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BlackRock Announces June Monthly Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

Friday, June 17, 2011

BlackRock Announces June Monthly Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds10:06 EDT Friday, June 17, 2011TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2011) - (TSX:XAL)(TSX:XBB)(TSX:XBM)(TSX:XBZ)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XCG)(TSX:XCH)(TSX:XCR)(TSX:XCS)(TSX:XCV)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XEB)(TSX:XEG)(TSX:XEI)(TSX:XEM)(TSX:XEN)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XGC)(TSX:XGD)(TSX:XGR)(TSX:XHB)(TSX:XHC)(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:XQQ)(TSX:XRB)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XSP)(TSX:XST)(TSX:XSU)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XUT)(TSX:XWD) - BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the June 2011 cash distributions for the iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Unitholders of record on June 28, 2011 will receive cash distributions payable on June 30, 2011. Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:Fund NameFund TickerCash Distribution Per Unit ($)iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder FundXAL0.47960iShares DEX Universe Bond Index FundXBB0.09612iShares S&P®/TSX® Global Base Metals Index FundXBM0.00867iShares MSCI Brazil Index FundXBZ0.25051iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index FundXCB0.07625iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index FundXCG0.04264iShares China Index FundXCH0.20657iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder FundXCR0.36872iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index FundXCS0.08415iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index FundXCV0.15560iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index FundXDV0.04806iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XEB0.06994iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index FundXEG0.08888iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index FundXEI0.05363iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index FundXEM0.20452iShares Jantzi Social Index FundXEN0.09383iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index FundXFN0.02928iShares DEX All Government Bond Index FundXGB0.05817iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder FundXGC0.37752iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index FundXGD0.00000iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder FundXGR0.38756iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index FundXHB0.09233iShares S&P Global Healthcare Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XHC0.23191iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XHY0.12517iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index FundXIC0.10990iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index FundXID0.06168iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index FundXIG0.07497iShares MSCI EAFE® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XIN0.27505iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index FundXIT0.00000iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index FundXIU0.11965iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index FundXLA0.24084iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index FundXLB0.07684iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index FundXMA0.00000iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index FundXMD0.10935iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XPF0.06883iShares NASDAQ 100 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XQQ0.02778iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index FundXRB0.21320iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index FundXRE0.06076iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index FundXSB0.08052iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XSP0.09246iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index FundXST0.00000iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XSU0.02554iShares Diversified Monthly Income FundXTR0.06000iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Sector FundXUT0.11134iShares MSCI World Index FundXWD0.23068Further information on iShares funds can be found at BlackRock®BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At December 31, 2010, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.561 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 December 31, 2010, the firm has approximately 9,100 employees in 25 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®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:Lisa AnT - 416-955-4587 or C -