Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Certain BlackRock Closed-End Funds

NEW YORK--()--Certain BlackRock closed-end funds (the “Funds”) announced distributions today as detailed below. Several of the Funds announced distribution changes this month. Generally, these distribution changes were made in order to better align the applicable Funds’ distribution rates with their current and projected level of earnings.

Municipal Funds:

Declaration- 1/2/2015   Ex-Date- 1/13/2015   Record- 1/15/2015   Payable- 2/2/2015
National Funds Ticker   Distribution   Change From Prior


BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust BYM $0.071500 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust BAF $0.068500 -
BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust BTA $0.058000 -
BlackRock Muni Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc. MUI $0.068500 -
BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc. MUA $0.062500 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust BBF $0.072375 -
BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust BBK $0.082000 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust BFK $0.075100 -
BlackRock Municipal Bond Investment Trust BIE $0.076000 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II BLE $0.079000 (0.003000)
BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc. BKN $0.077000 (0.003000)
BlackRock Municipal Target Term Trust BTT $0.080000 -
The BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust BSD $0.071000 (0.003000)
BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc. MEN $0.060500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Investment Quality Fund MFL $0.071500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Quality Fund MFT $0.071000 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund, Inc. MHD $0.088500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund II, Inc. MQT $0.070500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc. MQY $0.080000 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund II, Inc. MUE $0.070500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc. MUH $0.077500 (0.005500)
BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund, Inc. MUS $0.067500 -
BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc. MVT $0.083000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc. MYD $0.077000 (0.003500)
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund MYF $0.081500 0.002500
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund III, Inc. MYI $0.074000 -
BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. MVF $0.053500 -
BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust BPK $0.053500 -
BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust BKK $0.054000 -

State-Specific Funds

Ticker   Distribution   Change From Prior


BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust BFZ $0.072200 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund, Inc. MUC $0.067500 -
BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc. MYC $0.074000 -
BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc. MCA $0.073000 -
BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust BZM $0.059500 -
BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc. MNE $0.057500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings New York Quality Fund, Inc. MHN $0.069000 -
BlackRock MuniYield New York Quality Fund, Inc. MYN $0.064500 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Quality Trust BSE $0.060000 (0.002500)
BlackRock New York Municipal Bond Trust BQH $0.066500 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust BNY $0.069000 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust II BFY $0.070000 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc. MUJ $0.074000 -
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. MYJ $0.075000 -
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc. MJI $0.074000 -
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust BNJ $0.075100 -
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Bond Trust BLJ $0.074500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc. MZA $0.069500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund II, Inc. MYM $0.066000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund, Inc. MIY $0.072000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Pennsylvania Quality Fund MPA $0.074000 -
The BlackRock Pennsylvania Strategic Municipal Trust BPS $0.061000 -
BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust BHV $0.071500 -
BlackRock Massachusetts Tax-Exempt Trust MHE $0.058000 (0.004500)
BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust BFO $0.034700 -
BlackRock New York Municipal 2018 Term Trust BLH $0.027800 -
BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust BJZ $0.042500 -

Equity Funds:

Declaration- 1/2/2015   Ex-Date- 1/13/2015   Record- 1/15/2015   Payable- 1/30/2015
Fund Ticker   Distribution   Change From Prior


BlackRock Resources and Commodities Strategy Trust* BCX $0.077100 -
BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust* BDJ $0.046700 -
BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust* BGR $0.135000 -
BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust* BGY $0.049000 -
BlackRock Health Sciences Trust* BME $0.165000 -
BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc.* CII $0.100000 -
BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust* BOE $0.097000 -
BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust* BUI $0.121000 -
BlackRock Science and Technology Trust* BST $0.100000 -

* 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 its shareholders of record as of the applicable record date a Section 19 notice with the previous distribution payment. The Section 19 notice was provided for informational purposes only and not for tax reporting purposes. This information can be found in the “Closed-End Funds” section of www.blackrock.com. As applicable, the final determination of the source and tax characteristics of all distributions in 2015 will be made after the end of the year.

Each of the Funds has adopted a level distribution plan (a “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 each Fund’s Board of Directors/Trustees. Under its Plan, each Fund 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. If sufficient investment income is not available on a monthly basis, each Fund will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return capital to its shareholders in order to maintain a level distribution.

