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Please read this page, as it explains certain restrictions imposed by law on the distribution of this information. The information contained in the following pages is only available to self-regulated financial intermediaries with domicile/registered seat in Switzerland.

By clicking on the button "I agree" you certify that you are a self-regulated financial intermediary domiciled in Switzerland and that you meet the requirements pursuant to Art. 3 para 2 lit. c CISA (“IFA”) and that you have read, understood and accepted the legal terms and conditions following below.

The information on the following pages is limited to those foreign collective investment schemes managed by entities of the BlackRock Group ("Fund/s") which have been approved by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) for distribution in or from Switzerland to non-qualified investors in accordance with Article 119 et seq of the Federal Act on Collective Investment Schemes of 23 June 2006 ("CISA") (“Approved Funds”), to foreign Funds which have not been approved by FINMA but have appointed a Swiss Paying Agent and Swiss Representative (“Funds for Qualified Investors”) and the Swiss iShares-Funds.

The Representative of the Approved Funds in Switzerland within the meaning of Article 120 and 123 et seq CISA is BlackRock Asset Management Switzerland Limited, Bahnhofstrasse 39, CH -8001 Zurich. The Paying Agent of the Approved Funds in Switzerland within the meaning of Article 121 CISA is State Street Bank International GmbH, Munich, Zurich Branch, Beethovenstrasse 19, CH-8002 Zurich. The prospectus, the key investor information document (KIID), the Articles or the terms, the fund contract and, if applicable, the annual as well as the semi-annual reports of the Approved Funds are available free of charge from the representative in Switzerland.

A Swiss Representative and a Swiss Paying Agent has been appointed pursuant to Art. 120 para 4 and Art. 120 para 2 lit. d CISA for Funds for Qualified Investors and certain documents of the Funds for Qualified Investors have been updated with the necessary information.

The Representative of the Fund/s for Qualified Investors in Switzerland within the meaning of Article 120 and 123 et seq CISA is BlackRock Asset Management Switzerland Limited, Bahnhofstrasse 39, CH -8001 Zurich. The Paying Agent of the Fund/s for Qualified Investors in Switzerland within the meaning of Article 121 CISA is State Street Bank International GmbH, Munich, Zurich Branch, Beethovenstrasse 19, CH-8002 Zurich. The prospectus, the offering memorandum or the trust deed, as applicable, have been updated with the necessary information and are available free of charge from the representative in Switzerland.

The Management Company of the Swiss iShares-Funds is BlackRock Asset Management Switzerland Limited, Bahnhofstrasse 39, CH-8001 Zurich. The prospectus including the integrated fund contract, the key investor information document (KIID), and, if applicable, the annual as well as the semi-annual reports of the Fund/s are available free of charge from the Management Company in Switzerland.

Place of fulfillment and jurisdiction for Units of foreign Approved Funds distributed in Switzerland is the registered office of the representative in Switzerland.

In the event that you are an IFA and fulfil the requirements of Article 3 para 2 lit. c CISA, you certify that you will use the information on this website that refer to Funds for Qualified Investors exclusively for those of your clients that are considered as qualified investors within the meaning of Article 10 CISA.

It is your responsibility to be aware of and to observe all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction. The following pages do not constitute an offer or solicitation to sell shares in any of the funds referred to on this site, by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or distribution would be unlawful or in which the person making such an offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so or to anyone to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation.

Specifically, the funds described are not available for distribution to or investment by US investors. The shares will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and, except in a transaction which does not violate the Securities Act or any other applicable US securities laws (including without limitation any applicable law of any of the States of the USA) may not be directly or indirectly offered or sold in the USA or any of its territories or possessions or areas subject to its jurisdiction or to or for the benefit of a US Person.

Applications to invest in any fund referred to on this site must only be made on the basis of the offer document relating to the specific investment (e.g. Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document, when implemented or other applicable terms and conditions). As a result of money laundering regulations, additional documentation for identification purposes may be required when you make your investment. Details are contained in the relevant Prospectus, Simplified Prospectus or Key Investor Information Document, when implemented or other constitutional document.

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The information contained on this site is published in good faith but no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, is made by BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited or by any person as to its accuracy or completeness and it should not be relied on as such. No information on this site constitutes investment, tax, legal or any other advice.

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited shall have no liability for any loss or damage arising out of the use or reliance on the information provided including without limitation, any loss of profit or any other damage, direct or consequential.

Past performance is no guarantee of current or future performance. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and are not guaranteed. You may not get back the amount you invested. Rates of exchange may cause the value of the investments to go up or down.

Fluctuation may be particularly marked in the case of a higher volatility fund and the value of an investment may fall suddenly and substantially.

For your protection, telephone calls are usually recorded. BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited shall have no liability for any data transmission errors such as data loss or damage or alteration of any kind, including, but not limited to, any direct, indirect or consequential damage, arising out of the use of the services provided herein.

If you are in doubt about the meaning of any information provided please consult your financial or other professional adviser.

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