Exchange traded funds have now been available to investors for over 25 years. It all began with TIPS, the first ETF that was created and traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange in April 1990. In 1999, this fund became the first iShares ETF. While we’re proud to glance back at where we’ve been, we’ll always continue to look ahead – no matter what the changing markets bring over time – seeking to deliver innovative, best-in-class ETFs to help our clients invest for a successful financial future.

iSHARES CANADA BY THE NUMBERS

iShares ETFs offer the insights and experience of BlackRock, trusted to manage more money for investors than any other investment firm in the world.*

Largest ETF provider in Canada1

2nd largest money manager2
9th largest mutual fund complex3
2nd largest pension manager2
230 institutional relationships1
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* Based on $4.72T in AUM as of 06/30/15.

Sources: (1) BlackRock as at March 31, 2015; (2) Benefits Canada, 2014 Top 40 Money Managers Report; “In It To Win It”, May 2014; (3) Investor Economics, Insight Annual Industry Review, 2014 (based on ETFs and Mutual Funds combined); (4) exchangetradedfunds.com, “The Development and Evolution of ETF’s In North America”; (5) mondovivione.com, “TSE and Barclays Global Investors Canada To Merge TIPS 35 & TIPS 100 Funds with iUnits S&P/TSE 60 Index Participation Fund”; (6) Canada.com, National Post, “Foreign content rule gets tossed”, February 28, 2005.

iShares® ETFs and BlackRock® mutual funds are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in the funds. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing. 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.

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XBB, XCB, XFR, XGB, XHB, XLB, XQB, XRB, XSB, XSH and XSQ and are not in any way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by FTSE International Limited, the London Stock Exchange Group companies, TSX Inc. and its affiliates, or FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets Inc. (together the “Licensor Parties”) and the Licensor Parties do not make any warranty or representation whatsoever, expressly or impliedly, either as to the results to be obtained from the use of the FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index, FTSE TMX Canada All Corporate Bond Index, FTSE TMX Canada FRN Index, FTSE TMX Canada All Government Bond Index, FTSE TMX Canada HYBrid Bond Index, FTSE TMX Canada Long Term Bond Index, FTSE TMX Canada Liquid Universe Capped Bond Index , FTSE TMX Canada Real Return Bond Index, FTSE TMX Canada Short Term Bond Index, FTSE TMX Canada Universe + Maple Short Term Corporate Bond Index and FTSE TMX Canada Liquid Short Term Capped Bond Index (“the Indices”) and/or the figure at which the said Indices stands at any particular time on any particular day or otherwise. The Indices are compiled and calculated by FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets Inc and all copyright in the Index values and constituent lists vests in FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets Inc. None of the Licensor Parties shall be liable (whether in negligence or otherwise) to any person for any error in the Indices and the Licensor Parties shall not be under any obligation to advise any person of any error therein. “FTSE®” is a trade mark of the London Stock Exchange Group companies and is used under licence." “TMX” is a trade mark of TSX Inc. and is used under licence.

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