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BlackRock Investments Canada Inc. Announces Final May Distributions on Certain Exchange Traded Funds

Friday, May 18, 2012

BlackRock Investments Canada Inc. Announces Final May Distributions on Certain Exchange Traded Funds16:52 EDT Friday, May 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, May 18, 2012 /CNW/ - BlackRock Investments Canada Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), is pleased to announce the final May distributions for the Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) listed below.  Unitholders of record on May 30, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable on June 6, 2012.  Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:Fund NameTrading  Symbol Distribution Amount perUnit ($)PaymentFrequencyiShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend AristocratsIndex FundCDZ$ 0.0600MonthlyCDZ.A$ 0.0460MonthlyiShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund(CAD-Hedged)CUD$ 0.0431MonthlyCUD.A$ 0.0300MonthlyiShares Global Monthly Advantaged DividendIndex FundCYH$ 0.0465MonthlyCYH.A$ 0.0375MonthlyiShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income FundFIE$ 0.0400MonthlyFIE.A$ 0.0400MonthlyiShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco FundCEW$ 0.0220MonthlyCEW.A$ 0.0325MonthlyiShares Premium Money Market FundCMR$ 0.0370MonthlyCMR.A$ 0.0260MonthlyiShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index FundCAB$ 0.0560MonthlyCAB.A$ 0.0475MonthlyiShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond IndexFund (CAD-Hedged)CHB$ 0.1220MonthlyCHB.A$ 0.1160MonthlyiShares Advantaged Short Duration High IncomeFundCSD$ 0.0830MonthlyCSD.A$ 0.0750MonthlyiShares Advantaged Short Duration High IncomeFund (USD Units)CSD.U$ 0.0830MonthlyCSD.V$ 0.0750MonthlyiShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index FundCVD$ 0.0825MonthlyCVD.A$ 0.0740MonthlyiShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government BondIndex FundCLF$ 0.0680MonthlyCLF.A$ 0.0590MonthlyiShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government BondIndex FundCLG$ 0.0600MonthlyCLG.A$ 0.0510MonthlyiShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate BondIndex FundCBO$ 0.0760MonthlyCBO.A$ 0.0671MonthlyiShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate BondIndex FundCBH$ 0.0780MonthlyCBH.A$ 0.0690MonthlyiShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred ShareIndex FundCPD$ 0.0690MonthlyCPD.A$ 0.0620MonthlyiShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ FundCBD$ 0.0450MonthlyCBD.A$ 0.0280MonthlyiShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ FundCBN$ 0.0230MonthlyCBN.A$ 0.0100MonthlyThe ex-dividend date for all ETFs is May 28, 2012, except for the iShares Premium Money Market Fund (CMR/CMR.A) which has an ex-dividend date of May 30, 2012.About BlackRockBlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide.  At March 31, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.684 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 March 31, 2012, the firm has approximately 9,900 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 the global product leader in exchange traded funds with over 500 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 20 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 shares 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 and high net worth individuals.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