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BlackRock Reports Third Quarter Diluted EPS of $3.65, or $3.47 as adjusted

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Operating Margin of 37.7% (40.7% as adjusted) for Third Quarter 2012</b></i> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>$3.673 Trillion in assets under management at September 30, 2012, up 10% from Third Quarter 2011</b></i> </p> <ul> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Delivered record quarterly diluted EPS as adjusted of $3.47, up 23% and 12% from third quarter 2011 and second quarter 2012, respectively </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Grew net income 8% (17% as adjusted) from third quarter 2011 with revenue of $2.3 billion </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Generated strongest quarter of <i>iShares</i><sup>®</sup> flows since 2009 with $25.2 billion of net inflows, including $20.5 billion of net inflows into equity products </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Successfully launched the largest closed-end fund (Municipal Target Term Trust) in BlackRock history raising approximately $1.6 billion in assets </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Continued strong repurchase activity buying 960,100 shares in the quarter with a total of 8.2 million shares year to date </li> </ul> <p class='bwalignc'> </p>

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

BlackRock Reports Third Quarter Diluted EPS of $3.65, or $3.47 as adjusted06:30 EDT Wednesday, October 17, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) today reported third quarter 2012 diluted EPS of $3.65, up 19% from second quarter 2012 and 13% from third quarter 2011. Revenue grew 4% from third quarter 2011 reflecting positive market factors, positive net new business, and strength in performance fees and BlackRock Solutions®. Operating income of $875 million and operating margin of 37.7% for third quarter 2012 included $25 million of launch costs for the Municipal Target Term Trust. As adjusted(2) results. Third quarter 2012 operating income rose 3% and 5% to $876 million from third quarter 2011 and second quarter 2012, respectively. Diluted EPS totaled $3.47 and included operating income of $3.42 per diluted share and net non-operating income of $0.05 per diluted share. Adjusted operating margin of 40.7% in third quarter 2012 rose 60 bps from third quarter 2011 and 150 bps from second quarter 2012. “We've built a broad and diverse platform at BlackRock focused on delivering strong investment performance and the solutions our clients need regardless of market environment. In the third quarter, we delivered record earnings per share up 23% from the prior year and margins over 40%,” said Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock. "We achieved these results through robust new business generation across each of our channels with particular strength in key growth areas on which we've focused, including Retail and iShares and our DC business, strong non-operating results and due to the benefits of share repurchases.”   The table below presents AUM and a comparison of GAAP and as adjusted results for certain financial measures.           Q32012     Q32011     %Change     Q22012     %Change     YTD2012     YTD2011     %ChangeAUM $3,673,274     $3,345,067     10%     $3,559,934     3%     $3,673,274     $3,345,067     10%   GAAP basis:Revenue $2,320 $2,225 4% $2,229 4% $6,798 $6,854 (1%) Operating income $875 $777 13% $829 6% $2,519 $2,441 3% Net income(1) $642 $595 8% $554 16% $1,768 $1,782 (1%) Diluted EPS $3.65 $3.23 13% $3.08 19% $9.87 $9.33 6% Diluted shares 175,450,532 181,825,329 (4%) 179,590,702 (2%) 178,956,699 188,792,952 (5%)   As Adjusted:Operating income(2) $876 $849 3% $832 5% $2,533 $2,551 (1%) Net income(1)(2) $610 $521 17% $558 9% $1,743 $1,681 4% Diluted EPS(2)         $3.47     $2.83     23%     $3.10     12%     $9.73     $8.80     11%   (1) Net income represents net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc. (2) 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. “High performing fixed income products combined with continued demand for yield-oriented strategies drove strong results in our retail business, specifically in retail fixed income where we generated $6.2 billion in net new business, our highest retail fixed income flows in over 10 years. As retirement trends accelerate and assets continue to shift from defined benefit to defined contribution plans, the appetite for broader investment solutions continues to increase. I'm proud to say that BlackRock attracted net inflows of $10.4 billion in defined contribution AUM, with particular strength in outcome-oriented solutions such as our LifePath® portfolios. BlackRock Solutions, another key growth priority, continued its record of consistent year-over-year growth, with a 9% increase in revenue for the business overall and 18% in our industry leading trading and operating system, Aladdin. “We achieved a milestone in our iShares business, with the highest net new business production since our merger with Barclays Global