(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 announces today the final annual
reinvested distributions for the iShares exchange traded funds for the 2009 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. The net asset value and the number of
units outstanding for each iShares Fund will not change as a result of these
reinvested distributions. These reinvested distributions do not include the
fourth quarter cash distributions which were reported in a separate press
release dated December 17, 2009.


Unitholders of record on December 30, 2009 will receive reinvested distributions
payable on December 31, 2009. The ex-dividend date will be December 24, 2009.
The actual taxable amounts of reinvested and cash distributions for 2009,
including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to
brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.) early in 2010. 


The following chart shows the final annual reinvested distributions per unit for
each of the iShares Funds. 




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                                                         Final Reinvested
                                                  Fund   Distribution Per
Fund Name                                       Ticker      Unit for 2009
                                                                       ($)
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iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio                          
 Builder Fund                                      XAL            0.24352
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iShares CDN Bond Index Fund                        XBB                  -
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iShares CDN Corporate Bond Index Fund              XCB            0.20852
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iShares CDN Growth Index Fund                      XCG                  -
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iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder
 Fund                                              XCR            0.11651
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Small Cap Index Fund           XCS                  -
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iShares CDN Value Index Fund                       XCV                  -
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iShares CDN Dividend Index Fund                    XDV                  -
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iShares CDN Energy Sector Index Fund               XEG                  -
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iShares CDN MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund       XEM                  -
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iShares CDN Jantzi Social Fund                     XEN                  -
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iShares CDN Financial Sector Index Fund            XFN                  -
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iShares CDN Government Bond Index Fund             XGB            0.00688
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iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder                        
 Fund                                              XGC                  -
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iShares CDN S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund         XGD                  -
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iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund         XGR                  -
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iShares CDN Composite Index Fund                   XIC                  -
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iShares CDN MSCI EAFE Index Fund                   XIN                  -
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iShares CDN Tech Sector Index Fund                 XIT                  -
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iShares CDN LargeCap 60 Index Fund                 XIU                  -
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iShares CDN Long Bond Index Fund                   XLB                  -
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iShares CDN Materials Sector Index Fund            XMA                  -
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iShares CDN Completion Index Fund                  XMD                  -
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iShares CDN Real Return Bond Index Fund            XRB            0.01578
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iShares CDN REIT Sector Index Fund                 XRE                  -
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iShares CDN Short Bond Index Fund                  XSB            0.07180
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iShares CDN S&P 500 Index Fund                     XSP                  -
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iShares CDN Russell 2000 Index Fund                XSU                  -
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iShares CDN Income Trust Sector Index Fund         XTR                  -
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iShares CDN MSCI World Index Fund                  XWD                  -
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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.


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