June 17, 2011 at 10:06 AM EDT
BlackRock Announces June Monthly Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/17/11 -- (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: XGB)(TSX: XGC)(TSX: XGD)(TSX: XGR)(TSX: XHB)(TSX: XHC)(TSX: XHY)(TSX: XIC)(TSX: XID)(TSX: XIG)(TSX: XIN)(TSX: XIT)(TSX: XIU)(TSX: XLA)(TSX: XLB)(TSX: XMA)(TSX: XMD)(TSX: XPF)(TSX: XQQ)(TSX: XRB)(TSX: XRE)(TSX: XSB)(TSX: XSP)(TSX: XST)(TSX: XSU)(TSX: XTR)(TSX: XUT)(TSX: XWD) -

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), today announced the June 2011 cash distributions for the iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Unitholders of record on June 28, 2011 will receive cash distributions payable on June 30, 2011. 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 Alternatives Completion Portfolio
 Builder Fund                                       XAL              0.47960
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iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund                XBB              0.09612
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iShares S&P®/TSX® Global Base Metals
 Index Fund                                         XBM              0.00867
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iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund                      XBZ              0.25051
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iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund           XCB              0.07625
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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth
 Index Fund                                         XCG              0.04264
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iShares China Index Fund                            XCH              0.20657
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iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder
 Fund                                               XCR              0.36872
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iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index Fund                 XCS              0.08415
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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index
 Fund                                               XCV              0.15560
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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend
 Index Fund                                         XDV              0.04806
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iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets
 Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                       XEB              0.06994
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund            XEG              0.08888
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iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund            XEI              0.05363
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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund            XEM              0.20452
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iShares Jantzi Social Index Fund                    XEN              0.09383
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index
 Fund                                               XFN              0.02928
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iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund          XGB              0.05817
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iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder
 Fund                                               XGC              0.37752
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iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund              XGD              0.00000
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iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund          XGR              0.38756
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iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund                  XHB              0.09233
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iShares S&P Global Healthcare Index Fund
 (CAD-Hedged)                                       XHC              0.23191
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iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund
 (CAD-Hedged)                                       XHY              0.12517
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund         XIC              0.10990
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iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index Fund              XID              0.06168
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iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund           XIG              0.07497
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iShares MSCI EAFE® Index Fund (CAD-
 Hedged)                                            XIN              0.27505
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information
 Technology Index Fund                              XIT              0.00000
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iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund                       XIU              0.11965
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iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund             XLA              0.24084
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iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund               XLB              0.07684
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund         XMA              0.00000
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iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund               XMD              0.10935
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iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred
 Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                      XPF              0.06883
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iShares NASDAQ 100 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)          XQQ              0.02778
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iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index Fund             XRB              0.21320
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund              XRE              0.06076
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iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund              XSB              0.08052
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iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)             XSP              0.09246
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples
 Index Fund                                         XST              0.00000
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iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund (CAD-
 Hedged)                                            XSU              0.02554
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iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund             XTR              0.06000
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Sector
 Fund                                               XUT              0.11134
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iShares MSCI World Index Fund                       XWD              0.23068
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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, 2010, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.561 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, 2010, the firm has approximately 9,100 employees in 25 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 a global product leader in ETFs with over 410 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 16 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 securities 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.

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