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BlackRock and its affiliates will not be held liable for any changes which may result in the information presented herein being inaccurate.

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An accredited investor will be provided with certain information on this site not available to individual investors. You are an accredited investor if you are one of the following:

  1. a Canadian financial institution, or a Schedule III bank,
  2. the Business Development Bank of Canada incorporated under the Business Development Bank of Canada Act (Canada),
  3. a subsidiary of any person referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), if the person owns all of the voting securities of the subsidiary, except voting securities required by law to be owned by directors of that subsidiary,
  4. a person registered under the securities legislation of a jurisdiction of Canada as an adviser or dealer, other than a person registered soled as a limited market dealer under one or both of the Securities Act (Ontario) or the Securities Act (Newfoundland and Labrador),
  5. an individual registered or formerly registered under the securities legislation of a jurisdiction of Canada as a representative of a person referred to in paragraph (d),
  6. the Government of Canada or a jurisdiction of Canada, or any crown corporation, agency or wholly owned entity of the Government of Canada or a jurisdiction of Canada,
  7. a municipality, public board or commission in Canada and a metropolitan community, school board, the Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l’île de Montréal or an intermunicipal management board in Québec,
  8. any national, federal, state, provincial, territorial or municipal government of or in any foreign jurisdiction, or any agency of that government,
  9. a pension fund that is regulated by either the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Canada) or a pension commission or similar regulatory authority of a jurisdiction of Canada,
  10. an individual who, either alone or with a spouse, beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, financial assets having an aggregate realizable value that before taxes, but net of any related liabilities, exceeds $1,000,000,
  11. an individual whose net income before taxes exceeded $200,000 in each of the 2 most recent calendar years or whose net income before taxes combined with that of a spouse exceeded $300,000 in each of the 2 most recent calendar years and who, in either case, reasonably expects to exceed that net income level in the current calendar year,
  12. an individual who, either alone or with a spouse, has net assets of at least $5,000,000,
  13. a person, other than an individual or investment fund, that has net assets of at least $5,000,000 as shown on its most recently prepared financial statements,
  14. an investment fund that distributes or has distributed its securities only to (i) a person that is or was an accredited investor at the time of the distribution, (ii) a person that acquires or acquired securities in the circumstances referred to in sections 2.10 [Minimum amount investment] and 2.19 [Additional investment in investment funds] of National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus and Registration Exemptions, or (iii) a person described in paragraph (i) or (ii) that acquires or acquired securities under section 2.18 [Investment fund reinvestment] of National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus and Registration Exemptions,
  15. an investment fund that distributes or has distributed securities under a prospectus in a jurisdiction of Canada for which the regulator or, in Québec, the securities regulatory authority, has issued a receipt,
  16. a trust company or trust corporation registered or authorized to carry on business under the Trust and Loan Companies Act (Canada) or under comparable legislation in a jurisdiction of Canada or a foreign jurisdiction, acting on behalf of a fully managed account managed by the trust company or trust corporation, as the case may be,
  17. a person acting on behalf of a fully managed account managed by that person, if that person (i) is registered or authorized to carry on business as an adviser or the equivalent under the securities legislation of a jurisdiction of Canada or a foreign jurisdiction, and (ii) in Ontario, is purchasing a security that is not a security of an investment fund,
  18. a registered charity under the Income Tax Act (Canada) that, in regard to the trade, has obtained advice from an eligibility adviser or an adviser registered under the securities legislation of the jurisdiction of the registered charity to give advice on the securities being traded,
  19. an entity organized in a foreign jurisdiction that is analogous to any of the entities referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d) or paragraph (i) in form and function,
  20. a person in respect of which all of the owners of interests, direct, indirect or beneficial, except the voting securities required by law to be owned by directors, are persons that are accredited investors,
  21. an investment fund that is advised by a person registered as an adviser or a person that is exempt from registration as an adviser, or
  22. a person that is recognized or designated by the securities regulatory authority, or, except in Ontario and Québec, the regulator as an accredited investor.