Investors in December 2009. iShares generated $25.2 billion in net flows, including $20.5 billion into our equity offerings. We hold the number one market share of year-to-date industry flows. This week, we introduced our new iShares Core series for buy-and-hold investors, launched a revitalized iShares brand campaign and began to integrate our U.S. iShares and BlackRock retail sales forces. These initiatives are the first phase of a broader, global strategy to drive enhanced growth in the iShares platform. “During the year, we consistently demonstrated our commitment to strong capital management and driving enhanced shareholder value. We have returned over $2 billion of cash to shareholders in a combination of dividends and share repurchases supported by strong cash flow. We remain committed to actively returning cash to our shareholders while investing for future growth. “Our ability to perform through a wide range of environments positions BlackRock to continue to deliver exceptional value for clients and shareholders. BlackRock's employees have remained intensely focused on serving our clients, and I want once again to express my gratitude and admiration for their commitment to our clients and the Firm.” Third Quarter Business HighlightsBlackRock had long-term net inflows of $31.3 billion in third quarter 2012 excluding the effect of a single, low-fee, institutional index fixed income outflow of $74.2 billion, which BlackRock declined to re-bid at extremely low fees.Net new business figures below exclude this redemption.See Attachment IV for further information on changes in assets under management.Assets under management (“AUM”)totaled $3.673 trillion at September 30, 2012, up 3% from June 30, 2012 and up 10% from a year ago. Net inflows in long-term products totaled $31.3 billion (excluding the previously mentioned $74.2 billion outflow), reflecting equity, fixed income and multi-asset class product net inflows of $21.9 billion, $8.7 billion and $2.6 billion, respectively, partially offset by alternatives net outflows of $1.9 billion. Total net inflows of $19.0 billion also included cash management net inflows of $7.1 billion and planned advisory distributions of $19.4 billion. AUM also reflected market valuation gains, investment performance and the acquisition in September 2012 of Swiss Re Private Equity Partners, the European private equity franchise of Swiss Re.   Long-term AUM: The following table presents long-term AUM and base fees by client type:   (Dollar amounts in millions)         September 30, 2012 AUM     % of Total     Q3 2012 Base Fees     % of Total     YTD 2012 Base Fees     % of Total     June 30,2012 AUM     % of Total     Q2 2012 Base Fees     % of Total Retail $ 397,954     12%     $ 654     34%     $ 1,961     34%     $ 374,010     11%     $ 644     34% iShares 705,765 21% 625 32% 1,815 32% 644,909 20% 596 31% Institutional: Active 880,726 26% 452 23% 1,343 23% 849,991 26% 440 23% Index 1,393,928     41%     203     11%     605     11%     1,386,508     43%     222     12% Total institutional 2,274,654     67%     655     34%     1,948     34%     2,236,499     69%     662     35% Total long-term $ 3,378,373     100%     $ 1,934     100%     $5,724     100%     $ 3,255,418     100%     $ 1,902     100%     Long-term net inflows from clients in the Americas and EMEA of $21.6 billion and $14.2 billion, respectively, were partially offset by net outflows of $4.5 billion from Asia-Pacific. At quarter end, BlackRock managed 61% of long-term AUM for investors in the Americas and 39% for international clients. ●Retail AUMof$398.0 billion reflected net inflows of $4.6 billion and market and investment performance gains of $19.3 billion. U.S. retail and high net worth inflows of $3.5 billion showed diversification across asset classes and continued strength in income-oriented products, such as a high yield bond fund with net inflows of $1.4 billion. Net inflows of $0.2 billion into alternatives products demonstrated BlackRock's commitment to building a leading alternatives retail franchise. International retail net inflows of $1.1 billion marked a return to positive flows for the first time since the second quarter 2011, with fixed income net inflows of $1.7 billion partially offset by net outflows of $0.4 billion and $0.2 billion from alternatives and equities, respectively. ●iShares net inflows of $25.2 billion reflected positive net inflows across all asset classes, including net inflows of $20.5 billion into equity funds, demonstrating strong renewed investor demand for U.S. equity offerings. Fixed income and alternatives products included net inflows of $3.2 billion and $1.4 billion, respectively. U.S. iShares net inflows into equity funds totaled $16.8 billion as domestic equity products benefited from a risk-on sentiment taking hold in the latter part of the quarter. International iShares similarly showed signs of building risk appetite with equity net inflows of $3.7 billion led by net inflows into emerging market and pan-European products. ● Institutional active AUMincreased 4%, or $30.7 billion, to $880.7 billion, including