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 25-May-2016

Issuer Weight (%)

as of 25-May-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 (%) Real YTM (%) Yield to Worst (%)
CANADA (GOVERNMENT) Federal Canada 135087WV2 FI 2526526 $67,390,321 15.42 156.67 Dec 1, 2031 4.00 CAD CAD 1.00 12.22 67,390,320.78 1.84 12.32 - 0.31 0.31
CANADA (GOVERNMENT) Federal Canada 135087VS0 FI 2210799 $59,104,377 13.52 145.10 Dec 1, 2026 4.25 CAD CAD 1.00 8.75 59,104,376.70 1.49 8.78 - 0.02 0.02
CANADA (GOVERNMENT) Federal Canada 135087XQ2 FI 2740081 $58,065,424 13.29 150.63 Dec 1, 2036 3.00 CAD CAD 1.00 16.07 58,065,424.41 2.02 16.24 - 0.45 0.45
CANADA (GOVERNMENT) Federal Canada 135087ZH0 FI B5N1WV9 $57,368,657 13.13 127.34 Dec 1, 2044 1.50 CAD CAD 1.00 23.52 57,368,656.88 2.10 23.66 - 0.49 0.49
CANADA (GOVERNMENT) Federal Canada 135087YK4 FI B1Z6N33 $54,421,407 12.45 136.86 Dec 1, 2041 2.00 CAD CAD 1.00 20.54 54,421,406.64 2.08 20.69 - 0.49 0.49
CANADA (GOVERNMENT) Federal Canada 135087UL6 FI 2175940 $52,718,916 12.06 126.27 Dec 1, 2021 4.25 CAD CAD 1.00 4.94 52,718,916.24 1.09 4.94 - -0.36 -0.36
CANADA (GOVERNMENT) Federal Canada 135087B94 FI BP4VNX7 $36,745,706 8.41 122.50 Dec 1, 2047 1.25 CAD CAD 1.00 26.27 36,745,706.40 2.11 26.39 - 0.50 0.50
ONTARIO (PROVINCE OF) Provincial Canada 683234XU7 FI B0LS143 $20,094,648 4.60 113.87 Dec 1, 2036 2.00 CAD CAD 1.00 16.76 20,094,647.78 2.84 16.83 - 1.26 1.26
QUEBEC PROVINCE Provincial Canada 748148QZ9 FI - $9,753,945 2.23 144.59 Dec 1, 2031 4.25 CAD CAD 1.00 11.90 9,753,945.03 2.69 11.96 - 1.15 1.15
QUEBEC (PROVINCE OF) Provincial Canada 748148QG1 FI - $8,895,420 2.04 138.07 Dec 1, 2026 4.50 CAD CAD 1.00 8.61 8,895,420.07 2.31 8.60 - 0.87 0.87
Name Asset Class Weight (%) Price Market Value Notional Value Sector SEDOL CUSIP Coupon (%) Maturity Country of Risk Currency Market Currency YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Real YTM (%) Yield to Worst (%) Duration Mod. Duration FX Rate
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 25-May-2016

% of Market Value

Cash and Derivatives

0.01%

2 - 3 Years

0.06%

5 - 7 Years

13.35%

10 - 15 Years

15.56%

15 - 20 Years

17.65%

20+ Years

53.37%

Average:

18.68 yrs
as of 25-May-2016

% of Market Value

Federal

88.27%

Provincial

11.71%

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.01%

as of 25-May-2016

% of Market Value

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.01%

AAA

88.27%

AA

5.03%

A

6.68%

Allocations are subject to change.

Risk Rating

Low
Low to Medium
Medium
Medium to High
High

KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 26-May-2016

$440,074,113
Inception Date   Dec 19, 2005
Exchange Toronto Stock Exchange
Asset Class Fixed Income
Benchmark Index FTSE TMX Canada Real Return Bond Index™
Index Provider FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets Inc.

Units Outstanding 17,600,000
Number of Holdings

as of 25-May-2016

14
CUSIP 46431C105
Price  

as of 26-May-2016

25.02
Options Available No

FEES as of 19-Dec-2005

Management Fee  

0.35%

Management Expense Ratio (MER)  

0.39%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Investment Program*   DRIP
Eligible for Registered Plans Y
Distribution Frequency   Semi-Annual
Last Distribution per Share

as of 29-Dec-2015

0.45888
DRIP Price

as of 17-Jun-2015

24.41840

Distribution Yield  

as of 25-May-2016

1.67%
12m Trailing Yield  

as of 25-May-2016

1.75%

Weighted Avg YTM  

as of 26-May-2016

1.86
Weighted Avg Coupon  

as of 26-May-2016

2.97%
Real Yield  

as of 26-May-2016

0.32%
Effective Duration  

as of 26-May-2016

15.19 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity  

as of 26-May-2016

18.68 yrs

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