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BlackRock Advisors, LLC and the Boards of Directors/Trustees of the BlackRock Closed-End Funds today announced, effective January 1, 2013, the designation of the S&P Municipal Bond 7 Day High Grade Index as a “successor rate” to the S&P Weekly High Grade Index (formerly known as the Kenny S&P 30 Day High Grade Index) for the purposes of calculating maximum reset rates on auction rate preferred shares (“ARPS”) issued by the five BlackRock closed-end funds listed below (the “Funds”). S&P Capital IQ, which publishes the S&P Weekly High Grade Index, previously announced that it would cease production of such index effective January 1, 2013.
BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust
BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust
BlackRock New York Municipal 2018 Term Trust
BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust
BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust
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