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.

 

Cash distribution per unit, reinvested distribution per unit, total distribution per unit and total distribution per unit for tax purposes amounts for XEG, XIC, XMD, XIU, XGD, XFN and XMA prior to August 8, 2008 have been retroactively adjusted to reflect unit splits effective August 8, 2008. For more information regarding the unit splits, including the split ratios, please see the fund overview pages for XEG, XIC, XMD, XIU, XGD, XFN and XMA.

Holdings

as of 26-May-2016

Ticker Name Sector Country of Risk Shares Market Value Weight (%) Price Exchange Notional Value
ABX BARRICK GOLD CORP Materials Canada 836,723 $18,583,618 12.23 22.21 Toronto Stock Exchange 18,583,617.83
G GOLDCORP INC Materials Canada 596,317 $13,059,342 8.60 21.90 Toronto Stock Exchange 13,059,342.30
POT POTASH CORPORATION OF SASKATCHEWAN Materials Canada 600,808 $13,025,517 8.57 21.68 Toronto Stock Exchange 13,025,517.44
AGU AGRIUM INC. Materials Canada 99,223 $11,661,679 7.68 117.53 Toronto Stock Exchange 11,661,679.19
FNV FRANCO NEVADA CORP Materials Canada 127,311 $10,459,872 6.88 82.16 Toronto Stock Exchange 10,459,871.76
AEM AGNICO-EAGLE MINES LIMITED Materials Canada 157,297 $9,209,739 6.06 58.55 Toronto Stock Exchange 9,209,739.35
SLW SILVER WHEATON CORP Materials Canada 289,769 $7,081,954 4.66 24.44 Toronto Stock Exchange 7,081,954.36
K KINROSS GOLD CORP Materials Canada 883,028 $5,174,544 3.41 5.86 Toronto Stock Exchange 5,174,544.08
CCL.B CCL INDUSTRIES INC. CL B Materials Canada 19,513 $4,351,984 2.86 223.03 Toronto Stock Exchange 4,351,984.39
FM FIRST QUANTUM MINERALS LTD Materials Canada 495,029 $4,316,653 2.84 8.72 Toronto Stock Exchange 4,316,652.88
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 26-May-2016

% of Market Value

Gold

55.75%

Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals

16.25%

Diversified Metals & Mining

9.57%

Silver

7.49%

Forest Products

4.27%

Metal & Glass Containers

3.35%

Commodity Chemicals

2.35%

Precious Metals & Minerals

0.53%

Steel

0.35%

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.08%

Allocations are subject to change.
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KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 27-May-2016

$149,825,511
Inception Date   Dec 19, 2005
Exchange Toronto Stock Exchange
Asset Class Equity
Benchmark Index S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index
Index Provider Standard & Poors
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2014
Rebalance Freq Quarterly

Units Outstanding 12,400,000
Number of Holdings

as of 26-May-2016

45
CUSIP 46431E101
Price  

as of 27-May-2016

12.09
Options Available Yes

FEES as of 19-Dec-2005

Management Fee  

0.55%

Management Expense Ratio (MER)  

0.61%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

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

as of 16-Mar-2016

0.04738
DRIP Price

as of 16-Mar-2016

10.93000

P/E Ratio  

as of 26-May-2016

21.59
P/B Ratio  

as of 26-May-2016

1.33

Distribution Yield  

as of 26-May-2016

1.55%
12m Trailing Yield  

as of 26-May-2016

1.29%

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