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BlackRock Reports Record Quarterly Diluted EPS of $3.93, or $3.96 as Adjusted

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Record Full Year Diluted EPS of $13.79 ($13.68 as adjusted)</b></i> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Quarterly Revenue of Over $2.5 Billion Up 14% from Fourth Quarter 2011 and 9% from Third Quarter 2012</b></i> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>BlackRock Board of Directors Approves 12% Increase in Quarterly Dividend to $1.68 and Expands Share Repurchase Authority by an Additional 7.5 Million Shares to 10.2 Million Shares</b></i> </p> <ul> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Record assets under management of $3.792 trillion at year end, up 8% from year end 2011 </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Generated quarterly diluted EPS growth of 29% from fourth quarter 2011 and full year growth of 11% (15% as adjusted) </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Grew operating income 24% from fourth quarter 2011 and over 8% for the year </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Improved operating margin to 39.6% (42.6% as adjusted) for the quarter and to 37.7% (40.4% as adjusted) for the year </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Attracted $47.0 billion in net long-term inflows with growth across all client channels and geographies </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Liquidated the BlackRock Public-Private Investment Fund at a 23.5% internal rate of return to the U.S. Treasury </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Continued strong repurchase activity buying 868,500 shares in the quarter and 9.1 million shares for the year </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.68 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable March 25, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 7, 2013. </li> </ul>

Thursday, January 17, 2013

BlackRock Reports Record Quarterly Diluted EPS of $3.93, or $3.96 as Adjusted06:30 EST Thursday, January 17, 2013 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) today reported full year diluted EPS of $13.79, up 11% from 2011. Fourth quarter 2012 diluted EPS of $3.93 was up 29% from fourth quarter 2011. Revenue increased 14% from fourth quarter 2011 and 9% from third quarter 2012, reflecting growth in markets, strength in base fees and higher performance fees. Operating income for fourth quarter and full year 2012 was $1.0 billion and $3.5 billion, respectively. Operating margin of 39.6% for fourth quarter 2012 rose 330 bps from fourth quarter 2011. As adjusted results(1). Full year 2012 diluted EPS of $13.68 improved 15% from 2011. Fourth quarter 2012 operating income of $1.0 billion rose 24% and 19% from fourth quarter 2011 and third quarter 2012, respectively. Fourth quarter diluted EPS totaled $3.96 and included operating income of $4.07 per diluted share and net non-operating expense of $0.11 per diluted share. Adjusted operating margin of 42.6% in fourth quarter 2012 rose 260 bps from fourth quarter 2011. For more information on as adjusted items and the reconciliation to GAAP, see notes to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Supplemental Information beginning on page 10. “BlackRock's financial performance in 2012 was strong by any measure,” commented Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock. “We closed the year with record earnings for both the quarter and the year. We improved investment performance in key areas and our work with clients was rewarded with $107.7 billion of long-term net new business. Every client type contributed to these strong flows. Our results demonstrate not only the diversity of our platform and the breadth of our global product offering, but how we have differentiated the firm and continued to evolve in anticipation of our clients' needs.” The table below presents AUM and a comparison of GAAP and as adjusted results for certain financial measures. (Dollar amounts in millions, except per share data)   Q42012   Q42011   Change   Q32012   Change   Full Year2012   Full Year2011   ChangeAUM $ 3,791,588   $ 3,512,681   8%   $ 3,673,274   3%   $ 3,791,588   $ 3,512,681   8%   GAAP basis:Revenue $ 2,539 $ 2,227 14% $ 2,320 9% $ 9,337 $ 9,081 3%   Operating income $ 1,005 $ 808 24% $ 875 15% $ 3,524 $ 3,249 8%   Operating margin 39.6% 36.3% 330 bps 37.7% 190 bps 37.7% 35.8% 190 bps   Net income(2) $ 690 $ 555 24% $ 642 7% $ 2,458 $ 2,337 5%   Diluted EPS $ 3.93 $ 3.05 29% $ 3.65 8% $ 13.79 $ 12.37 11%   Diluted shares 175,176,037 181,987,669 (4%) 175,450,532 -% 178,017,679 187,116,410 (5%)   As Adjusted:Operating income(1) $ 1,041 $ 841 24% $ 876 19% $ 3,574 $ 3,392 5%   Operating margin(1) 42.6% 40.0% 260 bps 40.7% 190 bps 40.4% 39.7% 70 bps   Net income(1)(2) $ 695 $ 558 25% $ 610 14% $ 2,438 $ 2,239 9%   Diluted EPS(1)   $ 3.96   $ 3.06   29%   $ 3.47   14%   $ 13.68   $ 11.85   15% (1) See notes (a) through (f) to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Supplemental Information in Attachment I on pages 10 through 13 for more information on as adjusted items and the reconciliation to GAAP. (2) Net income represents net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc. “In 2012, our people delivered focused execution across our key strategic priorities. Retirement trends continue to drive new opportunities across our retail and defined contribution businesses, where we generated long-term net inflows during the year of $11.6 billion and $28.4 billion, respectively. As clients sought efficient tools and creative solutions to manage their investment exposure, they turned to iShares®. As a result, iShares maintained its #1 global market share position and net new business returned to pre-crisis levels with more than $85 billion in new assets generated this year. Elsewhere in the business, we saw strong sustained demand from clients for high yielding income strategies and multi-asset class solutions, resulting in strong support for our fixed income and equity dividend capabilities as well as multi-asset class products. “BlackRock Solutions® remains a key differentiator for our firm, both as the foundation for the entire business as well as a key growth contributor on its own. This year we continued to grow our capabilities across geographies and asset classes adding over $3.5 trillion of new positions to our Aladdin platform. Growth for Aladdin is coming from an increasingly global set of clients focused on their entire investment portfolios across multi-asset capabilities.” “As we enter 2013, the improving global economy provides the potential for greater market stability, but it is likely that political and regulatory dynamics, persistent low-rates and protracted periods of heightened volatility will remain key factors. Still, we are well-positioned to continue delivering for our shareholders while investing for future growth with significant cash flow, which in 2012 totaled $3 billion. Our strong and stable capital position enables BlackRock to take advantage of opportunities to make strategic acquisitions like Claymore, Swiss Re and, most recently, our purchase of the ETF business from Credit Suisse, which represents a major expansion for us in the Swiss market. We are able to make these acquisitions, even