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iShares® Funds are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. iShares S&P®/TSX® 60 Index Fund (“XIU”), iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index Fund (“XIC”), iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index Fund (“XMD”), iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index Fund (“XCS”), iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index Fund (“XEG”), iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index Fund (“XFN”), iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund (“XGD”), iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index Fund (“XIT”), iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund (“XRE”), iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index Fund (“XMA”), iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund (“XTR”), iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) (“XSP”), iShares Jantzi Social Index Fund (“XEN”), iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund (“XDV”), iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index Fund (“XCG”), iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index Fund (“XCV”), iShares DEX Universe Bond Index Fund (“XBB”), iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund (“XSB”), iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index Fund (“XRB”), iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index Fund (“XLB”), iShares DEX All Government Bond Index Fund (“XGB”), and iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index Fund (“XCB”), iShares MSCI EAFE® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) (“XIN”), iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) (“XSU”), iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder Fund (“XCR”), iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder Fund (“XGR”), iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder Fund (“XGC”), iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder Fund (“XAL”), iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (“XEM”) and iShares MSCI World Index Fund (“XWD”), iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund (“XBZ”), iShares China Index Fund (“XCH”), iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index Fund (“XID”), iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund (“XLA”), iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) (“XHY”), iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) (“XIG”), iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index Fund (“XHB”), iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) (“XPF”), iShares S&P/TSX Equity Income Index Fund (“XEI”), iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index Fund (“XST”), iShares Capped Utilities Index Fund (“XUT”), iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index Fund (“XBM”), iShares S&P Global Healthcare Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) (“XHC”), iShares NASDAQ 100 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) (“XQQ”) and iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged) (“XEB”) (collectively, the “Funds”) may or may not be suitable for all investors. The performance of the Funds are not guaranteed by BlackRock and the Funds are not insured by the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other entity.

The content of this site is meant to inform investors, potential investors and their intermediaries, and does not constitute an offer or a solicitation by anyone in the United States or in any other jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is not authorized or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation. The Funds are not registered under the securities laws of the U.S., U.K. or any other jurisdiction outside of Canada. In Canada, the Funds are available for purchase by investors resident only in those provinces and territories where they may legally be purchased.

Rates of return shown in this site are used only to illustrate the effects of the compound growth rate and are not intended to reflect future values of the Funds or returns on investment in the Funds.

Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Important information about each of the Funds is contained in their current applicable prospectus and should be read before investing. Copies of the prospectuses may be obtained from dealers who may lawfully offer the Funds in your province or territory. You are able to download the relevant prospectus by clicking here. Indicated rates of return in this site 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 optional charges or income taxes payable by any security-holder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

The sponsor of the iShares Gold Trust (“Gold Trust”) is BlackRock Asset Management International Inc., an affiliate of BlackRock.

There are risks involved with investing, including possible loss of principal. Shares of the Gold Trust may be bought or sold on exchanges through any brokerage account, but may not be offered to Canadians under a prospectus and shares are not redeemable except in large aggregated units called Baskets.

Projections and examples (including calculations used therein) are for illustrative purposes only and are not guaranteed to be accurate or complete. The data and calculations contained in the “Brokers and Dealers” section are believed to be accurate, but no assurance can be given in this regard.

This site is not intended to provide specific individual advice including, without limitation, investment, financial, legal, accounting or tax. Please consult with your own professional advisor on your particular financial circumstances. You should inform yourself as to any securities, taxation or other legislation affecting you personally.

Copyrights and trademark information

DEX Universe Bond Index™, DEX All Corporate Bond Index™, DEX All Government Bond Index™, DEX HYBrid Bond IndexTM, DEX Long Term Bond Index™, DEX Real Return Bond Index™, and DEX Short Term Bond Index™ are trademarks of TSX Inc. and have been licensed for use for certain purposes to BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited by PC-Bond, a business unit of TSX Inc. XBB, XCB, XGB, XHB, XLB, XRB and XSB are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by PC-Bond, TSX Inc., its affiliates or third party data providers and they make no representation, warranty, or condition regarding the advisability of investing in the funds.

Dow Jones Canada Select Growth IndexSM, Dow Jones Canada Select Value IndexSM and Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend IndexSM are servicemarks of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (“Dow Jones”) and have been licensed for use for certain purposes pursuant to a license agreement between Dow Jones and BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A., which has further sublicensed the use of those servicemarks to BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. XCG, XCV and XDV are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones, and Dow Jones makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in units of the funds.

“FTSE™” is a trademark jointly owned by the London Stock Exchange PLC and The Financial Times Limited. All marks are licensed for use by FTSE Index Limited (“FTSE”). The FTSE China 25 Index is calculated by or on behalf of FTSE. XCH is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by FTSE and it makes no representation, condition, warranty or recommendation regarding the advisability of investing in XCH.

“International Index Company Limited”, “iBoxx®”, “Markit iBoxx USD Liquid High Yield Index” and “Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index” are trademarks of International Index Company Limited (“IICL”). XHY and XIG are permitted to use the applicable marks pursuant to a license agreement between IICL and BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A., an affiliate of BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, which has sublicensed the use of those trademarks to BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. XHY and XIG are not sponsored, sold or promoted by IICL and it makes no representation, condition, warranty or recommendation regarding the advisability of investing in XHY and XIG.

