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BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. Announces Estimated Sources Of Distributions

Today, BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. (NYSE: EGF) (the “Fund”) paid the following dividend per share:
         
Fund   Pay Date   Per Share
EGF   October 31, 2012   $0.070000
   

The Fund 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 the Fund’s Board. Under its Plan, the 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 Fund will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return capital to its shareholders in order to maintain a level distribution.

The Fund’s estimated sources of the distribution paid this month and for its current fiscal year are as follows:
                     
Estimated Allocations as of 10/31/2012
Fund     Distribution      

Net Investment

Income
     

Net

Realized

Short-Term

Gains
     

Net

Realized

Long-Term

Gains
      Return of Capital
EGF 1     $0.070000       $0.046478 (66%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.023522 (34%)
         
Estimated Allocations for the fiscal year through 10/31/2012
Fund     Distribution      

Net Investment

Income
     

Net

Realized

Short-Term

Gains
     

Net

Realized

Long-Term

Gains
      Return of Capital
EGF 1     $0.630000       $0.518507 (82%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.111493 (18%)
 

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 the 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:  
Fund     Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the 5-year period ending on 09/30/2012       Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of 09/30/2012       Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 09/30/2012       Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 09/30/2012
EGF     5.34%       5.17%       3.76%       3.44%
               

Shareholders should not draw any conclusions about the 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, 2012, BlackRock’s AUM was $3.673 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, 2012, the firm has approximately 10,400 employees in 29 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 Fund 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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