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iShares U.S. Fixed Income Balanced Risk ETF Joins BATS Competitive Liquidity Program

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As of February 26, 2015, iShares U.S. Fixed Income Balanced Risk ETF (INC) will begin participating in the BATS Competitive Liquidity (“CLP”) Program on the BATS listing market.

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.

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Questions regarding the participation of iShares ETFs in the BATS CLP Program should be directed to

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BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At December 31, 2014, BlackRock’s AUM was $4.652 trillion. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares(R) (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(R). 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 | 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 December 31, 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 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 or 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.

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1 Based on 4.652T in AUM as of 12/31/14.

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