“Jantzi Social Index®” and “JSI®” are registered trademarks of Jantzi Research Inc. (“Jantzi”). XEN is permitted to use the Jantzi Social Index and JSI marks pursuant to a license agreement between Jantzi and BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, relating among other things, to the license granted to BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited to use the Jantzi Social Index. XEN is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Jantzi and Jantzi makes no representation, condition or warranty regarding the advisability of investing in XEN.

J.P. Morgan is a marketing name for JPMorgan Chase & Co., and its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. J.P. Morgan calculates and maintains the J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Core Hedged in CAD Index and the J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Core Unhedged in CAD Index (“J.P. Morgan Indexes”). BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. has been licensed to use the J.P. Morgan Indexes and certain trademarks pursuant to a license agreement between BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. and J.P. Morgan. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. has sublicensed the use of the J.P. Morgan Indexes and certain trademarks to BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. XEB is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by J.P. Morgan. J.P. Morgan makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of XEB or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in XEB particularly or the ability of the J.P. Morgan Indexes to track general stock market performance.

MSCI® and EAFE® are trademarks of MSCI, Inc. (“MSCI”). XBZ, XEM, XIN and XWD are permitted to use the MSCI mark and, as applicable, the EAFE mark pursuant to a license agreement between MSCI and BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A., relating to, among other things, the license granted to BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. to use the indices. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. has sublicensed the use of these trademarks to BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. XBZ, XEM, XIN and XWD are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by MSCI and MSCI makes no representation, condition or warranty regarding the advisability of investing in XBZ, XEM, XIN and XWD.

“NASDAQ®, NASDAQ OMX®, NASDAQ-100®, NASDAQ-100 Currency Hedged CAD IndexSM are trademarks of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as “NASDAQ OMX”) and have been licensed for use by BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. has sublicensed the use of the trademark to BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. XQQ has not been passed on by NASDAQ OMX as to its legality or suitability. XQQ is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by NASDAQ OMX. NASDAQ OMX MAKES NO WARRANTIES AND BEARS NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO XQQ.

Russell 2000® Index is a trademark of Frank Russell Company, doing business as Russell Investment Group (“FRC”) and has been licensed for use by BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. has sublicensed the use of the trademark to BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited which has further sublicensed such use to XSU. XSU is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by FRC and FRC makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in XSU.

S&P is a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., a New York corporation. Among other things, S&P is engaged in the business of developing, constructing, compiling, computing and maintaining various equity indices that are recognized worldwide as benchmarks for U.S. stock market performance. “Standard & Poor’s®” and “S&P®” are trademarks of The McGraw Hill Companies, Inc. and have been licensed for use by India Index Services & Products Limited (“IISL”) in connection with the S&P CNX Nifty Index. IISL may further license the S&P trademarks to third parties, and has sublicensed such marks to BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. in connection with the S&P CNX Nifty Index and XID. XID is permitted to use these trademarks pursuant to a license agreement between IISL and BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A., an affiliate of BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. The S&P CNX Nifty Index is not compiled, calculated or distributed by S&P and S&P makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in products that utilize the S&P CNX Nifty Index as a component thereof, including units of XID.

“TSX®” is a registered trademark of TSX Inc. and “S&P®” is a registered trademark, and “S&P Latin America 40 Index™” is a trademark of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. XCS, XEG, XEI, XFN, XIC, XIT, XIU, XMA, XMD, XRE, XST, XUT, XVX, XLA, XBM, XGD, XHC, XSP, and XPF are permitted to use the S&P marks, and, as applicable, the TSX marks, pursuant to a license agreement between Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., and BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A., an affiliate of BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, which has sublicensed the use of those trademarks to BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, which has further sublicensed their use to the applicable funds. XCS, XEG, XEI, XFN, XIC, XIT, XIU, XMA, XMD, XRE, XST, XUT, XLA, XBM, XGD, XHC, XSP, and XPF are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. or the TSX Inc. and they make no representation, condition or warranty regarding the advisability of investing in units of the funds.

“Commodity Exchange, Inc.” is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc. and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. and the Gold Trust. The iShares Gold Trust is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Commodity Exchange, Inc., nor does Commodity Exchange, Inc. make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Gold Trust.

The aforementioned index providers are not sponsors of the BlackRock strategies referenced on this site, they are not affiliated with BlackRock, and they make no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the strategies.

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