Form 497 BlackRock Funds II

May 18, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

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BLACKROCK FUNDS II

BlackRock 20/80 Target Allocation Fund

BlackRock 40/60 Target Allocation Fund

BlackRock 60/40 Target Allocation Fund

BlackRock 80/20 Target Allocation Fund

(each, a “Fund” and collectively, the “Funds”)

Supplement dated May 18, 2022 to the Prospectuses of each Fund, dated January 28, 2022,

as supplemented to date

Effective immediately, the section in each Prospectus entitled “Details About the Funds — Information about Underlying Funds and ETFs” is amended as follows:

The sub-section entitled “Description of Underlying Funds — Equity Funds” is amended to add the following underlying funds to the table:

 

Fund Name      Investment Objective and Principal Investment Strategies
BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund     

The investment objective of BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund (the “Fund”) is to seek long-term total return and current income.

 

The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities. Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in equity securities and at least 80% of its assets in dividend paying securities. The Fund may invest in securities of companies with any market capitalization, but will generally focus on large cap securities. The Fund may also invest in convertible securities and non-convertible preferred stock. Equity securities include common stock, preferred stock, securities convertible into common stock, or securities or other instruments whose price is linked to the value of common stock.

 

The Fund may invest up to 25% of its total assets in securities of foreign issuers. The Fund may invest in securities from any country. The Fund may invest in securities denominated in both U.S. dollars and non-U.S. dollar currencies. The Fund may invest in the securities of foreign issuers in the form of American Depositary Receipts, European Depositary Receipts or other securities convertible into securities of foreign issuers.

 

BlackRock chooses investments for the Fund that it believes will both increase in value over the long term and provide current income, focusing on investments that will do both instead of those that will favor current income over capital appreciation.


The sub-section entitled “Exchange Traded Funds (“ETFs”) — Equity ETFs” is amended to add the following underlying ETFs to the table:

 

Fund Name      Investment Objective and Principal Investment Strategies
iShares® Core High Dividend ETF     

The iShares Core High Dividend ETF (the “Fund”) seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of relatively high dividend paying U.S. equities.

 

The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the Morningstar® Dividend Yield Focus IndexSM (the “Underlying Index”), which offers exposure to high quality U.S.-domiciled companies that have had strong financial health and an ability to sustain above average dividend payouts. Underlying Index constituents are drawn from the pool of stocks issued by U.S. based companies that trade publicly on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), the NYSE Amex Equities, or The Nasdaq Stock Market. The Underlying Index is a subset of the Morningstar® US Market IndexSM (a diversified broad market index that represents approximately 97% of the market capitalization of publicly-traded U.S. stocks). The Underlying Index is composed of qualified income paying securities that are screened for superior company quality and financial health as determined by Morningstar, Inc.’s (“Morningstar” or the “Index Provider”) proprietary index methodology. Stocks in the Underlying Index represent the top 75 yielding stocks meeting the screening requirements. The Morningstar index methodology determines “company quality” in accordance with the Morningstar Economic MoatTM rating system, in which companies are assigned a moat rating of “none,” “narrow” or “wide” based on the prospect of earning above average returns on capital and the strength of the company’s competitive advantage. Additionally, companies are screened for “financial health” using Morningstar’s Distance to Default measure, a quantitative option pricing approach that estimates a company’s probability of default. To qualify for inclusion in the Underlying Index, constituents must have a Morningstar Economic Moat rating of “narrow” or “wide” and have a Morningstar Distance to Default score in the top 50% of eligible dividend-paying companies within its sector. For those companies that are not assigned a Morningstar Economic Moat rating, the companies must demonstrate a Morningstar Distance to Default score in the top 30% of eligible dividend-paying companies within its sector. Additionally, each constituent’s dividend must be deemed to be qualified income. The Underlying Index will include large-, mid-and small-capitalization companies and may change over time. As of April 30, 2021, a significant portion of the Underlying Index is represented by securities of companies in the consumer defensive, energy and healthcare industries or sectors. The components of the Underlying Index are likely to change over time.

