BlackRock Announces Results of Shareholder Vote at Joint Special Shareholder Meeting Relating to the Reorganizations of Three New Jersey Municipal Closed-End Funds

NEW YORK--()--BlackRock Advisors, LLC announced today that, at a joint special meeting of shareholders of BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Bond Trust (NYSE:BLJ), BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:BNJ) and BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. (NYSE:MYJ) (collectively, the “Funds”), the requisite shareholders of the Funds have approved the reorganizations of each of BLJ and BNJ with and into MYJ, with MYJ continuing as the surviving Fund (the “Reorganizations”), and the transactions contemplated thereby.

It is currently expected that the Reorganizations will be effective with the open for business of the New York Stock Exchange on June 11, 2018, subject to all regulatory requirements and customary closing conditions being satisfied. The Reorganizations, if completed, would occur based on the relative net asset values of the common shares of BLJ, BNJ and MYJ. In addition, BLJ and BNJ preferred shareholders will receive on a one-for-one basis MYJ Variable Rate Demand Preferred Shares (“VRDP Shares”) in an amount equal to the aggregate VRDP Share liquidation preference (including any accumulated and unpaid dividends) held by BLJ and BNJ preferred shareholders immediately prior to the Reorganizations. Prior to the Reorganizations, it is expected that all of the Variable Rate Muni Term Preferred Shares of BNJ will be refinanced into VRDP Shares of BNJ with terms substantially identical to those of the MYJ VRDP Shares.

This communication is not intended to, and shall not, constitute an offer to purchase or sell shares of any of the BlackRock funds, including MYJ, the surviving Fund in the Reorganizations.

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