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IShares Fixed Income ETFs Are First To Be Analyzed On Bloomberg Yield And Spread Analysis Tool

Stock quotes in this article: AGZ, AMPS, BLK, CFT, CLY, CMF, EMB, ENGN, GOVT, GVI, HYG, IEF, IEI, LQD, MONY, MUB, QLTA, SHV, SHY, TLH, TLT

In July 2012, iShares predicted that the global fixed income ETF market will exceed $2 trillion in the next decade. According to BlackRock’s ETP Landscape Report, fixed income ETFs have attracted $60.7 billion in net new assets globally year-to-date through October 2012, which represents 32% of all ETF inflows globally.

Matt Tucker said, “We hope that by providing tools that treat iShares fixed income ETFs like a bond that more fixed income investors will adopt fixed income ETFs.”

The twenty iShares fixed income ETFs currently available for YAS analysis include:

Government

The iShares Barclays Short Treasury Bond Fund (Ticker: SHV)The iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund (Ticker: SHY)The iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury Bond Fund (Ticker: IEI)The iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund (Ticker: IEF)The iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bond Fund (Ticker: TLH)The iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (Ticker: TLT)The iShares Barclays U.S. Treasury Bond Fund (Ticker: GOVT)The iShares Barclays Agency Bond Fund (Ticker: AGZ)

Government/Credit

The iShares Barclays Intermediate Government/Credit Bond Fund (Ticker: GVI)

High Yield

The iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund (Ticker: HYG)

Credit

The iShares Barclays Credit Bond Fund (Ticker: CFT)The iShares 10+ Year Credit Bond Fund (Ticker: CLY)The iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund (Ticker: LQD)The iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond Fund (Ticker: QLTA)The iShares Financials Sector Bond Fund (Ticker: MONY)The iShares Industrials Sector Bond Fund (Ticker: ENGN)The iShares Utilities Sector Bond Fund (Ticker: AMPS)

Municipal Bonds

The iShares S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund (Ticker: MUB)The iShares S&P California AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund (Ticker: CMF)

Emerging Markets

The iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Fund (Ticker: EMB)

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At September 30, 2012, BlackRock’s AUM was $3.673 trillion. BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients’ needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including 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, 2012, the firm has approximately 10,400 employees in 29 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.

About iShares

iShares is the global product leader in exchange traded funds with over 600 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 20 exchanges worldwide. The iShares Funds are bought and sold like common stocks on securities exchanges. The iShares Funds are attractive to many individual and institutional investors and financial intermediaries because of their relative low cost, tax efficiency and trading flexibility. Investors can purchase and sell shares through any brokerage firm, financial advisor, or online broker, and hold the funds in any type of brokerage account. The iShares customer base consists of the institutional segment of pension plans and fund managers, as well as the retail segment of financial advisors and high net worth individuals.

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