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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited Announces Quarterly Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

Friday, June 18, 2010

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited Announces Quarterly Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds09:49 EDT Friday, June 18, 2010TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 18, 2010) - (TSX:XAL)(TSX:XBB)(TSX:XBZ)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XCG)(TSX:XCH)(TSX:XCR)(TSX:XCS)(TSX:XCV)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XEG)(TSX:XEM)(TSX:XEN)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XGC)(TSX:XGD)(TSX:XGR)(TSX:XHY)(TSX:XIC)(TSX:XID)(TSX:XIG)(TSX:XIN)(TSX:XIT)(TSX:XIU)(TSX:XLA)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XMA)(TSX:XMD)(TSX:XRB)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XSP)(TSX:XSU)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XWD)BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced today the second quarter 2010 cash distributions for the iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Unitholders of record on June 29, 2010 will receive cash distributions payable on June 30, 2010. Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash Distribution Fund Name Fund Ticker Per Unit ($) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XAL 0.40923 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB 0.31285 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund XBZ 0.09500 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.23830 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund XCG 0.05771 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares China Index Fund XCH 0.13384 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR 0.32752 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares S&P(R)/TSX(R) SmallCap Index Fund XCS 0.08688 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund XCV 0.17453 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV 0.19257 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund XEG 0.11163 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund XEM 0.14434 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares Jantzi Social Index Fund XEN 0.10665 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN 0.19739 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.19975 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC 0.35733 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR 0.34937 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD- Hedged) XHY 0.31380 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund XIC 0.11523 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index Fund XID 0.05990 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund XIG 0.20050 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIN 0.26418 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index Fund XIT - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund XIU 0.10905 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund XLA 0.10440 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB 0.23466 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund XMA - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund XMD 0.12637 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index Fund XRB 0.22801 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE 0.18981 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB 0.26839 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSP 0.09077 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares Russell 2000(R) Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSU 0.03258 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares S&P/TSX Income Trust Index Fund XTR 0.22529 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- iShares MSCI World Index Fund XWD 0.19367 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Further information on iShares funds can be found at BlackRockBlackRock, Inc. ("BlackRock") is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At March 31, 2010, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.364 trillion. BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients' needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares(R) (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. Headquartered in New York City, as of March 31, 2010, the firm has approximately 8,500 employees in 24 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 iShares ETFsiShares is the global product leader in exchange traded funds with over 410 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 16 exchanges worldwide. The iShares funds are bought and sold like common stocks on securities exchanges. The iShares funds are attractive to many individual and institutional investors and financial intermediaries because of their relative low cost, tax efficiency and trading flexibility. Investors can purchase and sell shares through any brokerage firm, financial advisor, or online broker, and hold the funds in any type of brokerage account. The iShares customer base consists of the institutional segment of pension plans and fund managers, as well as the retail segment of financial advisors.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact for Media: Veritas Communications Lisa An 416-955-4587 or Cell: 647-292-2478 Email: