(TSX: XAL)(TSX: XBB)(TSX: XBZ)(TSX: XCB)(TSX: XCG)(TSX: XCH)(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: XHY)(TSX: XIC)(TSX: XID)(TSX: XIG)(TSX: XIN)(TSX: XIT)(TSX: XIU)(TSX: XLA)(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, an indirect subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), today announced today the second quarter 2010 cash distributions for the iShares funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Unitholders of record on June 29, 2010 will receive cash distributions payable on June 30, 2010. 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       0.40923
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iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund                       XBB       0.31285
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iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund                             XBZ       0.09500
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iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund                  XCB       0.23830
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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund          XCG       0.05771
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iShares China Index Fund                                   XCH       0.13384
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iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund           XCR       0.32752
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iShares S&P®/TSX® SmallCap Index Fund                  XCS       0.08688
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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund           XCV       0.17453
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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index
Fund                                                      XDV       0.19257
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund                   XEG       0.11163
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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund                   XEM       0.14434
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iShares Jantzi Social Index Fund                           XEN       0.10665
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund               XFN       0.19739
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iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund                 XGB       0.19975
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iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund           XGC       0.35733
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iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund                     XGD             -
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iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund                 XGR       0.34937
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iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-
Hedged)                                                   XHY       0.31380
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund                XIC       0.11523
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iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index Fund                     XID       0.05990
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iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund                  XIG       0.20050
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iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                  XIN       0.26418
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology
Index Fund                                                XIT             -
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iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund                              XIU       0.10905
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iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund                    XLA       0.10440
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iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund                      XLB       0.23466
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund                XMA             -
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iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund                      XMD       0.12637
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iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index Fund                    XRB       0.22801
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund                     XRE       0.18981
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iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund                     XSB       0.26839
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iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)                    XSP       0.09077
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iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)            XSU       0.03258
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iShares S&P/TSX Income Trust Index Fund                    XTR       0.22529
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iShares MSCI World Index Fund                              XWD       0.19367
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Further information on iShares funds can be found at www.iShares.ca.

About BlackRock

BlackRock, Inc. ("BlackRock") is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At March 31, 2010, BlackRock's AUM was US$3.364 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 March 31, 2010, the firm has approximately 8,500 employees in 24 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

iShares is the global product leader in exchange traded funds 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 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.

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