The Funds’ estimated sources of the distributions paid as of December 31, 2014 and for their current fiscal years are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of December 31, 2014    
Fund   Distribution   Net Investment Income   Net Realized Short-Term Gains   Net Realized Long-Term Gains Return of Capital
BCX1 $0.077100 $0.006075 (8%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.071025 (92%)
BDJ1 $0.046700 $0.022048 (47%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.024652 (53%)
BGR1 $1.275000 $0.034528 (3%) $0 (0%) $1.214135 (95%) $0.026337 (2%)
BGY1 $0.049000 $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.049000 (100%)
BME1 $2.535000 $0 (0%) $0.010422 (1%) $2.520358 (98%) $0.004220 (1%)
BOE1 $0.097000 $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.097000 (100%)
BUI1 $0.121000 $0.036075 (30%) $0 (0%) $0.025223 (21%) $0.059702 (49%)
BST1 $0.100000 $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.100000 (100%)
CII1 $0.100000 $0.020295 (20%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.079705 (80%)

Estimated Allocations for the Fiscal Year through December 31, 2014

Fund   Distribution   Net Investment Income   Net Realized Short-Term Gains   Net Realized Long-Term Gains Return of Capital
BCX1 $0.154200 $0.014048 (9%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.140152 (91%)
BDJ1 $0.093400 $0.030852 (33%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.062548 (67%)
BGR1 $1.410000 $0.079836 (6%) $0 (0%) $1.308083 (93%) $0.022081 (1%)
BGY1 $0.105000 $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.105000 (100%)
BME1 $2.700000 $0 (0%) $0.220498 (7%) $2.475282 (92%) $0.004220 (1%)
BOE1 $0.200900 $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.200900 (100%)
BUI1 $0.242000 $0.093279 (39%) $0 (0%) $0.034561 (14%) $0.114160 (47%)
BST1 $0.100000 $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.100000 (100%)
CII1 $0.200000 $0.031144 (16%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.168856 (84%)

1 The Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized 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’. When distributions exceed total return performance, the difference will reduce the Fund’s net asset value per share.

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 each Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. Each Fund will send its shareholders a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will illustrate how these distributions should be reported for federal income tax purposes.

Fund Performance and Distribution Rate Information:  
Fund Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the 5-year period ending on 11/28/2014 Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of 11/28/2014 Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 11/28/2014 Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 11/28/2014
BCX * (3.69)% 7.40% (3.45)% 0.62%
BDJ 11.44% 6.10% 1.11% 0.51%
BGR 6.78% 6.51% (8.64)% 0.54%
BGY 4.73% 7.45% 0.13% 0.71%
BME 18.35% 4.92% 3.19% 0.41%
BOE 7.35% 7.49% 0.48% 0.67%
BUI * 13.62% 6.48% 0.85% 0.54%
CII 12.48% 7.76% 2.62% 0.65%
BST* 1.66% 5.36% 1.66% 0.45%

* Portfolio launched within the past 5 years; this represents the average annual total return (in relation to NAV) from inception to 11/28/2014.

Shareholders should not draw any conclusions about a Fund’s investment performance from the amount of the Fund’s current distributions or from the terms of the Fund’s Plan.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At September 30, 2014, BlackRock’s AUM was $4.525 trillion. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include 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 September 30, 2014, the firm had approximately 12,100 employees in more than 30 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 Company’s website at www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, and other statements that BlackRock or the Funds may make, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to the Funds or BlackRock’s future financial or business performance, strategies or expectations. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as “trend,” “potential,” “opportunity,” “pipeline,” “believe,” “comfortable,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “current,” “intention,” “estimate,” “position,” “assume,” “outlook,” “continue,” “remain,” “maintain,” “sustain,” “seek,” “achieve,” and similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “may” or similar expressions.

BlackRock cautions that forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and BlackRock assumes no duty to and does not undertake to update forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements and future results could differ materially from historical performance.

With respect to the Funds, 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 Funds 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.

Annual and Semi-Annual Reports and other regulatory filings of a Fund with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) are accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on BlackRock’s website at www.blackrock.com, and may discuss these or other factors that affect the Funds. The information contained on BlackRock’s website is not a part of this press release.



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