Securities Law & Instruments

Headnote

Certain mutual funds designated as exchange-traded funds for the purposes of OSC Rule 48-501.

Rules Cited

Ontario Securities Commission Rule 48-501 Trading During Distributions, Formal Bids and Share Exchange Transactions, s. 1.1.

IN THE MATTER OF

ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION RULE 48-501 -- TRADING DURING DISTRIBUTIONS,

FORMAL BIDS AND SHARE EXCHANGE TRANSACTIONS

(Rule)

AND

IN THE MATTER OF

iSHARES DEX SHORT TERM CORPORATE UNIVERSE + MAPLE BOND INDEX FUND

(the Fund)

DESIGNATION ORDER

Section 1.1

WHEREAS the Fund is or will be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange;

AND WHEREAS under the Universal Market Integrity Rules (UMIR), the Fund is considered an Exempt Exchange-traded Fund that is not subject to prohibitions related to trading during certain securities transactions;

AND WHEREAS the definition of "exchange-traded fund" in the Rule is substantially similar to the definition of Exempt Exchange-traded Fund in UMIR, and the purpose of the Rule and UMIR are substantially similar;

THE DIRECTOR HEREBY DESIGNATES the Fund as an exchange-traded fund for the purposes of the Rule.

Dated August 31, 2011

"Susan Greenglass"
Director, Market Regulation