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BlackRock Closed-End Fund Announces Variable Rate Preferred Shares Action


BlackRock Advisors, LLC announced today that BlackRock New Jersey
Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:BNJ) (the "Fund") has successfully issued
Variable Rate Demand Preferred Shares ("VRDP") totaling approximately
$59.1 million pursuant to a private placement exempt from registration
under the Securities Act of 1933. The proceeds from the issuance will be
used to redeem all of the Fund's outstanding variable rate muni term
preferred shares on May 31, 2018.

It is currently expected that the reorganizations of the Fund and
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Bond Trust (NYSE:BLJ) with and into
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. (NYSE:MYJ), with MYJ
continuing as the surviving fund (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 VRDP shareholders will
receive on a one-for-one basis MYJ VRDP in an amount equal to the
aggregate VRDP liquidation preference (including any accumulated and
unpaid dividends) held by BLJ and BNJ VRDP shareholders immediately
prior to the Reorganizations.

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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differ materially from historical performance.

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or historical performance: (1) changes and volatility in political,
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exchange rates or financial and capital markets, which could result in
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relative and absolute investment performance of a Fund and its
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timing of any distributions or share repurchases; (6) the impact, extent
and timing of technological changes; (7) the impact of legislative and
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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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