market and investment performance gains of $31.9 billion and $6.2 billion from the acquisition of Swiss Re Private Equity Partners. Multi-asset class products net inflows were $3.1 billion with continued growth from defined contribution plans generating strong inflows into target date and global asset allocation offerings. Alternatives net outflows were $2.9 billion, with modest private equity fund of funds net inflows of $0.1 billion offset by net outflows of $1.9 billion across other core alternatives offerings and net outflows of $1.0 billion from active currency. Net outflows from core products included return of capital on closed-end funds of $0.6 billion. Equity net outflows totaled $5.0 billion, reflecting outflows from active fundamental and scientific active equity (“SAE”). Fixed income net outflows of $2.6 billion reflected outflows from U.S. sector specialty mandates as asset allocation shifted in the latter part of the quarter. ●Institutional index AUMtotaled $1.394 trillion at September 30, 2012, reflecting net inflows of $8.8 billion and market and foreign exchange valuation gains of $72.7 billion. Equity net inflows of $7.8 billion showed signs of shifting investor sentiments, with flows of $6.1 billion into regional and country-specific mandates, including emerging markets. Fixed income net inflows of $1.9 billion primarily reflected net inflows into U.S. core mandates. Cash management AUM increased 4%, or $8.9 billion, to $248.3 billion reflecting net inflows of $7.1 billion and market and foreign exchange gains of $1.8 billion. Advisory AUM declined 28% to $46.6 billion, primarily due to disbursements of Maiden Lane residual assets, marking the further return of U.S. taxpayer funds.   Investment performanceas of September 30, 2012 is presented in the following table:           One-yearperiod       Three-yearperiod       Five-yearperiodFixed Income:Actively managed products above benchmark or peer median Taxable 76% 78% 56% Tax-exempt 60% 67% 68% Passively managed products within or above tolerance         96%       95%       89% Equity:Actively managed products above benchmark or peer median Fundamental 37% 38% 50% Scientific 89% 93% 72% Passively managed products within or above tolerance         96%       96%       96% Multi-Asset:Actively managed products above benchmark or peer median         75%       33%       95%   BlackRock Solutions (“BRS”) added 18 net new assignments during the quarter, including 1 Aladdin assignment, 2 risk management mandates, 1 FMA assignment, and 14 non-recurring advisory engagements. BRS also completed 9 short-term advisory assignments during the quarter. Net new business pipeline totaled $45.1 billion at October 11, 2012, including $33.1 billion in institutional index mandates and $7.9 billion in active mandates expected to fund in future quarters. In addition, the pipeline contains $10.4 billion of mandates funded since September 30, 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. Third Quarter Financial HighlightsComparison to the Third Quarter 2011Operating income: Third quarter 2012 operating income was $875 million compared with $777 million in third quarter 2011. Third quarter 2011 operating income included $63 million of U.K. lease exit costs related to the Company's exit from two London locations. Operating income, as adjusted, was $876 million compared with $849 million in third quarter 2011. Third quarter 2012 revenue of $2.3 billion increased $95 million from $2.2 billion in third quarter 2011, primarily due to the following: Investment advisory, administration fees and securities lending revenue of $2.0 billion in third quarter 2012 increased $75 million from $1.9 billion in third quarter 2011 due to higher fees from all products except for active equity and alternative products and an increase in securities lending revenue. Securities lending fees were $129 million in third quarter 2012 compared with $88 million in third quarter 2011. Performance fees were $103 million in third quarter 2012 compared with $91 million in third quarter 2011, primarily reflecting higher performance fees from alternative products. BlackRock Solutions and advisory revenuetotaled $128 million in third quarter 2012 compared with $117 million in third quarter 2011, primarily reflecting higher revenue from Aladdin mandates and higher one-time revenue from advisory assignments. Third quarter 2012 total operating expenses of $1.4 billion decreased $3 million from third quarter 2011. Results were driven by the following: Employee compensation and benefitsincreased $57 million, driven by higher incentive compensation, while maintaining a compensation-to-revenue ratio of approximately 35%. Amortization of deferred sales commissionsdecreased $7 million, primarily related to lower sales of certain share classes of open-end funds. General and administration expensesdecreased $62 million, primarily due to U.K. lease exit costs incurred in the third quarter 2011, and lower occupancy costs and professional expenses. The decrease was partially offset by closed-end fund launch costs of $22 million (excluding $3 million