as we consistently return cash to shareholders. We delivered a dividend payout ratio of 43% during the year and repurchased nearly 9.1 million shares including 868,500 in the fourth quarter, bringing our payout ratio including share repurchases to 104%. We remain committed to returning cash to our shareholders and are pleased to announce a 12% increase to our quarterly dividend for 2013 and the authority to repurchase an additional 7.5 million shares, bringing our buying capacity to 10.2 million shares.” “As we move into 2013, the investments we have made in people, technology, products and brand give us confidence in BlackRock's ability to deliver exceptional value for clients and shareholders. As we continue to invest in key growth opportunities, I am pleased to welcome Hsueh-ming Wang, our new Chairman of BlackRock China. BlackRock's employees have remained intensely focused on serving our clients, and I want to once again express my gratitude and admiration for their commitment to our clients and the Firm.” Fourth Quarter Business HighlightsAssets under management (“AUM”)totaled $3.792 trillion at December 31, 2012, up 3% from September 30, 2012 and up 8% from a year ago. Net inflows in long-term products totaled $47.0 billion, reflecting equity, fixed income and multi-asset class product net inflows of $31.2 billion, $12.4 billion and $4.1 billion, respectively. Net inflows were partially offset by alternatives net outflows of $0.7 billion, including $2.0 billion of return of capital. Total net inflows of $60.8 billion also included cash management net inflows of $14.4 billion and planned advisory distributions of $0.6 billion. Long-term AUM: The following table presents long-term AUM and base fees by client type: (Dollar amounts in millions)   December 31, 2012 AUM   % of Total   Q4 2012 Base Fees   % of Total   Full Year2012 Base Fees   % of Total   September 30,2012 AUM   % of Total   Q3 2012 Base Fees   % of Total Retail $403,484   12 %   $677   34 %   $2,638   34 %   $397,954   12 %   $654   34 % iShares 752,707 22 % 660 33 % 2,475 32 % 705,765 21 % 625 32 % Institutional: Active 884,695 25 % 454 23 % 1,797 23 % 880,726 26 % 452 23 % Index 1,441,480   41 %   196   10 %   801   11 %   1,393,928   41 %   203   11 % Total institutional 2,326,175   66 %   650   33 %   2,598   34 %   2,274,654   67 %   655   34 % Total long-term $3,482,366   100 %   $1,987   100 %   $7,711   100 %   $3,378,373   100 %   $1,934   100 % Long-term net inflows were positive across all client regions, with net inflows of $21.4 billion, $24.4 billion and $1.2 billion from clients in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, respectively. At December 31, 2012, BlackRock managed 61% of long-term AUM for investors in the Americas and 39% for other international clients. Retail AUMof$403.5 billion reflected net inflows of $4.1 billion, and market and investment performance gains of $1.4 billion.International retail led flows, with long-term net new business of $2.1 billion, led by fixed income net inflows of over $2.0 billion. U.S. retail and high net worth net inflows of $2.0 billion showed continued strength in income-oriented products with equity dividend and high-yield bond funds among top flow generators. iShares net inflows of $35.7 billion reflected positive net inflows across all asset classes, including net inflows of $30.1 billion into equity funds as demand tilted toward broad market and large cap equities and flows into emerging markets funds outpacing developed markets. Fixed income and alternatives products included net inflows of $4.5 billion and $1.1 billion, respectively.U.S. iShares net inflows into equity funds totaled $24.1 billion with notable flows into emerging markets and China equities. International iShares similarly was driven by equity net inflows of $6.0 billion led by developed and emerging broad and large cap funds. Institutional active AUMended the quarter at $884.7 billion, including market and investment performance gains of $12.0 billion and continued strength in multi-asset class products with net inflows of $3.2 billion largely into defined contribution plan, target date and asset allocation offerings.Core alternatives net inflows were $1.1 billion, excluding $2.0 billion of return of capital. Private equity funds of funds, real estate and single strategy hedge funds experienced net inflows of $0.4 billion, $0.4 billion and $0.2 billion, respectively. Equity net outflows of $4.5 billion were split between active fundamental and scientific active equity. Fixed income net outflows of $4.7 billion reflected outflows from U.S. core mandates in the latter part of the quarter. Institutional index AUMtotaled $1.441 trillion at December 31, 2012, reflecting net inflows of $15.2 billion and market and foreign exchange valuation gains of $32.3 billion. Flows were led by fixed income with net inflows of $8.3 billion led by flows into local currency and global bond mandates. Equity net inflows of $5.9 billion primarily reflected net inflows into regional and country-specific strategies. Cash management AUM increased 6%, or $15.4 billion, to $263.7 billion reflecting net inflows of $14.4 billion and market and net foreign exchange gains of $1.0 billion. Advisory AUM declined 2% to $45.5 billion, due to planned portfolio liquidations. Investment performanceas of December 31, 2012 is presented in the following table:     One-year   Three-year   Five-yearperiodperiodperiodFixed Income:Actively managed products above benchmark or peer median Taxable 84% 79% 63% Tax-exempt 67% 65% 78% Passively managed products within or above tolerance   96%   97%   89% Equity:Actively managed products above benchmark or peer median Fundamental 30% 37% 46% Scientific 84% 90% 88% Passively managed products within or above tolerance   97%   97%   97% Multi-Asset*:Actively managed products above benchmark or peer median   22%   20%   92% *Includes funds managed for unlevered, absolute return. BlackRock Solutions (“BRS”) added 13 net new assignments during the quarter, including one Aladdin assignment, four Financial Markets Advisory assignments, and 10 non-recurring advisory engagements. BRS also completed 11 short-term advisory assignments during the quarter. Net new business pipeline totaled $48.7 billion at January 10, 2013, including $25.4 billion in institutional index mandates and $7.8 billion in active mandates expected to fund in future quarters. In addition, the pipeline contains $13.9 billion of mandates funded since December 31, 2012. The unfunded portion of the pipeline primarily represents institutional assets, which account for approximately two-thirds of long-term AUM but only one-third of base fees. BlackRock Solutions' pipeline of contracts and proposals remains robust. Fourth Quarter Financial HighlightsComparison to the Fourth Quarter 2011Operating income: Fourth quarter 2012 operating income was $1.0 billion compared with $808 million in fourth quarter 2011. Operating income for fourth quarter 2012 included a one-time $30 million charge related to a contribution to certain of the Company's bank-managed short-term investment funds (“STIFs”). This contribution resulted from actions to ensure compliance with new regulations from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) taking effect in July 2013 that further limit a