Carefully consider the iShares Funds' investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses, which may be obtained by calling 1-800-iShares (1-800-474-2737), or by viewing or downloading a prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.
Certain iShares funds are subject to management fee breakpoints as assets increase. The breakpoints take effect immediately after asset tier levels are reached, thus a fund's actual management fee being applied may not match the fund's web site or prospectus on a given day.
‡ “Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses” 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. Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses are reflected in the prices of the acquired funds and thus included in the total returns of the Fund.
* BlackRock Fund Advisors ("BFA"), 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 December 31, 2014. In addition, BFA may, from time to time, voluntarily agreed to waive certain fees and/or reimburse expenses. Voluntary waivers and/or reimbursements may be reduced or discontinued at any time without notice. Total returns reflect fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements by the investment adviser to the Fund for some or all of the periods shown. Performance would have been lower without such waivers.
The iShares Funds ("Funds") are distributed by BlackRock Investments, LLC (together with its affiliates, "BlackRock").
In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, international investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations.
Investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility.
Index returns are for illustrative purposes only and do not represent actual iShares performance. 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.
MSCI and MSCI Index are servicemarks of MSCI Inc. and have been licensed for use by BlackRock. iShares Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by MSCI Inc. Nor does this company make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in iShares Funds. Index data source: MSCI Inc.
Shares of iShares Funds are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.
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.
You agree not to reproduce, distribute or disseminate Fund holdings information, defined and limited to constituents, weights, valuation ratios, and volatility characteristics, or any Index holdings information, in whole or in part, in any form without prior written permission from MSCI. All such information is provided on an "as is" basis, and MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations of any kind with respect to any of the information contained herein (including, without limitation, with respect to the accuracy, completeness, reliability, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of any such information or any financial results you may achieve from its use). In no event shall MSCI or its affiliates have any liability relating to the use of any such information. You may use this information solely for informational purposes in order to review the holdings of your investment. You may not make any other use of this information, including, without limitation, in connection with or as the basis for any other financial product or index.
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