pay on a monthly basis as well as XIU. Unitholders of record of a fund on August 28, 2018 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on August 31, 2018.

Details regarding the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:

Fund Name Fund
Ticker
Cash
Distribution
Per Unit ($)
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolioTM Index ETF CBD 0.061
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.055
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolioTM Index ETF CBN 0.037
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.041
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ 0.109
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.027
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.090
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.038
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.045
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.049
iShares Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged) CSD 0.078
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.061
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.072
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CYH 0.055
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
Dynamic iShares Active Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF DXV 0.039
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.040
iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.073
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.053
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF XDG 0.080
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XDGH 0.077
iShares Core MSCI Canadian Quality Dividend Index ETF XDIV 0.084
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF XDU 0.045
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XDUH 0.043
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.087
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.057
iShares S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.088
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.108
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.028
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.043
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.067
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.067
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.057
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.090
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.062
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF XIU 0.176
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.069
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.066
iShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.044
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.069
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.053
iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSC 0.039
iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSE 0.042
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.045
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.046
iShares Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.034
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.050
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.076

Estimated August Cash Distributions for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF

The August 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 0.060

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about August 27, 2018, 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 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 June 30, 2018, the firm managed approximately US$6.3 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 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 800 funds globally across multiple asset classes and strategies and more than US$1.8 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2018, 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$6.3 trillion in AUM as of 6/30/18

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. 

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

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