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Dividend Dates And Distribution Amounts Announced For Certain BlackRock Closed-End Funds

Certain BlackRock closed-end funds (the “Funds”) announced distributions today as detailed below.

Municipal Funds:
 

Declaration- 9/1/2011   Ex-Date- 9/13/2011    Record- 9/15/2011   Payable- 10/3/2011

National Funds         Ticker     Dividend    

Change From

Prior

Dividend

BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust BYM $0.077000 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust BAF $0.074500 -
BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Income Trust RFA $0.070000 -
BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust BTA $0.062500 -
BlackRock Muni Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc. MUI $0.071500 -
BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc. MUA $0.062500 -
BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust BKK $0.062250 -
BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust BBK $0.088500 -
BlackRock Municipal Bond Investment Trust BIE $0.081000 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust BFK $0.080100 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II BLE $0.083500 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust BBF $0.075375 -
BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust BPK $0.078000 -
BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc. MEN $0.057000 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc. MUH $0.081500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund, Inc. MHD $0.090500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund II, Inc. MUE $0.073500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund, Inc. MUS $0.074000 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Investment Quality Fund MFL $0.076500 -
BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc. MVT $0.088500 -
BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. MVF $0.059000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc. MYD $0.082500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund III, Inc. MYI $0.072000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Quality Fund MFT $0.071000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund MYF $0.077500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund II, Inc. MQT $0.068000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc. MQY $0.077000 -
The BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc. BKN $0.084000 -
The BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust BSD $0.074000 -
 

State-Specific Funds

      Ticker     Dividend    

Change From

Prior

Dividend

BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust BFZ $0.075700 -
BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust BJZ $0.072000 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund, Inc. MUC $0.076500 -
BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc. MYC $0.079000 -
BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc. MCA $0.073500 -
BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust, Inc. BFO $0.056000 -
BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust BZM $0.079000 -
BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc. MNE $0.061000 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings New York Quality Fund, Inc. MHN $0.079500 -
BlackRock MuniYield New York Quality Fund, Inc. MYN $0.071000 -
BlackRock New York Municipal 2018 Term Trust, Inc. BLH $0.082000 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Quality Trust BSE $0.071500 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Bond Trust BQH $0.082000 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust BNY $0.082500 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust II BFY $0.083500 -
The BlackRock New York Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc. RNY $0.073000 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc. MUJ $0.074000 -
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. MYJ $0.072500 -
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc. MJI $0.072000 -
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Bond Trust BLJ $0.078000 -
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust BNJ $0.079100 -
The BlackRock New Jersey Investment Quality Municipal Trust RNJ $0.065500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc. MZA $0.069500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund II, Inc. MYM $0.071500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund, Inc. MIY $0.076500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Pennsylvania Quality Fund MPA $0.076500 -
The BlackRock Pennsylvania Strategic Municipal Trust BPS $0.076000 -
BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust BHV $0.083000 -
Massachusetts Health & Education Tax-Exempt Trust MHE $0.070000 -
 
 
Taxable Municipal Fund:
 

Declaration- 9/1/2011    Ex-Date- 9/13/2011    Record- 9/15/2011    Payable- 9/30/2011

Fund       Ticker   Dividend  

Change From

Prior

Dividend

BlackRock Build America Bond Trust BBN $0.118300 -
 
 
Taxable Funds:
 

Declaration- 9/1/2011    Ex-Date- 9/13/2011    Record- 9/15/2011    Payable- 9/30/2011

Fund       Ticker   Dividend  

Change From

Prior

Dividend

BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc. ARK $0.025000 -
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust BGT $0.077500 -
BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust BHD $0.084500 -
BlackRock Core Bond Trust BHK $0.067000 -
BlackRock Defined Opportunity Credit Trust BHL $0.066000 -
The BlackRock High Yield Trust* BHY $0.043500 -
The BlackRock Income Trust, Inc. BKT $0.036500 -
BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust BLW $0.102500 -
BlackRock Income Opportunity Trust, Inc. BNA $0.051000 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust III BPP $0.054000 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust IV BTZ $0.069000 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc. COY $0.051000 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund III, Inc. CYE $0.050000 -
BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. DSU $0.027000 -
BlackRock Diversified Income Strategies Fund, Inc. DVF $0.058500 -
BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc.* EGF $0.080000 -
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc. FRA $0.077000 -
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund II, Inc. FRB $0.073000 -
BlackRock High Income Shares HIS $0.014200 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund VI, Inc. HYT $0.082500 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund V, Inc. HYV $0.085000 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust I, Inc. PSW $0.049500 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust II, Inc. PSY $0.053500 -
 
 
Equity Funds:
 

Declaration- 9/1/2011    Ex-Date- 9/13/2011    Record- 9/15/2011    Payable- 9/30/2011

Fund       Ticker   Dividend   Change From Prior

Dividend

BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust* BCF $0.271800 -
BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust* BDJ $0.170000 -
BlackRock Strategic Equity Dividend Trust* BDT $0.162500 -
BlackRock Equity Dividend Trust* BDV $0.162500 -
BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust* BGR $0.405000 -
BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust* BGY $0.340000 -
BlackRock Health Sciences Trust* BME $0.384375 -
BlackRock EcoSolutions Investment Trust* BQR $0.235000 -
BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc.* CII $0.360000 -
BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust* BCX $0.350000 -

* In order to comply with the requirements of Section 19 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, each of the Funds noted above posted to the DTC bulletin board and sent to their shareholders as of the applicable record date a Section 19 notice with the previous dividend payment. The Section 19 notice was provided not for tax reporting purposes but for informational purposes only. This information can be found in the “Closed-End Funds” section of www.blackrock.com. If applicable, the final determination of the source and tax characteristics of all distributions in 2011 will be made after the end of the year.

The BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. (NYSE:EGF), BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust (NYSE:BCF), BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE:BCX), BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE:BDJ), BlackRock Strategic Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE: BDT), BlackRock Equity Dividend 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) (collectively, the “Trusts”) have adopted a level distribution plan (the “Plan”) and employ 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 Trust’s Board. Under its Plan, each Trust 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. If sufficient investment income is not available on a quarterly/monthly basis, the Trusts will distribute long-term capital gains and or return capital to their shareholders in order to maintain a level distribution.

The Trusts’ estimated sources of the distributions paid currently and for their current fiscal year through June 30, 2011 and August 31, 2011 are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of August 31, 2011
Trust   Distribution  

Net Investment

Income

 

Net Realized

Short-Term

Gains

 

Net Realized

Long-Term Gains

 

Return of Capital

EGF 1   $0.080000   $0.055085 (69%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.024915 (31%)
         
Estimated Allocations as of June 30, 2011
Trust   Distribution  

Net Investment

Income

 

Net Realized

Short-Term

Gains

 

Net Realized

Long-Term Gains

  Return of Capital
BCF 1   $0.271800   $0.040764 (15%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.231036 (85%)
BCX 1   $0.350000   $0.007890 (2%)   $0.078354 (22%)   $0 (0%)   $0.263756 (76%)
BDJ 1   $0.170000   $0.034360 (20%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.135640 (80%)
BDT 1   $0.162500   $0.063202 (39%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.099298 (61%)
BDV 1   $0.162500   $0.054346 (33%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.108154 (67%)
BGR   $0.405000   $0.024899 (6%)   $0.380101 (94%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)
BGY 1   $0.340000   $0.096337 (28%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.243663 (72%)
BME   $0.384375   $0.004651 (1%)   $0.379724 (99%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)
BQR 1   $0.235000   $0.030276 (13%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.204724 (87%)
CII 1   $0.360000   $0.078780 (22%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.281220 (78%)
 
Estimated Allocations for the fiscal year through August 31, 2011
Trust   Distribution  

Net Investment

Income

 

 

Net Realized

Short-Term

Gains

 

Net Realized

Long-Term Gains

  Return of Capital
EGF 1   $0.560000   $0.434650 (78%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.125350 (22%)
 
Estimated Allocations for the fiscal year through June 30, 2011
Trust   Distribution  

Net Investment

Income

 

Net Realized

Short-Term

Gains

 

Net Realized

Long-Term Gains

  Return of Capital
BCF 1   $0.815400   $0.068241 (8%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.747159 (92%)
BCX 1   $0.350000   $0.007890 (2%)   $0.078354 (22%)   $0 (0%)   $0.263756 (76%)
BDJ 1   $0.660000   $0.105521 (16%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.554479 (84%)
BDT 1   $0.487500   $0.177926 (36%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.309574 (64%)
BDV 1   $0.487500   $0.156559 (32%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.330941 (68%)
BGR   $1.215000   $0.066749 (5%)   $1.148251 (95%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)
BGY 1   $1.020000   $0.115672 (11%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.904328 (89%)
BME   $1.853125   $0.004651 (1%)   $1.848474 (99%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)
BQR 1   $0.835000   $0.033273 (4%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.801727 (96%)
CII 1   $1.330000   $0.241120 (18%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $1.088880 (82%)

1 The Trust 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 Trust'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 the Trust’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. Each Trust in which you are invested 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.

 
Trust Performance and Distribution Rate Information:
       
Trust  

Average annual

total return (in

relation to NAV) for

the 5-year period

ending on

07/31/2011

 

Annualized current

distribution rate

expressed as a

percentage of NAV as

of 07/31/2011

 

Cumulative total

return (in relation to

NAV) for the fiscal

year through

07/31/2011

 

Cumulative fiscal

year distributions

as a percentage of

NAV as of

07/31/2011

BCF *   9.73%   7.44%   15.06%   5.58%
BCX *   (5.59)%   7.62%   (1.92)%   1.90%
BDJ   0.01%   8.19%   7.80%   7.95%
BDT   1.22%   5.70%   7.80%   4.27%
BDV   (0.38)%   6.23%   9.34%   4.67%
BGR   9.06%   5.08%   28.33%   3.81%
BGY *   (0.89)%   13.27%   7.33%   9.95%
BME   9.14%   5.43%   11.28%   6.54%
BQR *   (4.33)%   9.09%   4.74%   8.08%
CII   4.96%   9.50%   7.26%   8.78%
EGF   4.99%   5.88%   3.00%   2.94%

* Portfolio launched within the past 5 years; this represents the average annual total return (in relation to NAV) from inception to July 31, 2011.

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