The BlackRock Closed-End Funds listed below (each a "Fund" and collectively, the "Funds") announced today that each of their 2011 annual meetings of shareholders will be held on July 28, 2011. Additional information regarding deadlines for shareholder proposals made pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and for shareholder proposals and director nominations made pursuant to the Funds' Bylaws, will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by the Funds on a Current Report on Form 8-K.
Trust       Ticker
BlackRock Apex Municipal Fund, Inc. APX
BlackRock Build America Bond Trust BBN
BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust BJZ
BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust BFZ
BlackRock Core Bond Trust BHK
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust III BPP
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust IV BTZ
BlackRock Defined Opportunity Credit Trust BHL
BlackRock Dividend Achievers™ Trust BDV
BlackRock EcoSolutions Investment Trust BQR
BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust BGR
BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers™ Trust BDJ
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust BGT
BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust BFO
BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust BOE
BlackRock Health Sciences Trust BME
BlackRock High Income Shares HIS
BlackRock High Yield Trust BHY
BlackRock Income Opportunity Trust, Inc. BNA
BlackRock Income Trust, Inc. BKT
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust BAF
BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust BYM
BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust BGY
BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Income Trust RFA
BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc. BKN
BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust BLW
BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust BTA
BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust BZM
BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc. MUA
BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust BPK
BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust BKK
BlackRock Municipal Bond Investment Trust BIE
BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust BBK
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust BBF
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II BLE
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust BFK
BlackRock New Jersey Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc. RNJ
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Bond Trust BLJ
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust BNJ
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Quality Trust BSE
BlackRock New York Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc. RNY
BlackRock New York Municipal 2018 Term Trust BLH
BlackRock New York Municipal Bond Trust BQH
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust II BFY
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust BNY
BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust BCF
BlackRock S&P Quality Rankings Global Equity Managed Trust BQY
BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust BHD
BlackRock Strategic Dividend Achievers™ Trust BDT
BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust BHV
The BlackRock Pennsylvania Strategic Municipal Trust BPS
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund III, Inc. CYE
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund V, Inc. HYV
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund VI, Inc. HYT
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc. COY
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust I, Inc. PSW
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust II, Inc. PSY
BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. DSU
BlackRock Diversified Income Strategies Fund, Inc. DVF
BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc. CII
BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. EGF
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund II, Inc. FRB
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc. FRA
BlackRock Muni Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc. MUI
BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc. MNE
BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc. MEN
BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund, Inc. MUC
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc. MUH
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund, Inc. MHD
BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund II, Inc. MUE
BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund, Inc. MUS
BlackRock MuniHoldings Investment Quality Fund MFL
BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc. MUJ
BlackRock MuniHoldings New York Quality Fund, Inc. MHN
BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc. MVT
BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. MVF
BlackRock MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc. MZA
BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc. MYC
BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc. MCA
BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc. MYD
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund III, Inc. MYI
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Quality Fund MFT
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund MYF
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund II, Inc. MYM
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund, Inc. MIY
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. MYJ
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc. MJI
BlackRock MuniYield New York Quality Fund, Inc. MYN
BlackRock MuniYield Pennsylvania Quality Fund MPA
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund II, Inc. MQT
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc. MQY
BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc. ARK
The Massachusetts Health & Education Tax-Exempt Trust MHE
The BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust BSD

BlackRock provides periodic updates on the Funds which can be found on a dedicated web page located in the “Closed-End Funds” section of

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