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Early Declaration of Regular Distribution Announced for BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 8, 2022-- The Board of Directors of BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc. (NYSE: HYT, CUSIP: 09255P107) (the “Fund”) today announced the early declaration of a regular monthly distribution for October. Shares of the Fund acquired after October 3, 2022 will not be entitled to the distribution. We expect that the Fund will declare its November distribution on November 1, 2022.

Declaration- 9/8/2022 Ex-Date- 10/4/2022 Record- 10/5/2022 Payable-10/31/2022

Fund

Ticker

Distribution

Change From Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc .*

HYT

$0.077900

-

* In order to comply with the requirements of Section 19 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”), the Fund posted to the DTC bulletin board and sent to its shareholders of record as of the applicable record date a Section 19 notice with the previous distribution payment. The Section 19 notice was provided for informational purposes only and not for tax reporting purposes. This information can be found in the “Closed-End Funds” section of www.blackrock.com. As applicable, the final determination of the source and tax characteristics of all distributions in 2022 will be made after the end of the year.

The Fund has adopted a managed distribution plan (the “Plan”). The fixed amounts distributed per share are subject to change at the discretion of the Fund’s Board of Directors. Under the Plan, the Fund will distribute all available investment income to its shareholders, consistent with its primary investment objectives and as required by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). If sufficient investment income is not available on a monthly basis, the Fund will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return capital to its shareholders in order to maintain a level distribution.

The estimated sources of the Fund’s distribution as of September 8, 2022, which does not include the upcoming September 14, 2022 Ex-Date, and for its current fiscal year are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of September 8, 2022

 

 

 

Fund

Distribution

Net Income

Net Realized Short-Term Gains

Net Realized Long-Term Gains

Return of Capital

HYT

$0.077900

$0.052346 (67%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.025554 (33%)

 

Estimated Allocations for the Fiscal Year through September 8, 2022

Fund

Distribution

Net Income

Net Realized Short-Term Gains

Net Realized Long-Term Gains

Return of Capital

HYT

$0.545300

$0.449336 (82%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.095964 (18%)

The amounts and sources of distributions reported are only estimates and are not provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

Fund Performance and Distribution Rate Information:

 

 

Fund

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the 5-year period ending on 7/31/2022

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of 7/31/2022

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 7/31/2022

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 7/31/2022

 

HYT

4.45%

9.22%

-11.52%

4.61%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders should not draw any conclusions about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of the Fund’s current distributions or from the terms of the Plan.

The amount distributed per share under the Plan is subject to change at the discretion of the Fund’s Board. The Plan will be subject to ongoing review by the Board to determine whether the Plan should be continued, modified or terminated. The Board may amend the terms of the Plan or suspend or terminate the Plan at any time without prior notice to the Fund’s shareholders if it deems such actions to be in the best interest of the Fund or its shareholders. The amendment or termination of the Plan could have an adverse effect on the market price of the Fund’s shares.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, and other statements that BlackRock or the Fund may make, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to the Fundor BlackRock’s future financial or business performance, strategies or expectations. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as “trend,” “potential,” “opportunity,” “pipeline,” “believe,” “comfortable,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “current,” “intention,” “estimate,” “position,” “assume,” “outlook,” “continue,” “remain,” “maintain,” “sustain,” “seek,” “achieve,” and similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “may” or similar expressions.

BlackRock cautions that forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and BlackRock assumes no duty to and does not undertake to update forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements and future results could differ materially from historical performance.

With respect to the Fund, the following factors, among others, could cause actual events to differ materially from forward-looking statements or historical performance: (1) changes and volatility in political, economic or industry conditions, the interest rate environment, foreign exchange rates or financial and capital markets, which could result in changes in demand for the Fundor in the Fund’s net asset value; (2) the relative and absolute investment performance of the Fundand its investments; (3) the impact of increased competition; (4) the unfavorable resolution of any legal proceedings; (5) the extent and timing of any distributions or share repurchases; (6) the impact, extent and timing of technological changes; (7) the impact of legislative and regulatory actions and reformsand regulatory, supervisory or enforcement actions of government agencies relating to the Fundor BlackRock, as applicable; (8) terrorist activities, international hostilities, health epidemics and/or pandemics and natural disasters, which may adversely affect the general economy, domestic and local financial and capital markets, specific industries or BlackRock; (9) BlackRock’s ability to attract and retain highly talented professionals; (10) the impact of BlackRock electing to provide support to its products from time to time; and (11) the impact of problems at other financial institutions or the failure or negative performance of products at other financial institutions.

Annual and Semi-Annual Reports and other regulatory filings of the Fundwith the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) are accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.govand on BlackRock’s website at www.blackrock.com, and may discuss these or other factors that affect the Fund. The information contained on BlackRock’s website is not a part of this press release.

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