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Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Certain BlackRock Closed-End Funds

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2022-- Certain BlackRock closed-end funds (the “Funds”) announced distributions today as detailed below.

BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT), BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc. (NYSE: FRA), BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. (NYSE: DSU), BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE: BGR), and BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE:BCX) announced increases to their monthly distributions. Certain municipal Funds announced decreases to their monthly distributions. Generally, these distribution changes were made in order to better align the applicable Fund’s distribution rate with its current and projected level of earnings.

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE: BDJ) and BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II (NYSE: BMEZ) declared their November and December distributions early. BDJ’s December distribution represents a combination of the Fund’s regular monthly distribution per share plus an amount that will satisfy the Fund’s December 31, 2021 remaining distribution requirements.

BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc. (NYSE: HYT) previously declared its October distribution early.

Municipal Funds:

Declaration- 10/3/2022 Ex-Date- 10/13/2022 Record- 10/14/2022 Payable- 11/1/2022

National Funds

Ticker

Distribution

Change From Prior

D istribution

BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust *

BYM

$0.046000

(0.012000)

BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust

BTA

$0.043500

(0.011000)

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc .*

MUA

$0.045500

-

BlackRock Municipal Income Fund, Inc. *

MUI

$0.043000

(0.011000)

BlackRock Municipal Income Trust *

BFK

$0.036500

(0.010000)

BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc. *

BKN

$0.054000

(0.014000)

BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II *

BLE

$0.042000

(0.010000)

BlackRock Municipal 2030 Target Term Trust

BTT

$0.062400

-

BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund *

MHD

$0.047500

(0.013000)

BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund II, Inc. *

MQT

$0.043000

(0.011000)

BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc . *

MQY

$0.047000

(0.009000)

BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund II, Inc. *

MUE

$0.041500

(0.011000)

BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc. *

MVT

$0.040000

(0.010000)

BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc .*

MYD

$0.040500

(0.011000)

BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund III, Inc.

MYI

$0.040500

(0.011000)

BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. *

MVF

$0.026500

(0.007000)

 

 

State-Specific Funds

Ticker

Distribution

 

Change From Prior

D istribution

 

BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund, Inc. *

MUC

$0.044000

(0.011000)

BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust

BFZ

$0.034000

(0.009000)

BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund, Inc .*

MIY

$0.044000

(0.012000)

BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc. *

MUJ

$0.050000

(0.013000)

BlackRock MuniHoldings New York Quality Fund, Inc. *

MHN

$0.036500

(0.008000)

BlackRock MuniYield New York Quality Fund, Inc. *

MYN

$0.035500

(0.005000)

BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust *

BNY

$0.037500

(0.009000)

BlackRock MuniYield Pennsylvania Quality Fund *

MPA

$0.044000

(0.011000)

BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust *

BHV

$0.035500

(0.010000)

Taxable Municipal Fund:

Declaration- 10/3/2022 Ex-Date- 10/13/2022 Record- 10/14/2022 Payable- 10/31/2022

Fund

Ticker

Distribution

Change From
Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust *

BBN

$0.122900

-

 

Taxable Fixed Income Funds:

Declaration- 10/3/2022 Ex-Date- 10/13/2022 Record- 10/14/2022 Payable- 10/31/2022

Fu nd

Ticker

Distribution

Change From Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust

BGT

$0.078100

0.013400

BlackRock Core Bond Trust *

BHK

$0.074600

-

BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust *

BIT

$0.123700

-

BlackRock Income Trust, Inc. *

BKT

$0.029400

-

BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust *

BLW

$0.098100

-

BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust *

BTZ

$0.083900

-

BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc.

DSU

$0.070500

0.010000

BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc .*

EGF

$0.041000

-

BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc.

FRA

$0.080400

0.013700

Equity Funds:

Declaration- 10/3/2022 Ex-Date- 10/13/2022 Record- 10/14/2022 Payable- 10/31/2022

F und

Ticker

Distribution

Change From Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust

BCX

$0.051800

0.006800

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust *

BDJ

$0.056200

-

BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust

BGR

$0.058500

0.009500

BlackRock Enhanced International Dividend Trust *

BGY

$0.033800

-

BlackRock Health Sciences Trust*

BME

$0.213000

-

BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II *

BMEZ

$0.145000

-

BlackRock Enhanced Global Dividend Trust *

BOE

$0.063000

-

BlackRock Utilities, Infrastructure & Power Opportunities Trust *

BUI

$0.121000

-

BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc.*

CII

$0.099500

-

BlackRock Science and Technology Trust *

BST

$0.250000

-

BlackRock Science and Technology Trust II*

BSTZ

$0.192000

-

BlackRock Innovation and Growth Trust *

BIGZ

$0.070000

-

Multi-Asset Funds:

