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

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Certain BlackRock closed-end funds (the "Funds") announced distributions today as detailed below.

BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc. (NYSE:MNE) and BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:BNY) announced changes to their monthly distribution rates. Generally, these distribution changes were made in order to better align the applicable Fund's distribution rate with its current and projected level of earnings.

BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSU), BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc. (NYSE:FRA), BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT), BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc. (NYSE:HYT), BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust (NYSE:BTZ), BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust (NYSE:BLW), BlackRock Core Bond Trust (NYSE:BHK), and BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE:BIT) each declared their first distribution under their Managed Distribution Plan, previously announced on September 9th, 2019.

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE:BDJ), BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust (NYSE:BKK), and BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust (NYSE:BFO) declared their November and December distribution early. BDJ's December distribution represents a combination of the Fund's regular monthly distribution per share plus an amount that will satisfy the Fund's December 31, 2018 remaining distribution requirements.

 

Municipal Funds:

 

Declaration- 10/1/2019

Ex-Date- 10/11/2019

Record- 10/15/2019

Payable- 11/1/2019

 

National Funds

Ticker

Distribution

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust

BYM

 

$0.048000

 

-

BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust

BAF

 

$0.051500

 

-

BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust

BTA

 

$0.050500

 

-

BlackRock Muni Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc.

MUI

 

$0.044500

 

-

BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust*

BBF

 

$0.054000

 

-

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc.

MUA

 

$0.052500

 

-

BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust

BBK

 

$0.054500

 

-

BlackRock Municipal Income Trust

BFK

 

$0.053500

 

-

BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II

BLE

 

$0.058000

 

-

BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc.

BKN

 

$0.057000

 

-

BlackRock Municipal 2030 Target Term Trust

BTT

 

$0.062400

 

-

The BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust

BSD

 

$0.055000

 

-

BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc.

MEN

 

$0.039000

 

-

BlackRock MuniHoldings Investment Quality Fund

MFL

 

$0.045500

 

-

BlackRock MuniYield Investment Quality Fund

MFT

 

$0.050000

 

-

BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund, Inc.

MHD

 

$0.063500

 

-

BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund II, Inc.

MQT

 

$0.044000

 

-

BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc.

MQY

 

$0.053000

 

-

BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund II, Inc.

MUE

 

$0.044000

 

-

BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc.

MUH

 

$0.056500

 

-

BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund, Inc.

MUS

 

$0.044500

 

-

BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc.

MVT

 

$0.055500

 

-

BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc.

MYD

 

$0.056000

 

-

BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund

MYF

 

$0.056000

 

-

BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund III, Inc.

MYI

 

$0.044500

 

-

BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc.

MVF

 

$0.035500

 

-

BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust

BKK

 

$0.028800

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State-Specific Funds

Ticker

 

Distribution

 

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund, Inc.

 

MUC

 

$0.043500

 

-

BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust*

BFZ

 

$0.041500

 

-

BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc.

MYC

 

$0.043000

 

-

BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc.

MCA

 

$0.046000

 

-

BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust

BFO

 

$0.020000

 

-

BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust

BZM

 

$0.036400

 

-

BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund, Inc.

MIY

 

$0.049000

 

-

BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc.

MNE

 

$0.036000

 

(0.004000)

BlackRock MuniHoldings New York Quality Fund, Inc.

MHN

 

$0.044500

 

-

BlackRock MuniYield New York Quality Fund, Inc.

MYN

 

$0.042500

 

-

BlackRock New York Municipal Income Quality Trust

BSE

 

$0.040500

 

-

BlackRock New York Municipal Bond Trust

BQH

 

$0.048000

 

-

BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust

BNY

 

$0.046000

 

0.001500

BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust II

BFY

 

$0.049000

 

-

BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc.

MUJ

 

$0.052500

 

-

BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc.

MYJ

 

$0.060500

 

-

BlackRock MuniYield Pennsylvania Quality Fund

MPA

 

$0.046000

 

-

BlackRock MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc.

