PERFORMANCE


*Prior to March 30, 2007, the NAVs were calculated weekly.

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 02-May-2016

Ticker Name Sector Country of Risk Shares Market Value Weight (%) Price Exchange Notional Value
CPD ISHARES S&P/TSX CANADIAN PREFFERED ETFs Canada 7,711,174 $96,312,563 22.32 12.49 Toronto Stock Exchange 96,312,563.26
XCB iShs Canadian Corp Bnd Idx ETF Corporates Canada 2,194,714 $47,076,615 10.91 21.45 Toronto Stock Exchange 47,076,615.30
BMO BANK OF MONTREAL Corporates Canada 490,071 $40,019,198 9.28 81.66 Toronto Stock Exchange 40,019,197.86
CM CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE Corporates Canada 395,782 $39,772,133 9.22 100.49 Toronto Stock Exchange 39,772,133.18
BNS BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA Corporates Canada 609,159 $39,698,892 9.20 65.17 Toronto Stock Exchange 39,698,892.03
RY ROYAL BANK OF CANADA Corporates Canada 503,143 $39,099,243 9.06 77.71 Toronto Stock Exchange 39,099,242.53
TD TORONTO DOMINION Corporates Canada 687,770 $38,315,667 8.88 55.71 Toronto Stock Exchange 38,315,666.70
SLF SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC Corporates Canada 550,824 $23,696,448 5.49 43.02 Toronto Stock Exchange 23,696,448.48
NA NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA Corporates Canada 437,367 $19,471,579 4.51 44.52 Toronto Stock Exchange 19,471,578.84
POW POWER CORPORATION OF CANADA Corporates Canada 495,809 $15,211,420 3.53 30.68 Toronto Stock Exchange 15,211,420.12
Ticker Name Weight (%) Price Shares Market Value Notional Value Sector SEDOL ISIN Exchange Country of Risk Currency Market Currency FX Rate
Ticker Name Weight (%) Sector Country of Risk Market Value Shares Price ISIN SEDOL Exchange Currency Market Currency FX Rate Notional Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 02-May-2016

% of Market Value

Banks

53.66%

Insurance

21.54%

Real Estate

10.03%

Energy

4.82%

Other

2.90%

Utilities

2.76%

Telecommunications

1.87%

Food & Staples Retailing

0.76%

Diversified Financials

0.58%

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.37%

Media

0.33%

Transportation

0.12%

Autos & Components

0.12%

Capital Goods

0.07%

Retailing

0.03%

Food Bevg Tobacco

0.02%

Commercial & Professional Services

0.01%

Health Care Equipment & Services

0.01%

Allocations are subject to change.

Risk Rating  

Low
Low to Medium
Medium
Medium to High
High

KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 02-May-2016

$334,656,139
Size of Fund (Common and Advisor)

as of 02-May-2016

$431,288,675
Inception Date   Apr 16, 2010
Exchange Toronto Stock Exchange
Asset Class Equity
Benchmark Index -
Index Provider -
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2015
Rebalance Freq -

Units Outstanding 50,300,000
Number of Holdings

as of 02-May-2016

27
CUSIP 46433H102
Price  

as of 03-May-2016

6.56
Options Available No

FEES as of 16-Apr-2010

Management Fee  

0.65%

Management Expense Ratio (MER)  

0.85%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

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

as of 22-Apr-2016

0.04000
DRIP Price

as of 16-Mar-2016

6.50000

P/E Ratio  

as of 02-May-2016

12.35
P/B Ratio  

as of 02-May-2016

1.27

Distribution Yield  

as of 02-May-2016

7.21%
12m Trailing Yield  

as of 02-May-2016

7.21%

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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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