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Blackrock Investments Canada Inc. Announces Final April Distributions on Certain Exchange Traded Funds

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Blackrock Investments Canada Inc. Announces Final April Distributions on Certain Exchange Traded Funds17:26 EDT Wednesday, April 18, 2012Listing:     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:Fund NameTrading SymbolDistribution Amount per Unit ($)PaymentFrequencyiShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund(formerly, Claymore S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend ETF)CDZ$ 0.0600   MonthlyCDZ.A$ 0.0460   MonthlyiShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)(formerly, Claymore S&P US Dividend Growers ETF)CUD$ 0.0431   MonthlyCUD.A$ 0.0300   MonthlyiShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index Fund(formerly, Claymore Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend ETF)CYH$ 0.0465   MonthlyCYH.A$ 0.0375   MonthlyiShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund(formerly, Claymore Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF)FIE$ 0.0400   MonthlyFIE.A$ 0.0400   MonthlyiShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund(formerly, Claymore Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF)CEW$ 0.0220   MonthlyCEW.A$ 0.0325   MonthlyiShares Premium Money Market Fund(formerly, Claymore Premium Money Market ETF)CMR$ 0.0320   MonthlyCMR.A$ 0.0220   MonthlyiShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund(formerly, Claymore Advantaged Canadian Bond ETF)CAB$ 0.0560   MonthlyCAB.A$ 0.0475   MonthlyiShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)(formerly, Claymore Advantaged High Yield Bond ETF)CHB$ 0.1220   MonthlyCHB.A$ 0.1160   MonthlyiShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund(formerly, Claymore Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF)CSD$ 0.0830   MonthlyCSD.A$ 0.0750   MonthlyiShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund (USD Units)(formerly, Claymore Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF (US$ Units))CSD.U$ 0.0830   MonthlyCSD.V$ 0.0750   MonthlyiShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund(formerly, Claymore Advantaged Convertible Bond ETF)CVD$ 0.0825   MonthlyCVD.A$ 0.0740   MonthlyiShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund(formerly, Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF)CLF$ 0.0680   MonthlyCLF.A$ 0.0590   MonthlyiShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund(formerly, Claymore 1-10 Yr Laddered Government Bond ETF)CLG$ 0.0600   MonthlyCLG.A$ 0.0510   MonthlyiShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund(formerly, Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond ETF)CBO$ 0.0760   MonthlyCBO.A$ 0.0671   MonthlyiShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund(formerly, Claymore 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond ETF)CBH$ 0.0780   MonthlyCBH.A$ 0.0690   MonthlyiShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund(formerly, Claymore S&P/TSX CDN Preferred Share ETF)CPD$ 0.0690   MonthlyCPD.A$ 0.0620   MonthlyiShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund(formerly, Claymore Balanced Income CorePortfolioTM ETF)CBD$ 0.0450   MonthlyCBD.A$ 0.0280   MonthlyiShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund(formerly, Claymore Balanced Growth CorePortfolioTM ETF)CBN$ 0.0230   MonthlyCBN.A$ 0.0100   MonthlyThe 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.About BlackRockBlackRock 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® ETFsThe 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.   For further information: Contact for Media: Amanda Gun-Munro Veritas Communications T - 416-955-4580 C - 647-588-6817 Email: gun-munro@veritascanada.com