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BlackRock(R) Announces Revised Estimated Annual Reinvested Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 -- (TSX:XAL)(TSX:XBB)(TSX:XBM)(TSX:XBZ)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XCG)(TSX:XCH)(TSX:XCR)(TSX:XCS)(TSX:XCV)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XEB)(TSX:XEG)(TSX:XEI)(TSX:XEM)(TSX:XEN)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XFR)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XGC)(TSX:XGD)(TSX:XGR)(TSX:XHB)(TSX:XHC)(TSX:XHD)(TSX:XHY)(TSX:XIC)(TSX:XID)(TSX:XIG)(TSX:XIN)(TSX:XIT)(TSX:XIU)(TSX:XLA)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XMA)(TSX:XMD)(TSX:XMI)(TSX:XMM)(TSX:XMU)(TSX:XMV)(TSX:XMW)(TSX:XPF)(TSX:XQQ)(TSX:XRB)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XSH)(TSX:XSP)(TSX:XST)(TSX:XSU)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XUT)(TSX:XVX)(TSX:XWD)(TSX:CAB.A)(TSX:CAB)(TSX:CBD.A)(TSX:CBD)(TSX:CBH.A)(TSX:CBH)(TSX:CBN.A)(TSX:CBN)(TSX:CBO.A)(TSX:CBO)(TSX:CDZ.A)(TSX:CDZ)(TSX:CEW.A)(TSX:CEW)(TSX:CHB.A)(TSX:CHB)(TSX:CLF.A)(TSX:CLF)(TSX:CLG.A)(TSX:CLG)(TSX:CMR.A)(TSX:CMR)(TSX:CPD.A)(TSX:CPD)(TSX:CSD.A)(TSX:CSD)(TSX:CSD.U)(TSX:CSD.V)(TSX:CUD.A)(TSX:CUD)(TSX:CVD.A)(TSX:CVD)(TSX:CYH.A)(TSX:CYH)(TSX:FIE.A)(TSX:FIE)(TSX:CRQ)(TSX:CRQ.A)(TSX:CLU)(TSX:CLU.A)(TSX:CLU.C)(TSX:CLU.B)(TSX:CIE)(TSX:CIE.A)(TSX:CJP)(TSX:CJP.A)(TSX:CBQ)(TSX:CBQ.A)(TSX:CLO)(TSX:CLO.A)(TSX:CGR)(TSX:CGR.A)(TSX:CIF)(TSX:CIF.A)(TSX:CMW)(TSX:CMW.A)(TSX:CWW)(TSX:CWW.A)(TSX:CWO)(TSX:CWO.A)(TSX:COW)(TSX:COW.A)(TSX:CHI)(TSX:CHI.A)(TSX:CMF)(TSX:CMF.A)(TSX:CBR)(TSX:CBR.A)(TSX:CGL)(TSX:CGL.C)(TSX:SVR)(TSX:SVR.C)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited announces today the estimated annual reinvested distributions for the iShares exchange-traded funds for the 2012 tax year. These annual reinvested distributions generally represent realized capital gains within the funds. The reinvested distributions are not paid in cash but will be reported as taxable distributions and can be used to increase the investor's adjusted cost base of the fund. These estimated reinvested distributions do not include the fourth quarter cash distributions which are reported in a separate press release. These estimates replace the previous estimates issued in a press release dated November 19, 2012.

The ex-dividend date will be December 24, 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.) early in 2013.

The following chart shows the estimated annual reinvested distributions per unit for each of the iShares funds. Unitholders of record on December 28, 2012 for the fund listed in the chart below will receive reinvested distributions payable on January 3, 2013.


