BlackRock(R) Canada Announces Estimated December Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) ETFs

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 19, 2016) - (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:CGL) (TSX:CGL.C) (TSX:CGR) (TSX:CGR.A) (TSX:CHB) (TSX:CHB.A) (TSX:CIE) (TSXP:CIE.A) (TSX:CIF) (TSX:CIF.A) (TSX:CJP) (TSX:CJP.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:COW) (TSX:COW.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:SVR) (TSX:SVR.C) (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 estimated December 2016 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Unitholders of record of a fund on December 30, 2016 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on January 5, 2017.

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about December 23, 2016, which will provide the final amounts for all funds except the iShares Premium Money Market ETF, for which a press release will be issued on or about December 29, 2016. Generally, with the exception of the iShares Premium Money Market ETF, the Cash Distribution Per Unit is expected to increase if the net units outstanding of a fund decreases between December 19, 2016 and December 23, 2016 or may change for other unforeseen factors.

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

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Estimated Cash

Distribution

Fund Name Fund Ticker Per Unit ($)

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iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio(TM) Index

ETF CBD 0.06351

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CBD.A 0.06450

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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index

ETF CBH 0.06176

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CBH.A 0.06303

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iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio(TM) Index

ETF CBN 0.04120

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CBN.A 0.02377

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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index

ETF CBO 0.04592

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CBO.A 0.05552

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iShares BRIC Index ETF CBQ 0.12156

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CBQ.A 0.00000

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iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats

Index ETF CDZ 0.08774

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CDZ.A 0.07107

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iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.03803

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CEW.A 0.03250

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iShares Gold Bullion ETF CGL 0.00000

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CGL.C 0.00000

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iShares Global Real Estate Index ETF CGR 0.29440

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CGR.A 0.46043

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iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF

(CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.09051

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CHB.A 0.08137

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iShares International Fundamental Index ETF CIE 0.10741

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CIE.A 0.09173

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iShares Global Infrastructure Index ETF CIF 0.10247

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CIF.A 0.04350

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iShares Japan Fundamental Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CJP 0.13467

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CJP.A 0.15752

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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index

ETF CLF 0.05087

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CLF.A 0.06264

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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index

ETF CLG 0.05030

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CLG.A 0.04094

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iShares US Fundamental Index ETF CLU 0.16017

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CLU.A 0.15603

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CLU.B 0.17311

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CLU.C 0.19531

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iShares Premium Money Market ETF CMR 0.02016

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CMR.A 0.00602

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iShares Global Agriculture Index ETF COW 0.43094

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COW.A 0.20372

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iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index

ETF CPD 0.05217

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CPD.A 0.04603

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iShares Canadian Fundamental Index ETF CRQ 0.03919

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CRQ.A 0.02439

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iShares Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-

Hedged) CSD 0.07785

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CSD.A 0.06890

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iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-

Hedged) CUD 0.10387

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CUD.A 0.09461

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iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.07290

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CVD.A 0.10940

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iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF CWO 0.00000

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CWO.A 0.00000

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iShares Global Water Index ETF CWW 0.00000

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CWW.A 0.00000

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iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-

Hedged) CYH 0.05204

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CYH.A 0.04234

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iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.04000

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FIE.A 0.04000

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iShares Silver Bullion ETF SVR 0.00000

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SVR.C 0.00000

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iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio

Builder Fund XAL 0.52833

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iShares Core MSCI All Country World ex Canada

Index ETF XAW 0.16663

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iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.07109

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iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index ETF XBM 0.21391

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iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF XBZ 0.05881

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iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.05528

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iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Index

ETF (CAD-Hedged) XCD 0.18419

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iShares Canadian Growth Index ETF XCG 0.04669

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iShares China Index ETF XCH 0.11299

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iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR 0.40275

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iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index ETF XCS 0.05390

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iShares Canadian Value Index ETF XCV 0.14405

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iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.07486

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iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond

Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.14700

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iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index ETF XEC 0.27535

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iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF XEF 0.20221

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF XEG 0.04553

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iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEH 0.00000

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iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend

Index ETF XEI 0.07585

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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF XEM 0.45141

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iShares Jantzi Social Index ETF XEN 0.08786

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iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF XEU 0.17076

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iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Index ETF

(CAD-Hedged) XFA 0.07364

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iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Canada Index ETF XFC 0.04868

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iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor EAFE Index ETF

(CAD-Hedged) XFF 0.10641

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iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF (CAD-

Hedged) XFH 0.11493

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iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor EAFE Index ETF XFI 0.04914

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.08042

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iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.01347

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iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Index ETF XFS 0.07009

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iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.04415

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iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC 0.50302

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iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETF XGD 0.00000

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iShares S&P Global Industrials Index ETF (CAD-

Hedged) XGI 0.15652

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iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR 0.43607

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iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.07292

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iShares Global Healthcare Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHC 0.38251

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iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF

(CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.06030

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iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.04783

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

Hedged) XHY 0.09019

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iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF XIC 0.16386

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iShares India Index ETF XID 0.02945

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

Hedged) XIG 0.10887

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iShares MSCI EAFE(R) Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIN 0.18839

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology

Index ETF XIT 0.02254

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iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF XIU 0.00000

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iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.07013

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index ETF XMA 0.00470

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iShares S&P U.S. Mid-Cap Index ETF XMC 0.09543

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iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index ETF XMD 0.06075

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iShares S&P U.S. Mid-Cap Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XMH 0.16110

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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE Index ETF XMI 0.29653

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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE Index ETF (CAD-

Hedged) XML 0.20237

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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Emerging Markets Index

ETF XMM 0.31963

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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Index ETF (CAD-

Hedged) XMS 0.11384

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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Index ETF XMU 0.22700

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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Canada Index ETF XMV 0.11422

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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global Index ETF XMW 0.34362

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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global Index ETF (CAD-

Hedged) XMY 0.19525

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iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock

Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.06842

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iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index

ETF XQB 0.04436

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XQB.A 0.04784

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iShares NASDAQ 100 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XQQ 0.16001

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iShares Canadian Real Return Bond Index ETF XRB 0.20445

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.06878

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iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.05321

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iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic Fixed

Income ETF XSC 0.04677

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iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSE 0.06292

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iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate +

Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.04873

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iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.04934

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iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XSP 0.20617

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iShares Core Short Term High Quality Canadian

Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.03540

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index

ETF XST 0.05025

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iShares U.S. Small Cap Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XSU 0.20590

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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 0.12877

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iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF XUS 0.28877

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.06409

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iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF XUU 0.12768

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iShares MSCI World Index ETF XWD 0.29693

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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 September 30, 2016, BlackRock's AUM was US$5.1 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(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). As of September 30, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in 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(R) 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 September 30, 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$5.117 trillion in AUM as of 9/30/16.

iShares(R) 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. 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.

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Maeve Hannigan

416-643-4058

Maeve.Hannigan@blackrock.com

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