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This website and any documents hosted on it are provided by BlackRock Advisors UK Limited – Dubai Branch to ‘Professional Clients’ as defined by the DFSA. Blackrock Advisors UK Limited – Dubai Branch is regulated by the DFSA and is a branch of BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited which is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’). Any opinions, projections, forecasts or estimates on this website or any document featured on it are those of the author only, who has acted with a high degree of expertise. They reflect only current views of the author and are subject to change without notice. BlackRock Advisors UK Limited – Dubai Branch has not been a party to or had any material input towards the documents featured on this website. Blackrock Advisors UK Limited – Dubai Branch has no obligation to notify a reader or recipient of information, including documentation, contained on this website in the event that any matter, opinion, projection, forecast or estimate contained herein, changes or subsequently becomes inaccurate, or if research on a subject matter is withdrawn. The investments referred to on this website, including within documentation featured on it, do not take into account the recipient’s suitability requirements or investment risk appetite. Recipients are urged to base their investment decisions upon their own appropriate investigations that they deem necessary. In the event of any doubt about any investment, recipients should contact their own investment, legal and/or tax advisers to seek advice regarding the appropriateness of investing. Any loss or other consequence arising from the use of the material and/or information contained on this website shall be the sole and exclusive responsibility of the investor, and Blackrock Advisors UK Limited – Dubai Branch accepts no liability for any such loss or consequence. Please note past performance is not necessarily a reliable guide to future performance of an investment. Blackrock Advisors UK Limited – Dubai Branch aims to be transparent, fair in business dealings and adhere to DFSA conflicts of interest requirements. For further information please contact the BlackRock Advisors UK Limited – Dubai Branch principal place of business: Unit L15 01A, Level 15, ICD Brookfield Place, Dubai International Finance Centre, PO Box 506661, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Tel: +971 (0) 4 450 07 00 (DFSA Reference Number F000738).

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BlackRock Global Funds (BGF) BlackRock Strategic Funds (BSF) and BlackRock Global Index Funds (BGIF) are open-ended investment companies established in Luxembourg, which are available for sale in certain jurisdictions only. BGF, BSF and BGIF have each been authorised by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (the ‘CSSF’) as an undertaking for collective investments in transferable securities pursuant to the provisions of Part I of the law of 17 December 2010, as amended from time to time and are regulated pursuant to such law. BGF, BSF and BGIF are not available for sale in the U.S. or to U.S. persons. Product information concerning BGF, BSF, BGIF should not be published in the U.S. Subscriptions in BGF, BSF and BGIF are valid only if made on the basis of the current Prospectus, the most recent financial reports and the Key Investor Information Document, which are available on our website. Prospectuses, Key Investor Information Documents and application forms may not be available to investors in certain jurisdictions where the Fund in question has not been authorised.

Information about Irish-domiciled Exchange Traded Funds

iShares plc, iShares II plc, iShares III plc, iShares IV plc, iShares V plc, iShares VI plc and iShares VII plc (together 'the Companies') are open-ended investment companies with variable capital having segregated liability between their funds organised under the laws of Ireland and authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Information about German-domiciled Exchange Traded Funds

The German domiciled funds are "undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities" in conformity with the directives within the meaning of the German Law on the investments. These funds are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG which is authorised and regulated by the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (‘BaFin’).

Information about Swiss-domiciled Exchange Traded Funds

iShares ETF (CH) and iShares ETF II (CH) are umbrella funds established under the Swiss Collective Investment Schemes Act (CISA) of June 23, 2006, as amended, and are divided into sub-funds. The funds are regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (‘FINMA’).

The funds described in the following pages of this website are administered and managed by companies within the BlackRock Group and can be marketed in certain jurisdictions only. It is your responsibility to be aware of the applicable laws and regulations of your country of residence. Further information is available in the Prospectus or other constitutional document for each fund. The Shares in these Funds may not have been filed with, or approved or disapproved by, any regulatory authority of any other country or jurisdiction. No sale of Shares will be made in any jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation, or sale is not authorised or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make the offer, solicitation or sale. It is your responsibility to be aware of the applicable laws and regulations of your country of residence. If any such offer of Shares is made, it will be made pursuant to the current relevant Prospectus that contains material information not contained herein and to which prospective investors will be referred. Any decision to invest in Shares should be made solely on reliance upon the Prospectus or such agreement. Applications to invest in any fund referred to on this website, must only be made on the basis of the offer document relating to the specific investment (e.g. prospectus, simplified prospectus, key investor information document or other applicable terms and conditions).

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• The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and are not guaranteed.

• You may not get back the amount you invested.

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• The levels and bases of, and reliefs from, taxation changed in the last Budget and may change in the future.

• Rates of exchange may cause the value of investments to go up or down.

• Fluctuation may be particularly marked in the case of a higher volatility fund and the value of an investment may fall suddenly and substantially.

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Please note that while some of the BlackRock funds are "ring-fenced", others form part of a single company and are not. For BlackRock funds that do not have segregated liability status, in the event of a single BlackRock fund being unable to meet liabilities attributable to that BlackRock fund out of the assets attributable to it, the excess may be met out of the assets attributable to the other BlackRock funds within the same company. We refer you to the prospectus or other relevant terms and conditions of each BlackRock fund for further information in this regard.

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