CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: BlackRock Announces Quarterly Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2010) - A correction from source is being issued with respect to the BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited release that was issued December 17th, 2010 at 14:17 ET. The fund name under the symbol XTR was called iShares S&P/TSX Income Trust Index Fund but should have been iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund. The correct version follows:

(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 announced today the fourth quarter 2010 cash distributions to holders of iShares Funds. Unitholders of record on December 30, 2010 will receive cash distributions payable on December 31, 2010. The ex-dividend date will be December 24, 2010. 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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Cash

Distribution

Fund Name Fund Ticker Per Unit ($)

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iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder

Fund XAL 0.60277

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iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund XBB 0.09985

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iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund XBZ 0.51774

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iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB 0.08068

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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund XCG 0.01085

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iShares China Index Fund XCH 0.10223

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iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund XCR 0.30085

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iShares S&P(R)/TSX(R) SmallCap Index Fund XCS 0.11220

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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund XCV 0.14549

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iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund XDV 0.04680

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund XEG 0.09486

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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund XEM 0.16402

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iShares Jantzi Social Index Fund XEN 0.07146

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund XFN 0.02944

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iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund XGB 0.06232

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iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund XGC 0.41016

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iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund XGD -

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iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund XGR 0.37896

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iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund XHB 0.09247

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iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-

Hedged) XHY 0.11776

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund XIC 0.11272

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iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index Fund XID -

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iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund XIG 0.08100

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iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XIN 0.11935

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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 0.10380

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iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund XLA 0.23850

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iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund XLB 0.07738

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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 0.13130

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iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock

Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.06785

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iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index Fund XRB 0.24326

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iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund XRE 0.06789

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iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB 0.08107

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iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSP 0.11493

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iShares Russell 2000(R) Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) XSU 0.10802

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iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund XTR 0.06000

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iShares MSCI World Index Fund XWD 0.17530

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Further information on iShares funds can be found at www.iShares.ca.

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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