Company Announcements

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 17, 2022-- iShares today announced its plans to close the following U.S. -listed ETFs on August 25, 2022.

Ticker

Fund Name

AGT

iShares MSCI Argentina and Global Exposure ETF

EMBH

iShares Interest Rate Hedged Emerging Markets Bond ETF

EWJE

iShares MSCI Japan Equal Weighted ETF

HJPX

iShares Currency Hedged JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF

ICOL

iShares MSCI Colombia ETF

IECS

iShares Evolved U.S. Consumer Staples ETF

IEFN

iShares Evolved U.S. Financials ETF

IEHS

iShares Evolved U.S. Healthcare Staples ETF

IEIH

iShares Evolved U.S. Innovative Healthcare ETF

IEME

iShares Evolved U.S. Media and Entertainment ETF

MIDF

iShares MSCI USA Mid-Cap Multifactor ETF

The funds will cease trading and no longer accept creation or redemption orders after market close on August 22, 2022. Proceeds of the liquidation are currently scheduled to be sent to shareholders on August 25, 2022.

As described in the prospectuses, investors will incur management fees until the liquidations are complete. In addition to the management fee, investors who opt to sell will bear the transaction and commissions costs in the secondary market, similar to any other ETF transaction. In both cases, investors may see a capital gain distribution or loss on their investment.

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About iShares

iShares unlocks opportunity across markets to meet the evolving needs of investors. With more than twenty years of experience, a global line-up of 900+ exchange traded funds (ETFs) and $3.15 trillion in assets under management as of March 31, 2022, iShares continues to drive progress for the financial industry. iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock.

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.

Transactions in shares of ETFs may result in brokerage commissions and will generate tax consequences. All regulated investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders.

This information should not be relied upon as research, investment advice, or a recommendation regarding any products, strategies, or any security in particular. This material is strictly for illustrative, educational, or informational purposes and is subject to change.

Prepared by BlackRock Investments, LLC, member FINRA.

The iShares Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by, MSCI Inc. or Japan Exchange Group. Neither of these companies make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Funds. BlackRock Investments, LLC is not affiliated with the companies listed above.

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Source: BlackRock