BlackRock Closed-End Funds Announce Date of 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
New York, February 4, 2011— The BlackRock Closed-End Funds listed below (each a "Fund" and collectively, the "Funds") announced today that each of their 2011 annual meetings of shareholders will be held on July 28, 2011. Additional information regarding deadlines for shareholder proposals made pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and for shareholder proposals and director nominations made pursuant to the Funds' Bylaws, will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by the Funds on a Current Report on Form 8-K.
BlackRock Apex Municipal Fund, Inc.
BlackRock Build America Bond Trust
BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust
BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust
BlackRock Core Bond Trust
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust III
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust IV
BlackRock Defined Opportunity Credit Trust
BlackRock Dividend Achievers™ Trust
BlackRock EcoSolutions Investment Trust
BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust
BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers™ Trust
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust
BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust
BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust
BlackRock Health Sciences Trust
BlackRock High Income Shares
BlackRock High Yield Trust
BlackRock Income Opportunity Trust, Inc.
BlackRock Income Trust, Inc.
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust
BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust
BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust
BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Income Trust
BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc.
BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust
BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust
BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust
BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc.
BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust
BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust
BlackRock Municipal Bond Investment Trust
BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust
BlackRock New Jersey Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc.
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Bond Trust
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Quality Trust
BlackRock New York Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc.
BlackRock New York Municipal 2018 Term Trust
BlackRock New York Municipal Bond Trust
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust II
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust
BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust
BlackRock S&P Quality Rankings Global Equity Managed Trust
BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust
BlackRock Strategic Dividend Achievers™ Trust
BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust
The BlackRock Pennsylvania Strategic Municipal Trust
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund III, Inc.
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund V, Inc.
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund VI, Inc.
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc.
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust I, Inc.
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust II, Inc.
BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc.
BlackRock Diversified Income Strategies Fund, Inc.
BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc.
BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc.
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund II, Inc.
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc.
BlackRock Muni Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc.
BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc.
BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc.
BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund, Inc.
BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc.
BlackRock MuniHoldings New York Quality Fund, Inc.
BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc.
BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc.
BlackRock MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc.
BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc.
BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc.
BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc.
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund III, Inc.
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Quality Fund
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund II, Inc.
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund, Inc.
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc.
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc.
BlackRock MuniYield New York Quality Fund, Inc.
BlackRock MuniYield Pennsylvania Quality Fund
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund II, Inc.
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc.
BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc.
The Massachusetts Health & Education Tax-Exempt Trust
The BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust
BlackRock provides periodic updates on the Funds which can be found on a dedicated web page located in the “Closed-End Funds” section of www.blackrock.com.
BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At December 31, 2010, BlackRock’s AUM was $3.561 trillion. BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients’ needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City, as of December 31, 2010, the firm has approximately 9,100 employees in 25 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the firm’s website at www.blackrock.com.
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With respect to each 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 Fund or in the Fund’s net asset value; (2) the relative and absolute investment performance of the 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, including the recently approved Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and regulatory, supervisory or enforcement actions of government agencies relating to the Fund or BlackRock, as applicable; (8) terrorist activities, international hostilities 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) BlackRock’s success in maintaining secondary market support for the Fund; (11) the impact of BlackRock electing to provide support to its products from time to time; (12) the impact of problems at other financial institutions or the failure or negative performance of products at other financial institutions; and (13) the ability of BlackRock to integrate the operations of Barclays Global Investors.
The 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 our website is not a part of this press release.