BlackRock(r) Announces Final September Distributions on Certain Exchange-Traded Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/18/12 -- (TSX: CDZ)(TSX: CDZ.A)(TSX: CUD)(TSX: CUD.A)(TSX: CYH)(TSX: CYH.A)(TSX: FIE)(TSX: FIE.A)(TSX: CEW)(TSX: CEW.A)(TSX: CMR)(TSX: CMR.A)(TSX: CAB)(TSX: CAB.A)(TSX: CHB)(TSX: CHB.A)(TSX: CSD)(TSX: CSD.A)(TSX: CSD.U)(TSX: CSD.V)(TSX: CVD)(TSX: CVD.A)(TSX: CLF)(TSX: CLF.A)(TSX: CLG)(TSX: CLG.A)(TSX: CBO)(TSX: CBO.A)(TSX: CBH)(TSX: CBH.A)(TSX: CPD)(TSX: CPD.A)(TSX: CBD)(TSX: CBD.A)(TSX: CBN)(TSX: CBN.A)(TSX: CRQ)(TSX: CRQ.A)(TSX: CLU)(TSX: CLU.A)(TSX: CLU.C)(TSX: CLU.B)(TSX: CGR)(TSX: CGR.A)(TSX: CIF)(TSX: CIF.A)(TSX: CIE)(TSX: CIE.A)(TSX: CJP)(TSX: CJP.A)(TSX: CBQ)(TSX: CBQ.A)(TSX: CLO)(TSX: CLO.A)(TSX: CMW)(TSX: CMW.A)(TSX: CWW)(TSX: CWW.A)(TSX: CWO)(TSX: CWO.A)(TSX: COW)(TSX: COW.A)(TSX: CHI)(TSX: CHI.A)

BlackRock Investments Canada Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), today announced the final September distributions for the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed below. Unitholders of record on September 27, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable on October 4, 2012. Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:


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                                                     Distribution
                                           Trading     Amount per   Payment
 Fund Name                                  Symbol       Unit ($) Frequency
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 iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend
  Aristocrats Index Fund                       CDZ       $ 0.0600   Monthly
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                                             CDZ.A       $ 0.0440   Monthly
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 iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index
  Fund (CAD-Hedged)                            CUD       $ 0.0410   Monthly
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                                             CUD.A       $ 0.0250   Monthly
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 iShares Global Monthly Advantaged
  Dividend Index Fund                          CYH       $ 0.0465   Monthly
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                                             CYH.A       $ 0.0350   Monthly
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 iShares Canadian Financial Monthly
  Income Fund                                  FIE       $ 0.0400   Monthly
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                                             FIE.A       $ 0.0400   Monthly
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 iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund       CEW       $ 0.0230   Monthly
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                                             CEW.A       $ 0.0325   Monthly
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 iShares Premium Money Market Fund             CMR       $ 0.0319   Monthly
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                                             CMR.A       $ 0.0220   Monthly
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 iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index
  Fund                                         CAB       $ 0.0490   Monthly
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                                             CAB.A       $ 0.0390   Monthly
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 iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond
  Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                      CHB       $ 0.1190   Monthly
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                                             CHB.A       $ 0.1090   Monthly
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 iShares Advantaged Short Duration High
  Income Fund                                  CSD       $ 0.0830   Monthly
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                                             CSD.A       $ 0.0750   Monthly
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 iShares Advantaged Short Duration High
  Income Fund (USD Units)                    CSD.U       $ 0.0830   Monthly
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                                             CSD.V       $ 0.0750   Monthly
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 iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond
  Index Fund                                   CVD       $ 0.0820   Monthly
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                                             CVD.A       $ 0.0730   Monthly
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 iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government
  Bond Index Fund                              CLF       $ 0.0625   Monthly
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                                             CLF.A       $ 0.0530   Monthly
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 iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government


  Bond Index Fund                              CLG       $ 0.0625   Monthly
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                                             CLG.A       $ 0.0530   Monthly
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 iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate
  Bond Index Fund                              CBO       $ 0.0740   Monthly
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                                             CBO.A       $ 0.0647   Monthly
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 iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate
  Bond Index Fund                              CBH       $ 0.0755   Monthly
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                                             CBH.A       $ 0.0660   Monthly
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 iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred
  Share Index Fund                             CPD       $ 0.0650   Monthly
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                                             CPD.A       $ 0.0570   Monthly
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 iShares Balanced Income
  CorePortfolio™ Fund

                                               CBD       $ 0.0460   Monthly
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                                             CBD.A       $ 0.0275   Monthly
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 iShares Balanced Growth
  CorePortfolio™ Fund                       CBN       $ 0.0230   Monthly
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                                             CBN.A       $ 0.0100   Monthly
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 iShares Canadian Fundamental Index Fund       CRQ       $ 0.0760 Quarterly
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                                             CRQ.A       $ 0.0510 Quarterly
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 iShares US Fundamental Index Fund             CLU       $ 0.0574 Quarterly
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                                             CLU.A       $ 0.0170 Quarterly
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                                             CLU.C       $ 0.0470 Quarterly
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                                             CLU.B       $ 0.0138 Quarterly
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 iShares Global Real Estate Index Fund         CGR       $ 0.0930 Quarterly
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                                             CGR.A       $ 0.0535 Quarterly
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 iShares Global Infrastructure Index
  Fund                                         CIF       $ 0.0920 Quarterly
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                                             CIF.A       $ 0.0540 Quarterly
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 iShares International Fundamental Index
  Fund                                         CIE       $ 0.0740 Quarterly
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                                             CIE.A       $ 0.0480 Quarterly
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 iShares Japan Fundamental Index Fund
  (CAD-Hedged)                                 CJP       $ 0.0000 Quarterly
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                                             CJP.A       $ 0.0000 Quarterly
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 iShares BRIC Index Fund                       CBQ       $ 0.0000 Quarterly
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                                             CBQ.A       $ 0.0000 Quarterly
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 iShares Oil Sands Index Fund                  CLO       $ 0.0000 Quarterly
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                                             CLO.A       $ 0.0000 Quarterly
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 iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index
  Fund                                         CMW       $ 0.0580 Quarterly
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                                             CMW.A       $ 0.0180 Quarterly
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 iShares S&P Global Water Index Fund           CWW       $ 0.0600 Quarterly
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                                             CWW.A       $ 0.0250 Quarterly
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 iShares Broad Emerging Markets Fund           CWO       $ 0.0000 Quarterly
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                                             CWO.A       $ 0.0000 Quarterly
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 iShares Global Agriculture Index Fund         COW       $ 0.0000 Quarterly
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                                             COW.A       $ 0.0000 Quarterly
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 iShares China All-Cap Index Fund              CHI       $ 0.0000 Quarterly
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                                             CHI.A       $ 0.0000 Quarterly
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The ex-dividend date for all ETFs is September 25, 2012, except for the iShares Premium Money Market Fund (CMR/CMR.A) which has an ex-dividend date of September 27, 2012.

For more information, investors should consult with their investment advisor or visit our website 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 June 30, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was $3.560 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 June 30, 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.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

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