BlackRock(R) Announces January Monthly Cash Distributions for

BlackRock(R) Announces January Monthly Cash Distributions for the
iShares(R) Funds 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 -- (TSX:CAB),
(TSX:CAB.A), (TSX:CBD), (TSX:CBD.A), (TSX:CBH), (TSX:CBH.A),
(TSX:CBN), (TSX:CBN.A), (TSX:CBO), (TSX:CBO.A), (TSX:CDZ),
(TSX:CDZ.A), (TSX:CEW), (TSX:CEW.A), (TSX:CHB), (TSX:CHB.A),
(TSX:CLF), (TSX:CLF.A), (TSX:CLG), (TSX:CLG.A), (TSX:CMR),
(TSX:CMR.A), (TSX:CPD), (TSX:CPD.A), (TSX:CSD), (TSX:CSD.A),
(TSX:CSD.U), (TSX:CSD.V), (TSX:CUD), (TSX:CUD.A), (TSX:CVD),
(TSX:CVD.A), (TSX:CYH), (TSX:CYH.A), (TSX:FIE), (TSX:FIE.A),
(TSX:XBB), (TSX:XCB), (TSX:XDV), (TSX:XEB), (TSX:XEI), (TSX:XFN),
(TSX:XFR), (TSX:XGB), (TSX:XHB), (TSX:XHD), (TSX:XHY), (TSX:XIG),
(TSX:XLB), (TSX:XPF), (TSX:XRE), (TSX:XSB), (TSX:XSH), (TSX:XTR),
(TSX:XUT) 
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned
subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the January
2013 cash distributions for iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record on
January 28, 2013 will receive cash distributions payable on January
31, 2013.   


 
                                                                            
Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:              
                                                                            
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                                                                        Cash
                                                                Distribution
                                                                         Per
Fund Name                                        Fund Ticker        Unit ($)
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iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund              CAB         0.04700
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                                                       CAB.A         0.03700
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iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolioTM                                   
 Fund                                                    CBD         0.04790
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       CBD.A         0.02890
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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond                                   
 Index Fund                                              CBH         0.07550
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       CBH.A         0.06600
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iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolioTM Fund            CBN         0.02380
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       CBN.A         0.00900
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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond                                    
 Index Fund                                              CBO         0.07400
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       CBO.A         0.06430
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iShares S&P(R)/TSX(R) Canadian Dividend                                     
 Aristocrats Index Fund                                  CDZ         0.06200
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       CDZ.A         0.04650
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iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund                  CEW         0.02300
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       CEW.A         0.03250
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iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index                               
 Fund (CAD-Hedged)                                       CHB         0.11300
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       CHB.A         0.10300
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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond                                   
 Index Fund                                              CLF         0.06250
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       CLF.A         0.05310
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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond                                  
 Index Fund                                              CLG         0.06200
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       CLG.A         0.05250
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iShares Premium Money Market Fund                        CMR         0.03330
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       CMR.A         0.02270
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iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share                                    
 Index Fund                                              CPD         0.06300
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       CPD.A         0.05480
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iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income                               
 Fund                                                    CSD         0.08300
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       CSD.A         0.07500
                                             -------------------------------
                                                    CSD.U(1)         0.08300
                                             -------------------------------
                                                    CSD.V(1)         0.07500
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iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund                                  
 (CAD-Hedged)                                            CUD         0.04000
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       CUD.A         0.02400
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iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index                                   
 Fund                                                    CVD         0.08200
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       CVD.A         0.07300
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iShares Glob
al Monthly Advantaged Dividend                                  
 Index Fund                                              CYH         0.04650
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       CYH.A         0.03550
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iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income                                   
 Fund                                                    FIE         0.04000
                                             -------------------------------
                                                       FIE.A         0.04000
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iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund                     XBB         0.08263
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iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund                XCB         0.06685
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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend                                    
 Index Fund                                              XDV         0.07751
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iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond                               
 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                                 XEB         0.06112
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iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund                 XEI         0.08152
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund             XFN         0.06798
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iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund                XFR         0.02215
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iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund               XGB         0.05150
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iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund                       XHB         0.09684
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iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund                                
 (CAD-Hedged)                                            XHD         0.05141
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iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-                               
 Hedged)                                                 XHY         0.10665
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iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund                                   
 (CAD-Hedged)                                            XIG         0.06561
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iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund                    XLB         0.07368
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iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred                                    
 Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                           XPF         0.08203
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund                   XRE         0.06726
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iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund                   XSB         0.06693
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iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe +                                 
 Maple Bond Index Fund                                   XSH         0.05802
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iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund                  XTR         0.06000
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund              XUT         0.07196
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(1)The cash distribution per unit for CSD.U and CSD.V are in U.S. Dollars.  

 
Further information on iShares funds can be found 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
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
www.blackrock.com. 
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.  
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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