Certain BlackRock closed-end funds (the “Funds”) today announced January monthly distributions and special distributions as detailed below.

Regular January Distributions

Taxable Municipal Fund:

Declaration- 12/21/2010        Ex-Date- 12/29/2010          Record- 12/31/2010     Payable- 1/10/2011
                 
Fund Ticker Dividend Change From Prior

Dividend
BlackRock Build America Bond Trust* BBN $0.118300 -

Taxable Funds:

Declaration- 12/21/2010        Ex-Date- 12/29/2010          Record- 12/31/2010    Payable- 1/10/2011
           
Fund Ticker Dividend Change From Prior

Dividend
BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc. ARK $0.025000 -
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust BGT $0.075000 -
BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust BHD $0.079500 -
BlackRock Core Bond Trust BHK $0.067000 -
BlackRock Defined Opportunity Credit Trust BHL $0.066000 -
The BlackRock High Yield Trust BHY $0.043500 -
The BlackRock Income Trust, Inc. BKT $0.026500 -
BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust BLW $0.095000 -
BlackRock Income Opportunity Trust, Inc. BNA $0.051000 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust III BPP $0.054000 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust IV BTZ $0.069000 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc. COY $0.051000 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund III, Inc. CYE $0.050000 -
BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. DSU $0.027000 -
BlackRock Diversified Income Strategies Fund, Inc. DVF $0.063500 -
BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc.* EGF $0.080000 -
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc. FRA $0.077000 -
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund II, Inc. FRB $0.075000 -
BlackRock High Income Shares HIS $0.014200 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund VI, Inc. HYT $0.082500 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund V, Inc. HYV $0.082500 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust I, Inc. PSW $0.049500 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust II, Inc. PSY $0.053500 -

Special Distributions

Declaration- 12/21/2010        Ex-Date- 12/29/2010          Record- 12/31/2010    Payable- 1/10/2011
       
Fund Ticker Special Distribution
BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc. ARK $0.026499
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust BGT $0.169609
BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust BHD $0.127508
BlackRock Core Bond Trust BHK $0.074011
BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust BLW $0.086701
BlackRock Income Opportunity Trust, Inc. BNA $0.034827
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund III, Inc. CYE $0.013384
BlackRock High Income Shares HIS $0.038447
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund VI, Inc. HYT $0.008500
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund V, Inc. HYV $0.057673

* 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 as of the applicable record date a Section 19 notice with the previous dividend payment. The Section 19 notice was provided not for tax reporting purposes but for informational purposes only. This information can be found in the “Closed-End Funds” section of www.blackrock.com. If applicable, the final determination of the source and tax characteristics of all distributions in 2010 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. 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 (the “Code”). If sufficient investment income is not available on a quarterly/monthly basis, EGF will distribute long-term capital gains and or return capital to their shareholders in order to maintain a level distribution.

EGF’s estimated sources of the distributions paid as of December 20, 2010 are as follows:
Estimated Allocations as of December 20, 2010
Fund       Distribution       Net Investment Income       Net Realized Short-Term Gains       Net Realized Long-Term Gains       Return of Capital
EGF 1       $0.080000       $0.074216 (93%)       $0.00 (0%)       $0.00 (0%)       $0.005784 (7%)
     

Estimated Allocations for the fiscal year through December 20, 2010
Fund       Distribution       Net Investment Income       Net Realized Short-Term Gains       Net Realized Long-Term Gains       Return of Capital
EGF 1       $0.905000       $0.652734 (72%)       $0.00 (0%)       $0.00 (0%)       $0.252266 (28%)

1 The 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 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 totalreturn (in relation toNAV) for the 5-yearperiod ending onNovember 30, 2010
   

Annualized currentdistribution rateexpressed as apercentage of NAV asof November 30, 2010
   

Cumulative total return(in relation to NAV) forthe fiscal year throughNovember 30, 2010
   

Cumulative fiscalyear distributions asa percentage ofNAV as ofNovember 30, 2010
EGF     4.91%     5.75%     5.78%     4.94%

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.

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