BlackRock® Canada Announces Final Annual Reinvested Capital Gains Distributions for the iShares® ETFs
TORONTO, Dec. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (“BlackRock Canada”), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), today announced the final annual reinvested capital gains distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the TSX or NEO for the 2019 tax year.
The distributions are for the annual non-cash capital gains distributions, which are typically reinvested in additional units of the respective funds at the year-end, and do not include estimates of ongoing monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual cash distribution amounts. The additional units will be immediately consolidated with the previously outstanding units such that the number of outstanding units following the distribution will equal the number of units outstanding prior to the distribution.The record date for the 2019 annual distributions will be December 31, 2019, payable on January 6, 2020. The actual taxable amounts of reinvested and cash distributions for 2019, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. or “CDS”) in early 2020.Details regarding the “per unit” distribution amounts are as follows:(1) Distribution per unit amounts are USD for XAW.U, XDG.U, XDU.U, XEC.U, XEF.U, XFS.U, XMC.U, XMU.U, XUS.U, and XUU.U
(2) DXZ had a 3:1 unit split for Record Date December 16, 2019. The estimated cash distribution per unit is post unit split.
(3) For iShares Canadian Real Return Bond Index ETF (XRB) only, the distribution amount includes an income component.
Further information on the iShares Funds can be found at http://www.blackrock.com/ca.