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

TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (“BlackRock Canada”), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the February 2018 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the TSX which pay on a monthly basis as well as XIU. Unitholders of record of a fund on February 23, 2018 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on February 28, 2018.

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

Fund Name Fund Ticker  Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBD 0.061
CBD.A 0.040
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.058
CBH.A 0.049
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBN 0.037
CBN.A 0.019
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.041
CBO.A 0.032
iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ 0.075
CDZ.A 0.054
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.027
CEW.A 0.0325
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.090
CHB.A 0.081
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.040
CLF.A 0.032
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.047
CLG.A 0.038
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.051
CPD.A 0.045
iShares Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged) CSD 0.077
CSD.A 0.068
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.059
CUD.A 0.031
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.073
CVD.A 0.064
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CYH 0.053
CYH.A 0.041
Dynamic iShares Active Tactical Bond ETF DXB 0.042
Dynamic iShares Active Canadian Dividend ETF DXC 0.040
Dynamic iShares Active Crossover Bond ETF DXO 0.057
Dynamic iShares Active Preferred Shares ETF DXP 0.072
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.040
FIE.A 0.040
iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.074
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.054
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF XDG 0.045
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XDGH 0.045
iShares Core MSCI Canadian Quality Dividend Index ETF XDIV 0.077
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF XDU 0.044
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XDUH 0.047
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.084
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.067
iShares S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.082
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.093
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.023
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.043
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.068
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.065
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.052
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.090
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.055
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF XIU 0.163
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.069
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.070
iShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.043
XQB.A 0.033
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.068
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.054
iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSC 0.044
iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSE 0.046
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.046
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.049
iShares Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.034
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.050
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.075

Estimated February Cash Distributions for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF

The February 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 0.042
CMR.A 0.032

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about February 22, 2018, 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® is a global leader in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with more than a decade of expertise and commitment to individual and institutional investors of all sizes. With over 800 funds globally across multiple asset classes and strategies and more than US$1.5 trillion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017,  iShares helps clients around the world build the core of their portfolios, meet specific investment goals and implement market views. 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$6.288 trillion in AUM as of 12/31/17

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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Julia Koene                                                                                        
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