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

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

BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust (NYSE:BCF), BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYSE:BGY), BlackRock EcoSolutions Investment Trust (NYSE:BQR) and BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE:CII) each announced a distribution reduction. This distribution reduction takes into account each Fund’s relatively high current distribution level, the current level of each Fund’s net assets and current and projected levels of dividend income, option premiums and volatility in the market.

 

Municipal Funds:

                 
 
Declaration- 9/4/2012 Ex-Date- 9/12/2012 Record- 9/14/2012 Payable- 10/1/2012
 
 
National Funds         Ticker     Distribution    

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust BYM $0.078000 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust BAF $0.072500 -
BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust BTA $0.066000 -
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 $0.083500 -
BlackRock Municipal Bond Investment Trust BIE $0.081000 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust BFK $0.080100 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II BLE $0.085000 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust BBF $0.072375 -
BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust BPK $0.075800 -
BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc. MEN $0.058000 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc. MUH $0.083000 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund, Inc. MHD $0.091500 -
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 $0.091000 -
BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. MVF $0.059000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc. MYD $0.083500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund III, Inc. MYI $0.072000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Quality Fund MFT $0.071000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund MYF $0.079000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund II, Inc. MQT $0.069500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc. MQY $0.080000 -
The BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc. BKN $0.084000 -
The BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust BSD $0.074000 -
 
 

State-Specific Funds

        Ticker     Distribution    

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust BFZ $0.077700 -
BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust BJZ $0.057500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund, Inc. MUC $0.079000 -
BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc. MYC $0.079000 -
BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc. MCA $0.076000 -
BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust BFO $0.056000 -
BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust BZM $0.066500 -
BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc. MNE $0.062500 -
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 BLH $0.060000 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Quality Trust BSE $0.071500 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Bond Trust BQH $0.074000 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust BNY $0.075000 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust II BFY $0.081000 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc. MUJ $0.074000 -
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. MYJ $0.074000 -
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc. MJI $0.072000 -
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Bond Trust BLJ $0.073000 -
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust BNJ $0.081100 -
BlackRock MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc. MZA $0.069500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund II, Inc. MYM $0.069000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund, Inc. MIY $0.076500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Pennsylvania Quality Fund MPA $0.074000 -
The BlackRock Pennsylvania Strategic Municipal Trust BPS $0.071000 -
BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust BHV $0.078000 -
Massachusetts Health & Education Tax-Exempt Trust MHE $0.062500 -
 
 

Taxable Municipal Fund:

                 
 
Declaration- 9/4/2012 Ex-Date- 9/12/2012 Record- 9/14/2012 Payable- 9/28/2012
 
 
Fund         Ticker     Distribution    

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Build America Bond Trust BBN $0.131800 -
 
 

Taxable Funds:

                 
 
Declaration- 9/4/2012 Ex-Date- 9/12/2012 Record- 9/14/2012 Payable- 9/28/2012
 
 
Fund         Ticker     Distribution    

Change From

Prior

Distribution

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 $0.073000 -
BlackRock Defined Opportunity Credit Trust BHL $0.068500 -
The BlackRock High Yield Trust BHY $0.044500 -
The BlackRock Income Trust, Inc. BKT $0.040500 -
BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust BLW $0.107500 -
BlackRock Income Opportunity Trust, Inc. BNA $0.057000 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust III BPP $0.063500 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust IV BTZ $0.078500 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc. COY $0.051000 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund III, Inc. CYE $0.052500 -
BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. DSU $0.027000 -
BlackRock Diversified Income Strategies Fund, Inc.* DVF $0.058500 -
BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc.* EGF $0.070000 -
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 $0.015200 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund VI, Inc. HYT $0.087500 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund V, Inc. HYV $0.090000 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust I, Inc. PSW $0.059500 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust II, Inc. PSY $0.061000 -
 
 

Equity Funds:

                 
 
Declaration- 9/4/2012 Ex-Date- 9/12/2012 Record- 9/14/2012 Payable- 9/28/2012
 
 
Fund         Ticker     Distribution    

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust* BCF $0.221500 -$0.050300
BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust* BCX $0.350000 -
BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust* BDJ $0.170000 -
BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust* BGR $0.405000 -
BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust* BGY $0.167850 -$0.052150
BlackRock Health Sciences Trust* BME $0.384375 -
BlackRock EcoSolutions Investment Trust* BQR $0.179250 -$0.055750
BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc.* CII $0.300000 -$0.060000
 

* 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 of record as of the applicable record date a Section 19 notice with the previous distribution 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 2012 will be made after the end of the year.