MZA

 

$0.043000

 

-

BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust

BHV

 

$0.045500

 

-

BlackRock Massachusetts Tax-Exempt Trust

MHE

 

$0.040000

 

-

Taxable Municipal Fund:

 

 

Declaration- 10/1/2019

Ex-Date- 10/11/2019

Record-10/15/2019

Payable- 10/31/2019

 

Fund

 

Ticker

 

Distribution

 

Change From

Prior

Distribution

 

 

BlackRock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust

 

BBN

 

$0.111800

 

-

 

 

Taxable Funds:

 

Declaration- 10/1/2019

Ex-Date- 10/11/2019

Record-10/15/2019

Payable- 10/31/2019

 

Fund

 

Ticker

 

Distribution

 

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust

 

BGT

 

$0.076400

 

0.009600

BlackRock Core Bond Trust

 

BHK

 

$0.067600

 

0.007600

BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust*

 

BIT

 

$0.123700

 

0.007000

BlackRock Income Trust, Inc.*

 

BKT

 

$0.034400

 

-

BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust

 

BLW

 

$0.098100

 

0.018600

BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust

 

BTZ

 

$0.083900

 

0.016900

BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc.

 

DSU

 

$0.071100

 

0.002600

BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc.*

 

EGF

 

$0.041000

 

-

BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc.

 

FRA

 

$0.078800

 

0.009300

BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc.

 

HYT

 

$0.077900

 

0.005900

BlackRock 2022 Global Income Opportunity Trust

 

BGIO

 

$0.050000

 

-

Equity Funds:

 

Declaration- 10/1/2019

Ex-Date- 10/11/2019

Record-10/15/2019

Payable- 10/31/2019

 

Fund

Ticker

Distribution

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust*

BCX

$0.051600

-

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust*

BDJ

$0.050000

-

BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust*

BGR

$0.077600

-

BlackRock Enhanced International Dividend Trust*

BGY

$0.033800

-

BlackRock Health Sciences Trust*

BME

$0.200000

-

BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc.*

CII

$0.082800

-

BlackRock Enhanced Global Dividend Trust*

BOE

$0.063000

-

BlackRock Utilities, Infrastructure & Power Opportunities Trust*

BUI

$0.121000

-

BlackRock Science and Technology Trust*

BST

$0.150000

-

BlackRock Science and Technology Trust II*

BSTZ

$0.100000

-

 

Early Declaration of Regular Monthly Distributions for BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust (BKK) and BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust (BFO):

November 2019 Distribution:

Declaration- 10/1/2019

   

Ex-Date- 11/14/2019

   

Record- 11/15/2019

   

Payable- 12/2/2019

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

December 2019 Distribution:

Declaration- 10/1/2019

   

Ex-Date- 12/13/2019

   

Record- 12/16/2019

   

Payable- 12/31/2019

             

Monthly Per-Share Distribution Amount:

Fund

 

Ticker

 

Distribution

 

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust

 

BKK

 

$0.028800

 

-

BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust

 

BFO

 

$0.020000

 

-

 

Early Declaration of Regular Monthly Distributions for BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (BDJ):

November 2019 Distribution:

 

Declaration- 10/1/2019

   

Ex-Date- 11/14/2019

   

Record- 11/15/2019

   

Payable- 11/29/2019

             

Fund

 

Ticker

 

Distribution

 

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust

 

BDJ

 

$0.050000

 

-

 

December 2019 Distribution:

 

Declaration- 10/1/2019

   

Ex-Date- 12/13/2019

   

Record- 12/16/2019

   

Payable- 12/31/2019

 

Fund

 

Ticker

 

Distribution

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust1

 

BDJ

 

$0.141004

1BDJ's December distribution represents a combination of the Fund's regular monthly distribution per share ($0.050000) plus an amount that will satisfy the Fund's December 31, 2018 remaining distribution requirements ($0.091004). Commonly referred to as a "spillback" distribution, this distribution of undistributed income and/or capital gains from the Fund's preceding fiscal year is required in order for the Fund to satisfy regulated investment company related U.S. federal income tax requirements.

* In order to comply with the requirements of Section 19 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "1940 Act"), 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 2019 will be made after the end of the year.

BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE:BCX), BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE:BDJ), BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE:BGR), BlackRock Enhanced International Dividend Trust (NYSE:BGY), BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME), BlackRock Enhanced Global Dividend Trust (NYSE:BOE), BlackRock Utilities, Infrastructure & Power Opportunities Trust (NYSE:BUI), BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE:CII), BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE:BST), BlackRock Science and Technology Trust II (NYSE:BSTZ), BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. (NYSE:EGF) , BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSU), BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc. (NYSE:FRA), BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT), BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc. (NYSE:HYT), BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust (NYSE:BTZ), BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust (NYSE:BLW), BlackRock Core Bond Trust (NYSE:BHK), and BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE:BIT) (collectively, the "Plan Funds") have adopted a managed distribution plan (a "Plan") 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 Plan Fund's Board of Directors/Trustees. Under its Plan, each Plan Fund will distribute all available investment income to its shareholders, consistent with its investment objectives and as required by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"). If sufficient investment income is not available on a monthly basis, each Plan Fund will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return capital to its shareholders in order to maintain a level distribution.

The Plan Funds' estimated sources of the distributions paid as of September 30, 2019 and for its current fiscal year are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of September 30, 2019

 

 

 

Fund

Distribution

Net Investment Income

Net Realized Short-Term Gains

Net Realized Long-Term Gains

Return of Capital

BCX1

$0.051600

$0.041759 (81%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.009841 (19%)

BDJ

$0.050000

$0.014613 (29%)

$0 (0%)

$0.035387 (71%)

$0 (0%)

BGR1

$0.077600

$0.049606 (64%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.027994 (36%)

BGY1

$0.033800

$0.019423 (57%)

$0 (0%)

$0.014377 (43%)

$0 (0%)

BME1

$0.200000

$0.008792 (4%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.191208 (96%)

BOE1

$0.063000

$0.035483 (56%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.027517 (44%)

BUI

$0.121000

$0.034553 (29%)

$0 (0%)

$0.086447 (71%)

$0 (0%)

CII1

$0.082800

$0.017765 (21%)

$0 (0%)

$0.065035 (79%)

$0 (0%)

BST

$0.150000

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.150000 (100%)

$0 (0%)

BSTZ1

$0.100000

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.100000 (100%)

EGF1

$0.041000

$0.028342 (69%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.012658 (31%)

DSU

$0.068500

$0.068500 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

FRA

$0.069500

$0.069500 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

BGT

$0.066800

$0.066800 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

HYT

$0.072000

$0.072000 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

BTZ

$0.067000

$0.067000 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

BLW

$0.079500

$0.079500 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

BHK

$0.060000

$0.060000 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

BIT1

$0.116700

$0.088575 (76%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.028125 (24%)

 

Estimated Allocations for the Fiscal Year through September 30, 2019

Fund

Distribution

Net Investment Income

Net Realized Short-Term Gains

Net Realized Long-Term Gains

Return of Capital

BCX1

$0.464400

$0.217947 (47%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.246453 (53%)

BDJ

$0.430200

$0.164464 (38%)

$0 (0%)

$0.265736 (62%)

$0 (0%)

BGR1

$0.698400

$0.299403 (43%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.398997 (57%)

BGY1

$0.304200

$0.151340 (50%)

$0 (0%)

$0.033817 (11%)

$0.119043 (39%)

BME1

$1.800000

$0.072972 (4%)

$0 (0%)

$1.300155 (72%)

$0.426873 (24%)

BOE1

$0.567000

$0.284529 (50%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.282471 (50%)

BUI

$1.089000

$0.410075 (38%)

$0 (0%)

$0.678925 (62%)

$0 (0%)

CII1

$0.745200

$0.165052 (22%)

$0 (0%)

$0.453579 (61%)

$0.126569 (17%)

BST

$1.350000

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$1.350000 (100%)

$0 (0%)

BSTZ1

$0.200000

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.200000 (100%)

EGF1

$0.328000

$0.240244 (73%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.087756 (27%)

DSU

$0.479500

$0.479500 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

FRA

$0.069500

$0.069500 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

BGT

$0.737300

$0.737300 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

HYT

$0.072000

$0.072000 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

BTZ

$0.737000

$0.737000 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

BLW

$0.079500

$0.079500 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

BHK

$0.060000

$0.060000 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

BIT1

$1.283700

$0.991063 (77%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.292637 (23%)

