Early Declaration of Regular Distributions and Declaration of Special Distribution Announced for BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust

NEW YORK--()--The Board of Trustees of BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust (NYSE:BFO, the “Fund”) today announced the early declaration of regular monthly distributions for May, June and July 2017 and the declaration of a special distribution of tax-exempt income payable in July 2017. The applicable dates and amounts are detailed below.

 

Early Declaration of Regular Monthly Distributions:

 
May 2017 Distribution:      
Declaration - 4/3/2017 Ex-Date- 5/11/2017 Record- 5/15/2017 Payable- 6/1/2017
 
June 2017 Distribution:
Declaration - 4/3/2017 Ex-Date- 6/13/2017 Record- 6/15/2017 Payable- 7/3/2017
 
July 2017 Distribution:
Declaration - 4/3/2017 Ex-Date- 7/12/2017 Record- 7/14/2017 Payable- 7/31/2017
 

Fund

     

Ticker

 

Distribution

 

Change
From Prior
Distribution

BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust BFO $0.031000 -
 
 

Declaration of Special Distribution of Tax-Exempt Income

 
Declaration - 4/3/2017   Ex-Date- 7/12/2017   Record- 7/14/2017   Payable- 7/31/2017
 

Fund

     

Ticker

 

Per-Share
Distribution

BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust BFO $0.044000
 

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