included in employee compensation and benefits expense) associated with the August 2012 launch of the BlackRock Municipal Target Term Trust and an increase in foreign currency remeasurement costs. Non-operating income (expense): Third quarter 2012 non-operating income, net of non-controlling interests, was $17 million compared with $87 million non-operating expense in third quarter 2011. Third quarter 2012 included $64 million of net positive marks, primarily on distressed credit/mortgage funds and private equity fund co-investments, and $47 million of net interest expense. Net interest expense increased $10 million from third quarter 2011, primarily due to long-term debt issuances in May 2012. Income tax expense: Income tax expense totaled $250 million and $95 million for third quarter 2012 and 2011, respectively. The GAAP effective income tax rate for the third quarter 2012 was 28.1% compared with 13.7% for the third quarter 2011. The third quarter 2012 GAAP tax rate included a $30 million net non-cash benefit, related to the revaluation of certain deferred income tax liabilities, including tax legislation enacted in the United Kingdom. The third quarter 2011 GAAP tax rate included a $129 million non-cash benefit related to the revaluation of certain deferred income tax liabilities, including tax legislation enacted in the United Kingdom and a state tax election. The as adjusted effective income tax rate was 31.4% and 32.3% for third 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 Second Quarter 2012Operating income: Third quarter 2012 operating income was $875 million compared with $829 million in second quarter 2012. Operating income, as adjusted, was $876 million compared with $832 million in second quarter 2012. Third quarter 2012 revenue increased $91 million from second quarter 2012, primarily due to the following: Investment advisory, administration fees and securities lending revenue in third quarter 2012 increased $34 million from second quarter 2012, driven by market effects on average AUM, the benefit of one additional revenue day in the current quarter and revenue associated with net inflows, partially offset by seasonally lower securities lending fees. Securities lending fees were $129 million in third quarter 2012 compared with $157 million in second quarter 2012. Performance fees increased $62 million to $103 million in third quarter 2012 from $41 million in second quarter 2012. The current quarter reflected higher performance fees from alternative products primarily due to the greater number of products with performance measurement periods that end on September 30th as compared with June 30th. BlackRock Solutions and advisory revenue of $128 million in third quarter 2012 decreased from $131 million in second quarter 2012. Third quarter 2012 total operating expenses of $1.4 billion increased $45 million from second quarter 2012. Results were driven by the following: Employee compensation and benefits increased $42 million, primarily reflecting higher incentive compensation driven by higher operating income. General and administration expenses increased $3 million, primarily related to the previously mentioned closed-end fund launch costs and an increase in foreign currency remeasurement costs, partially offset by lower marketing and promotional expenses, which were seasonally lower in the third quarter. Non-operating income (expense): Third quarter 2012 non-operating income, net of non-controlling interests, was $17 million compared with $46 million non-operating expense in second quarter 2012. Third quarter 2012 included $64 million of net positive marks primarily on distressed credit/mortgage funds and private equity fund co-investments and $47 million of net interest expense. Net interest expense increased $3 million from second quarter 2012, primarily due to the $1.5 billion long-term debt issued in May 2012. Income tax expense: Income tax expense of $250 million for third quarter 2012 increased $21 million from second quarter 2012. The GAAP effective income tax rate for the third quarter 2012 was 28.1% compared with 29.3% for second quarter 2012. 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. The as adjusted effective income tax rate was 31.4% and 29.3% for third quarter 2012 and second quarter 2012, respectively. See notes (a) through (f) in Attachment I for more information on as adjusted items and the reconciliation to GAAP. Additional Events Related to Certain Cash Management Funds As discussed in BlackRock's periodic reports, Barclays has provided capital support agreements to support certain cash management funds (bank-managed short-term investment funds or “STIFs”) acquired by BlackRock in the Barclays Global Investors acquisition from Barclays. On October 9, 2012, BlackRock, on behalf of two of these funds negotiated amendments to these capital support agreements to release Barclays from coverage provided for defaults on 52 covered securities (with an estimated value of approximately $750 million) held in the funds in exchange for a payment by Barclays to the funds of $70 million. This payment is an amount in excess of the payments that were expected under the Barclays capital support agreements. The Barclays capital support agreements will continue in effect for the remaining covered securities in these two funds. Separately, on October 9, 2012, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency finalized amended rules governing STIFs to more closely align such funds with changes enacted in 2010 by the SEC for money market mutual funds. BlackRock is reviewing and evaluating its alternatives to ensure that the STIFs it manages are in compliance by the July 1, 2013 deadline. 