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

Friday, September 16, 2011

BlackRock Announces September Monthly Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds08:41 EDT Friday, September 16, 2011TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2011) -(TSX:XBB)(TSX:XBM)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XCG)(TSX:XCS)(TSX:XCV)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XEB)(TSX:XEG)(TSX:XEI)(TSX:XEN)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XGD)(TSX:XIC)(TSX:XIT)(TSX:XIU)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XMA)(TSX:XMD)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XHB)(TSX:XHY)(TSX:XIG)(TSX:XPF)(TSX:XST)(TSX:XUT) BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the September 2011 cash distributions for certain iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Unitholders of record on September 27, 2011 will receive cash distributions payable on September 30, 2011. Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:Fund NameFund TickerCash Distribution Per Unit ($)iShares DEX Universe Bond Index FundXBB0.09253iShares S&P®/TSX® Global Base Metals Index FundXBM0.04821iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index FundXCB0.07584iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index FundXCG0.03516iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index FundXCS0.09065iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index FundXCV0.18330iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index FundXDV0.04987iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XEB0.06783iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index FundXEG0.08255iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index FundXEI0.05286iShares Jantzi Social Index FundXEN0.09660iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index FundXFN0.02992iShares DEX All Government Bond Index FundXGB0.05733iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index FundXGD0.03678iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index FundXIC0.11323iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index FundXIT0.00000iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index FundXIU0.10356iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index FundXLB0.07393iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index FundXMA0.00000iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index FundXMD0.11063iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index FundXRE0.06232iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index FundXSB0.07714iShares Diversified Monthly Income FundXTR0.06000iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index FundXHB0.09330iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XHY0.12629iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XIG0.07346iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XPF0.06845iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index FundXST0.07451iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index FundXUT0.10102Further 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 June 30, 2011, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.659 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 June 30, 2011, the firm has approximately 9,700 employees in 26 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 An416-955-4587 or Cell: