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PERFORMANCE



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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.

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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 21-May-2015

Issuer Weight (%)

as of 21-May-2015

Name Sector 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 (%) Notional Value
DENMARK (KINGDOM OF) Treasuries DK0009922320 1.33 $6,239,952 Denmark - B3FNDZ0 FI 24.82 USD DKK 6.70 4.50 Nov 15, 2039 16.89 - 1.31 - 1.31 6,239,952.12
SWEDEN (KINGDOM OF) Treasuries SE0002241083 0.81 $3,812,781 Sweden - B29KVV2 FI 13.98 USD SEK 8.32 4.25 Mar 12, 2019 3.59 - -0.04 - -0.04 3,812,780.55
DENMARK (KINGDOM OF) Treasuries DK0009922403 0.80 $3,785,534 Denmark - B4WWL20 FI 17.59 USD DKK 6.70 4.00 Nov 15, 2019 4.15 - 0.00 - 0.00 3,785,534.04
DENMARK (KINGDOM OF) Treasuries DK0009922676 0.66 $3,106,921 Denmark - B42L6M2 FI 17.46 USD DKK 6.70 3.00 Nov 15, 2021 5.95 - 0.34 - 0.34 3,106,921.19
IRELAND (REPUBLIC OF) Treasuries IE00B4TV0D44 0.65 $3,071,214 Ireland - B4TV0D4 FI 152.99 USD EUR 0.90 5.40 Mar 13, 2025 8.08 - 1.30 - 1.30 3,071,214.03
SWEDEN (KINGDOM OF) Treasuries SE0001149311 0.61 $2,873,189 Sweden - 7774074 FI 15.14 USD SEK 8.32 5.00 Dec 1, 2020 4.94 - 0.25 - 0.25 2,873,188.68
PORTUGAL (REPUBLIC OF) Treasuries PTOTEQOE0015 0.61 $2,858,411 Portugal - B94V863 FI 141.78 USD EUR 0.90 5.65 Feb 15, 2024 7.40 - 1.48 - 1.48 2,858,411.30
PORTUGAL (REPUBLIC OF) Treasuries PTOTECOE0029 0.55 $2,570,388 Portugal - B638JX8 FI 131.54 USD EUR 0.90 4.80 Jun 15, 2020 4.60 - 0.78 - 0.78 2,570,387.76
FRANCE (REPUBLIC OF) Treasuries FR0010670737 0.54 $2,535,127 France - B3F27F5 FI 127.39 USD EUR 0.90 4.25 Oct 25, 2018 3.21 - 0.01 - 0.01 2,535,126.88
JAPAN (GOVERNMENT OF) 2YR #344 Treasuries JP1023441E90 0.53 $2,480,014 Japan - - FI 0.83 USD JPY 121.16 0.10 Sep 15, 2016 1.32 - 0.00 - 0.00 2,480,013.77
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 (%) Notional Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 21-May-2015
  Japan 23.07%
  France 6.95%
  Italy 6.41%
  Germany 6.13%
  United Kingdom 5.54%
  Australia 4.72%
  Spain 4.69%
  Netherlands 4.55%
  Canada 4.54%
  Portugal 4.53%
  Denmark 4.51%
  Belgium 4.42%
  Austria 4.39%
  Ireland 4.09%
  Sweden 3.56%
  Finland 3.31%
  Switzerland 2.15%
  Norway 1.97%
  Other 0.47%
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Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the country where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
as of 21-May-2015

% of Market Value

Treasuries

99.53%

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.47%

as of 21-May-2015

  • 18
  • 15
  • 11
  • 07
  • 04
  • 0

0.47

1.68

9.15

9.60

18.39

12.97

18.34

9.85

6.98

12.57

  • 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 21-May-2015

% of Market Value

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.47%

AAA Rated

35.44%

AA Rated

21.30%

A Rated

27.16%

BBB Rated

11.09%

BB Rated

4.53%

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 22-May-2015

$467,918,496
Inception Date Jan 21, 2009
Exchange NASDAQ
Asset Class Fixed Income
Benchmark Index S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Index Ex-US
Index Ticker SPBDXUTR

Fund Credit Rating - S&P   A-f

Shares Outstanding 5,150,000
Number of Holdings  

as of 21-May-2015

606
CUSIP 464288117
Closing Price  

as of 22-May-2015

90.96
20 Day Avg. Volume   43,023
Premium/Discount  

as of 22-May-2015

-
Options Available Yes

FEES as of 31-Oct-2014

Expense Ratio  

0.35%

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

NAIC Designated (Schedule D Eligible)

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Equity Beta  

as of 30-Apr-2015

0.39
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of 30-Apr-2015

6.29%

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 21-May-2015

0.89%
Distribution Yield  

as of 21-May-2015

0.13%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 21-May-2015

0.42%

Weighted Avg Coupon  

as of 21-May-2015

3.03%
Weighted Avg Maturity  

as of 21-May-2015

9.32 yrs
Effective Duration  

as of 21-May-2015

7.50 yrs
Weighted Avg YTM  

as of 21-May-2015

0.81%

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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.

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.

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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