TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (“BlackRock Canada”), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), today announced the estimated 2019 annual reinvested capital gains distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the TSX or NEO. Please note that these are estimated capital gains amounts only, as of October 31, 2019.  As these are estimated amounts, the final capital gains distributions may change by the Funds' December 15, 2019 or December 31, 2019, in the case of iShares Premium Money Market ETF (“CMR”), tax year-end.

These estimates are for the annual non-cash capital gains distributions, which are typically reinvested in additional units of the respective funds at the year-end, and do not include estimates of ongoing periodical (e.g. monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annual) cash distribution amounts. The additional units will be immediately consolidated with the previously outstanding units such that the number of outstanding units following the distribution will equal the number of units outstanding prior to the distribution.

We expect to announce the final annual reinvested distribution amounts, as well as the ongoing cash distribution amounts, as applicable, for 2019, on or about December 20, 2019. The record date for the 2019 annual distributions will be December 31, 2019, payable on January 6, 2020. The actual taxable amounts of reinvested and cash distributions for 2019, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. or “CDS”) in early 2020.

Fund NameFund TickerEstimated annual reinvested capital gains per unitNet asset value (NAV) per unit at Nov 15, 2019Estimated annual reinvested capital gains as % of NAV at Nov 15, 2019
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETFCBH  - 18.8584590.00%
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETFCBO  - 18.6148240.00%
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETFCDZ  - 28.2838540.00%
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETFCEW 0.1083213.7611620.79%
iShares Gold Bullion ETFCGL  - 12.3241350.00%
iShares Gold Bullion ETFCGL.C  - 16.8299540.00%
iShares Global Real Estate Index ETFCGR 0.3555231.5551511.13%
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)CHB  - 18.3579420.00%
iShares International Fundamental Index ETFCIE 0.3478519.9521201.74%
iShares Global Infrastructure Index ETFCIF 0.1669927.8688110.60%
iShares Japan Fundamental Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)CJP  - 15.1533960.00%
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETFCLF  - 17.8847820.00%
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETFCLG  - 18.5533080.00%
iShares US Fundamental Index ETFCLU 1.4332635.6097164.02%
iShares US Fundamental Index ETFCLU.C 0.8324040.7852032.04%
iShares Premium Money Market ETFCMR  - 50.0373390.00%
iShares Global Agriculture Index ETFCOW 0.6860842.6794981.61%
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETFCPD  - 12.1274990.00%
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index ETFCRQ 0.3109716.5118891.88%
iShares Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged)CSD  - 17.5601780.00%
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)CUD 2.2938645.1946065.08%
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETFCVD  - 18.4630420.00%
iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETFCWO 1.0209036.8157432.77%
iShares Global Water Index ETFCWW 0.7045938.6336651.82%
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)CYH 1.2512820.5585776.09%
Dynamic iShares Active Tactical Bond ETFDXB 0.2744820.8548411.32%
Dynamic iShares Active Canadian Dividend ETFDXC 0.0011624.6307890.00%
Dynamic iShares Active Global Financial Services ETFDXF  - 27.5769040.00%
Dynamic iShares Active Global Dividend ETFDXG 1.1675535.3618533.30%
Dynamic iShares Active Crossover Bond ETFDXO  - 20.8453190.00%
Dynamic iShares Active Preferred Shares ETFDXP  - 18.5845790.00%
Dynamic iShares Active U.S. Dividend ETFDXU 1.7119234.7148844.93%
Dynamic iShares Active Investment Grade Floating Rate ETFDXV  - 19.9354350.00%
Dynamic iShares Active U.S. Mid-Cap ETFDXZ 0.21309(2)25.5111350.84%
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETFFIE 0.011627.3033340.16%
iShares Silver Bullion ETFSVR  - 8.9386260.00%
iShares Silver Bullion ETFSVR.C  - 8.7565300.00%
iShares Core MSCI All Country World ex Canada Index ETFXAW  - 27.6300680.00%
iShares Core MSCI All Country World ex Canada Index ETF(1)XAW.U  - 20.8978290.00%
iShares Core Balanced ETF PortfolioXBAL  - 23.5886990.00%
iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETFXBB  - 31.9909220.00%
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index ETFXBM  - 10.9347200.00%
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETFXCB  - 21.7122520.00%
iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XCD 0.3807338.7511570.98%
iShares Canadian Growth Index ETFXCG  - 36.3238240.00%
iShares China Index ETFXCH  - 26.0498860.00%
iShares Core Conservative Balanced ETF PortfolioXCNS 0.0107920.4589360.05%
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index ETFXCS  - 14.3355930.00%
iShares Canadian Value Index ETFXCV 0.5552326.7752832.07%
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETFXDG 0.1668621.6527260.77%
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF(1)XDG.U  - 16.4182870.00%
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XDGH 0.3173822.4344271.41%
iShares Core MSCI Canadian Quality Dividend Index ETFXDIV 0.0888222.3778840.40%
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETFXDU 0.0806623.4605050.34%
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF(1)XDU.U  - 17.7802910.00%
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XDUH  - 23.1323410.00%
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETFXDV  - 26.0205590.00%
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XEB  - 20.7609120.00%
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index ETFXEC  - 26.5151910.00%
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index ETF(1)XEC.U  - 20.0546030.00%
iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETFXEF 0.0187931.3484430.06%
iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF(1)XEF.U  - 23.7102000.00%
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETFXEG  - 8.6671270.00%
iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XEH 0.5687526.1160912.18%
iShares S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETFXEI  - 22.2192200.00%
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETFXEM 0.0242931.8346530.08%
iShares Jantzi Social Index ETFXEN  - 26.3477050.00%
iShares Core Equity ETF PortfolioXEQT 0.0313521.3427820.15%
iShares ESG MSCI Canada Index ETFXESG 0.0277520.9100850.13%
iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETFXEU  - 24.3728750.00%
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XFA  - 28.6983820.00%
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Canada Index ETFXFC  - 25.1868380.00%
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor EAFE Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XFF  - 24.9237320.00%
iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XFH 0.4569124.0653451.90%
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor EAFE Index ETFXFI  - 23.2063060.00%
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETFXFN  - 40.7542940.00%
iShares Floating Rate Index ETFXFR  - 20.1313700.00%
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Index ETFXFS  - 29.1259810.00%
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Index ETF(1)XFS.U  - 22.0292560.00%
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETFXGB  - 22.3070310.00%
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETFXGD  - 14.9250890.00%
iShares Global Government Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XGGB  - 21.1183870.00%
iShares S&P Global Industrials Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XGI 0.2203035.2824100.62%
iShares Core Growth ETF PortfolioXGRO 0.0415021.2427540.20%
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETFXHB  - 20.8774850.00%
iShares Global Healthcare Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XHC 0.6858651.8522581.32%
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XHD 2.1259130.2983007.02%
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETFXHU 0.6237626.1056902.39%
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XHY  - 19.1433200.00%
iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETFXIC 0.2199027.1484100.81%
iShares India Index ETFXID  - 38.0088220.00%
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XIG  - 24.2423900.00%
iShares MSCI EAFE® Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XIN 0.7241927.4624842.64%
iShares Core Income Balanced ETF PortfolioXINC 0.0094620.1624500.05%
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index ETFXIT  - 27.1582790.00%
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETFXIU  - 25.7661370.00%
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETFXLB  - 25.7875930.00%
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index ETFXMA  - 14.1260290.00%
iShares S&P U.S. Mid-Cap Index ETFXMC  - 20.3466770.00%
iShares S&P U.S. Mid-Cap Index ETF(1)XMC.U  - 15.3890860.00%
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index ETFXMD 0.3468026.2508181.32%
iShares S&P U.S. Mid-Cap Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XMH  - 19.2835480.00%
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE Index ETFXMI  - 37.9716650.00%
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XML 0.3561824.5742111.45%
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Emerging Markets Index ETFXMM 0.0378827.9956570.14%
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XMS 0.1155228.3477320.41%
iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor Index ETFXMTM  - 20.0248810.00%
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Index ETFXMU 0.4800757.5644100.83%
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Index ETF(1)XMU.U  - 43.5384750.00%
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Canada Index ETFXMV 0.1340532.5618780.41%
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global Index ETFXMW 0.0316844.8629130.07%
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XMY  - 26.0671020.00%
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XPF  - 16.7003530.00%
iShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETFXQB  - 21.1334380.00%
iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor Index ETFXQLT  - 21.2858960.00%
iShares NASDAQ 100 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XQQ 0.6549966.4768030.99%
iShares Canadian Real Return Bond Index ETFXRB 0.0033225.2451930.01%
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETFXRE 0.0575020.0780040.29%
iShares ESG Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETFXSAB 0.0010320.5089760.01%
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETFXSB  - 27.5503720.00%
iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETFXSC  - 19.8529660.00%
iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETFXSE  - 20.6341560.00%
iShares ESG MSCI EAFE Index ETFXSEA  - 20.9695870.00%
iShares ESG MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETFXSEM  - 19.8310690.00%
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETFXSH  - 19.2843360.00%
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETFXSI  - 19.0000740.00%
iShares S&P U.S. Small-Cap Index ETFXSMC  - 21.4541360.00%
iShares S&P U.S. Small-Cap Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XSMH  - 21.5238460.00%
iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XSP 0.2689234.6893460.78%
iShares Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETFXSQ  - 19.5095610.00%
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index ETFXST 0.7203163.8609921.13%
iShares ESG Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETFXSTB  - 20.0398160.00%
iShares U.S. Small Cap Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XSU  - 33.1484590.00%
iShares ESG MSCI USA Index ETFXSUS  - 21.9739670.00%
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETFXTR  - 11.2002300.00%
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)XUH  - 28.1647700.00%
iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETFXUS 0.0724751.5818460.14%
iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF(1)XUS.U  - 39.0136080.00%
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETFXUT  - 26.4944350.00%
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETFXUU 0.0229931.3131520.07%
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF(1)XUU.U  - 23.6835090.00%
iShares Edge MSCI USA Value Factor Index ETFXVLU  - 22.1389020.00%
iShares MSCI World Index ETFXWD  - 55.1742780.00%

(1) Distribution per unit amounts are USD for XAW.U, XDG.U, XDU.U, XEC.U, XEF.U, XFS.U, XMC.U, XMU.U, XUS.U, and XUU.U
(2) BlackRock Canada has announced an upcoming 3:1 unit split of DXZ for Record Date December 16, 2019. The estimated annual reinvested capital gains per unit does not account for the unit split.
Further information on the iShares Funds can be found at http://www.blackrock.com/ca.

Forward-looking information

This notice contains forward-looking statements with respect to the annual reinvested capital gains distributions for the iShares Funds. By their nature, these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual distributions to differ materially from the estimated distributions set forth in this notice.  Factors that could cause the actual distributions to differ from the estimated distributions between now and December 15, 2019 (the iShares Funds’ tax year end) or December 31, 2019 in the case of CMR, include, but are not limited to: the actual amounts of distributions received by the iShares Funds; the actual amounts of capital gains generated from sales of securities; trading activity within the iShares Funds, including buying and selling of securities; index changes which cause rebalancing within the iShares Funds; and subscription and redemption activity.

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1 Based on US$6.96 trillion in AUM as of 9/30/19

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