BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the November 2015 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on November 25, 2015 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on November 30, 2015.

Details regarding the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution
Per Unit ($)
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ ETF CBD 0.05505
CBD.A 0.03721
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.06212
CBH.A 0.05196
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ ETF CBN 0.03345
CBN.A 0.01774
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 0.07713
CDZ.A 0.05970
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.02600
CEW.A 0.03250
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.09500
CHB.A 0.09000
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.05000
CLF.A 0.04000
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.05321
CLG.A 0.04374
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.05400
CPD.A 0.04900
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 0.04901
CUD.A 0.02727
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.06911
CVD.A 0.06000
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF CYH 0.05140
CYH.A 0.04489
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.04000
FIE.A 0.04000
iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.07440
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.05765
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.08070
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.06800
iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.08594
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.07841
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.01400
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.04640
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.07591
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.06307
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.05492
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.09639
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.05127
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.06927
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.07415
iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.04700
XQB.A 0.03700
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.06922
iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.05658
iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSC 0.05600
iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSE 0.06450
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.05079
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.05788
iShares Core Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.03729
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.06792

Estimated November Cash Distributions for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF

The November 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 0.01251
CMR.A 0.00000

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about November 24, 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 September 30, 2015, BlackRock's AUM was US $4.506 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 September 30, 2015, the firm had approximately 12,900 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 September 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 $4.506 trillion in AUM as of 9/30/15.

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

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