BlackRock Announces Changes to U.S. iShares Fund Lineup

NEW YORK--()--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       ETF Name       Inception Date
HEUS       iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF       10/29/15
HACW       iShares Currency Hedged MSCI ACWI ETF       6/29/15
HEUV       iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Europe Currency Hedged ETF       10/29/15
HACV       iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global Currency Hedged ETF       10/29/15
HEMV       iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EM Currency Hedged ETF       10/29/15
HEFV       iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE Currency Hedged ETF       10/29/15
CNSF       iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Consumer Staples ETF       5/10/16
UTLF       iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Utilities ETF       5/10/16
ERGF       iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Energy ETF       5/10/16
CNDF       iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Consumer Discretionary ETF       5/10/16
INDF       iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Industrials ETF       5/10/16
MATF       iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Materials ETF       5/10/16
FNCF       iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Financials ETF       5/10/16
TCHF       iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Technology ETF       5/10/16
HCRF       iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Healthcare ETF       5/10/16
HHYX       iShares Currency Hedged International High Yield Bond ETF       7/28/15

After the close of business on August 15, 2018 the funds will no longer accept creation orders. Trading in the funds will be suspended prior to market open on August 16, 2018. Proceeds of the liquidation are currently scheduled to be sent to shareholders on August 22, 2018. For more information, please call 1-800-iShares (1-800-474-2737).

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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 800 funds globally across multiple asset classes and strategies and more than $1.7 trillion in assets under management as of March 31, 2018, 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 firm1.

1 Based on $6.317 trillion in AUM as of 3/31/18

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. (The iShares Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by MSCI Inc., nor does MSCI Inc, make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Funds. BlackRock is not affiliated with MSCI Inc.

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BlackRock, Inc.
Melissa Garville, 212-810-5528
Matt Kobussen, 646-231-0599


BlackRock, Inc.
Melissa Garville, 212-810-5528
Matt Kobussen, 646-231-0599