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

TORONTO, May 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (“BlackRock Canada”), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the May 2018 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the monthly basis as well as XIU. Unitholders of record of a fund on May 28, 2018 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on May 31, 2018.

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

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolioTM Index ETF CBD 0.059
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.057
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolioTM Index ETF CBN 0.034
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 0.027
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.089
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.040
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.047
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.049
iShares Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged) CSD 0.078
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.065
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.072
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CYH 0.051
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
Dynamic iShares Active Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF DXV 0.039
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.040
iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.075
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.053
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF XDG 0.053
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XDGH 0.051
iShares Core MSCI Canadian Quality Dividend Index ETF XDIV 0.080
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF XDU 0.041
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XDUH 0.050
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.079
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.056
iShares S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.085
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.093
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.026
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 0.070
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.058
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.088
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.054
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF XIU 0.171
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.069
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.065
iShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.043
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.066
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.054
iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSC 0.045
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 0.050
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 0.073

Estimated May Cash Distributions for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF

The May 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 0.055

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

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of March 31, 2018, the firm manages approximately US$6.317 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/ca | Twitter: @BlackRockCA | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com/can

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$1.7 trillion in assets under management as of March 31, 2018,  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$6.317 trillion in AUM as of 3/31/18

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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Email: Julia.Koene@blackrock.com

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