Eighteen iShares ETFs to Participate in BATS Competitive Liquidity Program

NEW YORK--()--As of January 2, 2015, the following iShares ETFs will begin participating in the BATS Competitive Liquidity (“CLP”) Program on the BATS listing market:

iShares B – Ca Rated Corporate Bond ETF (QLTC)
iShares Baa – Ba Rated Corporate Bond ETF (QLTB)
iShares Emerging Markets Corporate Bond ETF (CEMB)
iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF (EMHY)
iShares Global ex USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYXU)
iShares Global High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (GHYG)
iShares Liquidity Income ETF (ICSH)
iShares Morningstar Multi-Asset Income ETF (IYLD)
iShares MSCI Australia Small-Cap ETF (EWAS)
iShares MSCI Canada Small-Cap ETF (EWCS)
iShares MSCI Denmark Capped ETF (EDEN)
iShares MSCI Finland Capped ETF (EFNL)
iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF (EWGS)
iShares MSCI India ETF (INDA)
iShares MSCI India Small-Cap ETF (SMIN)
iShares MSCI Norway Capped ETF (ENOR)
iShares MSCI United Kingdom Small-Cap ETF (EWUS)
iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF (NEAR)

The BATS CLP Program is a rewards-based program designed to encourage quoting activity for BATS-listed securities. The payment of a CLP Fee is intended to generate more quotes and trading than might otherwise exist absent this payment, and the security leaving the BATS CLP, Program may adversely impact a purchaser’s subsequent sale of the security. A link to the BATS CLP Program can be found here.

Learn more at: http://www.ishares.com/us/products/liquidity-incentive-programs.

Questions regarding the participation of iShares ETFs in the BATS CLP Program should be directed to USiSharesCapitalMarkets@blackrock.com.

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BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At September 30, 2014, BlackRock’s AUM was $4.525 trillion. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City, as of September 30, 2014, the firm had approximately 12,100 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

About iShares

iShares is a global leader in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with more than a decade of expertise and commitment to individual and institutional investors of all sizes. With over 700 funds globally across multiple asset classes and strategies and more than $1 trillion in assets under management as of September 30, 2014, iShares helps clients around the world build the core of their portfolios, meet specific investment goals and implement market views. iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock, trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm1.

1. Based on $4.525T in AUM as of 9/30/14.

Carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses or, if available, the summary prospectuses which may be obtained by visiting www.iShares.com or www.blackrock.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

There can be no assurance that an active trading market for shares of an ETF will develop or be maintained.

The Funds are distributed by BlackRock Investments, LLC (together with its affiliates, “BlackRock”).

The iShares Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by MSCI Inc. or Morningstar, Inc. Neither of these companies make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Funds. BlackRock is not affiliated with the companies listed above.

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Diane Henry, 415-670-4567

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