December 15th, 2015

BlackRock Announces Primary Listing Venue Changes for 11 iShares ETFs

BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) plans to change the primary listing venue for 11 iShares ETFs. The following funds are scheduled to move on or about February 2nd, 2016:

Ticker

Fund Name

Current listing

New listing

EZU iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF NYSE ARCA BATS
AIA iShares Asia 50 ETF NYSE ARCA NASDAQ
ENZL iShares MSCI New Zealand Capped ETF NYSE ARCA NASDAQ
EWZS iShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap ETF NYSE ARCA NASDAQ
IGF iShares Global Infrastructure ETF NYSE ARCA NASDAQ
IXUS iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF NYSE ARCA NASDAQ
JKI iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Value ETF NYSE ARCA NASDAQ
MCHI iShares MSCI China ETF NYSE ARCA NASDAQ
SCZ iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF NYSE ARCA NASDAQ
SLQD iShares 0-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF NYSE ARCA NASDAQ
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF NYSE ARCA NASDAQ

“Diversification is an important element of iShares listing strategy,” said Samara Cohen, U.S. Head of iShares Capital Markets at BlackRock. "It encourages continuous innovation and ultimately improves the client experience.”

“BlackRock maintains strong relationships with all major exchanges, and we thank BATS, NASDAQ and NYSE ARCA for their ongoing commitment to evolve in a rapidly changing marketplace.”

Current shareholders are not required to take any actions as a result of these changes.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At September 30, 2015, BlackRock’s AUM was $4.506 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world 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®. As of September 30, 2015, the firm had approximately 12,900 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, 2015, 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 firm.1

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.

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 by Morningstar, Inc, nor do these companies make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Funds. BlackRock is not affiliated with the company listed above.

©2015 BlackRock. All rights reserved. iSHARES and BLACKROCK are registered trademarks of BlackRock. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. iS-17317-1215

1Based on $4.506 trillion in AUM as of 9/30/15.

Contacts:

BlackRock, Inc.
Peter McKillop, 212-810-3737
peter.mckillop@blackrock.com
or
Melissa Garville, 212-810-5528
melissa.garville@blackrock.com

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