BlackRock Announces Primary Listing Venue Changes for 11 iShares ETFs

NEW YORK--()--BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) plans to change the primary listing venue for 11 iShares ETFs. The following funds are scheduled to move on or about February 2nd, 2016:

     

Ticker

  Fund Name  

Current listing

 

New listing

EZU   iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF   NYSE ARCA   BATS
AIA   iShares Asia 50 ETF   NYSE ARCA   NASDAQ
ENZL   iShares MSCI New Zealand Capped ETF   NYSE ARCA   NASDAQ
EWZS   iShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap ETF   NYSE ARCA   NASDAQ
IGF   iShares Global Infrastructure ETF   NYSE ARCA   NASDAQ
IXUS   iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF   NYSE ARCA   NASDAQ
JKI   iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Value ETF   NYSE ARCA   NASDAQ
MCHI   iShares MSCI China ETF   NYSE ARCA   NASDAQ
SCZ   iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF   NYSE ARCA   NASDAQ
SLQD   iShares 0-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF   NYSE ARCA   NASDAQ
TLT   iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF   NYSE ARCA   NASDAQ
 

“Diversification is an important element of iShares listing strategy,” said Samara Cohen, U.S. Head of iShares Capital Markets at BlackRock. "It encourages continuous innovation and ultimately improves the client experience.”

“BlackRock maintains strong relationships with all major exchanges, and we thank BATS, NASDAQ and NYSE ARCA for their ongoing commitment to evolve in a rapidly changing marketplace.”

Current shareholders are not required to take any actions as a result of these changes.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At September 30, 2015, BlackRock’s AUM was $4.506 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world 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®. As of September 30, 2015, the firm had approximately 12,900 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 www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

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 September 30, 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.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 www.iShares.com or www.blackrock.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

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

The iShares Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by MSCI Inc. or by Morningstar, Inc, nor do these companies make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Funds. BlackRock is not affiliated with the company listed above.

©2015 BlackRock. All rights reserved. iSHARES and BLACKROCK are registered trademarks of BlackRock. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. iS-17317-1215

 
 
1Based on $4.506 trillion in AUM as of 9/30/15.
 

Contacts

BlackRock, Inc.
Peter McKillop, 212-810-3737
peter.mckillop@blackrock.com
or
Melissa Garville, 212-810-5528
melissa.garville@blackrock.com

Contacts

BlackRock, Inc.
Peter McKillop, 212-810-3737
peter.mckillop@blackrock.com
or
Melissa Garville, 212-810-5528
melissa.garville@blackrock.com