STIF's weighted-average portfolio life maturity. BlackRock chose to sell certain securities held within STIFs and to make a one-time contribution to the STIFs to maintain the value of the funds while ensuring compliance with the new OCC rules. The securities sold were held in funds managed by Barclays Global Investors (“BGI”) prior to BlackRock's acquisition of BGI. Until adoption of the new STIF regulations, BlackRock had been pursuing a strategy to hold these securities as market values improved over time. When BlackRock acquired BGI, Barclays provided capital support agreements to the STIFs that covered certain losses in the aggregate of up to $2.2 billion from December 1, 2009 through December 1, 2013 or until certain criteria are met. Barclays recently exercised its termination option on the support agreements for two of the STIFs. Last quarter, BlackRock, on behalf of two of these STIFs, negotiated amendments to their capital support agreements to remove certain assets from coverage (with an estimated value of approximately $750 million) in exchange for a payment by Barclays to the STIFs of $70 million. This payment was an amount in excess of the payments that were expected under the Barclays capital support agreements. As a result of the fourth quarter security sales, these STIFs are currently in compliance with the new OCC rules. The $30 million charge related to this contribution has been excluded from as adjusted results. Fourth quarter 2011 operating income included $32 million of restructuring charges. Operating income, as adjusted, was $1.0 billion compared with $841 million in fourth quarter 2011. Fourth quarter 2012 revenue of $2.5 billion increased $312 million from $2.2 billion in fourth quarter 2011, primarily due to the following: Investment advisory, administration fees and securities lending revenue of $2.1 billion in fourth quarter 2012 increased $218 million from $1.9 billion in fourth quarter 2011 due to growth in base fees and higher securities lending revenue. Securities lending fees were $113 million in fourth quarter 2012 compared with $103 million in fourth quarter 2011. Performance fees were $239 million in fourth quarter 2012 compared with $147 million in fourth quarter 2011, primarily reflecting higher fees from alternative products, including fees from a disposition-related opportunistic fund. BlackRock Solutions and advisory revenuetotaled $136 million in fourth quarter 2012 compared with $149 million in fourth quarter 2011, primarily reflecting higher revenue from Aladdin mandates more than offset by the run off of revenues associated with a lower level of advisory assets and lower one-time revenue from advisory assignments. Other revenueincreased $24 million, largely reflecting higher earnings from certain operating advisory company investments. Fourth quarter 2012 total operating expenses of $1.5 billion increased $115 million from fourth quarter 2011. Fourth quarter 2012 and fourth quarter 2011 operating expenses included the previously mentioned one-time $30 million contribution to STIFs and $32 million of restructuring charges, respectively. Operating expenses, as adjusted, of $1.5 billion increased $112 million from fourth quarter 2011. Results were primarily driven by the following: Employee compensation and benefitsincreased $74 million, primarily reflecting higher incentive compensation driven by higher operating income, including higher performance fees. Direct fund expensesincreased $23 million primarily related to an increase in average iShares AUM where BlackRock pays certain non-advisory expenses of the funds. General and administration expensesincreased $60 million, primarily due to the previously mentioned contribution to STIFs and higher marketing and promotional expenses in connection with the brand campaign, partially offset by lower occupancy and consulting costs. Non-operating income (expense): Fourth quarter 2012 non-operating expense, net of non-controlling interests, was $27 million compared with $21 million non-operating expense in fourth quarter 2011. Fourth quarter 2012 included $21 million of net positive marks, primarily on distressed credit/mortgage fund co-investments offset by $48 million of net interest expense. Net interest expense increased $9 million from fourth quarter 2011, primarily due to long-term debt issuances in May 2012. Income tax expense: Income tax expense totaled $288 million and $232 million for fourth quarter 2012 and 2011, respectively. The GAAP effective income tax rate for the fourth quarter 2012 was 29.4% compared with 29.5% for the fourth quarter 2011. The fourth quarter 2012 GAAP tax rate included $20 million of non-cash benefits primarily associated with revaluation of certain deferred tax liabilities, which have been excluded from the as adjusted results. The fourth quarter 2011 GAAP tax rate included $20 million of non-cash benefits associated with revaluation of certain deferred tax liabilities primarily due to tax legislation enacted in Japan, which have been excluded from the as adjusted results. The as adjusted effective income tax rate was 31.4% and 32.0% for fourth quarter 2012 and 2011, respectively. See notes (a) through (f) in Attachment I for more information on as adjusted items and the reconciliation to GAAP. Comparison to the Third Quarter 2012Operating income: Fourth quarter 2012 operating income was $1.0 billion compared with $875 million in third quarter 2012. Fourth quarter 2012 operating income included the previously mentioned one-time $30 million contribution to STIFs. Operating income, as adjusted, was $1.0 billion compared with $876 million in third quarter 2012. Fourth quarter 2012 revenue increased $219 million from third quarter 2012, primarily due to the following: Investment advisory, administration fees and securities lending revenue of $2.1 billion in fourth quarter 2012 increased $57 million from third quarter 2012, driven by higher long-term average AUM, partially offset by lower securities lending fees. Securities lending fees were $113 million in fourth quarter 2012 compared with $129 million in third quarter 2012. Performance fees increased $136 million to $239 million in fourth quarter 2012 from $103 million in third quarter 2012. The current quarter reflected fees from a disposition-related opportunistic fund and higher performance fees from products with performance measurement periods ending on December 31st. BlackRock Solutions and advisory revenue of $136 million in fourth quarter 2012 increased from $128 million in third quarter 2012 driven by higher one-time revenue from advisory assignments and higher revenue from Aladdin mandates. Other revenueincreased $24 million, largely reflecting higher earnings from certain operating advisory company investments. Fourth quarter 2012 total operating expenses of $1.5 billion increased $89 million from third quarter 2012. Fourth quarter 2012 operating expenses included the previously mentioned contribution related to STIFs. Operating expenses, as adjusted, of $1.5 billion increased $54 million from third quarter 2012. Results were primarily driven by the following: Employee compensation and benefits increased $20 million, primarily reflecting higher incentive compensation driven by higher operating income. Distribution and servicing costsdecreased $12 million, driven by