BlackRock Announces Name Changes for Certain Closed-End Funds

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BlackRock Announces Name Changes for Certain Closed-End Funds

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BlackRock Advisors, LLC today announced that the Boards of Trustees of BlackRock S&P Quality Rankings Global Equity Managed Trust (NYSE MKT:BQY) and Massachusetts Health & Education Tax-Exempt Trust (NYSE MKT:MHE) (collectively, the "Funds") have approved a name change for each of the Funds. These changes, which will take effect August 13, 2013, are summarized below:

Ticker Old Name Old CUSIP New Name New CUSIP

BlackRock S&P Quality
Rankings Global Equity
Managed Trust


BlackRock Dividend Income

No change


Massachusetts Health &
Education Tax-Exempt Trust



BlackRock Massachusetts Tax-
Exempt Trust



Massachusetts Health &
Education Tax-Exempt Trust
Series W-7 Variable Rate
Demand Preferred Shares



BlackRock Massachusetts Tax-
Exempt Trust Series W-7
Variable Rate Demand
Preferred Shares


The name changes outlined herein will be made in connection with certain non-fundamental investment policy changes to BQY and MHE, as previously disclosed on June 7, 2013. The effective date of such policy changes is August 13, 2013. The changes announced today relate only to the name of each of BQY and MHE (unless otherwise specified) and each of BQY and MHE will continue to trade on the NYSE MKT under its current ticker symbol.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At June 30, 2013, BlackRock's assets under management were $3.857 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 June 30, 2013, the firm had approximately 10,700 employees in 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 BlackRock's website at

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.govand on BlackRock's website at, 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.


BlackRock Closed-End Funds

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