BlackRock(R) Announces February Monthly Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/11/13 -- (TSX: CAB)(TSX: CAB.A)(TSX: CBD)(TSX: CBD.A)(TSX: CBH)(TSX: CBH.A)(TSX: CBN)(TSX: CBN.A)(TSX: CBO)(TSX: CBO.A)(TSX: CDZ)(TSX: CDZ.A)(TSX: CEW)(TSX: CEW.A)(TSX: CHB)(TSX: CHB.A)(TSX: CLF)(TSX: CLF.A)(TSX: CLG)(TSX: CLG.A)(TSX: CMR)(TSX: CMR.A)(TSX: CPD)(TSX: CPD.A)(TSX: CSD)(TSX: CSD.A)(TSX: CSD.U)(TSX: CSD.V)(TSX: CUD)(TSX: CUD.A)(TSX: CVD)(TSX: CVD.A)(TSX: CYH)(TSX: CYH.A)(TSX: FIE)(TSX: FIE.A)(TSX: XBB)(TSX: XCB)(TSX: XDV)(TSX: XEB)(TSX: XEI)(TSX: XFN)(TSX: XFR)(TSX: XGB)(TSX: XHB)(TSX: XHD)(TSX: XHY)(TSX: XIG)(TSX: XLB)(TSX: XPF)(TSX: XRE)(TSX: XSB)(TSX: XSH)(TSX: XTR)(TSX: XUT)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), today announced the February 2013 cash distributions for iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record on February 25, 2013 will receive cash distributions payable on February 28, 2013.

Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:


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                                                                        Cash
                                                          Fund  Distribution
Fund Name                                               Ticker  Per Unit ($)
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iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund                CAB       0.04700
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                                                         CAB.A       0.03700
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iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund             CBD       0.04790
                                                      ----------------------
                                                         CBD.A       0.02890
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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund       CBH       0.07550
                                                      ----------------------
                                                         CBH.A       0.06600
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iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ Fund             CBN       0.02380
                                                      ----------------------
                                                         CBN.A       0.00900
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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund        CBO       0.07400
                                                      ----------------------
                                                         CBO.A       0.06430
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iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats
 Index Fund                                                CDZ       0.06200
                                                      ----------------------
                                                         CDZ.A       0.04650
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iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund                    CEW       0.02300
                                                      ----------------------
                                                         CEW.A       0.03250
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iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund
 (CAD-Hedged)                                              CHB       0.11300
                                                      ----------------------
                                                         CHB.A       0.10300
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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund       CLF       0.06250
                                                      ----------------------
                                                         CLF.A       0.05310
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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index Fund      CLG       0.06200
                                                      ----------------------
                                                         CLG.A       0.05250
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iShares Premium Money Market Fund                          CMR       0.03004
                                                      ----------------------
                                                         CMR.A       0.02089
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iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund        CPD       0.06300
                                                      ----------------------
                                                         CPD.A       0.05480
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iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund         CSD       0.08300
                                                      ----------------------
                                                         CSD.A       0.07500
                                                      ----------------------
                                                      CSD.U(1)       0.08300
                                                      ----------------------
                                                      CSD.V(1)       0.07500
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iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund (CAD-
 Hedged)                                                   CUD       0.04000
                                                      ----------------------
                                                         CUD.A       0.02400
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iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund             CVD       0.08200
                                                      ----------------------
                                                         CVD.A       0.07300
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iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index Fund      CYH       0.0465

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                                                      ----------------------
                                                         CYH.A       0.03550
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iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund             FIE       0.04000
                                                      ----------------------
                                                         FIE.A       0.04000
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iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund                       XBB       0.08286
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iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund                  XCB       0.06560
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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund        XDV       0.07751
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iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index
 Fund (CAD-Hedged)                                         XEB       0.06112
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iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund                   XEI       0.08152
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund               XFN       0.06798
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iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund                  XFR       0.02241
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iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund                 XGB       0.05229
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iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund                         XHB       0.08816
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iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund (CAD-
 Hedged)                                                   XHD       0.05141
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iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)       XHY       0.10665
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iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)     XIG       0.06561
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iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund                      XLB       0.07280
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iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index
 Fund (CAD-Hedged)                                         XPF       0.08203
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund                     XRE       0.06726
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iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund                     XSB       0.06659
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iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple Bond
 Index Fund                                                XSH       0.05741
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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       0.07196
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(1) The cash distribution per unit for CSD.U and CSD.V are in U.S. Dollars.

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 December 31, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was US$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.

About iShares® ETFs

The iShares business is the global product leader in exchange traded funds with over 600 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.

iShares® Funds are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in iShares Funds. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing. The Funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Tax, investment and all other decisions should be made, as appropriate, only with guidance from a qualified professional.

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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