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PERFORMANCE



The Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted.



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.
as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
15.77 - - - 16.76
Market Price (%)   15.80 - - - 16.78
Benchmark (%)   15.94 18.49 15.39 - 16.94
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   15.16 - - - 16.21
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   9.30 - - - 13.13
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
7.77 -0.79 1.67 5.61 15.77 - - - 58.04
Market Price (%)   7.82 -0.76 1.72 5.64 15.80 - - - 58.12
Benchmark (%)   7.88 -0.76 1.71 5.69 15.94 66.35 104.54 - 58.72
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   7.35 -0.90 1.54 5.35 15.16 - - - 55.84
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   4.65 -0.37 1.02 3.35 9.30 - - - 43.97
as of
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Return (%)   - - - 11.04 25.11
Market Price (%)   - - - 11.12 25.02
Benchmark (%)   - - 12.87 11.19 25.33

Past performance is not a guide to future performance and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product. The price of the investments may go up or down and the investor may not get back the amount invested.

Source: BlackRock.  Performance data is displayed on a Net Asset Value basis, net of fees. Brokerage or transaction fees will apply.

Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return on Capital
Sep 24, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Sep 26, 2014 $0.171290 - - - -
Jun 25, 2014 Jul 1, 2014 Jun 27, 2014 $0.188967 - - - -
Mar 25, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Mar 27, 2014 $0.181825 - - - -
Dec 23, 2013 Dec 30, 2013 Dec 26, 2013 $0.205596 $0.205596 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Sep 24, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Sep 26, 2013 $0.272080 $0.272080 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 27, 2013 Jul 3, 2013 Jul 1, 2013 $0.172802 $0.172802 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Mar 25, 2013 Apr 1, 2013 Mar 27, 2013 $0.122126 $0.122126 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 27, 2012 Jan 3, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 $0.016230 $0.016230 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 19, 2012 Dec 26, 2012 Dec 21, 2012 $0.194370 $0.194370 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Sep 24, 2012 Sep 28, 2012 Sep 26, 2012 $0.185768 $0.185768 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 22, 2012 Jun 28, 2012 Jun 26, 2012 $0.054919 $0.054919 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Mar 23, 2012 Mar 29, 2012 Mar 27, 2012 $0.119235 $0.119235 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 22, 2011 Dec 29, 2011 Dec 27, 2011 $0.078433 $0.078433 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000

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.
Greatest Premium  

Jul 31, 2014

0.07%
Greatest Discount  

Sep 10, 2014

-0.03%
Days ± 0.5% of NAV 63
Percent ± 0.5% of NAV 100.00%
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Number of Days At:

Premium   42
NAV   12
Discount   9

Premium/Discount Range

# of Days

≥ 0.0 up to 0.5

54

≥ -0.5 up to 0.0

9

Chart Description  

Why is there a difference between NAV and Closing Price?  

Possible Timing Discrepancies  

Holdings

as of 21-Oct-2014

Holding Weight (%) Sector Market Value Shares Price Exchange
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PEP

PEPSICO INC

1.57 Consumer Staples $45,547,531 485,944 93.73 New York Stock Exchange Inc.
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BDX

BECTON DICKINSON

1.49 Health Care $43,324,845 351,349 123.31 New York Stock Exchange Inc.
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DUK

DUKE ENERGY CORP.

1.49 Utilities $43,309,902 547,672 79.08 New York Stock Exchange Inc.
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ECL

ECOLAB INC.

1.45 Materials $42,234,438 374,751 112.70 New York Stock Exchange Inc.
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PG

PROCTER & GAMBLE

1.45 Consumer Staples $42,153,040 498,204 84.61 New York Stock Exchange Inc.
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PAYX

PAYCHEX INC.

1.45 Information Technology $42,083,020 941,876 44.68 NASDAQ
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WMT

WALMART STORES INC

1.44 Consumer Staples $41,867,939 550,749 76.02 New York Stock Exchange Inc.
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JNJ

JOHNSON & JOHNSON

1.44 Health Care $41,846,106 416,960 100.36 New York Stock Exchange Inc.
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VZ

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

1.44 Telecommunication Services $41,832,257 859,155 48.69 New York Stock Exchange Inc.
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MRK

MERCK & CO INC

1.41 Health Care $40,892,733 741,751 55.13 New York Stock Exchange Inc.
Ticker ISIN SEDOL Name Weight (%) Sector Market Value Shares Price Exchange
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 21-Oct-2014

% of Market Value

Health Care

17.76%

Consumer Staples

13.66%

Information Technology

13.53%

Financials

12.75%

Consumer Discretionary

8.56%

Utilities

8.37%

Industrials

7.89%

Energy

5.83%

Telecommunication Services

5.55%

Materials

4.75%

Other/Undefined

1.35%

Allocations are subject to change.
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KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 22-Oct-2014

$2,904,550,445
Inception Date Oct 18, 2011
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Equities
Benchmark Index MSCI USA Minimum Volatility (USD) Index
Index Ticker M00IMV$T

Shares Outstanding 76,800,000
Number of Holdings

as of 21-Oct-2014

154
CUSIP 46429B697
Closing Price  

as of 21-Oct-2014

37.90
20 Day Avg. Volume   123,644
Premium/Discount  

as of 22-Oct-2014

-
Options Available No

FEES as of 31-Jul
Expense Ratio   0.15%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 30-Sep-2014

24.48
P/B Ratio  

as of 30-Sep-2014

5.23

Equity Beta  

as of 30-Sep-2014

0.86
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of -

-

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 30-Sep-2014

1.98%
Distribution Yield  

as of 30-Sep-2014

1.81%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 30-Sep-2014

2.03%

% Stock 99.76%
% Bond 0.00%
% Cash 0.15%
% Other  

as of 21-Oct-2014

0.09%

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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 the iShares ETF and BlackRock Mutual Fund prospectus pages. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

The iShares Minimum Volatility ETFs may experience more than minimum volatility as there is no guarantee that the underlying index's strategy of seeking to lower volatility will be successful.

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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