iShares S&P/Citigroup 1-3 Year International Treasury Bond Fund (the Fund) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Index Ex-US 1-3 Year (the Index). The Index is a diverse, market value-weighted index designed to measure the performance of treasury bonds issued in local currencies by developed market countries outside the United States that have a remaining maturity of greater than 1 year and less than or equal to 3 years. The methodology is designed to balance the weighting of each country within the Index by limiting the weightings of countries with higher debt outstanding and reallocating this excess to countries with lower debt outstanding. The Fund invests in the securities of non United States issuers that may trade in non United States markets. The Fund�s investment adviser is BlackRock Fund Advisors.