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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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

Issuer Weight (%)

as of 29-Apr-2016

Name Sector Country of Risk CUSIP Asset Class SEDOL Market Value Weight (%) Price Maturity Coupon (%) Currency Market Currency FX Rate Duration Notional Value YTM (%) Mod. Duration Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%)
USD/CAD Cash and/or Derivatives Canada - FWD - $15,180,731 2.89 1.00 May 4, 2016 0.00 CAD CAD 0.80 0.00 15,180,730.75 - 0.00 - -
NUMERICABLE GROUP SA 144A Communications France 67054LAB3 FI BLWP4K7 $2,510,581 0.48 125.57 May 15, 2022 6.00 CAD USD 0.80 4.34 2,510,580.96 5.97 4.95 - 5.97
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS CORP 144A Communications United States 35906AAX6 FI BYP60N3 $2,301,671 0.44 126.90 Sep 15, 2025 11.00 CAD USD 0.80 5.90 2,301,670.73 10.81 5.71 - 10.81
HCA INC Consumer Non-Cyclical United States 404121AC9 FI B66GLR7 $2,245,201 0.43 138.65 Feb 15, 2020 6.50 CAD USD 0.80 3.40 2,245,200.75 3.52 3.35 - 3.52
FIRST DATA CORPORATION 144A Technology United States 319963BP8 FI BYV2S75 $2,188,329 0.42 128.70 Dec 1, 2023 7.00 CAD USD 0.80 4.62 2,188,328.73 6.57 5.67 - 6.36
SPRINT CORP Communications United States 85207UAF2 FI BSDRYY5 $2,123,165 0.40 97.55 Sep 15, 2023 7.88 CAD USD 0.80 5.35 2,123,164.83 12.59 5.09 - 12.59
REYNOLDS GROUP ISSUER LLC Capital Goods United States 761735AP4 FI B92ZDK6 $2,085,701 0.40 130.08 Oct 15, 2020 5.75 CAD USD 0.80 1.38 2,085,701.48 4.83 3.91 - 3.93
WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION 144A Technology United States 958102AK1 FI BD39930 $2,022,498 0.39 121.89 Apr 1, 2024 10.50 CAD USD 0.80 5.17 2,022,497.54 11.00 5.22 - 11.00
ALTICE LUXEMBOURG SA 144A Communications Luxembourg 02154VAA9 FI BLWF9X5 $1,909,048 0.36 125.27 May 15, 2022 7.75 CAD USD 0.80 4.38 1,909,047.99 7.79 4.68 - 7.79
TENET HEALTHCARE CORPORATION Consumer Non-Cyclical United States 88033GCE8 FI BGM16M6 $1,831,580 0.35 130.04 Apr 1, 2022 8.13 CAD USD 0.80 4.77 1,831,579.56 7.36 4.64 - 7.36
Name Asset Class Weight (%) Price Market Value Notional Value Sector SEDOL CUSIP Coupon (%) Maturity Country of Risk Currency Market Currency YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Duration Mod. Duration FX Rate
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 28-Apr-2016

% of Market Value

Cash and Derivatives

2.54%

0 - 1 Years

8.17%

1 - 2 Years

8.32%

2 - 3 Years

8.81%

3 - 5 Years

28.38%

5 - 7 Years

25.82%

7 - 10 Years

17.86%

10 - 15 Years

0.10%

Average:

4.56 yrs
as of 28-Apr-2016

% of Market Value

Communications

24.65%

Consumer Non-Cyclical

13.93%

Consumer Cyclical

11.34%

Energy

10.81%

Capital Goods

7.25%

Technology

6.52%

Basic Industry

6.43%

Finance Companies

5.41%

Electric

3.67%

Banking

2.80%

Cash and/or Derivatives

2.54%

Transportation

1.37%

Insurance

0.88%

Financial Other

0.82%

Industrial Other

0.56%

Reits

0.46%

Owned No Guarantee

0.29%

Brokerage/Asset Managers/Exchanges

0.25%

as of 28-Apr-2016

% of Market Value

Cash and/or Derivatives

2.54%

BBB Rated

0.53%

BB Rated

49.10%

B Rated

36.08%

CCC Rated

11.23%

CC Rated

0.42%

C Rated

0.01%

D Rated

0.09%

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.

