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Blackrock Announces Estimated 2012 Annual Capital Gains Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/20/12 -- (TSX:XIU)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XBB)(TSX:XIC)(TSX:XMD)(TSX:XEG)(TSX:XIT)(TSX:XGD)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XSP)(TSX:XIN)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XRB)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XMA)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XCV)(TSX:XCG)(TSX:XCS)(TSX:XSU)(TSX:XEN)(TSX:XCR)(TSX:XGR)(TSX:XGC)(TSX:XAL)(TSX:XEM)(TSX:XWD)(TSX:XCH)(TSX:XBZ)(TSX:XLA)(TSX:XIG)(TSX:XHY)(TSX:XID)(TSX:XHB)(TSX:XPF)(TSX:XST)(TSX:XUT)(TSX:XBM)(TSX:XEI)(TSX:XHC)(TSX:XEB)(TSX:XQQ)(TSX:XVX)(TSX:XSH)(TSX:XFR)(TSX:XMV)(TSX:XMU)(TSX:XMI)(TSX:XMM)(TSX:XMW)(TSX:XHD)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the estimated annual capital gains distributions for the iShares® Funds listed below for the 2012 tax year. Please note that these are estimated amounts only as of November 6, 2012 and include forward-looking information which may cause the estimates to change before the Funds' December 15, 2012 tax year-end. These estimates are for the year-end capital gains distributions only, which are typically reinvested rather than paid in cash, and do not include estimates of ongoing monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual cash distribution amounts.

We expect to announce the final year-end distribution amounts, as well as the monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual cash distribution amounts, on or about December 17, 2012. The ex-dividend date for the 2012 annual distributions will be December 24, 2012. The record date for the 2012 annual distributions will be December 28, 2012. The actual taxable amounts of reinvested and cash distributions for 2012, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. or "CDS") in early 2013.


