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

NEW YORK--()--BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust (NYSE:BKK, the “Fund”) today declared monthly distributions for February, March and April 2013 and a special distribution of tax-exempt income payable in April 2013. The applicable dates and amounts are detailed below.

Monthly Distributions:

                 
 
February 2013 Distribution:
Declaration- 1/2/2013 Ex-Date- 2/13/2013 Record- 2/15/2013 Payable- 3/1/2013
 
March 2013 Distribution:
Declaration- 1/2/2013 Ex-Date- 3/13/2013 Record- 3/15/2013 Payable- 4/1/2013
 
April 2013 Distribution:
Declaration- 1/2/2013 Ex-Date- 4/11/2013 Record- 4/15/2013 Payable- 4/30/2013

Monthly Per-Share Distribution Amount:

Fund           Ticker       Distribution      

Change
From Prior
Distribution

BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust BKK $0.062250 -

Special Distribution of Tax-Free Income

Declaration- 1/2/2013       Ex-Date- 4/11/2013       Record- 4/15/2013       Payable- 4/30/2013      
 
Fund Ticker Per-Share Distribution
BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust BKK $0.165000

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With respect to the Fund, the following factors, among others, could cause actual events to differ materially from forward-looking statements or historical performance: (1) changes and volatility in political, economic or industry conditions, the interest rate environment, foreign exchange rates or financial and capital markets, which could result in changes in demand for the Fund or in a Fund’s net asset value; (2) the relative and absolute investment performance of a Fund and its investments; (3) the impact of increased competition; (4) the unfavorable resolution of any legal proceedings; (5) the extent and timing of any distributions or share repurchases; (6) the impact, extent and timing of technological changes; (7) the impact of legislative and regulatory actions and reforms, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and regulatory, supervisory or enforcement actions of government agencies relating to a Fund or BlackRock, as applicable; (8) terrorist activities, international hostilities and natural disasters, which may adversely affect the general economy, domestic and local financial and capital markets, specific industries or BlackRock; (9) BlackRock’s ability to attract and retain highly talented professionals; (10) the impact of BlackRock electing to provide support to its products from time to time; and (11) the impact of problems at other financial institutions or the failure or negative performance of products at other financial institutions.

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