Declaration- 10/3/2022 Ex-Date- 10/13/2022 Record- 10/14/2022 Payable- 10/31/2022

Fu nd

Ticker

Distribution

Change From Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Capital Allocation Trust*

BCAT

$0.104100

-

BlackRock ESG Capital Allocation Trust *

ECAT

$0.100000

-

Early Declaration of Monthly Distributions for BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (BDJ) and BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II (BMEZ):

November 2022 Distribution:

Declaration- 10/3/2022 Ex-Date- 11/14/2022 Record- 11/15/2022 Payable- 11/30/2022

Fund

Ticker

Distribution

Change From
Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust

BDJ

$0.056200

-

BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II

BMEZ

$0.145000

-

December 2022 Distribution:

Declaration- 10/3/2022 Ex-Date- 12/15/2022 Record- 12/16/2022 Payable- 12/30/2022

Fund

Ticker

Distribution

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust 1

BDJ

$0.217620

 

BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II

BMEZ

$0.145000

 

1Commonly referred to as a “spillback” distribution, this distribution of undistributed income and/or capital gains from the Fund’s preceding fiscal year is required in order for the Fund to satisfy regulated investment company related U.S. federal income tax requirements.

* In order to comply with the requirements of Section 19 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”), each of the Funds noted above 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.

BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE: BCX), BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE: BDJ), BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE: BGR), BlackRock Enhanced International Dividend Trust (NYSE: BGY), BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE: BME), BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II (NYSE: BMEZ), BlackRock Enhanced Global Dividend Trust (NYSE: BOE), BlackRock Utilities, Infrastructure & Power Opportunities Trust (NYSE: BUI), BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: CII), BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE: BST), BlackRock Science and Technology Trust II (NYSE: BSTZ), BlackRock Innovation and Growth Trust (NYSE: BIGZ), BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. (NYSE: EGF) , BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. (NYSE: DSU), BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc. (NYSE: FRA), BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE: BGT), BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc. (NYSE: HYT), BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust (NYSE: BTZ), BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust (NYSE: BLW), BlackRock Core Bond Trust (NYSE: BHK), BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE: BIT), BlackRock Capital Allocation Trust (NYSE: BCAT), and BlackRock ESG Capital Allocation Trust (NYSE: ECAT) (collectively, the “Plan Funds”) have adopted a managed distribution plan (a “Plan”) to support a level distribution of income, capital gains and/or return of capital. The fixed amounts distributed per share are subject to change at the discretion of each Plan Fund’s Board of Directors/Trustees. Under its Plan, each Plan Fund will distribute all available investment income to its shareholders, consistent with its 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, each Plan Fund will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return capital to its shareholders in order to maintain a level distribution.

The Funds’ estimated sources of the distributions paid this month and for their current fiscal year are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of September 30, 2022

 

 

 

Fund

Distribution

Net Income

Net Realized Short-
Term Gains

Net Realized Long-
Term Gains

Return of Capital

BCX1

$0.045000

$0.045000 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

BDJ

$0.056200

$0.008549 (15%)

$0 (0%)

$0.047651 (85%)

$0 (0%)

BGR 1

$0.049000

$0.049000 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

BGY1

$0.033800

$0.002621 (8%)

$0 (0%)

$0.008219 (24%)

$0.022960 (68%)

BME

$0.213000

$0.031256 (15%)

$0 (0%)

$0.181744 (85%)

$0 (0%)

BMEZ

$0.145000

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.145000 (100%)

$0 (0%)

BOE1

$0.063000

$0.009656 (15%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.053344 (85%)

BUI1

$0.121000

$0.020369 (17%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.100631 (83%)

CII

$0.099500

$0.006085 (6%)

$0 (0%)

$0.093415 (94%)

$0 (0%)

BST

$0.250000

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.250000 (100%)

$0 (0%)

BSTZ1

$0.192000

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.151636 (79%)

$0.040364 (21%)

BIGZ1

$0.070000

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.070000 (100%)

EGF1

$0.041000

$0.025473 (62%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.015527 (38%)

