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

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/14/17 -- (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: CIF) (TSX: CIF.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: CUD) (TSX: CUD.A) (TSX: CVD) (TSX: CVD.A) (TSX: CWW) (TSX: CWW.A) (TSX: CYH) (TSX: CYH.A) (TSX: DXC) (TSX: DXO) (TSX: DXP) (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: 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) (NEO: CIE) (NEO: CIE.A) (NEO: CLU) (NEO: CLU.A) (NEO: CLU.B) (NEO: CLU.C) (NEO: CRQ) (NEO: CRQ.A) (NEO: CWO) (NEO: CWO.A)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), today announced the June 2017 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the TSX or NEO which pay on a monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on June 27, 2017 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on June 30, 2017.

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             0.05583
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CBD.A             0.03712
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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond
 Index ETF                                           CBH               0.062
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CBH.A               0.052
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iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™
 Index ETF                                           CBN             0.03438
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CBN.A             0.01813
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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond
 Index ETF                                           CBO               0.044
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CBO.A               0.035
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iShares BRIC Index ETF                               CBQ               0.086
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CBQ.A               0.000
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iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend
 Aristocrats Index ETF                               CDZ             0.08509
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CDZ.A             0.06807
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iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF               CEW             0.02700
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CEW.A             0.03250
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iShares Global Real Estate Index ETF                 CGR               0.242
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CGR.A               0.188
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iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index
 ETF (CAD-Hedged)                                    CHB               0.092
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CHB.A               0.083
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iShares International Fundamental Index ETF          CIE               0.273
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CIE.A               0.228
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iShares Global Infrastructure Index ETF              CIF               0.226
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CIF.A               0.171
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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond
 Index ETF                                           CLF               0.046
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CLF.A               0.037
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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond
 Index ETF                                           CLG               0.050
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CLG.A               0.041
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iShares US Fundamental Index ETF                     CLU               0.125
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CLU.A               0.055
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CLU.B               0.061
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CLU.C               0.141
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iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share
 Index ETF                                           CPD             0.05415
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CPD.A             0.04760
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iShares Canadian Fundamental Index ETF               CRQ               0.103
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CRQ.A               0.061
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iShares Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                             CSD               0.075
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CSD.A               0.066
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iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                             CUD             0.05621
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CUD.A             0.03243
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iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF                   CVD               0.073
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CVD.A               0.063
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iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index
 ETF                                                 CWO               0.137
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CWO.A               0.060
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iShares Global Water Index ETF                       CWW               0.325
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CWW.A               0.259
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iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                        CYH             0.05516
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CYH.A             0.04459
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Dynamic iShares Active Canadian Dividend ETF         DXC               0.040
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Dynamic iShares Active Crossover Bond ETF            DXO               0.057
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Dynamic iShares Active Preferred Shares ETF          DXP               0.065
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iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income
 ETF                                                 FIE               0.040
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   FIE.A               0.040
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iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio
 Builder Fund                                        XAL               0.476
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iShares Core MSCI All Country World ex
 Canada Index ETF                                    XAW               0.200
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iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF             XBB               0.075
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iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index ETF         XBM               0.130
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iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF                        XBZ               0.093
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iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF            XCB               0.054
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iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary
 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)                              XCD               0.149
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iShares Canadian Growth Index ETF                    XCG               0.124
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iShares China Index ETF                              XCH               0.122
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iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder
 Fund                                                XCR               0.258
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iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index ETF                   XCS               0.115
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iShares Canadian Value Index ETF                     XCV               0.184
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iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF           XDV             0.07640
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iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets
 Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)                         XEB             0.07092
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iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index
 ETF                                                 XEC               0.130
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iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF                 XEF               0.419
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF              XEG               0.055
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iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                             XEH               0.418
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iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend
 Index ETF                                           XEI             0.07775
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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF              XEM               0.081
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iShares Jantzi Social Index ETF                      XEN               0.134
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iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF                    XEU               0.417
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iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                        XFA               0.095
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iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Canada Index
 ETF                                                 XFC               0.126
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iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor EAFE Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                        XFF               0.285
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iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                             XFH               0.307
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iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor EAFE Index ETF         XFI               0.280
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF          XFN             0.08771
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iShares Floating Rate Index ETF                      XFR               0.014
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iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Index ETF          XFS               0.095
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iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF           XGB               0.043
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iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder
 Fund                                                XGC               0.383
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iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETF                XGD               0.017
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iShares S&P Global Industrials Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                        XGI               0.209
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iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund           XGR               0.325
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iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index
 ETF                                                 XHB               0.070
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iShares Global Healthcare Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                             XHC               0.275
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iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                        XHD             0.06107
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iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF          XHU             0.05044
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iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                             XHY               0.091
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iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index
 ETF                                                 XIC               0.185
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iShares India Index ETF                              XID               0.031
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iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                        XIG             0.05842
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iShares MSCI EAFE® Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)          XIN               0.332
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information
 Technology Index ETF                                XIT               0.023
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iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index
 ETF                                                 XLB               0.068
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index ETF           XMA               0.025
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iShares S&P U.S. Mid-Cap Index ETF                   XMC               0.090
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iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index ETF                 XMD               0.150
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iShares S&P U.S. Mid-Cap Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                             XMH               0.084
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE Index ETF             XMI               0.663
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                        XML               0.412
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Emerging Markets
 Index ETF                                           XMM               0.155
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                        XMS               0.102
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Index ETF              XMU               0.206
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Canada Index ETF           XMV               0.206
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global Index ETF           XMW               0.284
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global Index ETF
 (CAD-Hedged)                                        XMY               0.160
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iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred
 Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)                        XPF             0.07202
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iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond
 Index ETF                                           XQB               0.043
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   XQB.A               0.033
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iShares NASDAQ 100 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)            XQQ               0.195
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iShares Canadian Real Return Bond Index ETF          XRB               0.233
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF                XRE             0.06847
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iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF           XSB               0.056
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iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic
 Fixed Income ETF                                    XSC               0.043
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iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income
 ETF                                                 XSE               0.058
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iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate +
 Maple Bond Index ETF                                XSH               0.047
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iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income
 ETF                                                 XSI               0.047
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iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)          XSP               0.193
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iShares Core Short Term High Quality
 Canadian Bond Index ETF                             XSQ               0.034
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples
 Index ETF                                           XST               0.118
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iShares U.S. Small Cap Index ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)                                             XSU               0.131
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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               0.077
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iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF                       XUS               0.279
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF           XUT             0.07026
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iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF         XUU               0.085
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iShares MSCI World Index ETF                         XWD               0.398
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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 Per
Fund Name                                    Fund Ticker            Unit ($)
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iShares Premium Money Market ETF                     CMR               0.021
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CMR.A               0.009
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BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about June 26, 2017, 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, 2017, BlackRock's AUM was US$5.4 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, 2017, 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$1.4 trillion in assets under management as of March 31, 2017, 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 firm1.

1 Based on US$5.4 trillion in AUM as of 3/31/17

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. 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.

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

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