(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:XHB)(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:XRB)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XSP)(TSX:XSU)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XWD)


BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited announces today the revised estimated
annual reinvested distributions for the iShares exchange-traded funds for the
2010 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. These estimated
reinvested distributions do not include the fourth quarter cash distributions
which are reported in a separate press release. These estimates replace the
previous estimates issued in a press release dated November 18, 2010. 


Unitholders of record on December 30, 2010 will receive reinvested distributions
payable on December 31, 2010. The ex-dividend date will be December 24, 2010.
The actual taxable amounts of reinvested and cash distributions for 2010,
including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to
brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.) early in 2011. 


The following chart shows the estimated annual reinvested distributions per unit
for each of the iShares funds. 




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                                                  Estimated                 
                                                 Reinvested       Percent of
                                               Distribution     December 15,
                                            Per Unit to Dec     2010 NAV per
Fund Name                      Fund Ticker     15, 2010 ($)             unit
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iShares Alternatives                                                        
 Completion Portfolio                                                       
 Builder Fund                          XAL          0.54409            2.20%
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iShares DEX Universe Bond                                                   
 Index Fund                            XBB          0.02433            0.08%
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iShares MSCI Brazil Index                                                   
 Fund                                  XBZ                -            0.00%
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iShares DEX All Corporate                                                   
 Bond Index Fund                       XCB          0.27896            1.37%
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iShares Dow Jones Canada                                                    
 Select Growth Index Fund              XCG                -            0.00%
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iShares China Index Fund               XCH                -            0.00%
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iShares Conservative Core                                                   
 Portfolio Builder Fund                XCR          0.51478            2.31%
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iShares S&P(R)/TSX(R)                                                       
 SmallCap Index Fund                   XCS          0.74867            4.11%
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iShares Dow Jones Canada                                                    
 Select Value Index Fund               XCV          0.10756            0.52%
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iShares Dow Jones Canada                                                    
 Select Dividend Index                                                      
 Fund                                  XDV                -            0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped                                                      
 Energy Index Fund                     XEG                -            0.00%
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iShares MSCI Emerging                                                       
 Markets Index Fund                    XEM          0.00190            0.01%
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iShares Jantzi Social                                                       
 Index Fund                            XEN                -            0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped                                                      
 Financials Index Fund                 XFN          0.02681            0.12%
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iShares DEX All                                                             
 Government Bond Index                                                      
 Fund                                  XGB          0.04154            0.20%
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iShares Global Completion                                                   
 Portfolio Builder Fund                XGC          0.17425            0.73%
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iShares S&P/TSX Global                                                      
 Gold Index Fund                       XGD          0.56693            2.17%
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iShares Growth Core                                                         
 Portfolio Builder Fund                XGR          0.46390            1.95%
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iShares DEX HYBrid Bond                                                     
 Index Fund                            XHB                -            0.00%
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iShares U.S. High Yield                                                     
 Bond Index Fund (CAD-                                                      
 Hedged)                               XHY          0.38348            1.88%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped                                                      
 Composite Index Fund                  XIC                -            0.00%
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iShares S&P CNX Nifty                                                       
 India Index Fund                      XID                -            0.00%
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iShares U.S. IG Corporate                                                   
 Bond Index Fund                       XIG          0.70040            3.45%
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iShares MSCI EAFE Index                                                     
 Fund (CAD-Hedged)                     XIN                -            0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped                                                      
 Information Technology                                                     
 Index Fund                            XIT                -            0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index                                                    
 Fund                                  XIU                -            0.00%
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iShares S&P Latin America                                                   
 40 Index Fund                         XLA                -            0.00%
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iShares DEX Long Term                                                       
 Bond Index Fund                       XLB                -            0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped                                                      
 Materials Index Fund                  XMA                -            0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX                                                             
 Completion Index Fund                 XMD                -            0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX North                                                       
 American Preferred Stock                                                   
 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)               XPF                -            0.00%
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iShares DEX Real Return                                                     
 Bond Index Fund                       XRB          0.42108            1.96%
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iShares S&P/TSX Capped                                                      
 REIT Index Fund                       XRE                -            0.00%
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iShares DEX Short Term                                                      
 Bond Index Fund                       XSB                -            0.00%
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iShares S&P 500 Index                                                       
 Fund (CAD-Hedged)                     XSP          0.32207            2.26%
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iShares Russell 2000(R)                                                     
 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)               XSU                -            0.00%
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iShares S&P/TSX Income                                                      
 Trust Index Fund                      XTR                -            0.00%
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iShares MSCI World Index                                                    
 Fund                                  XWD          0.00559            0.02%
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Further information on iShares funds can be found at www.iShares.ca.

Possible changes to reinvested distribution per unit amounts

The amounts shown above could change if the iShares funds experience
subscriptions or redemptions prior to the December 24, 2010 ex-dividend date.
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited will issue a final press release on
December 24, 2010 which will provide the final amounts.


About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory
services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At September 30, 2010,
BlackRock's AUM was $3.446 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(R) (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(TM). Headquartered in New
York City, as of September 30, 2010, the firm has approximately 8,900 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

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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