Risk Rating  

Low
Low to Medium
Medium
Medium to High
High

KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 02-May-2016

$524,492,067
Inception Date   Jan 21, 2010
Exchange Toronto Stock Exchange
Asset Class Fixed Income
Benchmark Index Markit iBoxx USD Liquid High Yield Index – CAD Hedged
Index Provider iBoxx

Units Outstanding 27,400,000
Number of Holdings

as of 29-Apr-2016

945
CUSIP 46430D104
Price  

as of 02-May-2016

19.20
Options Available No

FEES as of 21-Jan-2010

Management Fee  

0.60%

Management Expense Ratio (MER)  

0.67%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

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

as of 22-Apr-2016

0.09273
DRIP Price

as of 16-Mar-2016

18.65630

Distribution Yield  

as of 29-Apr-2016

5.81%
Weighted Avg YTM  

as of 28-Apr-2016

6.35%
12m Trailing Yield  

as of 29-Apr-2016

6.56%

Weighted Avg Coupon  

as of 28-Apr-2016

6.42%
Effective Duration  

as of 28-Apr-2016

3.86 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity  

as of 28-Apr-2016

4.56 yrs

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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.

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Index-Related Risks

In order to meet its investment objective, each iShares® fund will seek to achieve a return which reflects the return of its benchmark index as published by the relevant index provider. While index providers do provide descriptions of what each benchmark index is designed to achieve, index providers do not generally provide any warranty or accept any liability in relation to the quality, accuracy or completeness of data in respect of their benchmark indices, nor any guarantee that the published indices will be in line with their described benchmark index methodologies. Errors in respect of the quality, accuracy and completeness of the data may occur from time to time.

In addition, apart from scheduled rebalances, index providers may carry out additional ad hoc rebalances to their benchmark indices in order to, for example, correct an error in the selection of index constituents. Where the benchmark index of a fund is rebalanced and the fund in turn rebalances its portfolio to bring it in line with its benchmark index, any transaction costs arising from such portfolio rebalancing will be borne by the fund and, by extension, its unitholders.

Therefore, errors and additional ad hoc rebalances carried out by an index provider to a fund’s benchmark index may increase the costs of the fund.

There is no assurance that a fund’s benchmark index will continue to be calculated and published on the basis described in the fund’s prospectus or that it will not be amended significantly. The past performance of each benchmark index is not a guide to future performance.

Markit®” and “iBoxx®” are registered trademarks of Markit Group Limited and Markit Indices Limited (formerly named International Index Company Limited), respectively.  XHY and XIG are permitted to use the applicable marks pursuant to a license agreement between Markit Indices Limited and BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A., an affiliate of BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, which has sublicensed the use of those trademarks to BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. XHY and XIG are not sponsored, sold or promoted by Markit Indices Limited and it makes no representation, condition, warranty or recommendation regarding the advisability of investing in XHY and XIG.

The index returns disclosed for each of XIG and XHY reflect the performance of the fund’s currency hedged, Canadian dollar reported index since the date of inception of the fund; however, prior to April 20, 2012, each fund sought to replicate the performance of the non-currency hedged, U.S. dollar reported version of the fund’s current index. In addition, in September 2013, XHY changed its investment strategy and commenced investing directly in a portfolio of U.S. dollar-denominated high yield corporate bonds. Prior to this change, XHY invested in a US iShares fund that itself invested in a portfolio of such bonds. In connection with this change, XHY commenced using a different methodology for the pricing of the bonds included in its portfolio.

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