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Six New iShares ETFs List on NYSE Arca
NEW YORK , January 8, 2010 –- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, today began trading and six new ETFs. The funds are advised by BlackRock Fund Advisors.

iShares 2012 S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series (MUAA)
The fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series 2012 Index, which measures the performance of investment-grade U.S.     municipal bonds maturing in 2012.

iShares 2013 S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series (MUAB)
The fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series 2013 Index, which measures the performance of investment-grade U.S. municipal bonds maturing in 2013.

iShares 2014 S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series (MUAC)
The fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series 2014 Index, which measures the performance of investment-grade U.S. municipal bonds maturing in 2014.

iShares 2015 S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series (MUAD)
The fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series 2015 Index, which measures the performance of investment-grade U.S. municipal bonds maturing in 2015.

iShares 2016 S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series (MUAE)
The fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series 2016 Index, which measures the performance of investment-grade U.S. municipal bonds maturing in 2016.

iShares 2017 S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series (MUAF)
The fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series 2017 Index, which measures the performance of investment-grade U.S. municipal bonds maturing in 2017.

The funds’ prospectuses and other information are available at www.ishares.com.

Background on Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) on NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext operates the world's largest Exchange Traded Products marketplace, and is the leading venue for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), Exchange Traded Vehicles (ETVs) and Warrants and Certificates trading.  NYSE Euronext's offering of these products provides investors access to regulated listings as well as fast and innovative trading tools to access liquidity. NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext's US market for ETFs, has 744 primary ETF and 52 ETV listings.  Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 89 ETNs, 196 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis.  On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 487 primary ETFs, 734 ETV listings, 4 ETN and lists a total of 12,713 Warrants and Certificates as of the end of October 2009.

About iShares and Blackrock (Source: Blackrock)
iShares is the global product leader in exchange traded funds with over 380 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 16 exchanges worldwide. The iShares Funds are bought and sold like common stocks on securities exchanges. The iShares Funds are attractive to many individual and institutional investors and financial intermediaries because of their relative low cost, tax efficiency and trading flexibility. Investors can purchase and sell shares through any brokerage firm, financial advisor, or online broker, and hold the funds in any type of brokerage account. The iShares customer base consists of the institutional segment of pension plans and fund managers, as well as the retail segment of financial advisors and high net worth individuals. 

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. With approximately $3.2 trillion under management as of September 30, 2009 (pro forma), BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients’ needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City , the firm has over 8,500 employees in 24 countries. For additional information, please visit BlackRock’s website at http://www.blackrock.comwww.blackrock.com.

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies.  The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products.  With more than 8,000 listed issues, NYSE Euronext's equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent nearly 40 percent of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group.  NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, the leading European derivatives business and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies.  NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index and Fortune 500.  For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.

Disclaimer
NYSE Euronext and its affiliates do not recommend or make any representation as to possible benefits from any securities or investments, or third-party products or services. Investors should undertake their own due diligence regarding their securities and investment practices. This press release speaks only as of this date. NYSE Euronext disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

 

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