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BlackRock Investments Canada Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (BLK), today announced the final September distributions for the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed below. Unitholders of record on September 27, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable on October 4, 2012. Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:
|Fund Name||Trading Symbol||Distribution Amount per Unit ($)||Payment
|iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund||CDZ||$||0.0600||Monthly|
|iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)||CUD||$||0.0410||Monthly|
|iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index Fund||CYH||$||0.0465||Monthly|
|iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund||FIE||$||0.0400||Monthly|
|iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund||CEW||$||0.0230||Monthly|
|iShares Premium Money Market Fund||CMR||$||0.0319||Monthly|
|iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund||CAB||$||0.0490||Monthly|
|iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)||CHB||$||0.1190||Monthly|
|iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund||CSD||$||0.0830||Monthly|
|iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund (USD Units)||CSD.U||$||0.0830||Monthly|
|iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund||CVD||$||0.0820||Monthly|
|iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund||CLF||$||0.0625||Monthly|
|iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund||CLG||$||0.0625||Monthly|
|iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund||CBO||$||0.0740||Monthly|
|iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund||CBH||$||0.0755||Monthly|
|iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund||CPD||$||0.0650||Monthly|
|iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund|
|iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund||CBN||$||0.0230||Monthly|
|iShares Canadian Fundamental Index Fund||CRQ||$||0.0760||Quarterly|
|iShares US Fundamental Index Fund||CLU||$||0.0574||Quarterly|
|iShares Global Real Estate Index Fund||CGR||$||0.0930||Quarterly|
|iShares Global Infrastructure Index Fund||CIF||$||0.0920||Quarterly|
|iShares International Fundamental Index Fund||CIE||$||0.0740||Quarterly|
|iShares Japan Fundamental Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)||CJP||$||0.0000||Quarterly|
|iShares BRIC Index Fund||CBQ||$||0.0000||Quarterly|
|iShares Oil Sands Index Fund||CLO||$||0.0000||Quarterly|
|iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index Fund||CMW||$||0.0580||Quarterly|
|iShares S&P Global Water Index Fund||CWW||$||0.0600||Quarterly|
|iShares Broad Emerging Markets Fund||CWO||$||0.0000||Quarterly|
|iShares Global Agriculture Index Fund||COW||$||0.0000||Quarterly|
|iShares China All-Cap Index Fund||CHI||$||0.0000||Quarterly|
The ex-dividend date for all ETFs is September 25, 2012, except for the iShares Premium Money Market Fund (CMR/CMR.A) which has an ex-dividend date of September 27, 2012.
For more information, investors should consult with their investment advisor or visit our website at www.ishares.ca.
BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At June 30, 2012, BlackRock''s AUM was $3.560 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 June 30, 2012, the firm has approximately 9,900 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.
The iShares business is the global product leader in exchange traded funds with over 500 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.
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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