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

TORONTO, March 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (“BlackRock Canada”), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (BLK), today announced the March 2019 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the TSX which pay on a quarterly basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on March 26, 2019 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on March 29, 2019

Details regarding the “per unit” distribution amounts are as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.053
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.041
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ 0.094
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.029
iShares Global Real Estate Index ETF CGR 0.125
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.089
iShares International Fundamental Index ETF CIE 0.079
iShares Global Infrastructure Index ETF CIF 0.148
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.038
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.044
iShares US Fundamental Index ETF CLU 0.127
iShares US Fundamental Index ETF CLU.C 0.139
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.052
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index ETF CRQ 0.096
iShares Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged) CSD 0.078
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.066
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.070
iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF CWO 0.075
iShares Global Water Index ETF CWW 0.071
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CYH 0.063
Dynamic iShares Active Tactical Bond ETF DXB 0.042
Dynamic iShares Active Canadian Dividend ETF DXC 0.040
Dynamic iShares Active Global Financial Services ETF DXF 0.100
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 0.041
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.040
iShares Core Balanced ETF Portfolio XBAL 0.119
iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.074
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index ETF XBM 0.105
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.053
iShares Canadian Growth Index ETF XCG 0.142
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index ETF XCS 0.091
iShares Canadian Value Index ETF XCV 0.200
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF XDG 0.043
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XDGH 0.046
iShares Core MSCI Canadian Quality Dividend Index ETF XDIV 0.083
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF XDU 0.045
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XDUH 0.042
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.091
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.063
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF XEG 0.042
iShares S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.087
iShares Jantzi Social Index ETF XEN 0.124
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XFA 0.038
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Canada Index ETF XFC 0.135
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor EAFE Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XFF 0.070
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor EAFE Index ETF XFI 0.067
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.097
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.036
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Index ETF XFS 0.038
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.043
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETF XGD 0.035
iShares Core Growth ETF Portfolio XGRO 0.088
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.066
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.066
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.056
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.088
iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF XIC 0.183
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.065
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.069
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index ETF XMA 0.030
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index ETF XMD 0.173
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XMS 0.094
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Index ETF XMU 0.187
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Canada Index ETF XMV 0.200
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.069
iShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.044
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.071
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.055
iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSC 0.047
iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSE 0.048
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.045
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.057
iShares Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.035
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index ETF XST 0.129
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.050
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XUH 0.127
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.082
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF XUU 0.118

Estimated March Cash Distributions for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF

The March 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 0.067

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about March 25, 2019, 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

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About iShares ETFs

iShares unlocks opportunity across markets to meet the evolving needs of investors. With more than twenty years of experience, a global line-up of 800+ exchange traded funds (ETFs) and US$1.7 trillion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018, iShares continues to drive progress for the financial industry. 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$5.98 trillion in AUM as of 12/31/18

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. 

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