BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the September 2015 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly or quarterly basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on September 18, 2015 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on September 30, 2015.

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 0.05503
CBD.A 0.03756
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.06393
CBH.A 0.05448
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Index ETF CBN 0.03222
CBN.A 0.01597
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.05500
CBO.A 0.04600
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ 0.07580
CDZ.A 0.05757
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.02300
CEW.A 0.03250
iShares Global Real Estate Index ETF CGR 0.13412
CGR.A 0.07798
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.09614
CHB.A 0.08542
iShares International Fundamental Index ETF CIE 0.06859
CIE.A 0.02614
iShares Global Infrastructure Index ETF CIF 0.16772
CIF.A 0.11270
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.05020
CLF.A 0.04120
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.05425
CLG.A 0.04477
iShares US Fundamental Index ETF CLU 0.09967
CLU.A 0.03006
CLU.B 0.04844
CLU.C 0.10854
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.05600
CPD.A 0.04950
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index ETF CRQ 0.09086
CRQ.A 0.05555
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged) CSD 0.08300
CSD.A 0.07500
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.04844
CUD.A 0.02686
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.06996
CVD.A 0.06208
iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF CWO 0.36689
CWO.A 0.30485
iShares Global Water Index ETF CWW 0.13601
CWW.A 0.06255
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CYH 0.04565
CYH.A 0.04020
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.04000
FIE.A 0.04000
iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.07395
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index ETF XBM 0.04204
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.05829
iShares Canadian Growth Index ETF XCG 0.06715
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index ETF XCS 0.09071
iShares Canadian Value Index ETF XCV 0.20558
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.08068
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.06676
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF XEG 0.09553
iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.08410
iShares Jantzi Social Index ETF XEN 0.13886
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.08181
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.01420
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.04663
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETF XGD 0.00883
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.07778
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.06708
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.05631
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.09750
iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF XIC 0.16442
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.05246
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF XIU 0.15615
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.07011
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index ETF XMA 0.04269
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index ETF XMD 0.13778
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMU 0.12849
iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index ETF XMV 0.20155
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.07391
iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.04745
XQB.A 0.04000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.06664
iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.05815
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.05097
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.05948
iShares Core Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.03823
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index ETF XST 0.08238
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.06000
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XUH 0.07724
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.06764
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF XUU 0.08143

Estimated September Cash Distributions for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF

The September 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 0.01031
CMR.A 0.00120

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about September 17, 2015, which will provide the final amounts for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF.

Further information on the iShares Funds can be found at

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At June 30, 2015, BlackRock's AUM was US$4.721 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (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®. As of June 30, 2015, the firm had approximately 12,400 employees in more than 30 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 / Twitter: @BlackRockCA / Blog:

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 700 funds globally across multiple asset classes and strategies and more than US$1 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2015, 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 firm.[1]

[1] Based on US$4.721in AUM as of 6/30/15.

iShares® ETFs are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited.

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