1The Plan 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 the Plan Fund's investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield' or ‘income'. When distributions exceed total return performance, the difference will reduce the Plan 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 Plan Fund's investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. Each Plan Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions 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 8/31/2019

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of 8/31/2019

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 8/31/2019

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 8/31/2019

BCX

(1.78)%

7.24%

6.72%

4.83%

BDJ

7.34%

6.37%

12.69%

4.04%

BGR

(8.86)%

7.99%

2.68%

5.32%

BGY

1.86%

6.63%

10.99%

4.42%

BME

10.32%

6.33%

10.29%

4.22%

BOE

3.43%

6.55%

9.46%

4.36%

BUI

5.74%

7.01%

15.59%

4.67%

CII

8.54%

5.99%

13.16%

4.00%

BST*

18.74%

5.51%

29.36%

3.68%

BSTZ*

0.20%

6.02%

0.20%

0.50%

EGF

1.90%

3.62%

3.04%

2.41%

DSU

5.76%

6.75%

4.04%

3.37%

FRA

4.80%

5.76%

4.01%

0.48%

BGT

4.87%

5.71%

3.54%

4.77%

HYT

6.07%

7.31%

7.97%

0.61%

BTZ

6.15%

5.36%

15.43%

4.46%

BLW

6.50%

5.60%

8.77%

0.47%

BHK

7.31%

4.56%

18.77%

0.38%

BIT

7.39%

7.63%

4.72%

6.36%

 

*Portfolio launched within the past 5 years; the performance and distribution rate information presented for this Fund reflects data from inception to 8/31/2019.

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

BKT has adopted a Plan whereby beginning August 2018 the Fund will make fixed monthly distributions to common stockholders and will distribute all available investment income to its stockholders, consistent with its investment objective and as required by the Code. The fixed amount distributed per share is subject to change at the discretion of BKT's Board. If sufficient investment income is not available on a monthly basis, the Fund will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return capital to its stockholders in order to maintain a level distribution. The Fund is currently not relying on any exemptive relief from Section 19(b) of the 1940 Act. The Fund expects that distributions under the Plan will exceed current income and capital gains and therefore will likely include a return of capital. BKT may make additional distributions from time to time, including additional capital gain distributions at the end of the taxable year, if required to meet requirements imposed by the Code and/or the 1940 Act.

BKT's estimated sources of the distributions paid as of September 30, 2019 and for its current fiscal year is as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of September 30, 2019

 

 

 

Fund

Distribution

Net Investment Income

Net Realized Short-Term Gains

Net Realized Long-Term Gains

Return of Capital

 

BKT2

$0.034400

$0.025228 (73%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.009172 (27%)

 

Estimated Allocations for the Fiscal Year through September 30, 2019

 

 

 

Fund

Distribution

Net Investment Income

Net Realized Short-Term Gains

Net Realized Long-Term Gains

Return of Capital

 

BKT2

$0.275200

$0.200117 (73%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.075083 (27%)

 

2BKT estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains in the current fiscal year; therefore, a portion of the distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of a stockholder's investment is paid back to the stockholder. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect BKT's investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield' or ‘income'. When distributions exceed total return performance, the difference will reduce BKT's net asset value per share.

The amounts and sources of distributions reported are only estimates and are being provided to you pursuant to regulatory requirements and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon BKT's investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. BKT will send its stockholders a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will illustrate how to report these distributions 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 8/31/2019

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of 8/31/2019

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 8/31/2019

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 8/31/2019

BKT

3.54%

6.37%

7.91%

3.72%

 

No conclusions should be drawn about BKT's investment performance from the amount of the Fund's distributions or from the terms of the Fund's Plan.

The amount distributed per share under a Plan is subject to change at the discretion of the applicable Fund's Board. Each Plan will be subject to ongoing review by the Board to determine whether the Plan should be continued, modified or terminated. The Board may amend the terms of a Plan or suspend or terminate a Plan at any time without prior notice to the Fund's shareholders if it deems such actions to be in the best interest of the Fund or its shareholders. The amendment or termination of a Plan could have an adverse effect on the market price of the Fund's shares.

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