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Certain BlackRock Closed-End Funds Announce Estimated Sources Of Distributions

Today, BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust (NYSE: BCF), BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers TM Trust (NYSE: BDJ), BlackRock Strategic Dividend Achievers TM Trust (NYSE: BDT), BlackRock Dividend Achievers TM Trust (NYSE: BDV), BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE: BGR), BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYSE: BGY), BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE: BME), BlackRock EcoSolutions Investment Trust (NYSE: BQR) and BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: CII) paid the following dividends per share:

         
Fund   Pay Date   Per Share
BCF   December 31, 2010   $0.271800
BDJ   December 31, 2010   $0.245000
BDT   December 31, 2010   $0.162500
BDV   December 31, 2010   $0.162500
BGR   December 31, 2010   $0.405000
BGY   December 31, 2010   $0.340000
BME   December 31, 2010   $1.084375
BQR   December 31, 2010   $0.300000
CII   December 31, 2010   $0.485000

Each of the Funds has adopted a level distribution plan (the “Plan”) and employs either a managed distribution or an option over-write policy 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 Fund’s Board. Under its Plan, each 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 quarterly/monthly basis, the Funds will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return capital to their shareholders in order to maintain a level distribution.

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

Estimated Allocations as of December 31, 2010
    Net Investment   Net Realized   Net Realized  
Fund   Distribution   Income   Short-Term Gains   Long-Term Gains   Return of Capital
BCF 1   $0.271800   $0.001847 (1%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.269953 (99%)
BDJ 1   $0.245000   $0.036022 (15%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.208978 (85%)
BDT 1   $0.162500   $0.075303 (46%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.087197 (54%)
BDV 1   $0.162500   $0.054312 (33%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.108188 (67%)
BGR 1   $0.405000   $0.022193 (5%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.382807 (95%)
BGY 1   $0.340000   $0.017301 (5%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.322699 (95%)
BME   $1.084375   $0.00 (0%)   $0.737799 (68%)   $0.346576 (32%)   $0.00 (0%)
BQR 1   $0.300000   $0.004308 (1%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.295692 (99%)
CII 1   $0.485000   $0.084903 (18%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.400097 (82%)
Estimated Allocations for the fiscal year through December 31, 2010
    Net Investment   Net Realized   Net Realized  
Fund   Distribution   Income   Short-Term Gains   Long-Term Gains   Return of Capital
BCF 1   $0.271800   $0.001847 (1%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.269953 (99%)
BDJ 1   $0.245000   $0.036022 (15%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.208978 (85%)
BDT 1   $0.162500   $0.075303 (46%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.087197 (54%)
BDV 1   $0.162500   $0.054312 (33%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.108188 (67%)
BGR 1   $0.405000   $0.022193 (5%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.382807 (95%)
BGY 1   $0.340000   $0.017301 (5%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.322699 (95%)
BME   $1.084375   $0.00 (0%)   $0.737799 (68%)   $0.346576 (32%)   $0.00 (0%)
BQR 1   $0.300000   $0.004308 (1%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.295692 (99%)
CII 1   $0.485000   $0.084903 (18%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)   $0.400097 (82%)

1The Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and 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 a Fund's investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or ‘income’.

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 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:
Trust  

Average annual totalreturn (in relation toNAV) for the 5-yearperiod ending onNovember 30, 2010

 

Annualized currentdistribution rate expressedas a percentage of NAVas of November 30, 2010

 

Cumulative totalreturn (in relationto NAV) for thefiscal year throughNovember 30,2010

 

Cumulative fiscalyear distributions asa percentage ofNAV as ofNovember 30, 2010

BCF   8.17% *   7.95%   1.86%   1.99%
BDJ   0.10%   11.79%   (0.12)%   2.95%
BDT   0.61%   5.82%   0.90%   1.46%
BDV   (0.33)%   6.52%   (0.30)%   1.63%
BGR   8.07%   5.87%   6.69%   1.47%
BGY   (3.96)% *   13.38%   (3.33)%   3.34%
BME   7.76%   16.14%   (1.18)%   4.04%
BQR   (7.23)% *   11.51%   (2.16)%   2.88%
CII   4.94%   13.43%   (0.62)%   3.36%

* Portfolio launched within the past 5 years; this represents the average annual total return (in relationto NAV) from inception to November 30, 2010.

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.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At September 30, 2010, BlackRock’s AUM was $3.446 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 September 30, 2010, the firm has approximately 8,900 employees in 24 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, and other statements that BlackRock may make, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to 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.

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