lower distribution costs. Direct fund expensesincreased $7 million, primarily related to an increase in average iShares AUM where BlackRock pays certain non-advisory expenses of the funds. General and administration expenses increased $74 million, primarily due to the one-time $30 million contribution to STIFs, higher marketing and promotional expenses in connection with the brand campaign, and higher professional fees. The increase was partially offset by the non-recurrence of closed-end fund launch costs of $22 million recorded in third quarter 2012. Non-operating income (expense): Fourth quarter 2012 non-operating expense, net of non-controlling interests, was $27 million compared with $17 million non-operating income in third quarter 2012. Fourth quarter 2012 included $21 million of net positive marks offset by $48 million of net interest expense. The fourth quarter 2012 reflected lower positive marks on distressed credit/mortgage funds than third quarter 2012 and negative marks on private equity fund co-investments compared with positive marks in the prior quarter. Income tax expense: Income tax expense of $288 million for fourth quarter 2012 increased $38 million from third quarter 2012. The GAAP effective income tax rate for the fourth quarter 2012 was 29.4% compared with 28.1% for third quarter 2012. The fourth quarter 2012 GAAP tax rate included $20 million of non-cash benefits primarily associated with revaluation of certain deferred tax liabilities, which have been excluded from the as adjusted results. The third quarter 2012 GAAP tax rate included a $30 million net non-cash benefit, related to revaluation of certain deferred income tax liabilities, including tax legislation enacted in the United Kingdom and the state and local income tax effect resulting from changes in the Company's organizational structure. The as adjusted effective income tax rate was 31.4% for both fourth quarter 2012 and third quarter 2012. See notes (a) through (f) in Attachment I for more information on as adjusted items and the reconciliation to GAAP. Teleconference, Webcast and Presentation Information Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Laurence D. Fink, and Chief Financial Officer, Ann Marie Petach, will host a teleconference call for investors and analysts on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). Members of the public who are interested in participating in the teleconference should dial, from the United States, (800) 374-0176, or from outside the United States, (706) 679-8281, shortly before 9:00 a.m. and reference the BlackRock Conference Call (ID Number 85687431). A live, listen-only webcast will also be available via the investor relations section of www.blackrock.com. Both the teleconference and webcast will be available for replay by 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, January 17, 2013 and ending at midnight on Thursday, January 31, 2013. To access the replay of the teleconference, callers from the United States should dial (800) 585-8367 and callers from outside the United States should dial (404) 537-3406 and enter the Conference ID Number 85687431. To access the webcast, please visit the investor relations section of www.blackrock.com. Performance Notes Past performance is not indicative of future results. The performance information shown is based on preliminarily available data. The performance information for actively managed accounts reflects U.S. open-end and closed-end mutual funds and similar EMEA-based products with respect to peer median comparisons, and actively managed institutional and high net worth separate accounts and funds located globally with respect to benchmark comparisons, as determined using objectively based internal parameters, using the most current verified information available as of December 31, 2012 (November 30, 2012 for high net worth accounts). Accounts terminated prior to December 31, 2012 are not included. In addition, accounts that have not been verified as of January 11, 2013 have not been included. If such terminated and other accounts had been included, the performance information may have substantially differed from that shown. The performance information does not include funds or accounts that are not measured against a benchmark, any benchmark-based alternatives product, private equity products, CDOs, or accounts managed by BlackRock's Financial Markets Advisory Group. Comparisons are based on gross-of-fee performance for U.S. retail, institutional and high net worth separate accounts and EMEA institutional separate accounts and net-of-fee performance for EMEA based retail products. The performance tracking information for institutional index accounts is based on gross-of-fee performance as of December 31, 2012, and includes all institutional accounts and all iShares funds globally using an index strategy. AUM information is based on AUM for each account or fund in the asset class shown without adjustment for overlapping management of the same account or fund, as of December 31, 2012. Source of performance information and peer medians is BlackRock, Inc. and is based in part on data from Lipper Inc. for U.S. funds and Morningstar, Inc. for non-U.S. funds. Fund performance reflects the reinvestment of dividends and distributions, but does not reflect sales charges. About BlackRock BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At December 31, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was $3.792 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, 2012, the firm has approximately 10,500 employees in 30 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. Forward-looking Statements This report, and other statements that BlackRock may make, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to BlackRock's future financial or business performance, strategies or expectations. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as “trend,” “potential,” “opportunity,” “pipeline,” “believe,” “comfortable,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “current,” “intention,” “estimate,” “position,” “assume,” “outlook,” “continue,” “remain,” “maintain,” “sustain,” “seek,” “achieve,” and similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “may” and similar expressions. BlackRock cautions that forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and BlackRock assumes no duty to and does not undertake to update forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements and future results could differ materially from historical performance. In addition to risk factors previously disclosed in BlackRock's Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) reports and those identified elsewhere in this report the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements or historical performance: (1) the introduction, withdrawal, success and timing of business initiatives and strategies; (2) changes and volatility in political, economic or industry conditions, the interest rate environment, foreign exchange rates or financial and capital markets, which could result in changes in demand for products or services or in the value of assets under management; (3) the relative and absolute investment performance of BlackRock's investment products; (4) the impact of increased competition; (5) the impact of future acquisitions or