DSU1

$0.060500

$0.060500 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

FRA1

$0.066700

$0.066700 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

BGT1

$0.064700

$0.064700 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

HYT1

$0.077900

$0.056243 (72%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.021657 (28%)

BTZ1

$0.083900

$0.064492 (77%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.019408 (23%)

BLW1

$0.098100

$0.084395 (86%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.013705 (14%)

BHK1

$0.074600

$0.054647 (73%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.019953 (27%)

BIT1

$0.123700

$0.076940 (62%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.046760 (38%)

BCAT1

$0.104100

$0.062763 (60%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.041337 (40%)

ECAT1

$0.100000

$0.027963 (28%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.072037 (72%)

 

Estimated Allocations for the Fiscal Year through September 30, 2022

Fund

Distribution

Net Income

Net Realized Short-
Term Gains

Net Realized Long-
Term Gains

Return of Capital

BCX1

$0.395000

$0.234109 (59%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.160891 (41%)

BDJ

$0.493400

$0.114198 (23%)

$0.112968 (23%)

$0.266234 (54%)

$0 (0%)

BGR 1

$0.403000

$0.291663 (72%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.111337 (28%)

BGY1

$0.304200

$0.090599 (30%)

$0 (0%)

$0.055365 (18%)

$0.158236 (52%)

BME

$1.917000

$0.077804 (4%)

$0 (0%)

$1.839196 (96%)

$0 (0%)

BMEZ

$1.305000

$0 (0%)

$0.365956 (28%)

$0.939044 (72%)

$0 (0%)

BOE1

$0.567000

$0.165501 (29%)

$0 (0%)

$0.340086 (60%)

$0.061413 (11%)

BUI1

$1.089000

$0.264360 (24%)

$0 (0%)

$0.394427 (36%)

$0.430213 (40%)

CII

$0.895500

$0.039869 (5%)

$0.359592 (40%)

$0.496039 (55%)

$0 (0%)

BST

$2.250000

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$2.250000 (100%)

$0 (0%)

BSTZ1

$1.728000

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$1.195554 (69%)

$0.532446 (31%)

BIGZ1

$0.780000

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.780000 (100%)

EGF1

$0.328000

$0.220389 (67%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.107611 (33%)

DSU1

$0.484000

$0.472686 (98%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.011314 (2%)

FRA1

$0.533600

$0.529121 (99%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.004479 (1%)

BGT1

$0.517600

$0.515280 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.002320 (0%)

HYT1

$0.623200

$0.505579 (81%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.117621 (19%)

BTZ1

$0.671200

$0.592675 (88%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.078525 (12%)

BLW1

$0.784800

$0.700328 (89%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.084472 (11%)

BHK1

$0.596800

$0.505123 (85%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.091677 (15%)

BIT1

$1.360700

$0.880389 (65%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.480311 (35%)

BCAT1

$0.936900

$0.439940 (47%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.496960 (53%)

ECAT1

$0.900000

$0.147279 (16%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.752721 (84%)

1The Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net-realized capital gains in the current fiscal year; therefore, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the shareholder’s investment is paid back to the shareholder. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund's investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or ‘income’. When distributions exceed total return performance, the difference will reduce the Fund’s net asset value per share.

The amounts and sources of distributions reported are only estimates and are being provided to you pursuant to regulatory requirements and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon each 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
8/31/2022

Annualized current
distribution rate
expressed as a
percentage of NAV as of
8/31/2022

Cumulative total return
(in relation to NAV) for
the fiscal year through
8/31/2022

