BlackRock(r) Announces Final September Distributions on Certain Exchange-Traded Funds

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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sep 18, 2012) - (CDZ.TO)(CDZ-A.TO)(CUD.TO)(CUD-A.TO)(CYH.TO)(CYH-A.TO)(FIE.TO)(FIE-A.TO)(CEW.TO)(CEW-A.TO)(CMR.TO)(CMR-A.TO)(CAB.TO)(CAB-A.TO)(CHB.TO)(CHB-A.TO)(CSD.TO)(CSD-A.TO)(CSD-U.TO)(CSD-V.TO)(CVD.TO)(CVD-A.TO)(CLF.TO)(CLF-A.TO)(CLG.TO)(CLG-A.TO)(CBO.TO)(CBO-A.TO)(CBH.TO)(CBH-A.TO)(CPD.TO)(CPD-A.TO)(CBD.TO)(CBD-A.TO)(CBN.TO)(CBN-A.TO)(CRQ.TO)(CRQ-A.TO)(CLU.TO)(CLU-A.TO)(CLU-C.TO)(CLU-B.TO)(CGR.TO)(CGR-A.TO)(CIF.TO)(CIF-A.TO)(CIE.TO)(CIE-A.TO)(CJP.TO)(CJP-A.TO)(CBQ.TO)(CBQ-A.TO)(CLO.TO)(CLO-A.TO)(CMW.TO)(CMW-A.TO)(CWW.TO)(CWW-A.TO)(CWO.TO)(CWO-A.TO)(COW.TO)(COW-A.TO)(CHI.TO)(CHI-A.TO)

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
Frequency
 
  iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund   CDZ   $ 0.0600   Monthly  
  CDZ.A   $ 0.0440   Monthly  
  iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   CUD   $ 0.0410   Monthly  
  CUD.A   $ 0.0250   Monthly  
  iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index Fund   CYH   $ 0.0465   Monthly  
  CYH.A   $ 0.0350   Monthly  
  iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund   FIE   $ 0.0400   Monthly  
  FIE.A   $ 0.0400   Monthly  
  iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund   CEW   $ 0.0230   Monthly  
  CEW.A   $ 0.0325   Monthly  
  iShares Premium Money Market Fund   CMR   $ 0.0319   Monthly  
  CMR.A   $ 0.0220   Monthly  
  iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund   CAB   $ 0.0490   Monthly  
  CAB.A   $ 0.0390   Monthly  
  iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   CHB   $ 0.1190   Monthly  
  CHB.A   $ 0.1090   Monthly  
  iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund   CSD   $ 0.0830   Monthly  
  CSD.A   $ 0.0750   Monthly  
  iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund (USD Units)   CSD.U   $ 0.0830   Monthly  
  CSD.V   $ 0.0750   Monthly  
  iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund   CVD   $ 0.0820   Monthly  
  CVD.A   $ 0.0730   Monthly  
  iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund   CLF   $ 0.0625   Monthly  
  CLF.A   $ 0.0530   Monthly  
  iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund   CLG   $ 0.0625   Monthly  
  CLG.A   $ 0.0530   Monthly  
  iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund   CBO   $ 0.0740   Monthly  
  CBO.A   $ 0.0647   Monthly  
  iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund   CBH   $ 0.0755   Monthly  
  CBH.A   $ 0.0660   Monthly  
  iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund   CPD   $ 0.0650   Monthly  
  CPD.A   $ 0.0570   Monthly  
  iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund
  CBD   $ 0.0460   Monthly  
  CBD.A    $ 0.0275   Monthly  
  iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund   CBN   $ 0.0230   Monthly  
  CBN.A   $ 0.0100   Monthly  
  iShares Canadian Fundamental Index Fund   CRQ   $ 0.0760   Quarterly  
  CRQ.A   $ 0.0510   Quarterly  
  iShares US Fundamental Index Fund   CLU   $ 0.0574   Quarterly  
  CLU.A   $ 0.0170   Quarterly  
  CLU.C   $ 0.0470   Quarterly  
  CLU.B   $ 0.0138   Quarterly  
  iShares Global Real Estate Index Fund   CGR   $ 0.0930   Quarterly  
  CGR.A   $ 0.0535   Quarterly  
  iShares Global Infrastructure Index Fund   CIF   $ 0.0920   Quarterly  
  CIF.A   $ 0.0540   Quarterly  
  iShares International Fundamental Index Fund   CIE   $ 0.0740   Quarterly  
  CIE.A   $ 0.0480   Quarterly  
  iShares Japan Fundamental Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)   CJP   $ 0.0000   Quarterly  
  CJP.A   $ 0.0000   Quarterly  
  iShares BRIC Index Fund   CBQ   $ 0.0000   Quarterly  
  CBQ.A   $ 0.0000   Quarterly  
  iShares Oil Sands Index Fund   CLO   $ 0.0000   Quarterly  
  CLO.A   $ 0.0000   Quarterly  
  iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index Fund   CMW   $ 0.0580   Quarterly  
  CMW.A   $ 0.0180   Quarterly  
  iShares S&P Global Water Index Fund   CWW   $ 0.0600   Quarterly  
  CWW.A   $ 0.0250   Quarterly  
  iShares Broad Emerging Markets Fund   CWO   $ 0.0000   Quarterly  
  CWO.A   $ 0.0000   Quarterly  
  iShares Global Agriculture Index Fund   COW   $ 0.0000   Quarterly  
  COW.A   $ 0.0000   Quarterly  
  iShares China All-Cap Index Fund   CHI   $ 0.0000   Quarterly  
  CHI.A   $ 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.

About BlackRock

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.

About iShares

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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