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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.

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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 31-Jul-2015

Issuer Weight (%)

as of 31-Jul-2015

Name Weight (%) ISIN Sector SEDOL Market Value Price Maturity Coupon (%) Duration Notional Value YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Par Value
BLK CSH FND TREASURY SL AGENCY 0.70 US0669224778 Cash and/or Derivatives - $95,950,459 1.00 - 0.19 0.00 95,950,458.92 0.19 - 0.19 95,950,459.00
SPRINT CORP 0.49 US85207UAF21 Communications BSDRYY5 $67,717,208 95.75 Sep 15, 2023 7.88 5.83 67,717,208.50 8.61 - 8.61 68,591,000.00
NUMERICABLE GROUP SA 144A 0.49 US67054LAB36 Communications BLWP4K7 $67,611,074 101.88 May 15, 2022 6.00 4.62 67,611,073.67 5.66 - 5.55 64,612,000.00
FIRST DATA CORPORATION 0.43 US319963BB96 Technology B7323L3 $59,007,935 115.75 Jan 15, 2021 12.63 0.46 59,007,934.83 8.91 - 4.96 50,732,000.00
VRX ESCROW CORP 144A 0.40 US91831AAC53 Consumer Non-Cyclical BWD21S1 $54,722,770 104.50 Apr 15, 2025 6.13 6.08 54,722,770.42 5.52 - 5.40 51,330,000.00
REYNOLDS GROUP ISSUER LLC 0.39 US761735AP42 Capital Goods B92ZDK6 $54,054,492 103.63 Oct 15, 2020 5.75 2.71 54,054,492.01 4.95 - 4.52 51,325,000.00
HCA INC 0.39 US404121AC95 Consumer Non-Cyclical B66GLR7 $54,001,190 111.75 Feb 15, 2020 6.50 3.91 54,001,190.25 3.67 - 3.67 47,061,000.00
SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION 144A 0.38 US852061AK63 Communications B4059B6 $52,865,148 112.25 Nov 15, 2018 9.00 2.88 52,865,148.00 4.92 - 4.92 46,312,000.00
CHS/COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC 0.38 US12543DAV29 Consumer Non-Cyclical BRJT5B2 $52,513,031 107.00 Feb 1, 2022 6.88 3.84 52,513,031.25 5.57 - 5.11 47,550,000.00
WIND ACQUISITION FINANCE SA 144A 0.37 US97314XAK00 Communications BLM8075 $50,904,867 105.50 Apr 23, 2021 7.38 3.36 50,904,867.01 6.22 - 5.71 47,350,000.00
Name ISIN SEDOL Weight (%) Sector Asset Class Market Value Price Coupon (%) Maturity Duration YTM (%) Notional Value Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Par Value

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Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

Communications

23.34%

Energy

13.83%

Consumer Non-Cyclical

13.31%

Consumer Cyclical

12.43%

Capital Goods

7.26%

Technology

6.57%

Basic Industry

5.83%

Finance Companies

5.35%

Electric

3.88%

Banking

3.36%

Transportation

1.42%

Financial Other

0.85%

Insurance

0.65%

Industrial Other

0.63%

Reits

0.49%

Brokerage/Asset Managers/Exchanges

0.39%

Owned No Guarantee

0.31%

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.09%

Sorry, maturities are not available at this time.
The maturity breakdown above is based on Weighted Average Life (WAL). WAL is the average length of time to the repayment of principal for the securities in the fund. This metric considers the likelihood that bonds will be called or prepaid before the scheduled maturity date.

as of 31-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.09%

BBB Rated

0.93%

BB Rated

49.25%

B Rated

40.20%

CCC Rated

9.37%

CC Rated

0.14%

C Rated

0.01%

D Rated

0.02%

Credit quality ratings on underlying securities of the fund are received from S&P, Moody’s and Fitch and converted to the equivalent S&P major rating category. This breakdown is provided by BlackRock and takes the median rating of the three agencies when all three agencies rate a security the lower of the two ratings if only two agencies rate a security and one rating if that is all that is provided. Unrated securities do not necessarily indicate low quality. Below investment-grade is represented by a rating of BB and below. Ratings and portfolio credit quality may change over time.
Allocations are subject to change.
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KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 31-Jul-2015

$14,023,828,321
Asset Class Fixed Income
Exchange NYSE Arca
Benchmark Index Markit iBoxx USD Liquid High Yield Index
Index Ticker IBOXHY
Inception Date Apr 4, 2007

Fund Credit Rating - S&P   -

Shares Outstanding 159,600,000
CUSIP 464288513
Number of Holdings  

as of 31-Jul-2015

1,021
Closing Price  

as of 31-Jul-2015

87.97
Mid-Point Price  

as of 31-Jul-2015

87.99
Daily Volume  

as of 31-Jul-2015

1,399,586
20 Day Avg. Volume   1,712,008
Premium/Discount  

as of 31-Jul-2015

0.14%
Options Available Yes

FEES as of 28-Feb-2014

Expense Ratio  

0.50%

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NAIC Designated (Schedule D Eligible)

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Equity Beta  

as of 30-Jun-2015

0.38
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of 30-Jun-2015

4.62%

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 30-Jul-2015

5.49%
Distribution Yield  

as of 30-Jul-2015

5.44%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 30-Jul-2015

5.84%

Weighted Avg Coupon  

as of 31-Jul-2015

6.47%
Weighted Avg Maturity  

as of 31-Jul-2015

4.93 yrs
Weighted Avg YTM  

as of 31-Jul-2015

6.46%
Effective Duration  

as of 31-Jul-2015

4.14 yrs
Option Adjusted Spread  

as of 31-Jul-2015

458 bps

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Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

The iShares Enhanced ETFs, iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF, iShares Liquidity Income ETF and the iShares Interest Rate Hedged ETFs are actively managed funds and do not seek to replicate the performance of a specified index. The Funds may have a higher portfolio turnover than funds that seek to replicate the performance of an index.



Fixed income risks include interest-rate and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in bond values. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the bond issuer will not be able to make principal and interest payments.

Non-investment-grade debt securities (high-yield/junk bonds) may be subject to greater market fluctuations, risk of default or loss of income and principal than higher-rated securities.

The iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF will invest in privately issued securities that have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and as a result are subject to legal restrictions on resale. Privately issued securities are not traded on established markets and may be illiquid, difficult to value and subject to wide fluctuations in value. Delay or difficulty in selling such securities may result in a loss to the iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF. The fund may invest in asset-backed (“ABS”) and mortgage-backed securities (“MBS”) which are subject to credit, prepayment and extension risk, and react differently to changes in interest rates than other bonds. Small movements in interest rates may quickly reduce the value of certain ABS and MBS.

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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