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Early Declaration Of Regular Distributions And Declaration Of Special Distribution Announced For Certain BlackRock Closed-End Funds

The Boards of Trustees of the BlackRock closed-end funds listed below (the “Funds”) announced the early declaration of regular monthly distributions and declaration of special distributions. Details are as follows:

Early Declaration of Regular Monthly Distributions:

Three tax-exempt Funds declared regular monthly distributions for October, November and December 2012. The applicable dates and amounts are detailed below.

Dates:October 2012 Distribution:Declaration – 9/7/12 Ex-Date – 10/11/12 Record Date – 10/15/12 Payable Date – 11/01/12

November 2012 Distribution:Declaration – 9/7/12 Ex-Date – 11/13/12 Record Date – 11/15/12 Payable Date – 12/03/12

December 2012 Distribution:Declaration – 9/7/12 Ex-Date – 12/12/12 Record Date – 12/14/12 Payable Date – 12/31/12

             
Fund     Ticker     Monthly Distribution
BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust     BJZ     $ 0.057500
BlackRock New York Municipal 2018 Term Trust     BLH     $ 0.060000
BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust     BPK     $ 0.075800

Declaration of Special Tax-Free Distribution by BPK:

Dates:Declaration – 9/7/12 Ex-Date – 12/12/12 Record Date – 12/14/12 Payable Date – 12/31/12

             
Fund     Ticker    

Special Tax-FreeDistribution

BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust     BPK     $ 0.011600

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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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