BlackRock® Canada Announces June Cash Distributions for the iShares® ETFs

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/08/16 -- (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: CLU) (TSX: CLU.A) (TSX: CLU.B) (TSX: CLU.C) (TSX: CMR) (TSX: CMR.A) (TSX: CPD) (TSX: CPD.A) (TSX: CRQ) (TSX: CRQ.A) (TSX: CSD) (TSX: CSD.A) (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: XAW) (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: XEH) (TSX: XEI) (TSX: XEM) (TSX: XEN) (TSX: XEU) (TSX: XFA) (TSX: XFC) (TSX: XFF) (TSX: XFH) (TSX: XFI) (TSX: XFN) (TSX: XFR) (TSX: XFS) (TSX: XGB) (TSX: XGC) (TSX: XGD) (TSX: XGI) (TSX: XGR) (TSX: XHB) (TSX: XHC) (TSX: XHD) (TSX: XHU) (TSX: XHY) (TSX: XIC) (TSX: XID) (TSX: XIG) (TSX: XIN) (TSX: XIT) (TSX: XIU) (TSX: XLB) (TSX: XMA) (TSX: XMC) (TSX: XMD) (TSX: XMH) (TSX: XMI) (TSX: XML) (TSX: XMM) (TSX: XMS) (TSX: XMU) (TSX: XMV) (TSX: XMW) (TSX: XMY) (TSX: XPF) (TSX: XQB) (TSX: XQB.A) (TSX: XQQ) (TSX: XRB) (TSX: XRE) (TSX: XSB) (TSX: XSC) (TSX: XSE) (TSX: XSH) (TSX: XSI) (TSX: XSP) (TSX: XSQ) (TSX: XST) (TSX: XSU) (TSX: XTR) (TSX: XUH) (TSX: XUS) (TSX: XUT) (TSX: XUU) (TSX: XWD)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), today announced the June 2016 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on June 17, 2016 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on June 30, 2016.

