PERFORMANCE


The above results are hypothetical and are intended for illustrative purposes only. The Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses, were deducted. As a result of the risks and limitations inherent in hypothetical performance data, hypothetical results may differ from actual performance.

Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual performance and are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk. There are frequently differences between simulated performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular fund. In addition, since trades have not actually been executed, simulated results cannot account for the impact of certain market risks such as lack of liquidity. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or the implementation of any specific investment strategy, which cannot be fully accounted for the in the preparation of simulated results and all of which can adversely affect actual results.



The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

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Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Cash Amount Total Distribution Reinvested
Total Distribution per Unit for Tax Purposes Eligible Dividends Non Eligible Dividends Other Income Capital Gains Return of Capital Interest Income Foreign Income Foreign Tax Paid Year

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All amounts given in Canadian dollars.

 

At least once each year, the Fund will distribute all net taxable income to investors. These distributions will either be paid in cash or reinvested in the Fund, as may be determined by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited from time to time. These distributions will consist primarily of distributions received from the securities held within the Fund less Fund expenses, plus any realized capital gains generated from securities transactions within the Fund.

 

The amounts of past distributions are shown below. The characterization of distributions for tax purposes (such as dividends, other income, capital gains etc.) for each period will be reported only after the Fund's tax year end. Therefore, the chart below showing the tax characteristics will be updated only once each tax year. For tax purposes, these amounts will be reported by brokers on official tax statements.

Holdings

as of 28-Apr-2016

Ticker Name Sector Country of Risk Shares Market Value Weight (%) Price Exchange Notional Value
BNS BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA Financials Canada 64,170 $4,186,451 8.39 65.24 Toronto Stock Exchange 4,186,450.80
NA NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA Financials Canada 91,509 $4,113,330 8.24 44.95 Toronto Stock Exchange 4,113,329.55
CM CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE Financials Canada 39,814 $4,051,473 8.12 101.76 Toronto Stock Exchange 4,051,472.64
RY ROYAL BANK OF CANADA Financials Canada 50,225 $3,906,501 7.83 77.78 Toronto Stock Exchange 3,906,500.50
BMO BANK OF MONTREAL Financials Canada 47,748 $3,890,030 7.79 81.47 Toronto Stock Exchange 3,890,029.56
TD TORONTO DOMINION Financials Canada 67,840 $3,771,904 7.56 55.60 Toronto Stock Exchange 3,771,904.00
CPG CRESCENT POINT ENERGY CORP Energy Canada 144,223 $3,089,257 6.19 21.42 Toronto Stock Exchange 3,089,256.66
CNQ CANADIAN NATURAL RESOURCES LIMITED Energy Canada 75,394 $2,856,679 5.72 37.89 Toronto Stock Exchange 2,856,678.66
PPL PEMBINA PIPELINE CORP. Energy Canada 73,234 $2,780,695 5.57 37.97 Toronto Stock Exchange 2,780,694.98
ARX ARC RESOURCES LTD. Energy Canada 129,400 $2,646,230 5.30 20.45 Toronto Stock Exchange 2,646,230.00
Ticker Name Weight (%) Price Shares Market Value Notional Value Sector SEDOL CUSIP Exchange Country of Risk Currency Market Currency FX Rate
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 28-Apr-2016
  Canada 99.37%
  Other 0.63%
Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the country where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
as of 28-Apr-2016

% of Market Value

Diversified Banks

47.91%

Integrated Oil & Gas

18.85%

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

17.21%

Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation

15.40%

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.63%

Allocations are subject to change.
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Canadian iShares ETFs are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"). Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in iShares ETFs. Please read the prospectus before investing in iShares ETFs. iShares ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

BlackRock Canada is providing access through iShares.ca to the websites of the online brokerage firms listed above; however, BlackRock Canada is not offering to sell iShares ETFs. Canadian investors may only purchase or trade iShares ETFs through IIROC registered dealers, including the online brokerage firms listed above. BlackRock Canada does not pay or receive any compensation from the online brokerage firms listed above for any purchases or trades of iShares ETFs or for investors who choose to open an online brokerage account.

KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 29-Apr-2016

$18,946,647
Size of Fund (Common and Advisor)

as of 29-Apr-2016

$49,825,557
Inception Date   Jun 16, 2006
Exchange Toronto Stock Exchange
Asset Class Equity

Units Outstanding 3,087,891
Number of Holdings

as of 28-Apr-2016

16
CUSIP 088894100
Price  

as of 29-Apr-2016

6.06

FEES as of 16-Jun-2006

Management Fee  

0.50%

Management Expense Ratio (MER)  

1.22%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Investment Program*   DRIP
Eligible for Registered Plans   Y
Distribution Frequency   Monthly
Last Distribution per Share

as of 27-Apr-2016

0.05000
DRIP Price

as of -

-

P/E Ratio  

as of 28-Apr-2016

13.49
P/B Ratio  

as of 28-Apr-2016

1.62

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Important information about the iShares® Funds

iShares® ETFs are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in iShares ETFs. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or operational charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. The funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Tax, investment and all other decisions should be made, as appropriate, only with guidance from a qualified professional.

Index returns are denominated in Canadian Dollars for all funds, except XIG and XHY. For XIG and XHY, index returns shown are denominated in U.S. Dollars. Fund returns are denominated in Canadian Dollars for all iShares ETFs.

Although BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (together with its affiliates, “BlackRock”) shall obtain data from sources that BlackRock considers reliable, all data contained herein is provided “as is” and BlackRock makes no representation or warranty of any kind, either express or implied, with respect to such data, the timeliness thereof, the results to be obtained by the use thereof or any other matter. BlackRock expressly disclaims any and all implied warranties, including without limitation, warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

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