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                                                    Estimated               
                                                   Reinvested               
                                                 Distribution    Percent of 
                                                  Per Unit to  December 14, 
                                          Fund   Dec 15, 2012  2012 NAV per 
Fund Name                               Ticker            ($)          unit 
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iShares Alternatives Completion                                             
 Portfolio Builder Fund                    XAL        0.91395          3.31%
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iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund       XBB        0.12582          0.40%
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iShares S&P®/TSX® Global Base                                           
 Metals Index Fund                         XBM        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund             XBZ        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index                                        
 Fund                                      XCB        0.02575          0.12%
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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth                                      
 Index Fund                                XCG        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares China Index Fund                   XCH        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Conservative Core Portfolio                                         
 Builder Fund                              XCR        0.34009          1.45%
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iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index Fund        XCS        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value                                       
 Index Fund                                XCV        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select                                             
 Dividend Index Fund                       XDV        0.65289          3.04%
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iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging                                            
 Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)      XEB        0.17256          0.74%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index                                         
 Fund                                      XEG        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index                                         
 Fund                                      XEI        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index                                         
 Fund                                      XEM        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Jantzi Social Index Fund           XEN        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials                                           
 Index Fund                                XFN        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index                                        
 Fund                                      XFR        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares DEX All Government Bond Index                                       
 Fund                                      XGB        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Global Completion Portfolio                                         
 Builder Fund                              XGC        0.65336          2.46%
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iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund     XGD        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder                                       
 Fund                                      XGR        0.57851          2.26%
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iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund         XHB        0.07473          0.35%
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iShares S&P Global Healthcare Index                                         
 Fund (CAD-Hedged)                         XHC        0.46263          1.88%
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iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity                                           
 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                   XHD        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index                                          
 Fund (CAD-Hedged)                         XHY        0.26488          1.22%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index                                      
 Fund                                      XIC        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index Fund     XID        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index                                        
 Fund (CAD-Hedged)                         XIG        0.65706          2.78%
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iShares MSCI® EAFE Index Fund (CAD-                                       
 Hedged)                                   XIN        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information                                          
 Technology Index Fund                     XIT        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund              XIU        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index                                          
 Fund                                      XLA        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund      XLB        0.33964          1.43%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index                                      
 Fund                                      XMA        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund      XMD        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility                                        
 Index Fund                                XMI        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum                                       
 Volatility Index Fund                     XMM        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility                                         
 Index Fund                                XMU        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility                                      
 Index Fund                                XMV        0.03467          0.16%
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iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum                                      
 Volatility Index Fund                     XMW        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX North American                                              
 Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-                                           
 Hedged)                                   XPF        0.05054          0.25%
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iShares NASDAQ 100 Index Fund (CAD-                                         
 Hedged)                                   XQQ        0.26670          1.20%
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iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index                                          
 Fund                                      XRB        0.47828          1.82%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund     XRE        0.08995          0.52%
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iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund     XSB        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares DEX Short Term Corporate                                            
 Universe + Maple Bond Index Fund          XSH        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-                                            
 Hedged)                                   XSP        0.77977          4.73%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer                                             
 Staples Index Fund                        XST        0.28842          1.15%
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iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund                                          
 (CAD-Hedged)                              XSU        0.14543          0.81%
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iShares Diversified Monthly Income                                          
 Fund                                      XTR        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index                                      
 Fund                                      XUT        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Venture Index Fund         XVX        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares MSCI World Index Fund              XWD        0.22435          0.91%
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The following chart shows the estimated annual reinvested distributions per unit for each of the iShares funds. Unitholders of record on December 28, 2012 for the fund listed in the chart below will receive reinvested distributions payable on January 7, 2013.