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                                                                   Estimated
                                                              annual capital
                                             Net asset value    gain as % of
                                              (NAV) per unit   NAV at Nov 6,
Fund Name                        Fund Ticker  at Nov 6, 2012            2012
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iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index                                                    
 Fund                                    XIU        17.79384           0.00%
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iShares DEX Short Term Bond                                                 
 Index Fund                              XSB        28.92965           0.00%
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iShares DEX Universe Bond                                                   
 Index Fund                              XBB        31.40282           0.49%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped                                                      
 Composite Index Fund                    XIC        19.51187           0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Completion                                                  
 Index Fund                              XMD        21.28267           0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped                                                      
 Energy Index Fund                       XEG        16.17759           0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped                                                      
 Information Technology                                                     
 Index Fund                              XIT         5.87751           0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold                                                 
 Index Fund                              XGD        20.52054           0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped                                                      
 Financials Index Fund                   XFN        23.04401           0.37%
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iShares S&P 500 Index Fund                                                  
 (CAD-Hedged)                            XSP        16.34725           4.15%
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iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund                                                
 (CAD-Hedged)                            XIN        17.08780           0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT                                                 
 Index Fund                              XRE        16.72713           4.40%
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iShares Dow Jones Canada                                                    
 Select Dividend Index Fund              XDV        21.01525           3.38%
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iShares DEX Real Return Bond                                                
 Index Fund                              XRB        25.89555           1.08%
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iShares Diversified Monthly                                                 
 Income Fund                             XTR        12.37183           1.77%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped                                                      
 Materials Index Fund                    XMA        18.75246           0.00%
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iShares DEX Long Term Bond                                                  
 Index Fund                              XLB        23.37028           1.07%
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iShares DEX All Corporate                                                   
 Bond Index Fund                         XCB        21.42217           0.28%
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iShares DEX All Government                                                  
 Bond Index Fund                         XGB        21.84533           0.00%
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iShares Dow Jones Canada                                                    
 Select Value Index Fund                 XCV        19.82284           0.00%
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iShares Dow Jones Canada                                                    
 Select Growth Index Fund                XCG        22.72679           0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap                                                    
 Index Fund                              XCS        15.02968           0.00%
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iShares Russell 2000 Index                                                  
 Fund (CAD-Hedged)                       XSU        17.77433           0.08%
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iShares Jantzi Social Index                                                 
 Fund                                    XEN        17.40848           0.00%
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iShares Conservative Core                                                   
 Portfolio Builder Fund                  XCR        23.09463           1.62%
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iShares Growth Core                                                         
 Portfolio Builder Fund                  XGR        25.10443           2.42%
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iShares Global Completion                                                   
 Portfolio Builder Fund                  XGC        25.94528           2.51%
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iShares Alternatives                                                        
 Completion Portfolio                                                       
 Builder Fund                            XAL        27.00206           3.32%
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iShares MSCI Emerging                                                       
 Markets Index Fund                      XEM        23.69375           0.00%
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iShares MSCI World Index                                                    
 Fund                                    XWD        24.15677           0.14%
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iShares China Index Fund                 XCH        18.39370           0.00%
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iShares MSCI Brazil Index                                                   
 Fund                                    XBZ        15.01889           0.00%
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iShares S&P Latin America 40                                                
 Index Fund                              XLA        18.27540           0.00%
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iShares U.S. IG Corporate                                                   
 Bond Index Fund (CAD-                                                      
 Hedged)                                 XIG        23.43502           2.09%
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iShares U.S. High Yield Bond                                                
 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                 XHY        21.16361           0.53%
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iShares S&P CNX Nifty India                                                 
 Index Fund                              XID        18.69256           0.00%
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iShares DEX HYBrid Bond                                                     
 Index Fund                              XHB        21.11374           0.42%
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iShares S&P/TSX North                                                       
 American Preferred Stock                                                   
 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                 XPF        20.24791           0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped                                                      
 Consumer Staples Index Fund             XST        23.30618           0.47%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped                                                      
 Utilities Index Fund                    XUT        20.56133           0.21%
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iShares S&P/TSX Global Base                                                 
 Metals Index Fund                       XBM        13.42277           0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Equity                                                      
 Income Index Fund                       XEI        19.43203           0.45%
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iShares S&P Global                                                          
 Healthcare Index Fund (CAD-                                                
 Hedged)                                 XHC        23.94494           1.52%
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iShares J.P. Morgan USD                                                     
 Emerging Markets Bond Index                                                
 Fund (CAD-Hedged)                       XEB        22.92790           0.15%
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iShares NASDAQ 100 Index                                                    
 Fund (CAD-Hedged)                       XQQ        22.36373           0.74%
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iShares S&P/TSX Venture                                                     
 Index Fund                              XVX        16.63867           0.00%
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iShares DEX Short Term                                                      
 Corporate Universe + Maple                                                 
 Bond Index Fund                         XSH        20.01712           0.00%
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iShares DEX Floating Rate                                                   
 Note Index Fund                         XFR        20.11844           0.07%
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iShares MSCI Canada Minimum                                                 
 Volatility Index Fund                   XMV        21.28399           0.06%
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iShares MSCI USA Minimum                                                    
 Volatility Index Fund                   XMU        20.03582           0.00%
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iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum                                                   
 Volatility Index Fund                   XMI        21.06400           0.01%
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iShares MSCI Emerging                                                       
 Markets Minimum Volatility                                                 
 Index Fund                              XMM        21.16671           0.01%
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iShares MSCI All Country                                                    
 World Minimum Volatility                                                   
 Index Fund                              XMW        20.34805           0.01%
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iShares U.S. High Dividend                                                  
 Equity Index Fund (CAD-                                                    
 Hedged)                                 XHD        19.70051           0.00%
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Reasons for some of the larger estimated capital gains distributions

XSP

The iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) ("XSP") experienced capital gains in 2012 due primarily to the increase in value of the underlying U.S. iShares fund. In addition, XSP realized capital gains on forward contracts used to hedge currency exposure to the U.S. dollar.

XDV

The iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund ("XDV") experienced capital gains in 2012 due primarily to the disposition of securities that were removed from its underlying index, the Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index. Large contributors to realized capital gains included Enbridge Inc. and Canadian Utilities Ltd. which were removed from the Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index (and therefore sold by XDV).

XRE

The iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund ("XRE") experienced capital gains in 2012 due primarily to the increase in value of the securities held in its portfolio. XRE must periodically buy and sell securities as a result of changes to its underlying index and in order to manage cash.

Forward-looking information

This notice contains forward-looking statements with respect to the estimated annual distributions for the iShares Funds. By their nature, these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual distributions to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Material factors that could cause the actual distributions to differ from the estimated distributions between now and December 15, 2012 (the iShares Funds' tax year ends)include, but are not limited to: the actual amounts of distributions received by the iShares Funds; the actual amounts of capital gains generated from sales of securities; trading activity within the iShares Funds, including buying and selling of securities; index changes which cause rebalancing within the iShares Funds; and subscription and redemption activity.

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 September 30, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was $3.673 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 September 30, 2012, the firm has approximately 10,400 employees in 29 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

iShares 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.

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