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BlackRock Announces Final Annual Reinvested Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

Friday, December 24, 2010

BlackRock Announces Final Annual Reinvested Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds09:13 EST Friday, December 24, 2010TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 24, 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: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 ("BlackRock") announces today the final 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. The net asset value and the number of units outstanding for each iShares Fund will not change as a result of these reinvested distributions. These reinvested distributions do not include the fourth quarter cash distributions which were reported in a separate press release dated December 17, 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 final annual reinvested distributions per unit for each of the iShares funds.Fund NameFund TickerFinal Reinvested Distribution Per Unit for 2010 ($)iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder FundXAL0.54409iShares DEX Universe Bond Index FundXBB0.02429iShares MSCI Brazil Index FundXBZ0.00000iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index FundXCB0.27896iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index FundXCG0.00000iShares China Index FundXCH0.00000iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder FundXCR0.51478iShares S&P®/TSX® SmallCap Index FundXCS0.72398iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index FundXCV0.10756iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index FundXDV0.00000iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index FundXEG0.00000iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index FundXEM0.00190iShares Jantzi Social Index FundXEN0.00000iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index FundXFN0.02576iShares DEX All Government Bond Index FundXGB0.04154iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder FundXGC0.17425iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index FundXGD0.56464iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder FundXGR0.46390iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index FundXHB0.00000iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XHY0.38348iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index FundXIC0.00000iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index FundXID0.00000iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index FundXIG0.70040iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XIN0.00000iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index FundXIT0.00000iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index FundXIU0.00000iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index FundXLA0.00000iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index FundXLB0.00000iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index FundXMA0.00000iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index FundXMD0.00000iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XPF0.00000iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index FundXRB0.42108iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index FundXRE0.00000iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index FundXSB0.00000iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XSP0.32367iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XSU0.00000iShares Diversified Monthly Income FundXTR0.00000iShares MSCI World Index FundXWD0.00559Further information on iShares funds can be found at www.iShares.ca.About BlackRock BlackRock 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 ETFs The 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:Lisa An416-955-4587 or Cell: 647-292-2478an@veritascanada.com