iShares MSCI India ETF Graduates from BATS Competitive Liquidity Program

NEW YORK--()--BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) announces that, as at May 29, 2015, the iShares MSCI India ETF (INDA) has graduated from the BATS Exchange, Inc. (“BATS”) Competitive Liquidity Provider (“CLP”) Program, having established consolidated average daily volume (CADV) of more than 1 million shares for three consecutive months.

A large India-focused ETF with $3.8bn AUM*, INDA has seen increased trading volumes and significant year-to-date in-flows of $1.7bn as investors have sought efficient and low cost access to the Indian equity market. The first iShares ETF to graduate from the BATS CLP Program, INDA will remain listed on BATS.

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. Leaving the CLP Program may have a negative impact on the price and liquidity of INDA, which could adversely impact a purchaser’s subsequent sale of INDA.

A link to the BATS CLP Program can be found here.

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*as of 05/28/15

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**.

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:

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

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Diane Henry, 415-670-4567


BlackRock, Inc.
Paul Young, 212-810-8142
Diane Henry, 415-670-4567