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CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: BlackRock Announces Revised Estimated Annual Reinvested Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

Friday, December 17, 2010

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: BlackRock Announces Revised Estimated Annual Reinvested Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds16:09 EST Friday, December 17, 2010TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2010) - A correction from source is being issued with respect to the BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited release that was issued December 17th, 2010 at 13:39 ET. The fund name under the symbol XTR was called iShares S&P/TSX Income Trust Index Fund but should have been iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund. The correct version follows:(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:XHB)(TSX:XHY)(TSX:XIC)(TSX:XID)(TSX:XIG)(TSX:XIN)(TSX:XIT)(TSX:XIU)(TSX:XLA)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XMA)(TSX:XMD)(TSX:XPF)(TSX:XRB)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XSP)(TSX:XSU)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XWD)BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited announces today the revised estimated annual reinvested distributions for the iShares exchange-traded funds for the 2010 tax year. These annual reinvested distributions generally represent realized capital gains within the funds. The reinvested distributions are not paid in cash but will be reported as taxable distributions and can be used to increase the investor's adjusted cost base of the fund. These estimated reinvested distributions do not include the fourth quarter cash distributions which are reported in a separate press release. These estimates replace the previous estimates issued in a press release dated November 18, 2010. Unitholders of record on December 30, 2010 will receive reinvested distributions payable on December 31, 2010. The ex-dividend date will be December 24, 2010. The actual taxable amounts of reinvested and cash distributions for 2010, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.) early in 2011. The following chart shows the estimated annual reinvested distributions per unit for each of the iShares funds. Fund NameFund TickerEstimated Reinvested Distribution Per Unit to Dec 15, 2010 ($)Percent of December 15, 2010 NAV per unitiShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder FundXAL0.544092.20%iShares DEX Universe Bond Index FundXBB0.024330.08%iShares MSCI Brazil Index FundXBZ-0.00%iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index FundXCB0.278961.37%iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index FundXCG-0.00%iShares China Index FundXCH-0.00%iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder FundXCR0.514782.31%iShares S&P®/TSX® SmallCap Index FundXCS0.748674.11%iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index FundXCV0.107560.52%iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index FundXDV-0.00%iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index FundXEG-0.00%iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index FundXEM0.001900.01%iShares Jantzi Social Index FundXEN-0.00%iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index FundXFN0.026810.12%iShares DEX All Government Bond Index FundXGB0.041540.20%iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder FundXGC0.174250.73%iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index FundXGD0.566932.17%iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder FundXGR0.463901.95%iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index FundXHB-0.00%iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XHY0.383481.88%iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index FundXIC-0.00%iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index FundXID-0.00%iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index FundXIG0.700403.45%iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XIN-0.00%iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index FundXIT-0.00%iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index FundXIU-0.00%iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index FundXLA-0.00%iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index FundXLB-0.00%iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index FundXMA-0.00%iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index FundXMD-0.00%iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XPF-0.00%iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index FundXRB0.421081.96%iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index FundXRE-0.00%iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index FundXSB-0.00%iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XSP0.322072.26%iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XSU-0.00%iShares Diversified Monthly Income FundXTR-0.00%iShares MSCI World Index FundXWD0.005590.02%Further information on iShares funds can be found at www.iShares.ca.Possible changes to reinvested distribution per unit amountsThe amounts shown above could change if the iShares funds experience subscriptions or redemptions prior to the December 24, 2010 ex-dividend date. BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited will issue a final press release on December 24, 2010 which will provide the final amounts.About BlackRockBlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At September 30, 2010, BlackRock's AUM was $3.446 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® (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 September 30, 2010, the firm has approximately 8,900 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 www.blackrock.com.About iShares ETFsThe iShares business is a global product leader in ETFs 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 securities 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: Veritas CommunicationsContact for Media:Pat Bolland416-640-3306 or Cell: 416-804-7555bolland@veritascanada.com