June 10, 2013 at 09:00 AM EDT
BlackRock(R) Announces June Monthly Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the June 2013 cash distributions for iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual basis. Unitholders of record on June 21, 2013 will receive cash distributions payable on June 28, 2013.

/T/

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 0.04600

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CAB.A 0.03600

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iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio(TM) Fund CBD 0.04800

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CBD.A 0.02870

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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index CBH 0.07550

Fund ---------------------

CBH.A 0.06600

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iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio(TM) Fund CBN 0.02330

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CBN.A 0.00800

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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund CBO 0.07400

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CBO.A 0.06430

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iShares BRIC Index Fund CBQ 0.31822

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CBQ.A 0.11204

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iShares S&P(R)/TSX(R) Canadian Dividend Aristocrats CDZ 0.06400

Index Fund ---------------------

CDZ.A 0.04750

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iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund CEW 0.02300

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CEW.A 0.03250

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iShares Global Real Estate Index Fund CGR 0.09600

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CGR.A 0.05200

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iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund CHB 0.10900

(CAD-Hedged) ---------------------

CHB.A 0.09900

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iShares International Fundamental Index Fund CIE 0.07500

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CIE.A 0.04500

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iShares Global Infrastructure Index Fund CIF 0.09000

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CIF.A 0.05000

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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index CLF 0.06250

Fund ---------------------

CLF.A 0.05310

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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index CLG 0.06200

Fund ---------------------

CLG.A 0.05250

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iShares Oil Sands Index Fund CLO 0.06786

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CLO.A 0.01705

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iShares US Fundamental Index Fund CLU 0.05700

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CLU.A 0.01300

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CLU.B 0.01000

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CLU.C 0.04800

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iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index Fund CMW 0.05300

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CMW.A 0.02000

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iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund CPD 0.06100

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CPD.A 0.05300

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iShares Canadian Fundamental Index Fund CRQ 0.07600

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CRQ.A 0.05100

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iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income Fund CSD 0.08300

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CSD.A 0.07500

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CSD.U(1) 0.08300

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CSD.V(1) 0.07500

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iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund (CAD- CUD 0.04000

Hedged) ---------------------

CUD.A 0.02200

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iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund CVD 0.08100

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CVD.A 0.07200

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iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF CWO 0.10000

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CWO.A 0.03800

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iShares S&P Global Water Index Fund CWW 0.06100

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CWW.A 0.02100

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iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index CYH 0.04650

Fund ---------------------

CYH.A 0.03550

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iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund FIE 0.04000

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FIE.A 0.04000

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iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder

Fund XAL 0.28502

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iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB 0.08128

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iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index Fund XBM 0.07689

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iShares MSCI(R) Brazil Index Fund XBZ 0.23260

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iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.06408

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iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Index

Fund (CAD-Hedged) XCD 0.10621

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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund XCG 0.12581

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iShares China Index Fund XCH 0.32809

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iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR 0.24968

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iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index Fund XCS 0.09942

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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund XCV 0.17632

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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV 0.07819

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iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index

Fund (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.06413

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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IMI ETF XEC 0.08405

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iShares MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF XEF 0.20463

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund XEG 0.10956

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iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund XEI 0.08116

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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund XEM 0.11713

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iShares Jantzi Social Index(R) Fund XEN 0.12260

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN 0.06933

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iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund XFR 0.02173

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iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.05085

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iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC 0.27221

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iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD 0.06160

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iShares S&P Global Industrials Index Fund (CAD-

Hedged) XGI 0.20117

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iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR 0.30127

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iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB 0.08533

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iShares S&P Global Healthcare Index Fund (CAD-

Hedged) XHC 0.24854

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iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund (CAD-

Hedged) XHD 0.05423

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iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-

Hedged) XHY 0.10671

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund XIC 0.16413

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iShares CNX Nifty India Index ETF XID 0.04266

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iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-

Hedged) XIG 0.06372

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iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIN 0.27010

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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 0.13924

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iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund XLA 0.27062

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iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB 0.07004

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund XMA 0.05835

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iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund XMD 0.15011

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iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMI 0.21016

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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility

Index Fund XMM 0.12387

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iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMU 0.08762

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iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index Fund XMV 0.14563

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iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility

Index Fund XMW 0.17890

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iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock

Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.07752

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iShares NASDAQ 100 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XQQ 0.20940

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iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index Fund XRB 0.21405

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE 0.06072

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iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB 0.06407

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iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe + Maple

Bond Index Fund XSH 0.05518

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iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSP 0.12867

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index Fund XST 0.05769

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iShares Russell 2000(R) Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSU 0.10051

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iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR 0.06000

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iShares S&P 500 Index ETF XUS 0.06780

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund XUT 0.07384

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iShares S&P/TSX Venture Index Fund XVX 0.00000

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iShares MSCI World Index Fund XWD 0.25711

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(1) The cash distribution per unit for CSD.U and CSD.V are paid in U.S.

Dollars.

The June cash distributions per unit for the iShares Premium Money Market

Fund are estimated to be as follows:

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Estimated

Cash

Fund Distribution

Fund Name Ticker Per Unit ($)

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iShares Premium Money Market Fund CMR 0.02610

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CMR.A 0.01637

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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited will issue a press release on June 20, 2013, which will provide the final amounts.

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(R) (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(R). 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(R) 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(R) 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.

Contact Information:

Media Relations Contact:

Tara Wood

Veritas Communications

416-955-4571 or C: 416-301-5724

wood@veritascanada.com

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