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Exchange Bulletin

iShares ESG MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF (XSEM) To Trade On Toronto Stock Exchange

March 19, 2019

Issuer: iShares ESG MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF (the "ETF")



Issued and Outstanding Securities

Reserved Securities

Issue Price

Units (the "Units")





Listing category:


Trading currency:



Initial public offering of Units (the "Offering")

Anticipated closing date:

March 20, 2019

Listing date:

March 20, 2019 (as at 5:01 p.m.) subject to confirmation of the closing of the Offering.

Posted for trading date:

March 21, 2019 (at the opening) subject to confirmation of closing of the Offering.

Other market(s):


Designated market maker:

RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Security ownership registration:

CDS book-entry only system

Investor relations:

Steven Leong

Tel: (416) 933-6410


The ETF is an exchange-traded fund established as a trust under the laws of the Province of Ontario pursuant to a master declaration of trust amended and restated as of March 4, 2019.

Manager and Trustee:

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited

Fiscal year end:

December 31

Nature of business:

The ETF seeks to provide long-term capital growth by replicating, to the extent possible, the performance, net of expenses, of an ESG-oriented index selected at the discretion of BlackRock Canada (currently MSCI Emerging Markets Extended ESG Focus Index).

Transfer agent and registrar:

State Street Trust Company Canada at its principal office in Toronto.


Cash distributions on Units of the ETF, if any, are expected to be made semi-annually.


Not applicable

Offering document:

Prospectus dated March 4, 2019, which is available at Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein are as defined in the Prospectus.

Initial public offering:

Units will be issued and sold on a continuous basis. A Unit of the ETF represents an equal beneficial interest in the ETF. The ETF is entitled to issue an unlimited number of Units. Units sold in connection with the initial public offering for the ETF will amount to 50,000 Units at a price of $20.00 per Unit.

TSX contact:

Chris Birkett, Director, Toronto Stock Exchange