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

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/13 -- (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: CBQ)(TSX: CBQ.A)(TSX: CDZ)(TSX: CDZ.A)(TSX: CEW)(TSX: CEW.A)(TSX: CGR)(TSX: CGR.A)(TSX: CHB)(TSX: CHB.A)(TSX: CIE)(TSX: CIE.A)(TSX: CIF)(TSX: CIF.A)(TSX: CLF)(TSX: CLF.A)(TSX: CLG)(TSX: CLG.A)(TSX: CLO)(TSX: CLO.A)(TSX: CLU)(TSX: CLU.A)(TSX: CLU.B)(TSX: CLU.C)(TSX: CMR)(TSX: CMR.A)(TSX: CMW)(TSX: CMW.A)(TSX: CPD)(TSX: CPD.A)(TSX: CRQ)(TSX: CRQ.A)(TSX: CSD)(TSX: CSD.A)(TSX: CSD.U)(TSX: CSD.V)(TSX: CUD)(TSX: CUD.A)(TSX: CVD)(TSX: CVD.A)(TSX: CWO)(TSX: CWO.A)(TSX: CWW)(TSX: CWW.A)(TSX: CYH)(TSX: CYH.A)(TSX: FIE)(TSX: FIE.A)(TSX: XAL)(TSX: XBB)(TSX: XBM)(TSX: XBZ)(TSX: XCB)(TSX: XCD)(TSX: XCG)(TSX: XCH)(TSX: XCR)(TSX: XCS)(TSX: XCV)(TSX: XDV)(TSX: XEB)(TSX: XEC)(TSX: XEF)(TSX: XEG)(TSX: XEI)(TSX: XEM)(TSX: XEN)(TSX: XFN)(TSX: XFR)(TSX: XGB)(TSX: XGC)(TSX: XGD)(TSX: XGI)(TSX: XGR)(TSX: XHB)(TSX: XHC)(TSX: XHD)(TSX: XHY)(TSX: XIC)(TSX: XID)(TSX: XIG)(TSX: XIN)(TSX: XIT)(TSX: XIU)(TSX: XLA)(TSX: XLB)(TSX: XMA)(TSX: XMD)(TSX: XMI)(TSX: XMM)(TSX: XMU)(TSX: XMV)(TSX: XMW)(TSX: XPF)(TSX: XQQ)(TSX: XRB)(TSX: XRE)(TSX: XSB)(TSX: XSH)(TSX: XSP)(TSX: XST)(TSX: XSU)(TSX: XTR)(TSX: XUS)(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 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.


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
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        CAB.A       0.03600
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iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ Fund            CBD       0.04800
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        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™ Fund            CBN       0.02330
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        CBN.A       0.00800
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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 BRIC Index Fund                                   CBQ       0.31822
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        CBQ.A       0.11204
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iShares S&P®/TSX® 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
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        CEW.A       0.03250
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iShares Global Real Estate Index Fund                     CGR       0.09600
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        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
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        CIE.A       0.04500
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iShares Global Infrastructure Index Fund                  CIF       0.09000
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        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
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        CLO.A       0.01705
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iShares US Fundamental Index Fund                         CLU       0.05700
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        CLU.A       0.01300
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        CLU.B       0.01000
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        CLU.C       0.04800
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iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index Fund                  CMW       0.05300
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        CMW.A       0.02000
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iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index Fund       CPD       0.06100
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        CPD.A       0.05300
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iShares Canadian Fundamental Index Fund                   CRQ       0.07600
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        CRQ.A       0.05100
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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-          CUD       0.04000
 Hedged)                                              ---------------------
                                                        CUD.A       0.02200
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iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index Fund            CVD       0.08100
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        CVD.A       0.07200
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iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF            CWO       0.10000
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        CWO.A       0.03800
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iShares S&P Global Water Index Fund                       CWW       0.06100
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        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
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        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® 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® 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® 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
                                                      ---------------------
                                                        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® (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.

Contacts:
Media Relations Contact:
Tara Wood
Veritas Communications
416-955-4571 or C: 416-301-5724
wood@veritascanada.com

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