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BlackRock(R) Announces April Monthly Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/12/13 -- (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:CDZ)(TSX:CDZ.A)(TSX:CEW)(TSX:CEW.A)(TSX:CHB)(TSX:CHB.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:CSD.U)(TSX:CSD.V)(TSX:CUD)(TSX:CUD.A)(TSX:CVD)(TSX:CVD.A)(TSX:CYH)(TSX:CYH.A)(TSX:FIE)(TSX:FIE.A)(TSX:XBB)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XEB)(TSX:XEI)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XFR)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XHB)(TSX:XHD)(TSX:XHY)(TSX:XIG)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XPF)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XSH)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XUT)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the April 2013 cash distributions for iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record on April 25, 2013 will receive cash distributions payable on April 30, 2013.

Details of 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 Advantaged Canadian Bond Index Fund          CAB             0.04600
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                                                   CAB.A             0.03600
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iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio(TM)                                   
 Fund                                                CBD             0.04800
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CBD.A             0.02870
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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond                                   
 Index Fund                                          CBH             0.07550
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CBH.A             0.06600
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iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio(TM)                                   
 Fund                                                CBN             0.02330
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CBN.A             0.00800
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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond                                    
 Index Fund                                          CBO             0.07400
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CBO.A             0.06430
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iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend                                     
 Aristocrats Index Fund                              CDZ             0.06400
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CDZ.A             0.04750
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iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco Fund              CEW             0.02300
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CEW.A             0.03250
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iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond                                     
 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                             CHB             0.10900
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CHB.A             0.09900
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iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond                                   
 Index Fund                                          CLF             0.06250
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CLF.A             0.05310
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iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond                                  
 Index Fund                                          CLG             0.06200
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CLG.A             0.05250
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iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share                                    
 Index Fund                                          CPD             0.06100
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CPD.A             0.05300
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iShares Advantaged Short Duration High                                      
 Income Fund                                         CSD             0.08300
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CSD.A             0.07500
                                            --------------------------------
                                                CSD.U(1)             0.08300
                                            --------------------------------
                                                CSD.V(1)             0.07500
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iShares S&P US Dividend Growers Index Fund                                  
 (CAD-Hedged)                                        CUD             0.04000
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CUD.A             0.02200
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iShares Advantaged Convertible Bond Index                                   
 Fund                                                CVD             0.08100
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CVD.A             0.07200
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iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend                                  
 Index Fund                                          CYH             0.04650
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   CYH.A             0.03550
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iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income                                   
 Fund                                                FIE             0.04000
                                            --------------------------------
                                                   FIE.A             0.04000
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iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund                 XBB             0.08425
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iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund            XCB             0.06731
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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend                                    
 Index Fund                                          XDV             0.07819
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iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets                                    
 Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                        XEB             0.06413
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iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund             XEI             0.08116
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund         XFN             0.06933
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iShares DEX Floating Rate Note Index Fund            XFR             0.02278
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iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund           XGB             0.05309
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iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund                   XHB             0.08819
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iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index Fund                                
 (CAD-Hedged)                                        XHD             0.05423
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iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund                                     
 (CAD-Hedged)                                        XHY             0.10671
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iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund                                   
 (CAD-Hedged)                                        XIG             0.06372
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iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund                XLB             0.07421
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iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred                                    
 Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                       XPF             0.07752
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund               XRE             0.06072
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iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund               XSB             0.06673
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iShares DEX Short Term Corporate Universe +                                 
 Maple Bond Index Fund                               XSH             0.05819
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iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund              XTR             0.06000
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index Fund          XUT             0.07384
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(1) The cash distribution per unit for CSD.U and CSD.V are in U.S. Dollars.

The April cash distributions per unit for the iShares Premium Money Market Fund 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 Fund                    CMR             0.03372
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                                                   CMR.A             0.02127
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BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited will issue a press release on April 24, 2013 which will provide the final amounts.

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 December 31, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.792 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 December 31, 2012, the firm has approximately 10,500 employees in 30 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.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

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