Cumulative fiscal year
distributions as a
percentage of NAV as of
8/31/2022

BCX

8.75%

5.17%

6.00%

3.35%

BDJ

7.12%

7.33%

(5.84)%

4.75%

BGR

6.05%

4.43%

27.04%

2.67%

BGY

2.74%

7.39%

(15.28)%

4.93%

BME

9.29%

6.25%

(11.33)%

4.17%

BMEZ*

4.06%

9.25%

(24.28)%

6.17%

BOE

3.95%

6.90%

(14.34)%

4.60%

BUI

7.97%

6.43%

(8.95)%

4.29%

CII

9.85%

6.25%

(9.94)%

4.17%

BST

14.12%

8.66%

(30.36)%

5.77%

BSTZ*

12.55%

9.84%

(35.75)%

6.56%

BIGZ*

(33.76)%

8.43%

(36.02)%

7.13%

EGF

(1.40)%

4.53%

(12.60)%

2.65%

DSU

4.00%

6.81%

(3.76)%

3.97%

FRA

3.90%

6.14%

(2.15)%

3.58%

BGT

3.88%

6.13%

(2.15)%

3.58%

HYT

3.92%

9.56%

(13.97)%

5.58%

BTZ

2.33%

8.52%

(17.82)%

4.97%

BLW

3.26%

8.41%

(10.62)%

4.91%

BHK

1.37%

7.55%

(20.06)%

4.41%

BIT

3.43%

9.80%

(9.08)%

8.17%

BCAT*

(0.68)%

7.11%

(11.46)%

4.74%

ECAT*

(9.68)%

7.03%

(13.15)%

4.69%

 

* Portfolio launched within the past 5 years; the performance and distribution rate information presented for this Fund reflects data from inception to 8/31/2022.

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

BKT and BBN have adopted a Plan whereby the Fund will make fixed monthly distributions to common stockholders and will distribute all available net income to its stockholders, consistent with its investment objective and as required by the Code. The fixed amount distributed per share is subject to change at the discretion of BKT and BBN’s Board. If sufficient net income is not available on a monthly basis, a Fund will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return capital to its stockholders in order to maintain a level distribution. BKT and BBN are currently not relying on any exemptive relief from Section 19(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). Each Fund expects that distributions under the Plan will exceed current income and capital gains and therefore will likely include a return of capital. BKT and BBN may make additional distributions from time to time, including additional capital gain distributions at the end of the taxable year, if required to meet requirements imposed by the Code and/or the 1940 Act.

BKT and BBN’s estimated sources of the distributions paid as of September 30, 2022 and for its current fiscal year are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of September 30, 2022

 

 

Fund

Distribution

Net Income

Net Realized Short-
Term Gains

Net Realized Long-
Term Gains

Return of Capital

 

BKT2

$0.029400

$0.018956 (64%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.010444 (36%)

 

BBN2

$0.122900

$0.093090 (76%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.029810 (24%)

 

 

Estimated Allocations for the Fiscal Year through September 30, 2022

 

 

Fund

Distribution

Net Income

Net Realized
Short-Term Gains

Net Realized Long-
Term Gains

Return of Capital

 

BKT2

$0.255200

$0.153941 (60%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.101259 (40%)

 

BBN2

$0.983200

$0.862348 (88%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.120852 (12%)

 

 

2The Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net-realized capital gains in the current fiscal year; therefore, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the shareholder’s investment is paid back to the shareholder. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund's investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or ‘income’. When distributions exceed total return performance, the difference will reduce the Fund’s net asset value per share.

The amounts and sources of distributions reported are only estimates and are being provided to you pursuant to regulatory requirements and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon BKT and BBN’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. BKT and BBN will send its stockholders a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will illustrate 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
8/31/2022

Annualized current
distribution rate
expressed as a percentage
of NAV as of 8/31/2022

Cumulative total return
(in relation to NAV) for
the fiscal year through
8/31/2022

Cumulative fiscal year
distributions as a
percentage of NAV as
8/31/2022

BKT

(0.32)%

7.44%

(12.07)%

4.76%

BBN

1.30%

7.89%

(22.80)%

4.60%

 

No conclusions should be drawn about BKT or BBN’s investment performance from the amount of the Fund’s distributions or from the terms of the Fund’s Plan.

The amount distributed per share under a Plan is subject to change at the discretion of the applicable Fund’s Board. Each 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 a Plan or suspend or terminate a 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 a Plan could have an adverse effect on the market price of the Fund's shares.

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BlackRock will update performance and certain other data for the Funds on a monthly basis on its website in the “Closed-end Funds” section of www.blackrock.com as well as certain other material information as necessary from time to time. Investors and others are advised to check the website for updated performance information and the release of other material information about the Funds. This reference to BlackRock’s website is intended to allow investors public access to information regarding the Funds and does not, and is not intended to, incorporate BlackRock’s website in this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, and other statements that BlackRock or a Fund may make, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to a Fund’s or 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 Funds, 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 Funds or in a Fund’s net asset value; (2) the relative and absolute investment performance of a Fund and 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 reforms, and regulatory, supervisory or enforcement actions of government agencies relating to a Fund or 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 Funds with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) are accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on BlackRock’s website at www.blackrock.com, and may discuss these or other factors that affect the Funds. The information contained on BlackRock’s website is not a part of this press release.

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