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BlackRock’s iShares to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell




BlackRock’s iShares business will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in celebration of the following 10 recent iShares ETF switches to Nasdaq that took place February 2, 2016:

  • iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (Nasdaq:TLT)
  • iShares Asia 50 ETF (Nasdaq:AIA)
  • iShares MSCI New Zealand Capped ETF (Nasdaq:ENZL)
  • iShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap ETF (Nasdaq:EWZS)
  • iShares Global Infrastructure ETF (Nasdaq:IGF)
  • iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF (Nasdaq:IXUS)
  • iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Value ETF (Nasdaq:JKI)
  • iShares MSCI China ETF (Nasdaq:MCHI)
  • iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF (Nasdaq:SCZ)
  • iShares 0-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (Nasdaq:SLQD)

In honor of the occasion, Daniel Gamba, Head of iShares U.S. Institutional Business at BlackRock, will ring the Closing Bell.


Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Monday, February 29, 2016 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

BlackRock iShares Media Contact:

James Murphy

(646) 231-0971   

Nasdaq MarketSite:

Emily Pan

(646) 441-5120

Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West

18 mhz Lower

DL 3811 Vertical

FEC 3/4

SR 13.235

DR 18.295411

MOD 4:2:0


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About BlackRock

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At December 31, 2015, BlackRock’s AUM was $4.645 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include 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®. As of December 31, 2015, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: | LinkedIn:

About iShares

iShares is a global leader in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with more than a decade of expertise and commitment to individual and institutional investors of all sizes. With over 700 funds globally across multiple asset classes and strategies and more than $1 trillion in assets under management as of December 31, 2015, iShares helps clients around the world build the core of their portfolios, meet specific investment goals and implement market views. iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock, trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm.1

1 Based on $4.645 trillion in AUM as of 12/31/15.

About Nasdaq

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,700 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and nearly 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: or


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