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Listing of Three iShares® ETFs on Tokyo Stock Exchange ~ iShares MSCI Kokusai ETF-JDR, iShares Core MSCI Emerging ETF-JDR, iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ETF-JDR ~

Update : Jul. 17, 2013

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[Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.]

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Today, BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd., released that the iShares MSCI Kokusai ETF-JDR (Code: 1581), iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF-JDR (Code: 1582), and iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ETF-JDR (Code: 1583) are listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange.

iShares, the world’s leading ETF provider with nearly 40% of the global ETF market on an AUM basis (as of June, 2013), makes investment diversification simple, convenient and efficient for the Japanese investors because these ETFs can be traded just like trading domestic equity.

The listing ceremony for the ETFs was held at Tokyo Stock Exchange today, with Masato Degawa, Representative Director and President of BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd., Jane Leung, Head of iShares for Asia Pacific, Akira Kiyota, president & CEO of Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc., and other related parties in attendance.

Mr. Degawa of BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. commented, "Domestically listed iShares ETFs will provide additional choice for Japanese investors looking for diversified investments. Against a global backdrop of ETF market growth to excess of 200 trillion yen, more and more Japanese investors are also recognizing the liquidity, transparency, and efficiency benefits of ETFs. Through the listing iShares ETFs on Tokyo Stock Exchange, domestic investors can now invest in ETFs with global exposure using the Japanese equity trading platform.”

Mr. Kiyota commented as follows: "We are delighted to welcome the three "iShares®" series ETFs to our market today. I believe these three ETFs will be useful tools for investors to expand their options to implement investment strategies. Tokyo Stock Exchange will continue working to diversify and invigorate ETFs and other listed products in order to provide investors with methods for highly convenient asset management and risk-hedging."

Ticker Issue Name Underlying Index Trading Unit
1581 iShares MSCI Kokusai ETF-JDR MSCI Kokusai Index 1 unit
1582 iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF-JDR MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index 1 unit
1583 iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ETF-JDR
MSCI Frontier Markets 100 Index 1 unit

*The descriptions in this publication are intended solely for the purpose of providing information on iShares MSCI Kokusai ETF-JDR, iShares Core MSCI Emerging ETF-JDR, iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ETF-JDR. Losses may be incurred due to fluctuation of prices, etc. of these ETFs. When trading these ETFs investors must carefully review the documents regarding exchange listed securities, etc., provided by their financial services provider, and must trade on their own responsibility based on their own judgment only after fully understanding the product qualities, the trading mechanism, relevant fees, the risk involved, etc. While every effort is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd., and Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. shall not guarantee, nor assume responsibility/liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions.

Contact

BlackRock Japan Marketing Dept
+81-3-6703-4120

Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc., New Listing Dept.
+81-3-3666-0141

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