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TORONTO, March 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (“BlackRock Canada”), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), today announced the March 2020 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the TSX or NEO which pay on a monthly or quarterly basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on March 26, 2020 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on March 31, 2020.

Details regarding the “per unit” distribution amounts are as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.049
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.041
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ 0.094
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.036
iShares Global Real Estate Index ETF CGR 0.119
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.086
iShares International Fundamental Index ETF CIE 0.054
iShares Global Infrastructure Index ETF CIF 0.184
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.034
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.043
iShares US Fundamental Index ETF CLU 0.087
iShares US Fundamental Index ETF CLU.C 0.100
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.049
iShares Canadian Fundamental Index ETF CRQ 0.120
iShares Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged) CSD 0.073
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.077
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.068
iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF CWO 0.104
iShares Global Water Index ETF CWW 0.053
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CYH 0.072
Dynamic iShares Active Tactical Bond ETF DXB 0.042
Dynamic iShares Active Canadian Dividend ETF DXC 0.040
Dynamic iShares Active Global Financial Services ETF DXF 0.100
Dynamic iShares Active Crossover Bond ETF DXO 0.057
Dynamic iShares Active Preferred Shares ETF DXP 0.072
Dynamic iShares Active Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF DXV 0.032
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.040
iShares Core Balanced ETF Portfolio XBAL 0.100
iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.072
iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index ETF XBM 0.000
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.052
iShares Canadian Growth Index ETF XCG 0.192
iShares Core Conservative Balanced ETF Portfolio XCNS 0.072
iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index ETF XCS 0.098
iShares Canadian Value Index ETF XCV 0.233
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF XDG 0.040
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF(1) XDG.U 0.031
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XDGH 0.040
iShares Core MSCI Canadian Quality Dividend Index ETF XDIV 0.075
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF XDU 0.049
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF(1) XDU.U 0.038
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XDUH 0.049
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.097
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.059
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF XEG 0.059
iShares S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.084
iShares Jantzi Social Index ETF XEN 0.147
iShares Core Equity ETF Portfolio XEQT 0.062
iShares ESG MSCI Canada Index ETF XESG 0.128
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XFA 0.087
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Canada Index ETF XFC 0.170
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor EAFE Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XFF 0.015
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor EAFE Index ETF XFI 0.015
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.087
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.031
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Index ETF XFS 0.091
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Index ETF(1) XFS.U 0.062
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.042
iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETF XGD 0.008
iShares Global Government Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XGGB 0.029
iShares Core Growth ETF Portfolio XGRO 0.083
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.065
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.073
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.061
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.084
iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF XIC 0.218
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.063
iShares Core Income Balanced ETF Portfolio XINC 0.096
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.066
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index ETF XMA 0.033
iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index ETF XMD 0.179
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XMS 0.125
iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor Index ETF XMTM 0.053
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Index ETF XMU 0.240
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Index ETF(1) XMU.U 0.175
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Canada Index ETF XMV 0.247
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.066
iShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.044
iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor Index ETF XQLT 0.061
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.063
iShares ESG Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF XSAB 0.046
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.053
iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSC 0.049
iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSE 0.048
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.044
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.054
iShares Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.034
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index ETF XST 0.142
iShares ESG Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSTB 0.039
iShares ESG MSCI USA Index ETF XSUS 0.061
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.050
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XUH 0.102
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.077
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF XUU 0.119
iShares Core S&P U.S. Total Market Index ETF(1) XUU.U 0.088
iShares Edge MSCI USA Value Factor Index ETF XVLU 0.111

(1) Distribution per unit amounts are USD for XDG.U, XDU.U, XFS.U, XMU.U, XUU.U

Estimated March Cash Distributions for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF

The March cash distributions per unit for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF are estimated to be as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker Estimated Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Premium Money Market ETF CMR 0.058

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about March 25, 2020, which will provide the final amounts for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF.

Further information on the iShares Funds can be found at http://www.blackrock.com/ca.

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About iShares

iShares unlocks opportunity across markets to meet the evolving needs of investors. With more than twenty years of experience, a global line-up of 900+ exchange traded funds (ETFs) and US$2.24 trillion in assets under management as of December 31, 2019, iShares continues to drive progress for the financial industry. 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$7.43 trillion in AUM as of 12/31/19

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. 

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