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 Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 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 36165909). 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 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 and ending at midnight on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. 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 36165909. 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 September 30, 2012 (August 31, 2012 for high net worth accounts). Accounts terminated prior to September 30, 2012 are not included. In addition, accounts that have not been verified as of October 12, 2012 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 September 30, 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 September 30, 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 September 30, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was $3.673 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 September 30, 2012, the firm has approximately 10,400 employees in 29 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” or 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 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       Three Months Ended       EndedSeptember 30,June 30,2012       2011$ Change2012$ ChangeRevenue Investment advisory, administration fees and securities lending revenue $2,024 $1,949 $75 $1,990 $34 Investment advisory performance fees 103 91 12 41 62 BlackRock Solutions and advisory 128 117 11 131 (3) Distribution fees 19 23 (4) 20 (1) Other revenue 46 45 1 47 (1) Total revenue 2,320 2,225 95 2,229 91   Expenses Employee compensation and benefits 828 771 57 786 42 Distribution and servicing costs 94 90 4 93 1 Amortization of deferred sales commissions 13 20 (7) 14 (1) Direct fund expenses 144 139 5 144 - General and administration 327 389 (62) 324 3 Amortization of intangible assets 39 39 - 39 - Total expenses 1,445 1,448 (3) 1,400 45   Operating income 875 777 98 829 46   Non-operating income (expense) Net gain (loss) on investments 75 (59) 134 (7) 82 Net gain (loss) on consolidated variable interest entities 2 (16) 18 11 (9) Interest and dividend income 10 12 (2) 8 2 Interest expense (57) (49) (8) (52) (5) Total non-operating income (expense) 30 (112) 142 (40) 70   Income before income taxes 905 665 240 789 116 Income tax expense 250 95 155 229 21 Net income 655 570 85 560 95 Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests 13 (25) 38 6 7 Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc. $642 $595 $47 $554 $88   Weighted-average common shares outstanding (f) Basic 172,359,141 179,034,837 (6,675,696) 177,010,239 (4,651,098) Diluted 175,450,532 181,825,329 (6,374,797) 179,590,702 (4,140,170) Earnings per share attributable to BlackRock, Inc.common stockholders (e) (f) Basic $3.72 $3.28 $0.44 $3.13 $0.59 Diluted $3.65 $3.23 $0.42 $3.08 $0.57 Cash dividends declared and paid per share $1.50 $1.375 $0.125 $1.50 - Supplemental information: AUM (end of period) $3,673,274 $3,345,067 $328,207 $3,559,934 $113,340 Shares outstanding excluding escrow shares (end of period) 172,037,373 178,861,410 (6,824,037) 172,901,037 (863,664) GAAP: Operating margin 37.7% 34.9% 280 bps 37.2% 50 bps Effective tax rate 28.1% 13.7% 1440 bps 29.3% (120) bps As adjusted: Operating income (a) $876 $849 $27 $832 $44 Operating margin (a) 40.7% 40.1% 60 bps 39.2% 150 bps Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests (b) $13 ($79) $92 ($43) $56 Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc. (c) (d) $610 $521 $89 $558 $52 Diluted earnings attributable to BlackRock, Inc. common stockholders per share (c) (d) (e) (f) $3.47 $2.83 $0.64 $3.10 $0.37 Effective tax rate 31.4% 32.3% (90) bps 29.3% 210 bps       BlackRock, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Supplemental Information (Dollar amounts in millions, except per share data) (unaudited)           Nine Months Ended       September 30,2012       2011$ ChangeRevenue Investment advisory, administration fees and securities lending revenue $5,991 $6,033 ($42) Investment advisory performance fees 224 224 - BlackRock Solutions and advisory 382 361 21 Distribution fees 58 78 (20) Other revenue 143 158 (15) Total revenue 6,798 6,854 (56)   Expenses Employee compensation and benefits 2,439 2,425 14 Distribution and servicing costs 282 299 (17) Amortization of deferred sales commissions 43 63 (20) Direct fund expenses 440 435 5 General and administration 958 1,074 (116) Amortization of intangible assets 117 117 - Total expenses 4,279   4,413 (134)   Operating income 2,519 2,441 78   Non-operating income (expense) Net gain (loss) on investments 143 18 125 Net gain (loss) on consolidated variable interest entities 1 (36) 37 Interest and dividend income 27 25 2 Interest expense (158) (128) (30) Total non-operating income (expense) 13 (121) 134   Income before income taxes 2,532 2,320 212 Income tax expense 742 564 178 Net income 1,790 1,756 34 Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests 22 (26) 48 Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc. $1,768 $1,782 ($14)   Weighted-average common shares outstanding (f) Basic 176,116,975 186,187,318 (10,070,343) Diluted 178,956,699 188,792,952 (9,836,253) Earnings per share attributable to BlackRock, Inc.common stockholders (e) (f) Basic $10.02 $9.46 $0.56 Diluted $9.87 $9.33 $0.54 Cash dividends declared and paid per share $4.50 $4.125 $0.375 Supplemental information: AUM (end of period) $3,673,274 $3,345,067 $328,207 Shares outstanding excluding escrow shares (end of period) 172,037,373 178,861,410 (6,824,037) GAAP: Operating margin 37.1% 35.6% 150 bps Effective tax rate 29.6% 24.0% 560 bps As adjusted: Operating income (a) $2,533 $2,551 ($18) Operating margin (a) 39.5% 39.6% (10) bps Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests (b) ($15) ($92) $77 Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc. (c) (d) $1,743 $1,681 $62 Diluted earnings attributable to BlackRock, Inc. common stockholders per share (c) (d) (e) (f) $9.73 $8.80 $0.93 Effective tax rate 30.8% 31.6% (80) 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       Nine Months EndedSeptember 30,       June 30,September 30,(Dollar amounts in millions)2012       201120122012       2011Operating income, GAAP basis$875$777$829$2,519$2,441 Non-GAAP expense adjustments: U.K. lease exit costs (8) 63 - (8) 63 PNC LTIP funding obligation 5 15 6 16 43 Merrill Lynch compensation contribution - 2 - - 7 Compensation expense related to appreciation  (depreciation) on deferred compensation plans 4 (8) (3) 6 (3) Operating income, as adjusted8768498322,5332,551 Closed-end fund launch costs 22 - - 22 19 Closed-end fund launch commissions 3 - - 3 2 Operating income used for operating margin measurement $901 $849 $832 $2,558 $2,572   Revenue, GAAP basis $2,320 $2,225 $2,229 $6,798 $6,854 Non-GAAP adjustments: Distribution and servicing costs (94) (90) (93) (282) (299) Amortization of deferred sales commissions (13) (20) (14) (43) (63)   Revenue used for operating margin measurement $2,213 $2,115 $2,122 $6,473 $6,492   Operating margin, GAAP basis37.7%34.9%37.2%37.1%35.6%   Operating margin, as adjusted40.7%40.1%39.2%39.5%39.6%   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: U.K. lease exit costs represent costs to exit two locations in London in the third quarter 2011. Amount in third quarter 2012 represents an adjustment related to the costs initially recorded in third quarter 2011.   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 the third quarter 2011. As of first quarter 2012, all of the Merrill Lynch contribution was 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 costs 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. Examples of such adjustments include U.K. lease exit costs, 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 the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures in evaluating the financial performance of BlackRock. 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       Nine Months EndedSeptember 30,       June 30,September 30,(Dollar amounts in millions)2012       201120122012       2011   Non-operating income (expense), GAAP basis $30 ($112) ($40) $13 ($121) Less: Net income (loss) attributable to NCI 13 (25) 6 22 (26) Non-operating income (expense)(1) 17 (87) (46) (9) (95) Compensation expense related to (appreciation)  depreciation on deferred compensation plans (4) 8 3 (6) 3   Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss)    attributable to NCI, as adjusted $13 ($79) ($43) ($15) ($92)     (1) Net of net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests.   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       Nine Months Ended(Dollar amounts in millions, except per share data)September 30,       June 30,September 30,2012       201120122012       2011Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc.,   GAAP basis$642$595$554$1,768$1,782 Non-GAAP adjustments, net of tax:(d) U.K. lease exit costs (5) 43 - (5) 43 PNC LTIP funding obligation 3 10 4 10 29 Merrill Lynch compensation contribution - 2 - - 5 Income tax changes (30) (129) - (30) (178) Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as   adjusted$610$521$558$1,743$1,681   Allocation of net income, as adjusted, to common   shares(e) $609 $515 $557 $1,741 $1,661 Diluted weighted-average common shares   outstanding(f) 175,450,532 181,825,329 179,590,702 178,956,699 188,792,952   Diluted earnings per common share, GAAP   basis(f)$3.65$3.23$3.08$9.87$9.33Diluted earnings per common share, as   adjusted(f)$3.47$2.83$3.10$9.73$8.80   See note (a) Operating income, as adjusted, and