BlackRock Announces June Monthly Cash Distributions for Certain iShares(R) Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/15/12 -- (TSX: XAL)(TSX: XBB)(TSX: XBM)(TSX: XBZ)(TSX: XCB)(TSX: XCG)(TSX: XCH)(TSX: XCR)(TSX: XCS)(TSX: XCV)(TSX: XDV)(TSX: XEB)(TSX: XEG)(TSX: XEI)(TSX: XEM)(TSX: XEN)(TSX: XFN)(TSX: XFR)(TSX: XGB)(TSX: XGC)(TSX: XGD)(TSX: XGR)(TSX: XHB)(TSX: XHC)(TSX: XHY)(TSX: XIC)(TSX: XID)(TSX: XIG)(TSX: XIN)(TSX: XIT)(TSX: XIU)(TSX: XLA)(TSX: XLB)(TSX: XMA)(TSX: XMD)(TSX: XPF)(TSX: XQQ)(TSX: XRB)(TSX: XRE)(TSX: XSB)(TSX: XSH)(TSX: XSP)(TSX: XST)(TSX: XSU)(TSX: XTR)(TSX: XUT)(TSX: XVX)(TSX: XWD)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), today announced the June 2012 cash distributions for iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a quarterly basis. Unitholders of record on June 26, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable on June 29, 2012. Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:


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                                                           Cash Distribution
Fund Name                                      Fund Ticker      Per Unit ($)
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iShares Alternatives Portfolio Builder Fund            XAL          $0.38213
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iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund                   XBB          $0.08704
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iShares S&P®/TSX® Global Base Metals Index
 Fund                                                  XBM          $0.02054
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iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund                         XBZ          $0.29258
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iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund              XCB          $0.07088
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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index
 Fund                                                  XCG          $0.08235
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iShares China Index Fund                               XCH          $0.25366
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iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder
 Fund                                                  XCR          $0.28430
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iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index Fund                    XCS          $0.09813
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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index
 Fund                                                  XCV          $0.17541
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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index
 Fund                                                  XDV          $0.07250
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iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond
 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                               XEB          $0.06600
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund               XEG          $0.09588
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iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund               XEI          $0.07500
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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund               XEM          $0.17083
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iShares Jantzi Social Index Fund                       XEN          $0.11093
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund           XFN          $0.06550
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iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund              XFR          $0.02551
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iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund             XGB          $0.05482
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iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder
 Fund                                                  XGC          $0.35386
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iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund                 XGD          $0.05009
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iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund             XGR          $0.31977
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iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund                     XHB          $0.09057
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iShares S&P/TSX Global Healthcare Index Fund
 (CAD-Hedged)                                          XHC          $0.26977
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iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-
 Hedged)                                               XHY          $0.09650
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund            XIC          $0.13296
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iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index Fund                 XID          $0.02823
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iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-
 Hedged)                                               XIG          $0.05900
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iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)              XIN          $0.30244
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology
 Index Fund                                            XIT          $0.00000
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iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund                          XIU          $0.12639
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iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund                XLA          $0.23760
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iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund                  XLB          $0.07425


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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund            XMA          $0.06053
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iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund                  XMD          $0.13774
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iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock
 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                               XPF          $0.07900
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iShares NASDAQ 100 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)             XQQ          $0.08068
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iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index Fund                XRB          $0.21907
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund                 XRE          $0.06150
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iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund                 XSB          $0.07057
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iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe +
 Maple Bond Index Fund                                 XSH          $0.05928
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iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                XSP          $0.10422
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index
 Fund                                                  XST          $0.03508
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iShares Russelll 2000 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)          XSU          $0.06983
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iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund                XTR          $0.06000
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund            XUT          $0.07050
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iShares S&P/TSX Venture Index Fund                     XVX          $0.00000
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iShares MSCI World Index Fund                          XWD          $0.25996
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Further information on iShares funds can be found at www.iShares.ca.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At March 31, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.684 trillion. BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients' needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City, as of March 31, 2012, the firm has approximately 9,900 employees in 27 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.blackrock.com.

About iShares

The iShares business is the global product leader in exchange traded funds with over 500 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 20 exchanges worldwide. The iShares Funds are bought and sold like common stocks on securities exchanges. The iShares Funds are attractive to many individual and institutional investors and financial intermediaries because of their relative low cost, tax efficiency and trading flexibility. Investors can purchase and sell shares through any brokerage firm, financial advisor, or online broker, and hold the funds in any type of brokerage account. The iShares customer base consists of the institutional segment of pension plans and fund managers, as well as the retail segment of financial advisors and high net worth individuals.

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