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 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) have adopted a level distribution plan (the “Plan” and such Funds, the “Plan Funds”) 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 Plan Fund’s Board. Under its Plan, each Plan 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. If sufficient investment income is not available on a quarterly/monthly basis, the Plan Funds will distribute long-term capital gains and or return capital to their shareholders in order to maintain a level distribution.

The Plan Funds’ estimated sources of the distributions paid currently and for their current fiscal year through June 30, 2012 and August 31, 2012 are as follows:

 

Estimated Allocations as of August 31, 2012

               

Plan

Fund

      Distribution      

Net Investment

Income

     

Net Realized

Short-Term

Gains

     

Net Realized

Long-Term Gains

      Return of Capital
EGF 1       $0.070000       $0.054877 (78%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.015123 (22%)
                             
Estimated Allocations as of June 30, 2012                

Plan

Fund

      Distribution      

Net Investment

Income

     

Net Realized

Short-Term

Gains

     

Net Realized

Long-Term Gains

      Return of Capital
BCF 1       $0.271800       $0.042094 (15%)       $0.17042 (63%)       $0.032620 (12%)       $0.026666 (10%)
BCX 1       $0.350000       $0.061513 (18%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.288487 (82%)
BDJ 1       $0.170000       $0.046421 (27%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.123579 (73%)
BGR       $0.405000       $0.040631 (10%)       $0.364369 (90%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)
BGY 1       $0.220000       $0.095328 (43%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.124672 (57%)
BME       $0.384375       $0.039921 (10%)       $0.329463 (86%)       $0.014991 (4%)       $0 (0%)
BQR 1       $0.235000       $0.029631 (13%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.205369 (87%)
CII 1       $0.360000       $0.042911 (12%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.317089 (88%)
 
Estimated Allocations for the Fiscal Year through August 31, 2012        

Plan

Fund

      Distribution      

Net Investment

Income

     

Net Realized

Short-Term

Gains

     

Net Realized

Long-Term Gains

      Return of Capital
EGF 1       $0.490000       $0.421911 (86%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.068089 (14%)
 
Estimated Allocations for the Fiscal Year through June 30, 2012        

Plan

Fund

      Distribution      

Net Investment

Income

     

Net Realized

Short-Term

Gains

     

Net Realized

Long-Term Gains

      Return of Capital
BCF 1       $0.815400       $0.087318 (11%)       $0.171673 (21%)       $0.093443 (11%)       $0.462966 (56%)
BCX 1       $1.050000       $0.111678 (11%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.938322 (89%)
BDJ 1       $0.510000       $0.085445 (17%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.424555 (83%)
BGR       $1.363000       $0.107406 (8%)       $1.255594 (92%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)
BGY 1       $0.780000       $0.128972 (17%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.651028 (83%)
BME       $2.116125       $0.100519 (5%)       $0.806145 (38%)       $1.209461 (57%)       $0 (0%)
BQR 1       $0.705000       $0.043997 (6%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.661003 (94%)
CII 1       $1.080000       $0.241830 (22%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.838170 (78%)
 

1 The 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 a Plan 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 the Plan Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. Each Plan Fund 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.

 
Fund Performance and Distribution Rate Information:      

Plan

Fund

     

Average annual

total return (in

relation to NAV)

for the 5-year

period ending on

07/31/2012

     

Annualized current

distribution rate

expressed as a

percentage of NAV

as of 07/31/2012

     

Cumulative total

return (in

relation to NAV)

for the fiscal

year through

07/31/2012

     

Cumulative fiscal

year distributions

as a percentage of

NAV as of

07/31/2012

EGF       5.31%       5.18%       2.65%       2.59%
BCF       (1.55)%       10.43%       (10.01)%       7.83%
BCX 2       (10.96)%       9.64%       (7.13)%       7.23%
BDJ       0.88%       8.20%       10.61%       6.15%
BGR       1.56%       6.57%       (8.14)%       5.53%
BGY       (2.77)%       11.14%       0.46%       9.87%
BME       8.15%       5.59%       11.40%       7.70%
BQR 2       (4.11)%       10.49%       3.56%       7.87%
CII       3.26%       10.20%       10.50%       7.65%
 

2 Portfolio launched within the past 5 years; this represents the average annual total return (in relation to NAV) from inception to July 31, 2012.

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

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At June 30, 2012, BlackRock’s AUM was $3.560 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 June 30, 2012, the firm has approximately 9,900 employees in 27 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 BlackRock’s website at www.blackrock.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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

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