Welcome!

Microsoft Cloud Authors: Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Mihai Corbuleac, Pat Romanski, David Bermingham

News Feed Item

BlackRock(R) Announces Estimated 2012 Annual Capital Gains Distributions for Certain iShares(R) Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/21/12 -- (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:CBR)(TSX:CBR.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:CHI)(TSX:CHI.A)(TSX:CIE)(TSX:CIE.A)(TSX:CIF)(TSX:CIF.A)(TSX:CJP)(TSX:CJP.A)(TSX:CLF)(TSX:CLF.A)(TSX:CLG)(TSX:CLG.A)(TSX:CLO)(TSX:CLO.A)(TSX:CLU)(TSX:CLU.A)(TSX:CLU.C)(TSX:CLU.B)(TSX:CMF)(TSX:CMF.A)(TSX:CMR)(TSX:CMR.A)(TSX:CMW)(TSX:CMW.A)(TSX:COW)(TSX:COW.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:GAS)(TSX:SVR)(TSX:SVR.C)

BlackRock Investments Canada Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the estimated annual capital gains distributions for certain 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 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.


----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fund Name                    Fund      Net asset value     Estimated annual 
                           Ticker    (NAV) per unit at capital gain as % of 
                                           Nov 6, 2012   NAV at Nov 6, 2012 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Advantaged            CAB              20.8116                 0.47%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Canadian Bond Index Fund    CAB.A              20.7837                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Balanced Income       CBD              19.6955                 1.16%
                          --------------------------------------------------
CorePortfolio(TM) Fund      CBD.A              19.6385                 0.38%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered    CBH              20.2194                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Corporate Bond Index Fund   CBH.A              20.2118                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Balanced Growth       CBN              15.4816                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
CorePortfolio(TM) Fund      CBN.A              15.4447                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered     CBO              20.2123                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Corporate Bond Index Fund   CBO.A              20.2050                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares BRIC Index Fund       CBQ              24.4159                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
                            CBQ.A              24.2370                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Broad Commodity       CBR              22.3339                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)     CBR.A              21.9718                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian      CDZ              22.1471                 3.41%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Dividend Aristocrats Index                                                  
 Fund                       CDZ.A              22.0739                 3.43%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Equal Weight Banc     CEW               7.2110                 0.35%
                          --------------------------------------------------
& Lifeco Fund               CEW.A               6.0800                 1.29%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Gold Bullion Fund     CGL              15.1134                 1.82%
                          --------------------------------------------------
                            CGL.C              15.1710                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Global Real Estate    CGR              18.8997                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Index Fund                  CGR.A              18.8407                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Advantaged U.S.       CHB              20.9367                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
High Yield Bond Index Fund                                                  
 (CAD-Hedged)               CHB.A              20.9039                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares China All-Cap         CHI              19.1088                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Index Fund                  CHI.A              18.9269                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares International         CIE              12.1603                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Fundamental Index Fund      CIE.A              12.1573                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Global                CIF              17.9414                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Infrastructure Index Fund   CIF.A              17.8835                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Japan Fundamental     CJP               6.8284                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)     CJP.A               6.8057                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered     CLF              19.8540                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Government Bond Index Fund  CLF.A              19.8354                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered    CLG              19.9282                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Government Bond Index Fund  CLG.A              19.9230                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Oil Sands Index       CLO              15.0367                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Fund                        CLO.A              14.9567                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares US Fundamental        CLU              19.0027                 2.08%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Index Fund                  CLU.A              18.8855                 1.84%
                          --------------------------------------------------
                            CLU.C              15.8454                 0.12%
                          --------------------------------------------------
                            CLU.B              15.8043                 0.14%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Managed Futures       CMF              19.2973                 0.89%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Index Fund                  CMF.A              19.1784                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Premium Money         CMR              50.0083                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Market Fund                 CMR.A              50.0060                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares S&P/TSX Global        CMW              18.1757                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Mining Index Fund           CMW.A              18.1179                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Global Agriculture    COW              22.1943                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Index Fund                  COW.A              21.7875                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian      CPD              17.1731                 0.35%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Preferred Share Index Fund  CPD.A              17.1489                 0.39%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Canadian              CRQ              11.6289                 1.32%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Fundamental Index Fund      CRQ.A              11.6013                 1.25%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Advantaged Short      CSD              19.9733                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Duration High Income Fund   CSD.A              19.9598                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
                            CSD.U              19.4970                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
                            CSD.V              19.4794                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares S&P US Dividend       CUD              23.1533                 2.25%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Growers Index Fund (CAD-                                                    
 Hedged)                    CUD.A              23.1320                 0.63%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Advantaged            CVD              19.8445                 0.31%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Convertible Bond Index                                                      
 Fund                       CVD.A              19.8361                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Broad Emerging        CWO              29.1724                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Markets Fund                CWO.A              28.9148                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares S&P Global Water      CWW              16.2614                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Index Fund                  CWW.A              16.2237                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Global Monthly        CYH              15.1033                 0.08%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Advantaged Dividend Index                                                   
 Fund                       CYH.A              15.0723                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Canadian Financial    FIE               6.4501                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Monthly Income Fund         FIE.A               6.2776                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Natural Gas                                                         
 Commodity Index Fund         GAS              12.7146                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iShares Silver Bullion        SVR              18.2859                 0.00%
                          --------------------------------------------------
Fund                        SVR.C              12.7479                 0.00%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Reasons for some of the larger estimated capital gains distributions