divestitures; (6) the unfavorable resolution of legal proceedings; (7) the extent and timing of any share repurchases; (8) the impact, extent and timing of technological changes and the adequacy of intellectual property and information security protection; (9) the impact of legislative and regulatory actions and reforms, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and regulatory, supervisory or enforcement actions of government agencies relating to BlackRock or The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (“PNC”); (10) terrorist activities, international hostilities and natural disasters, which may adversely affect the general economy, domestic and local financial and capital markets, specific industries or BlackRock; (11) the ability to attract and retain highly talented professionals; (12) fluctuations in the carrying value of BlackRock's economic investments; (13) the impact of changes to tax legislation, including income, payroll and transaction taxes, and taxation on products or transactions, which could affect the value proposition to clients and, generally, the tax position of the Company; (14) BlackRock's success in maintaining the distribution of its products; (15) the impact of BlackRock electing to provide support to its products from time to time and any potential liabilities related to securities lending or other indemnification obligations; and (16) the impact of problems at other financial institutions or the failure or negative performance of products at other financial institutions. BlackRock's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and BlackRock's subsequent filings with the SEC, accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.govand on BlackRock's website at www.blackrock.com, discuss these factors in more detail and identify additional factors that can affect forward-looking statements. The information contained on the Company's website is not a part of this press release.         Attachment IBlackRock, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Supplemental Information (Dollar amounts in millions, except per share data) (unaudited)     Three Months EndedThree Months EndedDecember 31,September 30,20122011$ Change2012$ ChangeRevenue Investment advisory, administration fees and securities lending revenue $2,081 $1,863 $218 $2,024 $57 Investment advisory performance fees 239 147 92 103 136 BlackRock Solutions and advisory 136 149 (13 ) 128 8 Distribution fees 13 22 (9 ) 19 (6 ) Other revenue 70   46   24   46   24   Total revenue 2,539   2,227   312   2,320   219     Expenses Employee compensation and benefits 848 774 74 828 20 Distribution and servicing costs 82 87 (5 ) 94 (12 ) Amortization of deferred sales commissions 12 18 (6 ) 13 (1 ) Direct fund expenses 151 128 23 144 7 General and administration 401 341 60 327 74 Restructuring charges - 32 (32 ) - - Amortization of intangible assets 40   39   1   39   1   Total expenses 1,534   1,419   115   1,445   89     Operating income 1,005 808 197 875 130   Non-operating income (expense) Net gain (loss) on investments 20 28 (8 ) 75 (55 ) Net gain (loss) on consolidated variable interest entities (39 ) 18 (57 ) 2 (41 ) Interest and dividend income 9 9 - 10 (1 ) Interest expense (57 ) (48 ) (9 ) (57 ) -   Total non-operating income (expense) (67 ) 7   (74 ) 30   (97 )   Income before income taxes 938 815 123 905 33 Income tax expense 288   232   56   250   38   Net income 650 583 67 655 (5 ) Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests (40 ) 28   (68 ) 13   (53 ) Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc. $690   $555   $135   $642   $48     Weighted-average common shares outstanding (f) Basic 171,518,278 178,562,187 (7,043,909 ) 172,359,141 (840,863 ) Diluted 175,176,037 181,987,669 (6,811,632 ) 175,450,532 (274,495 ) Earnings per share attributable to BlackRock, Inc. common stockholders (e) (f) Basic $4.02 $3.10 $0.92 $3.72 $0.30 Diluted $3.93 $3.05 $0.88 $3.65 $0.28 Cash dividends declared and paid per share $1.50 $1.375 $0.125 $1.50 $- Supplemental information: AUM (end of period) $3,791,588 $3,512,681 $278,907 $3,673,274 $118,314 Shares outstanding (end of period) 171,215,729 178,309,109 (7,093,380 ) 172,037,373 (821,644 ) GAAP: Operating margin 39.6 % 36.3 % 330 bps 37.7 % 190 bps Effective tax rate 29.4 % 29.5 % (10) bps 28.1 % 130 bps As adjusted: Operating income (a) $1,041 $841 $200 $876 $165 Operating margin (a) 42.6 % 40.0 % 260 bps 40.7 % 190 bps Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests (b) ($27 ) ($21 ) ($6 ) $13 ($40 ) Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc. (c) (d) $695 $558 $137 $610 $85 Diluted earnings attributable to BlackRock, Inc. common stockholders per share (c) (d) (e) (f) $3.96 $3.06 $0.90 $3.47 $0.49 Effective tax rate 31.4 % 32.0 % (60) bps 31.4 % - bps BlackRock, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Supplemental Information (Dollar amounts in millions, except per share data) (unaudited)       Year EndedDecember 31,20122011$ ChangeRevenue Investment advisory, administration fees and securities lending revenue $8,072 $7,896 $176 Investment advisory performance fees 463 371 92 BlackRock Solutions and advisory 518 510 8 Distribution fees 71 100 (29 ) Other revenue 213   204   9   Total revenue 9,337   9,081   256     Expenses Employee compensation and benefits 3,287 3,199 88 Distribution and servicing costs 364 386 (22 ) Amortization of deferred sales commissions 55 81 (26 ) Direct fund expenses 591 563 28 General and administration 1,359 1,415 (56 ) Restructuring charges - 32 (32 ) Amortization of intangible assets 157   156   1   Total expenses 5,813     5,832   (19 )   Operating income 3,524 3,249 275   Non-operating income (expense) Net gain (loss) on investments 163 46 117 Net gain (loss) on consolidated variable interest entities (38 ) (18 ) (20 ) Interest and dividend income 36 34 2 Interest expense (215 ) (176 ) (39 ) Total non-operating income (expense) (54 ) (114 ) 60     Income before income taxes 3,470 3,135 335 Income tax expense 1,030   796   234   Net income 2,440 2,339 101 Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests (18 ) 2   (20 ) Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc. $2,458   $2,337   $121     Weighted-average common shares outstanding (f) Basic 174,961,018 184,265,367 (9,304,349 ) Diluted 178,017,679 187,116,410 (9,098,731 ) Earnings per share attributable to BlackRock, Inc. common stockholders (e) (f) Basic $14.03 $12.56 $1.47 Diluted $13.79 $12.37 $1.42 Cash dividends declared and paid per share $6.00 $5.50 $0.50 Supplemental information: AUM (end of period) $3,791,588 $3,512,681 $278,907 Shares outstanding (end of period) 171,215,729 178,309,109 (7,093,380 ) GAAP: Operating margin 37.7 % 35.8 % 190 bps Effective tax rate 29.5 % 25.4 % 410 bps As adjusted: Operating income (a) $3,574 $3,392 $182 Operating margin (a) 40.4 % 39.7 % 70 bps Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests (b) ($42 ) ($113 ) $71 Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc. (c) (d) $2,438 $2,239 $199 Diluted earnings attributable to BlackRock, Inc. common stockholders per share (c) (d) (e) (f) $13.68 $11.85 $1.83 Effective tax rate 31.0 % 31.7 % (70) bps BlackRock, Inc.Notes to Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Supplemental Information(unaudited) BlackRock reports its financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"); however, management believes evaluating the Company's ongoing operating results may be enhanced if investors have additional non-GAAP basis financial measures. Management reviews non-GAAP financial measures to assess ongoing operations and, for the reasons described below, considers them to be effective indicators, for both management and investors, of BlackRock's financial performance over time. BlackRock's management does not advocate that investors consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Computations for all periods are derived from the Company's condensed consolidated statements of income as follows: (a) Operating income, as adjusted, and operating margin, as adjusted: Operating income, as adjusted, equals operating income, GAAP basis, excluding certain items management deems non-recurring, or transactions that ultimately will not impact BlackRock's book value, as indicated in the table below. Operating income used for operating margin measurement equals operating income, as adjusted, excluding the impact of closed-end fund launch costs and commissions. Operating margin, as adjusted, equals operating income used for operating margin measurement, divided by revenue used for operating margin measurement, as indicated in the table below.   Three Months Ended   Year EndedDecember 31,   September 30,December 31,(Dollar amounts in millions)2012   201120122012   2011Operating income, GAAP basis$1,005$808$875$3,524$3,249 Non-GAAP expense adjustments: U.K. lease exit costs - - (8) (8) 63 Contribution to STIFs 30 - - 30 - Restructuring charges - 32 - - 32 PNC LTIP funding obligation 6 1 5 22 44 Merrill Lynch compensation contribution - - - - 7 Compensation expense related to appreciation (depreciation) on deferred compensation plans - - 4 6 (3) Operating income, as adjusted1,0418418763,5743,392 Closed-end fund launch costs - 7 22 22 26 Closed-end fund launch commissions - 1 3 3 3 Operating income used for operating margin measurement $1,041 $849 $901 $3,599 $3,421   Revenue, GAAP basis $2,539 $2,227 $2,320 $9,337 $9,081 Non-GAAP adjustments: Distribution and servicing costs (82) (87) (94) (364) (386) Amortization of deferred sales commissions (12) (18) (13) (55) (81) Revenue used for operating margin measurement $2,445 $2,122 $2,213 $8,918 $8,614   Operating margin, GAAP basis39.6%36.3%37.7%37.7%35.8%Operating margin, as adjusted42.6%40.0%40.7%40.4%39.7% Management believes operating income, as adjusted, and operating margin, as adjusted, are effective indicators of BlackRock's financial performance over time and, therefore, provide useful disclosure to investors. BlackRock, Inc.Notes to Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Supplemental Information(unaudited) (continued) (a) (continued)Operating income, as adjusted: Operating income, as adjusted reflects the non-GAAP expense adjustments discussed below. Contribution to STIFs represents a contribution to certain of the Company's bank-managed STIFs. U.K. lease exit costs represent costs to exit two locations in London in third quarter 2011. The amount in third quarter 2012 represents an adjustment related to the estimated costs initially recorded in third quarter 2011. Restructuring charges consist of compensation costs and professional fees. The portion of compensation expense associated with certain long-term incentive plans (“LTIP”) funded or to be funded through share distributions to participants of BlackRock stock held by PNC and a Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. ("Merrill Lynch") cash compensation contribution, has been excluded because it ultimately does not impact BlackRock's book value. The expense related to the Merrill Lynch cash compensation contribution ceased at the end of third quarter 2011. As of first quarter 2012, all of the Merrill Lynch contributions had been received. Compensation expense associated with appreciation (depreciation) on investments related to certain BlackRock deferred compensation plans has been excluded as returns on investments set aside for these plans, which substantially offset this expense, are reported in non-operating income (expense). Management believes operating income exclusive of these items is a useful measure in evaluating BlackRock's operating performance and helps enhance the comparability of this information for the reporting periods presented. Operating margin, as adjusted: Operating income used for measuring operating margin, as adjusted, is equal to operating income, as adjusted, excluding the impact of closed-end fund launch costs and commissions. Management believes the exclusion of such costs and commissions is useful because these costs can fluctuate considerably and revenues associated with the expenditure of these costs will not fully impact BlackRock's results until future periods. Operating margin, as adjusted, allows BlackRock to compare performance from period-to-period by adjusting for items that may not recur, recur infrequently or may have an economic offset in non-operating income (expense). Examples of such adjustments include the contribution to STIFs, U.K. lease exit costs, restructuring charges, closed-end fund launch costs, commissions paid to certain employees as compensation and fluctuations in compensation expense based on mark-to-market movements in investments held to fund certain compensation plans. BlackRock also uses operating margin, as adjusted, to monitor corporate performance and efficiency and as a benchmark to compare its performance with other companies. Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures in evaluating BlackRock's financial performance. The non-GAAP measure by itself may pose limitations because it does not include all of BlackRock's revenues and expenses. Revenue used for operating margin, as adjusted, excludes distribution and servicing costs paid to related parties and other third parties. Management believes the exclusion of such costs is useful because it creates consistency in the treatment for certain contracts for similar services, which due to the terms of the contracts, are accounted for under GAAP on a net basis within investment advisory, administration fees and securities lending revenue. Amortization of deferred sales commissions is excluded from revenue used for operating margin measurement, as adjusted, because such costs, over time, substantially offset distribution fee revenue earned by the Company. For each of these items, BlackRock excludes from revenue used for operating margin, as adjusted, the costs related to each of these items as a proxy for such offsetting revenues. BlackRock, Inc.Notes to Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Supplemental Information(unaudited) (continued) (b) Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests, as adjusted: Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests (“NCI”), as adjusted, is presented below. The compensation expense offset is recorded in operating income. This compensation expense has been included in non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to NCI, as adjusted, to offset returns on investments set aside for these plans, which are reported in non-operating income (expense), GAAP basis.   