(TSX: XAL)(TSX: XBB)(TSX: XCB)(TSX: XCG)(TSX: XCR)(TSX: XCS)(TSX: XCV)(TSX: XDV)(TSX: XEG)(TSX: XEM)(TSX: XEN)(TSX: XFN)(TSX: XGB)(TSX: XGC)(TSX: XGD)(TSX: XGR)(TSX: XIC)(TSX: XIN)(TSX: XIT)(TSX: XIU)(TSX: XLB)(TSX: XMA)(TSX: XMD)(TSX: XRB)(TSX: XRE)(TSX: XSB)(TSX: XSP)(TSX: XSU)(TSX: XTR)(TSX: XWD)

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited announced today the fourth quarter 2009 cash distributions to holders of iShares Funds. Unitholders of record on December 30, 2009 will receive cash distributions payable on December 31, 2009. The ex-dividend date will be December 24, 2009. These cash distributions do not include the estimated annual reinvested distributions which are reported in a separate press release. Details of the fourth quarter per unit cash distributions are as follows:


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Fund Name                        Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
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iShares Alternatives Completion
Portfolio Builder Fund                   XAL                        0.54300
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iShares CDN Bond Index Fund              XBB                        0.34667
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iShares CDN Corporate Bond Index
Fund                                     XCB                        0.25653
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iShares CDN Growth Index Fund            XCG                        0.05685
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iShares Conservative Core
Portfolio Builder Fund                   XCR                        0.33322
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Small Cap
Index Fund                               XCS                        0.09924
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iShares CDN Value Index Fund             XCV                        0.17967
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iShares CDN Dividend Index Fund          XDV                        0.17050
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iShares CDN Energy Sector Index
Fund                                     XEG                        0.10750
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iShares CDN MSCI Emerging Markets
Index Fund                               XEM                        0.12936
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iShares CDN Jantzi Social Fund           XEN                        0.09618
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iShares CDN Financial Sector
Index Fund                               XFN                        0.18980
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iShares CDN Government Bond Index
Fund                                     XGB                        0.22132
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iShares Global Completion
Portfolio Builder Fund                   XGC                        0.40737
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Global Gold
Index Fund                               XGD                        0.00000
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iShares Growth Core Portfolio
Builder Fund                             XGR                        0.30705
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iShares CDN Composite Index Fund         XIC                        0.11232
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iShares CDN MSCI EAFE Index Fund         XIN                        0.28344
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iShares CDN Tech Sector Index
Fund                                     XIT                        0.00000
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iShares CDN LargeCap 60 Index
Fund                                     XIU                        0.10585
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iShares CDN Long Bond Index Fund         XLB                        0.24784
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iShares CDN Materials Sector
Index Fund                               XMA                        0.00000
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iShares CDN Completion Index Fund        XMD                        0.14427
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iShares CDN Real Return Bond
Index Fund                               XRB                        0.24656
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iShares CDN REIT Sector Index
Fund                                     XRE                        0.17020
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iShares CDN Short Bond Index Fund        XSB                        0.29893
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iShares CDN S&P 500 Index Fund           XSP                        0.10171
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iShares CDN Russell 2000 Index
Fund                                     XSU                        0.07240
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iShares CDN Income Trust Sector
Index Fund                               XTR                        0.26173
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iShares CDN MSCI World Index Fund        XWD                        0.23145
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Further information on iShares Funds can be found at www.iShares.ca.

About BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited and its affiliates worldwide ("BlackRock") is one of the largest institutional investment managers in the world. BlackRock leads the world in managing index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs), with over 200 iShares Funds representing $488 billion in assets. As at September 30, 2009, BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited managed over $69 billion in Canadian assets and in other assets for Canadian clients, including over $22 billion in the TSX-listed iShares Funds. BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited has offices in Toronto and Montreal.

Contacts: More Information, or to schedule an interview: Contact for Media: Lisa An 416-955-4587 an@veritascanada.com All other inquiries: 1-866-iShares (1-866-474-2737) iSharesCanada@blackrock.com

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