CDZ

The iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund ("CDZ") experienced capital gains in 2012 due primarily to the increase in the value of securities in the portfolio as well as an index rebalancing. Large contributors to realized capital gains included Enbridge Inc., Telus Corporation and Canadian Utilities Ltd.

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

The iShares business is the global product leader in exchange traded funds with over 500 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.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device. For more information, please visit https://www.mangoapps.com/.
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, will discuss the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to fo...
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable...
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects). Bruce Swann has more than 15 years of experience working with digital marketing disciplines like web analytics, social med...
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? How do you coordinate the diverse moving parts that must come together when developing your IoT product? What are the key challenges addressed by Data as a Service? How does cloud computing underlie and connect the notions of Digital and DevOps What is the impact of the API economy? What is the business imperative for Cognitive Computing? Get all these questions and hundreds more like them answered at the 18th Cloud Expo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
SYS-CON Events announced today the How to Create Angular 2 Clients for the Cloud Workshop, being held June 7, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Angular 2 is a complete re-write of the popular framework AngularJS. Programming in Angular 2 is greatly simplified. Now it’s a component-based well-performing framework. The immersive one-day workshop led by Yakov Fain, a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and...
Customer experience has become a competitive differentiator for companies, and it’s imperative that brands seamlessly connect the customer journey across all platforms. With the continued explosion of IoT, join us for a look at how to build a winning digital foundation in the connected era – today and in the future. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Nguyen, Group Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how to successfully leverage mobile, rapidly deploy content, capture real-time d...
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC Software has been named "Siver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that help businesses transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. BMC Digital Enterprise Management is a set of innovative IT solutions designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mo...
What a difference a year makes. Organizations aren’t just talking about IoT possibilities, it is now baked into their core business strategy. With IoT, billions of devices generating data from different companies on different networks around the globe need to interact. From efficiency to better customer insights to completely new business models, IoT will turn traditional business models upside down. In the new customer-centric age, the key to success is delivering critical services and apps wit...
Join us at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo 2016 – June 7-9 at the Javits Center in New York City and November 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – and deliver your unique message in a way that is striking and unforgettable by taking advantage of SYS-CON's unmatched high-impact, result-driven event / media packages.
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, will provide an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobile software company with over 200 develope...
SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer's modular architecture, full-featured API, and sophisticated automation provide unparalleled performance and control. Its flexible unified platform seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices linked via a world...
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
SYS-CON Events announced today TechTarget has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TechTarget is the Web’s leading destination for serious technology buyers researching and making enterprise technology decisions. Its extensive global networ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
SYS-CON Events announced today Object Management Group® has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
As cloud and storage projections continue to rise, the number of organizations moving to the cloud is escalating and it is clear cloud storage is here to stay. However, is it secure? Data is the lifeblood for government entities, countries, cloud service providers and enterprises alike and losing or exposing that data can have disastrous results. There are new concepts for data storage on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive data around the world. ...
The essence of data analysis involves setting up data pipelines that consist of several operations that are chained together – starting from data collection, data quality checks, data integration, data analysis and data visualization (including the setting up of interaction paths in that visualization). In our opinion, the challenges stem from the technology diversity at each stage of the data pipeline as well as the lack of process around the analysis.