operating margin, as adjusted, for information on U.K. lease exit costs, PNC LTIP funding obligation and Merrill Lynch compensation contribution. During the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, adjustments related to the revaluation of certain deferred income tax liabilities, including tax legislation enacted in the United Kingdom, and enacted state tax laws. The resulting decrease in income taxes has been excluded from net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as adjusted, as these items will not have a cash flow impact and to ensure comparability among periods presented. (d) For the quarters ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, and June 30, 2012, non-GAAP adjustments were tax effected at 32.3%, 31.7% and 30.4%, respectively, reflecting a blended rate applicable to the adjustments. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, non-GAAP adjustments were tax effected at 31.4%, and 32.0%, respectively. (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 260-10, Earnings per Share. For the quarters ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, and June 30, 2012 average outstanding participating securities were 0.2 million, 2.2 million and 0.2 million, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, average outstanding participating securities were 0.2 million and 2.3 million, respectively.   Attachment IIBlackRock, Inc.Summary of Revenues (Dollar amounts in millions) (unaudited)                           Three Months                     Three Months EndedEndedNine Months EndedSeptember 30,June 30,September 30,   2012   2011$Change2012$Change2012   2011$Change   Investment advisory, administration fees and securities lending revenue Equity: Active $ 431 $ 483 $ (52 ) $ 429 $ 2 $ 1,313 $ 1,530 $ (217 ) Institutional index 139 117 22 156 (17 ) 418 376 42 iShares 486 454 32 467 19 1,426 1,417 9 Fixed income: Active 301 281 20 285 16 865 826 39 Institutional index 61 47 14 60 1 171 155 16 iShares 116 81 35 107 9 321 229 92 Multi-asset class 239 226 13 236 3 718 674 44 Alternatives: Core 130 138 (8 ) 130 - 395 423 (28 ) Currency and commodities   31   36   (5 )   32   (1 )   97   105   (8 ) Long-term 1,934 1,863 71 1,902 32 5,724 5,735 (11 ) Cash management   90   86   4     88   2     267   298   (31 ) Total base fees 2,024 1,949 75 1,990 34 5,991 6,033 (42 )   Investment advisory performance fees: Equity 17 24 (7 ) 3 14 39 81 (42 ) Fixed income 13 10 3 10 3 29 17 12 Multi-asset class 2 6 (4 ) 1 1 6 2 4 Alternatives   71   51   20     27   44     150   124   26   Total 103 91 12 41 62 224 224 -   BlackRock Solutions and advisory 128 117 11 131 (3 ) 382 361 21 Distribution fees 19 23 (4 ) 20 (1 ) 58 78 (20 ) Other revenue   46   45   1     47   (1 )   143   158   (15 ) Total revenue $ 2,320 $ 2,225 $ 95   $ 2,229 $ 91   $ 6,798 $ 6,854 $ (56 )   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 Months       Three Months EndedEnded   Nine Months EndedSeptember 30,June 30,September 30,20122011201220122011 Equity: Active 21% 26% 22% 22% 25% Institutional index 7% 6% 8% 7% 6% iShares 24% 23% 23% 24% 23% Fixed income: Active 15% 14% 14% 14% 14% Institutional index 3% 2% 3% 3% 3% iShares 6% 4% 5% 5% 4% Multi-asset class 12% 12% 12% 12% 11% Alternatives: Core 6% 7% 7% 7% 7% Currency and commodities 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% Long-term 96% 96% 96% 96% 95% Cash management 4% 4% 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 Months                         Three Months EndedEndedNine Months EndedSeptember 30,June 30,September 30,20122011$Change   2012$Change   20122011$Change Non-operating income (expense), GAAP basis $ 30 $ (112 ) $ 142 $ (40 ) $ 70 $ 13 $ (121 ) $ 134 Less: Net income (loss) attributable to NCI   13   (25 )   38   6     7   22     (26 )   48 Non-operating income (expense)(1) $ 17 $ (87 ) $ 104 $ (46 ) $ 63 $ (9 ) $ (95 ) $ 86           Estimated                                 economicThree Monthsinvestments atThree Months EndedEndedNine Months EndedSeptember 30,September 30,June 30,September 30,2012(2)20122011$ Change   2012$ Change   20122011$ Change Net gain (loss) on investments(1) Private equity 25-30% $ 20 $ (4) $ 24 $ (4) $ 24 $ 37 $ 22 $ 15 Real estate 10-15% 5 4 1 3 2 9 7 2 Distressed credit/mortgage funds 20-25% 26 (27) 53 - 26 54 (13) 67 Hedge funds/funds of hedge funds 10-15% 7 (9) 16 4 3 17 (4) 21 Other investments(3) 25-30% 2 (6) 8 (2) 4 (1) (1) - Sub-total 60 (42) 102 1 59 116 11 105 Investments related to deferred compensation plans 4 (8) 12 (3) 7 6 (3) 9 Total net gain (loss) on investments(1) 64 (50) 114 (2) 66 122 8 114 Interest and dividend income 10 12 (2) 8 2 27 25 2 Interest expense (57) (49) (8) (52) (5) (158) (128) (30) Net interest expense (47) (37) (10) (44) (3) (131) (103) (28) Total non-operating income (expense)(1) 17 (87) 104 (46) 63 (9) (95) 86   Compensation expense related to (appreciation) depreciation on deferred compensation plans (4) 8 (12) 3 (7) (6) 3 (9) Non-operating income (expense), as adjusted(1) $ 13 $ (79) $ 92 $ (43) $ 56 $ (15) $ (92) $ 77   (1) Net of net income (loss) attributable to NCI. (2) Percentages represent estimated percentages of BlackRock's corporate economic investment portfolio as of September 30, 2012. Economic investment amounts at June 30, 2012 for private equity, real estate, distressed credit/mortgage funds, hedge funds/funds of hedge funds and other investments were $309 million, $117 million, $217 million, $174 million and $290 million, respectively. See the 2012 second 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.               