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iShares to liquidate ten ETFs


iShares’ exchange-traded funds business plans to close and liquidate ten funds that make up the iShares All Country World Index (ACWI) ex-US sector suite.

The following funds will be closed and liquidated based on ongoing reviews, client feedback and limited interest in ex-US sector strategies:
AXDI – iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Consumer Discretionary ETF
AXSL – iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Consumer Staples ETF
AXEN – iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Energy ETF
AXFN – iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Financials ETF
AXHE – iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Healthcare ETF
AXID – iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Industrials ETF
AXIT – iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Information Technology ETF
AXMT – iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Materials ETF
AXTE – iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Telecommunication Services ETF
AXUT – iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Utilities ETF
After the close of business on 25 March 2014 the funds will no longer accept creation orders. Trading in the funds will be halted prior to market open on 26 March. Proceeds of the liquidation are currently scheduled to be sent to shareholders on or about 1 April. 

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