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Blackrock Investments Canada Inc. Announces April Distributions on Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Blackrock Investments Canada Inc. Announces April Distributions on Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp.17:21 EDT Wednesday, April 18, 2012Listing:     TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)Symbol:  BBOTORONTO, 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 Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp.  Unitholders of record on April 30, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable on May 14, 2012.  Details of the "per share" distribution amounts are as follows:Fund NameTradingSymbolDistribution Amount per Unit ($)   Payment   FrequencyBig Bank Big Oil Split Corp.(Capital Shares)BBO$ 0.0900   Monthly*All ordinary dividends distributed by the Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp. will be designated as eligible dividends, unless otherwise specified.The ex-dividend date for Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp. is April 26, 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