BlackRock Canada Opens the Market

Toronto, ON - 22 February 2017

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (“BlackRock Canada”), including Head of iShares, Warren Collier, joined Jos Schmitt, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. (“NEO Exchange”), to open the market to launch select iShares exchange-traded-funds (ETFs).

BlackRock Canada is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. The select iShares ETFs migrated from the Toronto Stock Exchange and commenced trading on the NEO Exchange on February 22, 2017.

The launched ETFs include common units and advisor class units of the following iShares Funds: iShares Canadian Fundamental Index ETF (CRQ, CRQ.A); iShares Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF (CWO, CWO.A); iShares International Fundamental Index ETF (CIE, CIE.A); iShares Japan Fundamental Index ETF CAD-Hedged (CJP, CJP.A), and; iShares US Fundamental Index ETF (CLU, CLU.A, CLU.B, CLU.C).

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