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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. Several of the taxable Funds announced distribution changes. Generally, these distribution changes were made in order to better align the Funds’ distribution rates with their current level of earnings.

Municipal Funds:

Declaration- 7/1/2013 Ex-Date- 7/11/2013 Record- 7/15/2013 Payable- 8/1/2013

National Funds     Ticker     Distribution    

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust BYM $0.078000 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust BAF $0.068500 -
BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust BTA $0.062000 -
BlackRock Muni Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc. MUI $0.071500 -
BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc. MUA $0.062500 -
BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust BPK $0.061000 -
BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust BBK $0.078500 -
BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust BKK $0.062250 -
BlackRock Municipal Bond Investment Trust BIE $0.076000 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust BFK $0.075100 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II BLE $0.085000 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust BBF $0.072375 -
BlackRock Municipal Target Term Trust BTT $0.093750 -
BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc. MEN $0.060500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc. MUH $0.083000 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund, Inc. MHD $0.091500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund II, Inc. MUE $0.070500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund, Inc. MUS $0.067500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Investment Quality Fund MFL $0.071500 -
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 $0.070500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc. MQY $0.080000 -
The BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc. BKN $0.080000 -
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 $0.051300 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund, Inc. MUC $0.071500 -
BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc. MYC $0.079000 -
BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc. MCA $0.076000 -
BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust BZM $0.062500 -
BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc. MNE $0.062500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings New York Quality Fund, Inc. MHN $0.076500 -
BlackRock MuniYield New York Quality Fund, Inc. MYN $0.071000 -
BlackRock New York Municipal 2018 Term Trust BLH $0.045300 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Quality Trust BSE $0.067500 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Bond Trust BQH $0.066500 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust BNY $0.069000 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust II BFY $0.070000 -
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 $0.074000 -
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Bond Trust BLJ $0.074500 -
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust BNJ $0.075100 -
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 $0.065000 -
BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust BHV $0.073000 -
Massachusetts Health & Education Tax-Exempt Trust MHE $0.062500 -

Taxable Municipal Fund:

Declaration- 7/1/2013 Ex-Date- 7/11/2013 Record- 7/15/2013 Payable- 7/31/2013

Fund       Ticker       Distribution      

Change From

Prior

Distribution

 
BlackRock Build America Bond Trust       BBN       $0.131800       -

Taxable Funds:

Declaration- 7/1/2013 Ex-Date- 7/11/2013 Record- 7/15/2013 Payable- 7/31/2013

Fund     Ticker     Distribution    

Change From

Prior

Distribution

 
BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc. ARK $0.024000 -$0.001000
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust BGT $0.072500 -$0.005000
BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust BHD $0.078000 -$0.006500
BlackRock Core Bond Trust BHK $0.075500 $0.002500
BlackRock Defined Opportunity Credit Trust BHL $0.066000 -$0.002500
The BlackRock High Yield Trust BHY $0.042800 -$0.001700
BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust BIT $0.116700 -
The BlackRock Income Trust, Inc.* BKT $0.037000 -$0.003500
BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust BLW $0.104500 -$0.005000
BlackRock Income Opportunity Trust, Inc. BNA $0.059500 $0.002500
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust BTZ $0.078500 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc. COY $0.049500 -$0.001500
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund III, Inc. CYE $0.050500 -$0.002000
BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. DSU $0.025000 -$0.002000
BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc.* EGF $0.065000 -
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc. FRA $0.075500 -$0.001500
BlackRock High Income Shares HIS $0.014200 -$0.001000
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund VI, Inc. HYT $0.080500 -$0.007000
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund V, Inc. HYV $0.085500 -$0.004500

* 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 for informational purposes only and not for tax reporting purposes. This information can be found in the “Closed-End Funds” section of www.blackrock.com. As applicable, the final determination of the source and tax characteristics of all distributions in 2013 will be made after the end of the year.

BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. (NYSE:EGF) (“EGF”) 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 EGF’s Board of Directors. Under its Plan, EGF 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 monthly basis, EGF will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return capital to its shareholders in order to maintain a level distribution.

EGF’s estimated sources of the distribution paid as of June 30, 2013 and for its current fiscal year are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of June 30, 2013    
Fund       Distribution  

Net Investment

Income

 

Net Realized

Short-Term

Gains

 

Net Realized

Long-Term

Gains

  Return of Capital
EGF 1       $0.065000   $0.038528 (59%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.026472 (41%)
                         
Estimated Allocations for the fiscal year through June 30, 2013    
Fund       Distribution  

Net Investment

Income

 

Net Realized

Short-Term

Gains

 

Net Realized

Long-Term

Gains

  Return of Capital
EGF 1       $0.325000   $0.205597 (63%)   $0 (0%)   $0 (0%)   $0.119403 (37%)

1

EGF 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 EGF’s investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or ‘income’. When distributions exceed total return performance, the difference will reduce EGF’s net asset value per share.

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 EGF’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. EGF 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

05/31/2013

   

Annualized current

distribution rate

expressed as a

percentage of NAV as

of 05/31/2013

   

Cumulative total

return (in relation to

NAV) for the fiscal

year through

05/31/2013

   

Cumulative fiscal

year distributions

as a percentage of

NAV as of

05/31/2013

EGF       4.32%     4.96%     (0.80)%     1.65%

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

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At March 31, 2013, BlackRock’s AUM was $3.936 trillion. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include 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 March 31, 2013, the firm has approximately 10,600 employees in 30 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 Funds 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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