Press release from CNW Group
Blackrock Investments Canada Inc. Announces Final April Distributions on Certain Exchange Traded Funds
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Listing: TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)
Symbol: CAB.A, CAB, CBD.A, CBD, CBH.A CBH, CBN.A, CBN, CBO.A, CBO, CDZ.A, CDZ, CEW.A, CEW, CHB.A, CHB, CLF.A, CLF, CLG.A, CLG, CMR.A, CMR, CPD.A, CPD, CSD.A, CSD, CSD.U, CSD.V, CUD.A, CUD, CVD.A, CVD, CYH.A, CYH, FIE.A, FIE.
TORONTO, April 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Blackrock Investments Canada Inc., an
indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), is
pleased to announce the final April distributions for the
Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) listed below. Unitholders of record on
April 27, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable on May 4, 2012.
Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend ETF)
iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)
(formerly, Claymore S&P US Dividend Growers ETF)
iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend ETF)
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund
(formerly, Claymore Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF)
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund
(formerly, Claymore Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF)
iShares Premium Money Market Fund
(formerly, Claymore Premium Money Market ETF)
iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore Advantaged Canadian Bond ETF)
iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)
(formerly, Claymore Advantaged High Yield Bond ETF)
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund
(formerly, Claymore Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF)
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund (USD Units)
(formerly, Claymore Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF (US$ Units))
iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore Advantaged Convertible Bond ETF)
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF)
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore 1-10 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF)
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond ETF)
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond ETF)
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund
(formerly, Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETF)
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund
(formerly, Claymore Balanced Income CorePortfolioTM ETF)
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund
(formerly, Claymore Balanced Growth CorePortfolioTM ETF)
The ex-dividend date for all ETFs is April 25, 2012, except for the iShares Premium Money Market Fund (CMR/CMR.A) which has an ex-dividend date of April 27, 2012.
BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At December 31, 2011, BlackRock's AUM was US $3.513 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, 2011, the firm has approximately 10,100 employees in 27 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 460 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 19 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.
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.
For more information investors should consult with their investment advisor or visit our website at www.ishares.ca.
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