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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, 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.

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 on 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 25-Feb-2015

Issuer Weight (%)

as of 25-Feb-2015

Ticker ISIN Weight (%) Market Value Country CUSIP SEDOL Asset Class Price Currency Market Currency FX Rate Coupon (%) Maturity Duration Mod. Duration YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Barcap Rating Notional Value
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RUSSIAN (FEDERATION OF) RegS

Sovereign

XS0114288789 1.59 $69,949,884 Russian Federation S42308148 4230814 FI 106.70 USD USD 1.00 7.50 Mar 31, 2030 4.08 - 6.00 - 6.00 BB+ 69,949,883.54
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ARGENTINA REPUBLIC OF

Sovereign

US040114GL81 1.16 $51,255,452 Argentina 040114GL8 B2NTDS6 FI 99.35 USD USD 1.00 8.28 Dec 31, 2033 8.07 - 8.70 - 8.70 SD 51,255,452.14
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POLAND (REPUBLIC OF)

Sovereign

US731011AR30 1.11 $48,901,818 Poland 731011AR3 B82FPD6 FI 117.11 USD USD 1.00 6.38 Jul 15, 2019 3.88 - 2.26 - 2.26 A- 48,901,817.94
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PERU (REPUBLIC OF)

Sovereign

US715638AP79 1.02 $44,803,283 Peru 715638AP7 2172833 FI 159.00 USD USD 1.00 8.75 Nov 21, 2033 10.94 - 4.18 - 4.18 BBB+ 44,803,282.99
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PETRONAS CAPITAL LTD. RegS

Owned No Guarantee

USY68856AH99 0.97 $42,620,294 Malaysia - B42PKN3 FI 111.10 USD USD 1.00 5.25 Aug 12, 2019 4.02 - 2.62 - 2.62 A 42,620,293.69
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POLAND (REPUBLIC OF)

Sovereign

US857524AB80 0.96 $42,486,021 Poland 857524AB8 B73NWF3 FI 113.91 USD USD 1.00 5.00 Mar 23, 2022 5.94 - 2.82 - 2.82 A- 42,486,021.24
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HUNGARY (REPUBLIC OF)

Sovereign

US445545AE60 0.95 $41,909,874 Hungary 445545AE6 B5WKXS1 FI 117.11 USD USD 1.00 6.38 Mar 29, 2021 5.06 - 3.26 - 3.26 Ba1 41,909,874.17
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ROMANIA (REPUBLIC OF) MTN RegS

Sovereign

US77586TAA43 0.91 $40,279,622 Romania 77586TAA4 B3PVNV0 FI 122.00 USD USD 1.00 6.75 Feb 7, 2022 5.72 - 3.22 - 3.22 BBB- 40,279,621.88
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URUGUAY (ORIENTAL REPUBLIC OF)

Sovereign

US760942BA98 0.88 $38,881,583 Uruguay 760942BA9 BNB7S17 FI 102.65 USD USD 1.00 5.10 Jun 18, 2050 15.86 - 4.94 - 4.94 BBB- 38,881,582.55
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PERU (REPUBLIC OF)

Sovereign

US715638AS19 0.86 $37,842,267 Peru 715638AS1 B0DJQ49 FI 136.50 USD USD 1.00 7.35 Jul 21, 2025 7.76 - 3.20 - 3.20 BBB+ 37,842,266.99
Name ISIN SEDOL Weight (%) Market Value Country Asset Class Sector Coupon (%) Maturity Duration Price Asset Class Currency Market Currency FX Rate Mod. Duration YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Barcap Rating Notional Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 25-Feb-2015
  Turkey 5.88%
  Philippines 5.68%
  Indonesia 5.59%
  Mexico 5.41%
  Brazil 5.21%
  Russian Federation 4.91%
  Colombia 4.46%
  China 4.41%
  Hungary 4.27%
  South Africa 3.94%
  Poland 3.73%
  Kazakhstan 3.28%
  Peru 3.23%
  Lebanon 3%
  Croatia (Hrvatska) 2.86%
  Argentina 2.44%
  Malaysia 2.2%
  Romania 2.16%
  Venezuela 2.14%
  Chile 2.11%
  Uruguay 2.1%
  Lithuania 2.03%
  Panama 1.9%
  Dominican Republic 1.63%
  Serbia 1.63%
  Sri Lanka 1.4%
  Ukraine 1.12%
  Other 11.31%
Show all 28 countries
as of 25-Feb-2015

% of Market Value

Sovereign

79.19%

Owned No Guarantee

19.42%

Government Guaranteed

1.09%

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.21%

Treasuries

0.10%

as of 25-Feb-2015

  • 31
  • 24
  • 18
  • 12
  • 06
  • 0

0.21

0.18

0.34

4.25

14.12

17.55

30.57

8.34

6.04

18.40

  • Cash and/or Derivatives

  • 0 - 1 Year

  • 1 - 2 Years

  • 2 - 3 Years

  • 3 - 5 Years

  • 5 - 7 Years

  • 7 - 10 Years

  • 10 - 15 Years

  • 15 - 20 Years

  • 20+ Years

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 25-Feb-2015

% of Market Value

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.21%

AAA Rated

-

AA Rated

4.94%

A Rated

10.26%

BBB Rated

48.91%

BB Rated

15.79%

B Rated

12.86%

CCC Rated

3.90%

CC Rated

-

C Rated

-

D Rated

1.62%

Not Rated

1.51%

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 26-Feb-2015

$4,422,008,874
Inception Date Dec 17, 2007
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Fixed Income
Benchmark Index J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Core Index
Index Ticker JPEICORE

Fund Credit Rating - S&P   BB-f

Shares Outstanding 39,600,000
Number of Holdings  

as of 25-Feb-2015

277
CUSIP 464288281
Closing Price  

as of 26-Feb-2015

112.26
20 Day Avg. Volume   163,165
Premium/Discount  

as of 26-Feb-2015

0.52%
Options Available Yes

FEES as of 31-Oct-2013

Expense Ratio  

0.60%

For more information on S&P fund credit ratings, please click here.

NAIC Designated (Schedule D Eligible)

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Equity Beta  

as of 30-Jan-2015

0.38
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of 30-Jan-2015

7.84%

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 25-Feb-2015

4.45%
Distribution Yield  

as of 25-Feb-2015

4.02%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 25-Feb-2015

4.96%
30 Day SEC Yield Month End  

as of 30-Jan-2015

5.07%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield  

as of 30-Jan-2015

4.87%

Weighted Avg Coupon  

as of 25-Feb-2015

6.07%
Weighted Average Life  

as of 25-Feb-2015

11.60 yrs
Effective Duration  

as of 25-Feb-2015

7.35 yrs
Weighted Avg YTM  

as of 25-Feb-2015

5.59%
Option Adjusted Spread  

as of 25-Feb-2015

353 bps

This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please click on the "Returns" tab above.

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Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

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.

International investing involves risks, including risks related to foreign currency, limited liquidity, less government regulation and the possibility of substantial volatility due to adverse political, economic or other developments. These risks often are heightened for investments in emerging/developing markets or in concentrations of single countries.

Performance shown reflects fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements by the investment advisor to the fund for some or all of the periods shown. Performance would have been lower without such waivers.

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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