 

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Fund Name      Investment Objective and Principal Investment Strategies
iShares® Global Infrastructure ETF     

The iShares Global Infrastructure ETF (the “Fund”) seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of developed market equities in the infrastructure industry.

 

The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the S&P Global Infrastructure IndexTM (the “Underlying Index”), which is designed to track performance of the stocks of large infrastructure companies in developed or emerging markets (only developed market listings are eligible for stocks of issuers domiciled in emerging markets). The Underlying Index includes companies involved in utilities, energy and transportation infrastructure, such as the management or ownership of oil and gas storage and transportation; airport services; highways and rail tracks; marine ports and services; and electric, gas and water utilities. As of March 31, 2021, the Underlying Index was comprised of securities of companies in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chilé, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the U.S. As of March 31, 2021, a significant portion of the Underlying Index is represented by securities of companies in the energy, industrials, infrastructure and utilities industries or sectors. The components of the Underlying Index are likely to change over time.

iShares® S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF     

The iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF (the “Fund”) seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of small-capitalization U.S. equities that exhibit value characteristics.

 

The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the S&P SmallCap 600 Value IndexTM (the “Underlying Index”), which measures the performance of the small-capitalization value sector of the U.S. equity market. It is a subset of the S&P SmallCap 600® (the “Parent Index”) and consists of those stocks in the Parent Index exhibiting the strongest value characteristics, as determined by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a subsidiary of S&P Global, Inc. The Underlying Index represented approximately 52.92% of the market capitalization of the Parent Index as of March 31, 2021. The value characteristics used by the Index Provider include book value to price ratio, earnings to price ratio and sales to price ratio. The stocks in the Parent Index have a market capitalization between $750 million and $3.3 billion at the time of inclusion in the Underlying Index (which may fluctuate depending on the overall performance of the equity markets). As of March 31, 2021, a significant portion of the Underlying Index is represented by securities of companies in the consumer discretionary, financials and industrials industries or sectors. The components of the Underlying Index are likely to change over time.

 

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Fund Name      Investment Objective and Principal Investment Strategies
iShares® U.S. Infrastructure ETF     

The iShares U.S. Infrastructure ETF (the “Fund”) seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of equities of U.S. companies that have infrastructure exposure and that could benefit from a potential increase in domestic infrastructure activities.

 

The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the NYSE® FactSet U.S. Infrastructure IndexTM (the “Underlying Index”), which is designed to measure the performance of equity securities of U.S. companies involved in U.S. focused infrastructure activities (as determined by ICE Data Indices, LLC or its affiliates.

 

The Underlying Index is composed of equity securities primarily listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), NYSE American or NASDAQ (excluding master limited partnerships (MLPs), royalty trusts, business development companies (BDCs), and American depositary receipts) that are classified to be under one of the 95 infrastructure-related industries as defined by FactSet Revere Business Industry Classification System. Each company in the Underlying Index is classified as either Category 1 or Category 2, where Category 1 companies are infrastructure enablers and Category 2 are infrastructure asset owners and operators.

 

Infrastructure enablers are potential beneficiaries of infrastructure investment in the U.S. Category 1 companies in the Underlying Index include companies in construction and engineering services, machineries and materials. Infrastructure asset owners and operators are companies associated with traditional equity infrastructure investing. Category 2 companies in the Underlying Index include companies in energy transportation and storage, railroad transportation, and utilities.

 

At the time of inclusion, eligible companies must derive 50% or more of their annual revenues from the U.S. The Underlying Index applies an equal weighting to Category 1 and Category 2, and within each category, an equal weighting is also applied to all individual securities.

 

The Underlying Index will be reviewed and reconstituted annually in March each year. Constituent weights of the Underlying Index are rebalanced quarterly. The Underlying Index includes large-, mid- or small-capitalization companies and may change over time. As of March 31, 2021, a significant portion of the Underlying Index is represented by securities of companies in the industrials, infrastructure, materials and utilities industries or sectors. The components of the Underlying Index are likely to change over time.

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Shareholders should retain this Supplement for future reference.

PRO-TAF-0522SUP

 

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