BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) plans to close and liquidate the following U.S. iShares ETFs based on an ongoing process to review its product lineup and ensure it meets the evolving needs of its clients.
Ticker   Name  

AUM ($M)*
  Inception Date
FCHI   iShares FTSE China   37.3   6/24/2008
AXJS   iShares MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Sm Cap   6.4   2/2/2012
EWAS   iShares MSCI Australia Small Cap   2.7   1/25/2012
EWCS   iShares MSCI Canada Small Cap   3.0   1/25/2012
EWHS   iShares MSCI Hong Kong Small Cap   9.4   1/10/2012
EWSS   iShares MSCI Singapore Small Cap   13.0   1/10/2012
EEME   iShares MSCI Emerging Markets EMEA   8.8   1/18/2012
EGRW   iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Growth   8.5   2/8/2012
EVAL   iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Value   24.4   2/8/2012

  iShares MSCI EM Eastern Europe   30.9   9/30/2009
AAIT   iShares MSCI AC Asia Info Technology   7.3   2/8/2012
EMDI   iShares MSCI EM Cons. Discretionary   5.5   2/8/2012
EMEY   iShares MSCI EM Energy Capped   3.0   2/8/2012
IFAS   iShares Asia Developed Real Estate   19.3   11/12/2007
IFNA   iShares North America Real Estate   22.3   11/12/2007
MONY   iShares Financials Bond   5.3   2/14/2012
ENGN   iShares Industrials Bond   5.0   2/14/2012
AMPS   iShares Utilities Bond   15.3   2/14/2012

* AUM as of May 31, 2015.

After the close of business on August 21, 2015, the funds will no longer accept creation orders. Trading in the funds will be suspended prior to market open on August 24, 2015. Proceeds of the liquidation are currently scheduled to be sent to shareholders on or about August 28, 2015. For more information, please call 1-800-iShares (1-800-474-2737).

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At March 31, 2015, BlackRock's AUM was $4.774 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 March 31, 2015, the firm had approximately 12,300 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 | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: | LinkedIn:

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 March 31, 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*.

*Based on $4.77T in AUM as of 3/31/15.

Carefully consider the iShares Funds' investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses and, if available, summary prospectuses, which may be obtained by calling 1-800-iShares (1-800-474-2737) or by visiting . Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

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

The iShares Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by FTSE International Limited ("FTSE") or MSCI 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. "FTSE®" is a trademark of London Stock Exchange Group companies and is used by FTSE under license.

©2015 BlackRock. All rights reserved. iSHARES and BLACKROCK are registered trademarks of BlackRock. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. iS-15893-0615

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