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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
2.91 -0.27 0.85 2.91 3.84 26.70 - - 50.58
Market Price (%) Market price return represents changes to the midpoint price and accounts for distributions from the fund. The midpoint is the average of the bid-ask prices at 4:00 PM ET (when NAV is normally determined for most funds). 3.87 0.55 1.48 3.87 4.30 26.78 - - 51.28
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility (USD) Index 2.85 -0.27 0.78 2.85 3.89 26.92 41.78 - 51.05
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%) Return after taxes on distributions. Assumes fund shares have not been sold. 2.49 -0.68 0.44 2.49 3.17 24.08 - - 46.41
After Tax Post-Liq. (%) Return after taxes on distributions and sale of fund shares. 1.90 0.09 0.73 1.90 2.62 20.17 - - 38.34

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.

Growth of Hypothetical $10,000 The growth of hypothetical $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.

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets as of 26-Aug-2016 $8,179,808,528
Inception Date 18-Oct-2011
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility (USD) Index
Index Ticker M00IEA$O
Shares Outstanding as of 26-Aug-2016 121,000,000
CUSIP 46429B689
Options Available Yes

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

Fees

Fees

on 30-Jun-2016
Expense Ratio The Expense Ratio reflects the Fund’s management fee, and any applicable acquired fund fees and expenses, and foreign taxes and other expenses, calculated on the date set forth above. On any given day these fees may be higher or lower than what is shown in the Fund's prospectus. 0.32%
Management Fee The Fund’s management fee is subject to breakpoints that are tied to aggregate assets under management across certain groups of iShares ETFs. Breakpoints take effect immediately after asset levels change. On any given day the management fee, and thus the Expense Ratio, may be higher or lower than what is shown in the Fund’s prospectus. For additional information on fees and expenses, please see the Fund’s prospectus. 0.32%
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (“AFFE”) reflect the Fund's pro rata share of the indirect fees and expenses incurred by investing in one or more acquired funds, such as mutual funds, business development companies, or other pooled investment vehicles. AFFE are reflected in the prices of the acquired funds and thus included in the total returns of the Fund. 0.00%
Foreign Taxes and Other Expenses 0.00%
- Fee Waivers BlackRock Fund Advisors, the investment adviser to the Fund and an affiliate of BlackRock Investments, LLC, has contractually agreed to waive a portion of its management fees through 30-Nov-2016. Please see the Fund’s prospectus for additional details. 0.12%
= Net Expense Ratio 0.20%

Holdings

Holdings

as of 25-Aug-2016
Ticker Name Sector Country Shares Market Value Weight (%) Price Exchange Currency Market Currency FX Rate Notional Value
NESN NESTLE SA Consumer Staples Switzerland 1,627,450 $130,505,446 1.59 80.19 Six Swiss Exchange Ag USD CHF 0.97 130,505,445.90
NOVN NOVARTIS AG Health Care Switzerland 1,585,307 $126,634,526 1.54 79.88 Six Swiss Exchange Ag USD CHF 0.97 126,634,526.30
ROG ROCHE HOLDING PAR AG Health Care Switzerland 483,429 $120,045,457 1.46 248.32 Six Swiss Exchange Ag USD CHF 0.97 120,045,456.96
RB. RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC Consumer Staples United Kingdom 1,196,690 $117,543,570 1.43 98.22 London Stock Exchange USD GBP 0.76 117,543,569.66
2 CLP HOLDINGS LTD Utilities Hong Kong 11,046,000 $114,451,929 1.40 10.36 Hong Kong Exchanges And Clearing Ltd USD HKD 7.75 114,451,929.46
9432 NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE COR Telecommunications Japan 2,420,000 $111,810,812 1.36 46.20 Tokyo Stock Exchange USD JPY 100.54 111,810,812.15
NG. NATIONAL GRID PLC Utilities United Kingdom 7,690,760 $109,061,610 1.33 14.18 London Stock Exchange USD GBP 0.76 109,061,610.08
SREN SWISS RE AG Financials Switzerland 1,232,990 $103,205,735 1.26 83.70 Six Swiss Exchange Ag USD CHF 0.97 103,205,735.25
CPG COMPASS GROUP PLC Consumer Discretionary United Kingdom 5,166,700 $99,508,524 1.21 19.26 London Stock Exchange USD GBP 0.76 99,508,523.65
4578 OTSUKA HOLDINGS LTD Health Care Japan 2,140,900 $98,553,590 1.20 46.03 Tokyo Stock Exchange USD JPY 100.54 98,553,590.29
Ticker Name Asset Class Weight (%) Price Shares Market Value Notional Value Sector SEDOL ISIN Exchange Country Currency Market Currency FX Rate
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 25-Aug-2016

% of Market Value

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 25-Aug-2016

% of Market Value

Allocations are subject to change.
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