September 30,     December 31,2012 (Est.)2011   Total balance sheet assets $ 192 $ 180 Separate account assets and collateral   held under securities lending agreements (151 ) (140 ) Consolidated VIEs/sponsored investment funds (2 ) (2 ) Goodwill and intangible assets, net   (30 )   (30 ) Economic tangible assets $ 9   $ 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                   Net   Market           MemorandumJune 30,subscriptionsappreciationForeignSeptember 30,Variance vs.Net subscriptions2012(redemptions)(1)Acquisition (2)   (depreciation)   exchange(3)2012June 30, 2012(redemptions)(1)(7) Equity: Active $ 274,670 $ (5,077) $ - $ 16,755 $ 2,451 $ 288,799 5% $ (5,077) Institutional index 924,702 6,511 - 54,730 7,254 993,197 7% 6,511 iShares 443,311 20,513 - 25,694 2,016 491,534 11% 20,513 Fixed income: Active 630,639 3,592 - 15,734 2,815 652,780 4% 3,592 Institutional index 455,082 (72,273) - 2,501 7,950 393,260 (14%) 1,886 iShares 180,355 3,208 - 3,255 953 187,771 4% 3,208 Multi-asset class 243,087 2,601 - 9,851 2,068 257,607 6% 2,601 Alternatives: Core 63,575 (2,000) 6,161 870 325 68,931 8% (2,000) Currency and commodities(4)   39,997   63   -   4,116   318   44,494 11%   63 Long-term3,255,418(42,862)6,161133,50626,1503,378,373 4% 31,297 Cash management   239,471   7,069   -   322   1,469   248,331 4%   7,069 Sub-total 3,494,889 (35,793) 6,161 133,828 27,619 3,626,704 4% 38,366 Advisory(5)   65,045   (19,381)   -   (233)   1,139   46,570 (28%)   (19,381) Total AUM$3,559,934$(55,174)$6,161$133,595$28,758$3,673,274 3% $18,985     Year-to-Date Component Changes           Net         Market             December 31,subscriptionsappreciationForeignSeptember 30,Variance vs.2011(redemptions)(1)   Acquisitions (2)(depreciation)exchange(3)2012December 31, 2011 Equity: Active $ 275,156 $ (12,670) $ - $ 24,297 $ 2,016 $ 288,799 5% Institutional index 865,299 12,595 95 110,646 4,562 993,197 15% iShares 419,651 22,898 3,517 44,101 1,367 491,534 17% Fixed income: Active 614,804 1,266 - 34,927 1,783 652,780 6% Institutional index 479,116 (104,819) - 12,166 6,797 393,260 (18%) iShares 153,802 24,324 3,026 6,174 445 187,771 22% Multi-asset class 225,170 11,731 78 19,782 846 257,607 14% Alternatives: Core 63,647 (2,952) 6,166 1,795 275 68,931 8% Currency and commodities(4)   41,301   (1,822)   860   4,033   122   44,494 8% Long-term3,137,946(49,449)13,742257,92118,2133,378,373 8% Cash management   254,665   (9,368)   -   1,699   1,335   248,331 (2%) Sub-total 3,392,611 (58,817) 13,742 259,620 19,548 3,626,704 7% Advisory(5)   120,070   (73,893)   -   (557)   950   46,570 (61%) Total AUM$3,512,681$(132,710)$13,742$259,063$20,498$3,673,274 5%         Year-over-Year Component Changes     Net         Market             September 30,subscriptionsappreciationForeignSeptember 30,Variance vs.2011(redemptions)(1)   Acquisitions (2)   (depreciation)   exchange(3)2012September 30, 2011 Equity: Active $ 266,047 $ (20,904) $ - $ 41,905 $ 1,751 $ 288,799 9% Institutional index 790,328 24,767 95 174,192 3,815 993,197 26% iShares 384,821 31,746 3,517 71,090 360 491,534 28% Fixed income: Active 620,139 (12,815) - 44,177 1,279 652,780 5% Institutional index 443,018 (92,006) - 36,005 6,243 393,260 (11%) iShares 141,865 35,368 3,026 7,598 (86) 187,771 32% Multi-asset class 215,183 15,842 78 27,209 (705) 257,607 20% Alternatives (6): Core 65,580 (4,512) 6,166 1,393 304 68,931 5% Currency and commodities(4)   43,812   (3,112)   860   2,795   139   44,494 2% Long-term2,970,793(25,626)13,742406,36413,1003,378,373 14% Cash management   244,663   1,522   -   1,717   429   248,331 1% Sub-total 3,215,456 (24,104) 13,742 408,081 13,529 3,626,704 13% Advisory(5)   129,611   (84,038)   -   132   865   46,570 (64%) Total AUM$3,345,067$(108,142)$13,742$408,213$14,394$3,673,274 10%   (1)Amounts include distributions representing return of capital and return on investment to investors. (2)Amounts include AUM acquired in the Swiss Re Private Equity Partners acquisition in September 2012 and Claymore Investments, Inc. acquisition in March 2012. (3)Foreign exchange reflects the impact of converting non-U.S. dollar denominated AUM into U.S. dollars for reporting purposes. (4)Amounts include commodity iShares. (5)Advisory AUM represents long-term portfolio liquidation assignments. (6)Data reflects the reclassification of prior period AUM into the current period presentation. (7) Amounts exclude the effect of an institutional fixed income index redemption that totaled $74.2 billion from a single client. BlackRock, Inc.Media Relations:Bobbie Collins,212-810-8155orInvestor Relations:Kristen Dickey, 212-810-5572orEllen Taylor, 212-810-3815