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The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return of Capital

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.



The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.

Holdings

as of 28-May-2015

Ticker Name Weight (%) Sector Market Value Shares Price Exchange Notional Value
DD E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS 10.01 Materials $50,107,444 701,392 71.44 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 50,107,444.48
MON MONSANTO 8.87 Materials $44,401,942 374,384 118.60 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 44,401,942.40
DOW DOW CHEMICAL 8.68 Materials $43,474,129 843,012 51.57 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 43,474,128.84
LYB LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES NV CLASS 6.22 Materials $31,126,406 306,785 101.46 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 31,126,406.10
PX PRAXAIR INC 5.49 Materials $27,460,525 223,711 122.75 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 27,460,525.25
PPG PPG INDUSTRIES INC 4.84 Materials $24,220,960 105,391 229.82 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 24,220,959.62
ECL ECOLAB INC 4.78 Materials $23,950,954 208,632 114.80 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 23,950,953.60
APD AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC 4.42 Materials $22,139,302 149,388 148.20 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 22,139,301.60
IP INTERNATIONAL PAPER 3.45 Materials $17,265,160 327,550 52.71 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 17,265,160.50
FCX FREEPORT MCMORAN INC 3.24 Materials $16,239,021 805,507 20.16 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 16,239,021.12
Ticker ISIN SEDOL Name Weight (%) Asset Class Sector Market Value Shares Price Exchange Notional Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 28-May-2015

% of Market Value

Chemicals

78.43%

Metals & Mining

15.31%

Paper & Forest Prod.

4.41%

Oil, Gas, & Consumable Fuels

1.16%

Electrical Equipment

0.41%

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.27%

Allocations are subject to change.
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KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 29-May-2015

$497,629,750
Inception Date Jun 12, 2000
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Equity
Benchmark Index Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index
Index Ticker DJUSBMT

Shares Outstanding 5,900,000
Number of Holdings  

as of 28-May-2015

56
CUSIP 464287838
Closing Price  

as of 29-May-2015

84.44
20 Day Avg. Volume   45,272
Premium/Discount  

as of 29-May-2015

0.00%
Options Available Yes

FEES as of 30-Apr-2014

Expense Ratio  

0.45%

FEES as of 31-Mar-2015

Expense Ratio  

0.43%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 28-May-2015

20.56
P/B Ratio  

as of 28-May-2015

3.07

Equity Beta  

as of 30-Apr-2015

1.20
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of 30-Apr-2015

13.42%

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 30-Apr-2015

1.76%
Distribution Yield  

as of 30-Apr-2015

1.43%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 30-Apr-2015

1.63%

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Funds that concentrate investments in specific industries, sectors, markets or asset classes may underperform or be more volatile than other industries, sectors, markets or asset classes and than the general securities market.

Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Market returns are based upon the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time (when NAV is normally determined for most ETFs), and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times.

Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Certain sectors and markets perform exceptionally well based on current market conditions and iShares Funds can benefit from that performance. Achieving such exceptional returns involves the risk of volatility and investors should not expect that such results will be repeated.

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