Three Months Ended   Year EndedDecember 31,   September 30,December 31,(Dollar amounts in millions)2012   201120122012   2011   Non-operating income (expense), GAAP basis ($67) $7 $30 ($54) ($114) Less: Net income (loss) attributable to NCI (40) 28 13 (18) 2 Non-operating income (expense)(1) (27) (21) 17 (36) (116) Compensation expense related to (appreciation) depreciation on deferred compensation plans - - (4) (6) 3 Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to NCI, as adjusted ($27) ($21) $13 ($42) ($113)   (1) Net of net income (loss) attributable to NCI. Management believes non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to NCI, as adjusted, provides comparability of this information among reporting periods and is an effective measure for reviewing BlackRock's non-operating contribution to its results. As compensation expense associated with (appreciation) depreciation on investments related to certain deferred compensation plans, which is included in operating income, substantially offsets the gain (loss) on the investments set aside for these plans, management believes non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to NCI, as adjusted, provides a useful measure, for both management and investors, of BlackRock's non-operating results that impact book value. BlackRock, Inc.Notes to Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Supplemental Information(unaudited) (continued) (c) Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as adjusted: Management believes net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as adjusted, and diluted earnings per common share, as adjusted, are useful measures of BlackRock's profitability and financial performance. Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as adjusted, equals net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., GAAP basis, adjusted for significant non-recurring items, charges that ultimately will not impact BlackRock's book value or certain tax items that do not impact cash flow.   Three Months Ended   Year EndedDecember 31,   September 30,December 31,(Dollar amounts in millions, except per share data)2012   201120122012   2011Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., GAAP basis$690$555$642$2,458$2,337 Non-GAAP adjustments, net of tax:(d) U.K. lease exit costs - - (5) (5) 43 Contribution to STIFs 21 - - 21 - Restructuring charges - 22 - - 22 PNC LTIP funding obligation 4 1 3 14 30 Merrill Lynch compensation contribution - - - - 5 Income tax changes (20) (20) (30) (50) (198) Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as adjusted$695$558$610$2,438$2,239   Allocation of net income, as adjusted, to common shares(e) $694 $557 $609 $2,435 $2,218 Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding(f) 175,176,037 181,987,669 175,450,532 178,017,679 187,116,410   Diluted earnings per common share, GAAP basis(f)$3.93$3.05$3.65$13.79$12.37Diluted earnings per common share, as adjusted(f)$3.96$3.06$3.47$13.68$11.85 See note (a) Operating income, as adjusted, and operating margin, as adjusted, for information on contribution to STIFs, U.K. lease exit costs, restructuring charges, PNC LTIP funding obligation and Merrill Lynch compensation contribution. During the year ended December 31, 2012, income tax changes included adjustments related to the revaluation of certain deferred income tax liabilities due to tax legislation enacted in the United Kingdom and the state and local income tax effect resulting from changes in the Company's organizational structure. During the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011, income tax changes included adjustments related to the revaluation of certain deferred income tax liabilities due to a state tax election and enacted U.K., Japan, U.S. state and local tax legislation. The resulting decrease in income taxes has been excluded from net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as adjusted, as these items do not have a cash flow impact and to ensure comparability among periods presented. (d) For the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, non-GAAP adjustments were tax effected at 31.4% and 31.8%, respectively, reflecting a blended rate applicable to the adjustments. BlackRock's tax rates in fourth quarter 2012 and 2011 included the impact of changes in the fourth quarter to the respective full year blended rates applicable to the adjustments. (e) Amounts exclude net income attributable to participating securities (see below). (f) Non-voting participating preferred shares are considered to be common stock equivalents for purposes of determining basic and diluted earnings per share calculations. In addition, certain unvested restricted stock units are not included in this number as they are deemed participating securities in accordance with required provisions of Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 260-10, Earnings per Share. Average outstanding participating securities were 0.2 million for the quarters ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 and September 30, 2012. For the year ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, average outstanding participating securities were 0.2 million and 1.8 million, respectively. Attachment IIBlackRock, Inc.Summary of Revenues (Dollar amounts in millions) (unaudited)                 Three Months EndedThree Months EndedYear EndedDecember 31,September 30,December 31,20122011$Change   2012   $Change20122011$ Change   Investment advisory, administration fees and securities lending revenue Equity: Active $ 440 $ 437 $ 3 $ 431 $ 9 $ 1,753 $ 1,967 $ (214) iShares 515 430 85 486 29 1,941 1,847 94 Fixed income: Active 317 278 39 301 16 1,182 1,104 78 iShares 120 88 32 116 4 441 317 124 Multi-asset class 239 220 19 239 - 957 894 63 Alternatives: Core 130 133 (3) 130 - 525 557 (32) Currency and commodities   34   32   2   31   3   131   136   (5) Sub-total 1,795 1,618 177 1,734 61 6,930 6,822 108 Non-ETF Index: Equity 134 112 22 139 (5) 552 488 64 Fixed income   58   48   10   61   (3)   229   203   26 Sub-total Non-ETF Index   192   160   32   200   (8)   781   691   90 Long-term 1,987 1,778 209 1,934 53 7,711 7,513 198 Cash management   94   85   9   90   4   361   383   (22) Total base fees 2,081 1,863 218 2,024 57 8,072 7,896 176   Investment advisory performance fees: Equity 49 64 (15) 17 32 88 145 (57) Fixed income 19 18 1 13 6 48 35 13 Multi-asset class 9 18 (9) 2 7 15 20 (5) Alternatives   162   47   115   71   91   312   171   141 Total 239 147 92 103 136 463 371 92   BlackRock Solutions and advisory 136 149 (13) 128 8 518 510 8 Distribution fees 13 22 (9) 19 (6) 71 100 (29) Other revenue   70   46   24   46   24   213   204   9 Total revenue $ 2,539 $ 2,227 $ 312 $ 2,320 $ 219 $ 9,337 $ 9,081 $ 256   NOTE: Certain prior period information has been reclassified to conform to current period presentation. Mix of Investment Advisory, Administration Fees and Securities Lending Revenue (unaudited)           Three MonthsThree Months EndedEndedYear EndedDecember 31,September 30,December 31,20122011201220122011 Equity: Active 21 % 22 % 21 % 22 % 25 % iShares 25 % 23 % 24 % 23 % 23 % Fixed income: Active 15 % 15 % 15 % 15 % 14 % iShares 6 % 5 % 6 % 5 % 4 % Multi-asset class 11 % 12 % 12 % 12 % 11 % Alternatives: Core 6 % 7 % 6 % 7 % 7 % Currency and commodities 2 % 2 % 2 % 2 % 2 % Sub-total 86 % 86 % 86 % 86 % 86 % Non-ETF Index: Equity 6 % 6 % 7 % 7 % 6 % Fixed income 3 % 3 % 3 % 3 % 3 % Sub-total Non-ETF Index 9 % 9 % 10 % 10 % 9 % Long-term 95 % 95 % 96 % 96 % 95 % Cash management 5 % 5 % 4 % 4 % 5 % Total 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %   NOTE: Certain prior period information has been reclassified to conform to current period presentation. Attachment IIIBlackRock, Inc.Summary of Non-operating Income (Expense) (Dollar amounts in millions) (unaudited)                   Three MonthsThree Months EndedEndedYear EndedDecember 31,September 30,December 31,20122011$ Change2012$ Change20122011$ Change Non-operating income (expense), GAAP basis $ (67 ) $ 7 $ (74 ) $ 30 $ (97 ) $ (54 ) $ (114 ) $ 60 Less: Net income (loss) attributable to NCI   (40 )   28     (68 )   13     (53 )   (18 )   2     (20 ) Non-operating income (expense)(1) $ (27 ) $ (21 ) $ (6 ) $ 17   $ (44 ) $ (36 ) $ (116 ) $ 80       Estimatedeconomic   investments atThree Months EndedThree Months EndedYear EndedDecember 31,December 31,September 30,December 31, 2012(2) 20122011$ Change2012$ Change20122011$ Change Net gain (loss) on investments(1) Private equity 20-25 % $ (1 ) $ 14 $ (15 ) $ 20 $ (21 ) $ 36 $ 36 $ - Real estate 10-15 % 5 3 2 5 - 14 10 4 Distressed credit/mortgage funds 15-20 % 15 - 15 26 (11 ) 69 (13 ) 82 Hedge funds/funds of hedge funds 10-15 % 3 (1 ) 4 7 (4 ) 20 (5 ) 25 Other investments(3) 30-35 %   (1 )   2     (3 )   2     (3 )   (2 )   1     (3 ) Sub-total 21 18 3 60 (39 ) 137 29 108 Investments related to deferred compensation plans   -     -     -     4     (4 )   6     (3 )   9   Total net gain (loss) on investments(1) 21 18 3 64 (43 ) 143 26 117 Interest and dividend income 9 9 - 10 (1 ) 36 34 2 Interest expense   (57 )   (48 )   (9 )   (57 )   -     (215 )   (176 )   (39 ) Net interest expense   (48 )   (39 )   (9 )   (47 )   (1 )   (179 )   (142 )   (37 ) Total non-operating income (expense)(1) (27 ) (21 ) (6 ) 17 (44 ) (36 ) (116 ) 80 Compensation expense related to (appreciation) depreciation on deferred compensation plans   -     -     -     (4 )   4     (6 )   3     (9 ) Non-operating income (expense), as adjusted(1) $ (27 ) $ (21 ) $ (6 ) $ 13   $ (40 ) $ (42 ) $ (113 ) $ 71   (1)   Net of net income (loss) attributable to NCI. (2) Percentages represent estimated percentages of BlackRock's corporate economic investment portfolio as of December 31, 2012. Economic investment amounts at September 30, 2012 for private equity, real estate, distressed credit/mortgage funds, hedge funds/funds of hedge funds and other investments were $314 million, $118 million, $223 million, $140 million and $282 million, respectively. See the 2012 third quarter Form 10-Q for more information. (3) Amounts include net gains (losses) related to equity, fixed income and commodity investments, and BlackRock's seed capital hedging program. BlackRock, Inc.Economic Tangible Assets (Dollar amounts in billions) (unaudited) The Company presents economic tangible assets as additional information to enable investors to eliminate gross presentation of certain assets that have equal and offsetting liabilities or non-controlling interests that ultimately do not have an impact on stockholders' equity (excluding appropriated retained earnings related to consolidated collateralized loan obligations) or cash flows. In addition, goodwill and intangible assets are excluded from economic tangible assets.     December 31,   December 31,2012 (Est.)2011   Total balance sheet assets $ 200 $ 180 Separate account assets and collateral held under securities lending agreements (158 ) (140 ) Consolidated VIEs/sponsored investment funds (2 ) (2 ) Goodwill and intangible assets, net   (30 )   (30 ) Economic tangible assets $ 10   $ 8       Economic tangible assets include cash, receivables, seed and co-investments, regulatory investments and other assets. Attachment IVBlackRock, Inc.Changes in Assets Under Management (Dollar amounts in millions) (unaudited) Current Quarter Component Changes                 NetMarketVariance vs.September 30,subscriptionsappreciationForeignDecember 31,September 30,2012(redemptions)(1)(depreciation)exchange(2)20122012 Equity: Active $ 288,799 $ (5,442 ) $ 4,254 $ (396 ) $ 287,215 (1 %) iShares 491,534 30,075 12,332 707 534,648 9 % Fixed income: Active 652,780 (374 ) 5,597 (1,672 ) 656,331 1 % iShares 187,771 4,462 150 469 192,852 3 % Multi-asset class 257,607 4,086 5,290 765 267,748 4 % Alternatives: Core 68,931 (970 ) 471 (65 ) 68,367 (1 %) Currency and commodities(3)   44,494   276     (2,727 )   (615 )   41,428   (7 %) Sub-total1,991,91632,11325,367(807)2,048,589 3 % Non-ETF Index: Equity 993,197 6,559 28,084 (4,202 ) 1,023,638 3 % Fixed income   393,260   8,313     8,825     (259 )   410,139   4 % Sub-total Non-ETF Index   1,386,457   14,872     36,909     (4,461)   1,433,777   3 % Long-term3,378,37346,98562,276(5,268)3,482,366 3 %     Cash management   248,331   14,416     283     713     263,743   6 % Sub-total3,626,70461,40162,559(4,555)3,746,109 3 % Advisory(4)   46,570   (646 )   (248 )   (197 )   45,479   (2 %) Total AUM$3,673,274$60,755   $62,311   $(4,752)$3,791,588   3 %   Year-over-Year Component Changes   NetMarketVariance vs.MemorandumDecember 31,subscriptionsappreciationForeignDecember 31,December 31,Net subscriptions2011(redemptions)(1)Acquisitions(5)(depreciation)exchange(2)20122011(redemptions)(1)(6) Equity: Active $ 275,156 $ (18,111 ) $ - $ 28,550 $ 1,620 $ 287,215 4 % $ (18,111 ) iShares 419,651 52,973 3,517 56,433 2,074 534,648 27 % 52,973 Fixed income: Active 614,804 892 - 40,524 111 656,331 7 % 892 iShares 153,802 28,785 3,026 6,325 914 192,852 25 % 28,785 Multi-asset class 225,170 15,817 78 25,072 1,611 267,748 19 % 15,817 Alternatives: Core 63,647 (3,922 ) 6,166 2,266 210 68,367 7 % (3,922 ) Currency and commodities(3)   41,301   (1,547 )   860     1,307     (493 )   41,428   - %   (1,547 ) Sub-total1,793,53174,88713,647160,4776,0472,048,589 14 % 74,887 Non-ETF Index: Equity 865,299 19,154 95 138,730 360 1,023,638 18 % 19,154 Fixed income   479,116   (96,506 )   -     20,991     6,538     410,139   (14 %)   13,694   Sub-total Non-ETF Index   1,344,415   (77,352)   95     159,721     6,898     1,433,777   7 %   32,848   Long-term3,137,946(2,465)13,742320,19812,9453,482,366 11 % 107,735 Cash management   254,665   5,048     -     1,983     2,047     263,743   4 %   5,048   Sub-total3,392,6112,58313,742322,18114,9923,746,109 10 % 112,783 Advisory(4)   120,070   (74,540 )   -     (804 )   753     45,479   (62 %)   (74,540 ) Total AUM$3,512,681$(71,957)$13,742   $321,377   $15,745   $3,791,588   8 % $38,243   (1)   Amountsinclude distributions representing return of capital and return on investment to investors. (2) Foreign exchange reflects the impact of converting non-U.S. dollar denominated AUM into U.S. dollars for reporting purposes. (3) Amounts include commodity iShares. (4) Advisory AUM represents long-term portfolio liquidation assignments. (5) Amounts represent AUM acquired in the Swiss Re Private Equity Partners acquisition in September 2012 and Claymore Investments, Inc. acquisition in March 2012. (6) Amounts exclude the effect of two single low-fee institutional index fixed income outflows of $36.0 billion and $74.2 billion in first quarter 2012 and third quarter 2012, respectively. BlackRock, Inc.Media Relations:Bobbie Collins212-810-8155orInvestor Relations:Kristen Dickey 212-810-5572