BlackRock, Inc. today announced that it released performance data for its exchange-listed closed-end funds, as well as certain data for its closed-end municipal funds, for March 2010. BlackRock also announced that going forward, this information will be updated on a monthly basis on its website in the “Closed-End Funds” section of www.blackrock.com. Investors and others are advised to periodically check the website for updated performance information and other information about the BlackRock closed-end funds. About BlackRock BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At March 31, 2010, BlackRock’s AUM was $3.364 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 March 31, 2010, the firm has approximately 8,500 employees in 24 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 the firm’s website at www.blackrock.com.