BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) announces that the Board of Trustees of iShares Trust has authorized a share split for iShares California Muni Bond ETF (CMF) and iShares New York Muni Bond ETF (NYF).
The Board has approved a 2-for-1 split for these funds for shareholders of record as of the close of business on October 13, 2017, payable after the close of trading on October 17, 2017. The 2-for-1 split will lower the share price and increase the number of outstanding shares. The total value of shares outstanding is not affected by the split.
|Fund Name||Ticker||Inception Date||NAV/Share||Proposed Forward|
|(as of 09/29/17)||Split Ratio|
|iShares California Muni Bond ETF||CMF||10/04/2007||$118.28||2 for 1|
|iShares New York Muni Bond ETF||NYF||10/04/2007||$111.73||2 for 1|
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1 Based on $5.68 trillion in AUM as of 6/30/17
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Fixed income risks include interest-rate and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in bond values. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the bond issuer will not be able to make principal and interest payments. There may be less information on the financial condition of municipal issuers than for public corporations. The market for municipal bonds may be less liquid than for taxable bonds. Some investors may be subject to federal or state income taxes or the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). Capital gains distributions, if any, are taxable.
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