BlackRock(R) Announces December Distributions on Big Bank Big

BlackRock(R) Announces December Distributions on Big Bank Big Oil
Split Corp. 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 --
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned
subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the final
December distribution for Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp. Unitholders of
record on December 31, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable
on January 15, 2013. Details of the "per share" distribution amounts
are as follows: 

                                    Trading   Distribution Amount    Payment
Fund Name                            Symbol          per Unit ($)  Frequency
Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp.                                                
 (Capital Shares)                       BBO $              0.0900    Monthly
Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp.                                                
 (Preferred Shares)                BBO.PR.A $             0.13125  Quarterly
(i) All ordinary dividends distributed by the Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp.  
 will be designated as eligible dividends, unless otherwise specified.      

The ex-dividend date for Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp. is December 27,
Also, effective in January 2013, the Net Asset Value per unit will be
available at on a daily basis. Currently, the Net
Asset Value per unit is available on a weekly basis. 
For more information, investors should consult with their investment
advisor or visit our website at 
About BlackRock 
BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and
advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At
September 30, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was $3.673 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,
2012, the firm has approximately 10,400 employees in 29 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 
About iShares(R) ETFs 
The iShares business is the global product leader in exchange traded
funds with over 600 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. 
iShares(R) Funds are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada
Limited. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be
associated with investing in iShares Funds. 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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