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                                                    Estimated               
                                                   Reinvested               
                                                 Distribution    Percent of 
                                                  Per Unit to  December 14, 
                                          Fund   Dec 15, 2012  2012 NAV per 
Fund Name                               Ticker            ($)          unit 
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iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend                                           
 Aristocrats Index Fund                    CDZ        0.71724          3.23%
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                                         CDZ.A        0.34215          1.55%
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iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index                                       
 Fund (CAD-Hedged)                         CUD        0.58039          2.52%
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                                         CUD.A        0.26698          1.16%
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iShares Global Monthly Advantaged                                           
 Dividend Index Fund                       CYH        0.00000          0.00%
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                                         CYH.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Canadian Financial Monthly                                          
 Income Fund                               FIE        0.00000          0.00%
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                                         FIE.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco                                          
 Fund                                      CEW        0.00000          0.00%
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                                         CEW.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Premium Money Market Fund          CMR        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CMR.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Advantaged Canadian Bond                                            
 Index Fund                                CAB        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CAB.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield                                          
 Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)              CHB        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CHB.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Advantaged Short Duration                                           
 High Income Fund                          CSD        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CSD.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Advantaged Short Duration                                           
 High Income Fund (USD Units)         CSD.U(1)        0.00000          0.00%
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                                      CSD.V(1)        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond                                         
 Index Fund                                CVD        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CVD.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government                                        
 Bond Index Fund                           CLF        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CLF.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government                                       
 Bond Index Fund                           CLG        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CLG.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate                                         
 Bond Index Fund                           CBO        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CBO.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate                                        
 Bond Index Fund                           CBH        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CBH.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred                                          
 Share Index Fund                          CPD        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CPD.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Balanced Income                                                     
 CorePortfolio(TM) Fund                    CBD        0.14454          0.73%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CBD.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Balanced Growth                                                     
 CorePortfolio(TM) Fund                    CBN        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CBN.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Canadian Fundamental Index                                          
 Fund                                      CRQ        0.10570          0.90%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CRQ.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares US Fundamental Index Fund          CLU        0.56309          2.97%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CLU.A        0.51436          2.73%
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                                         CLU.C        0.04193          0.27%
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                                         CLU.B        0.04880          0.31%
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iShares International Fundamental                                           
 Index Fund                                CIE        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CIE.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Japan Fundamental Index Fund                                        
 (CAD-Hedged)                              CJP        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CJP.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares BRIC Index Fund                    CBQ        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CBQ.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Oil Sands Index Fund               CLO        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CLO.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Global Real Estate Index Fund      CGR        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CGR.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Global Infrastructure Index                                         
 Fund                                      CIF        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CIF.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Global Mining Index                                         
 Fund                                      CMW        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CMW.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares S&P Global Water Index Fund        CWW        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CWW.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Broad Emerging Markets Fund        CWO        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CWO.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Global Agriculture Index Fund      COW        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         COW.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares China All-Cap Index Fund           CHI        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CHI.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Managed Futures Index Fund         CMF        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CMF.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Broad Commodity Index Fund                                          
 (CAD-Hedged)                              CBR        0.00000          0.00%
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         CBR.A        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Gold Bullion Fund (CAD-                                             
 Hedged)                                   CGL        0.37687          2.49%
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iShares Gold Bullion Fund (Non-                                             
 Hedged)                                 CGL.C        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Silver Bullion Fund (CAD-                                           
 Hedged)                                   SVR        0.00000          0.00%
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iShares Silver Bullion Fund (Non-                                           
 Hedged)                                 SVR.C        0.00000          0.00%
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(1) The estimated reinvested distribution per unit for CSD.U and CSD.V in   
U.S. Dollars.                                                               

Further information on iShares funds can be found at www.iShares.ca.

Possible changes to reinvested distribution per unit amounts

The amounts shown above could change if the iShares funds experience subscriptions or redemptions prior to the December 24, 2012 ex-dividend date. BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited will issue a final press release on December 21, 2012 which will provide the final amounts.

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® ETFs

The iShares business 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.

iShares® Funds are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in iShares Funds. 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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All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we're hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. Every other IT news item seems to be about IoT and its implications on the future of digital business.
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BSQUARE is a global leader of embedded software solutions. We enable smart connected systems at the device level and beyond that millions use every day and provide actionable data solutions for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. We empower our world-class customers with our products, services and solutions to achieve innovation and success. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.
With the iCloud scandal seemingly in its past, Apple announced new iPhones, updates to iPad and MacBook as well as news on OSX Yosemite. Although consumers will have to wait to get their hands on some of that new stuff, what they can get is the latest release of iOS 8 that Apple made available for most in-market iPhones and iPads. Originally announced at WWDC (Apple’s annual developers conference) in June, iOS 8 seems to spearhead Apple’s newfound focus upon greater integration of their products into everyday tasks, cross-platform mobility and self-monitoring. Before you update your device, here is a look at some of the new features and things you may want to consider from a mobile security perspective.