Details regarding 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 Balanced Income CorePortfolio™
 Index ETF                                                CBD        0.07012
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                                                        CBD.A        0.04383
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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond
 Index ETF                                                CBH        0.06437
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CBH.A        0.05495
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iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™
 Index ETF                                                CBN        0.04540
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CBN.A        0.02082
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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index
 ETF                                                      CBO        0.04900
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CBO.A        0.04000
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iShares BRIC Index ETF                                    CBQ        0.04332
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CBQ.A        0.04129
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iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats
 Index ETF                                                CDZ        0.08266
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CDZ.A        0.06578
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iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF                    CEW        0.02600
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CEW.A        0.03250
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iShares Global Real Estate Index ETF                      CGR        0.21377
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CGR.A        0.15137
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iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                             CHB        0.09368
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CHB.A        0.08465
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iShares International Fundamental Index ETF               CIE        0.23893
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CIE.A        0.20431
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iShares Global Infrastructure Index ETF                   CIF        0.15849
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CIF.A        0.11328
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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond
 Index ETF                                                CLF        0.05026
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CLF.A        0.04122
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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond
 Index ETF                                                CLG        0.05379
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CLG.A        0.04438
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iShares US Fundamental Index ETF                          CLU        0.10626
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CLU.A        0.05031
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CLU.B        0.05545
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CLU.C        0.11893
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iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index
 ETF                                                      CPD        0.05200
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CPD.A        0.04620
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iShares Canadian Fundamental Index ETF                    CRQ        0.08147
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CRQ.A        0.05752
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iShares Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                                  CSD        0.07349
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CSD.A        0.06508
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iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                                  CUD        0.05273
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CUD.A        0.03114
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iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF                        CVD        0.07190
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CVD.A        0.06251
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iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF            CWO        0.22630
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CWO.A        0.15925
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iShares Global Water Index ETF                            CWW        0.26276
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CWW.A        0.24757
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iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                             CYH        0.05638
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CYH.A        0.05137
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iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF             FIE        0.04000
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        FIE.A        0.04000
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iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio
 Builder Fund                                             XAL        0.39495
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iShares Core MSCI All Country World ex Canada
 Index ETF                                                XAW        0.21166
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iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF                  XBB        0.07287
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iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index ETF              XBM        0.01644
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iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF                             XBZ        0.07539
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iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF                 XCB        0.05673
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iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary
 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)                                   XCD        0.14921
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iShares Canadian Growth Index ETF                         XCG        0.10537
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iShares China Index ETF                                   XCH        0.13119
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iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder
 Fund                                                     XCR        0.22721
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iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index ETF                        XCS        0.07444
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iShares Canadian Value Index ETF                          XCV        0.17473
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iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF                XDV        0.07822
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iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond
 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)                                   XEB        0.07210
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iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index
 ETF                                                      XEC        0.12512
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iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF                      XEF        0.43798
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF                   XEG        0.05934
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iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)            XEH        0.44124
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iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend
 Index ETF                                                XEI        0.08015
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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF                   XEM        0.06536
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iShares Jantzi Social Index ETF                           XEN        0.12229
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iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF                         XEU        0.43986
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iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                             XFA        0.08800
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iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Canada Index ETF            XFC        0.09638
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iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor EAFE Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                             XFF        0.23811
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iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                                  XFH        0.32368
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iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor EAFE Index ETF              XFI        0.23498
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF               XFN        0.07590
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iShares Floating Rate Index ETF                           XFR        0.01279
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iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Index ETF               XFS        0.08209
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iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF                XGB        0.04620
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iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder
 Fund                                                     XGC        0.34687
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iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETF                     XGD        0.00493
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iShares S&P Global Industrials Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                                  XGI        0.22587
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iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund                XGR        0.26726
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iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index
 ETF                                                      XHB        0.07367
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iShares Global Healthcare Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                                  XHC        0.24340
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iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                             XHD        0.05713
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iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF               XHU        0.05004
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iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                                  XHY        0.09230
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iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index
 ETF                                                      XIC        0.16814
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iShares India Index ETF                                   XID        0.07252
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iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                                  XIG        0.05545
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iShares MSCI EAFE® Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)               XIN        0.34073
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology
 Index ETF                                                XIT        0.00000
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iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF                              XIU        0.14954
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iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF            XLB        0.06991
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index ETF                XMA        0.02795
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iShares S&P U.S. Mid-Cap Index ETF                        XMC        0.08295
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iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index ETF                      XMD        0.14082
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iShares S&P U.S. Mid-Cap Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                                  XMH        0.08493
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE Index ETF                  XMI        0.38414
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                                  XML        0.24332
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Emerging Markets
 Index ETF                                                XMM        0.19583
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                                  XMS        0.09576
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Index ETF                   XMU        0.18196
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Canada Index ETF                XMV        0.16573
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global Index ETF                XMW        0.22760
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                             XMY        0.14702
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iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock
 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)                                   XPF        0.08046
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iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index
 ETF                                                      XQB        0.04628
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        XQB.A        0.03644
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iShares NASDAQ 100 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)                 XQQ        0.15323
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iShares Canadian Real Return Bond Index ETF               XRB        0.22838
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF                     XRE        0.06971
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iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF                XSB        0.05543
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iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic
 Fixed Income ETF                                         XSC        0.05366
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iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income
 ETF                                                      XSE        0.06878
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iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate +
 Maple Bond Index ETF                                     XSH        0.05058
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iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF             XSI        0.05258
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iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)               XSP        0.21842
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iShares Core Short Term High Quality Canadian
 Bond Index ETF                                           XSQ        0.03699
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index
 ETF                                                      XST        0.03787
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iShares U.S. Small Cap Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)             XSU        0.11967
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iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF                    XTR        0.05000
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iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                             XUH        0.08265
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iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF                            XUS        0.30108
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF                XUT        0.07272
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iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF              XUU        0.08427
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iShares MSCI World Index ETF                              XWD        0.44195
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Estimated June Cash Distributions for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF

The June cash distributions per unit for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF are estimated to be as follows:


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                                                              Estimated Cash
                                                                Distribution
Fund Name                                         Fund Ticker   Per Unit ($)
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iShares Premium Money Market ETF                          CMR        0.01367
                                              ------------------------------
                                                        CMR.A        0.00477
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BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about June 16, 2016, which will provide the final amounts for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF.

Further information on the iShares Funds can be found at www.blackrock.com/ca.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At March 31, 2016, BlackRock's AUM was US$4.737 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include 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®. As of March 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in 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/ca / Twitter: @BlackRockCA / Blog: www.blackrockblog.com/can

About iShares ETFs

iShares® is a global leader in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with more than a decade of expertise and commitment to individual and institutional investors of all sizes. With over 700 funds globally across multiple asset classes and strategies and more than US$1 trillion in assets under management as of March 31, 2016, iShares helps clients around the world build the core of their portfolios, meet specific investment goals and implement market views. iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock, trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm.(1)

(1) Based on US$4.737 trillion in AUM as of 3/31/16.

iShares® ETFs are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in iShares ETFs. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing. Fund securities are not covered by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer. There can be no assurances that the fund will be able to maintain its net asset value per security at a constant amount or that the full amount of your investment in the fund will be returned to you. The fund is not guaranteed, its 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.

Contacts:
Contact for Media:
Maeve Hannigan
T - 416-643-4058
Email: Maeve.Hannigan@blackrock.com

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