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

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

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


Municipal Funds:

Declaration- 1/2/2013   Ex-Date- 1/11/2013   Record- 1/15/2013   Payable- 2/1/2013
National Funds    Ticker  Distribution  

Change From



BlackRock Municipal Income Quality TrustBYM$0.078000-
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality TrustBAF$0.068500-
BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage TrustBTA$0.062000-
BlackRock Muni Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc.MUI$0.071500-
BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc.MUA$0.062500-
BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term TrustBPK$0.075800-
BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term TrustBKK$0.062250-
BlackRock Municipal Bond TrustBBK$0.083500-
BlackRock Municipal Bond Investment TrustBIE$0.078000-
BlackRock Municipal Income TrustBFK$0.080100-
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust IIBLE$0.085000-
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment TrustBBF$0.072375-
BlackRock Municipal Target Term Trust*BTT$0.099000-
BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc.MEN$0.058000-
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc.MUH$0.083000-
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund, Inc.MHD$0.091500-
BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund II, Inc.MUE$0.070500-
BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund, Inc.MUS$0.074000-
BlackRock MuniHoldings Investment Quality FundMFL$0.076500-
BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc.MVT$0.091000-
BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc.MVF$0.059000-
BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc.MYD$0.083500-
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund III, Inc.MYI$0.072000-
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Quality FundMFT$0.071000-
BlackRock MuniYield Investment FundMYF$0.079000-
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund II, Inc.MQT$0.069500-
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc.MQY$0.080000-
The BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc.BKN$0.080000-
The BlackRock Strategic Municipal TrustBSD$0.074000-

State-Specific Funds

    Ticker  Distribution  

Change From



BlackRock California Municipal Income TrustBFZ$0.077700-
BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term TrustBJZ$0.057500-
BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund, Inc.MUC$0.079000-
BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc.MYC$0.079000-
BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc.MCA$0.076000-
BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term TrustBFO$0.056000-
BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond TrustBZM$0.062500-
BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc.MNE$0.062500-
BlackRock MuniHoldings New York Quality Fund, Inc.MHN$0.076500-
BlackRock MuniYield New York Quality Fund, Inc.MYN$0.071000-
BlackRock New York Municipal 2018 Term TrustBLH$0.060000-
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Quality TrustBSE$0.071500-
BlackRock New York Municipal Bond TrustBQH$0.071000-
BlackRock New York Municipal Income TrustBNY$0.075000-
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust IIBFY$0.077000-
BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc.MUJ$0.074000-
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc.MYJ$0.074000-
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc.MJI$0.072000-
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Bond TrustBLJ$0.073000-
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Income TrustBNJ$0.081100-
BlackRock MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc.MZA$0.069500-
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund II, Inc.MYM$0.069000-
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund, Inc.MIY$0.076500-
BlackRock MuniYield Pennsylvania Quality FundMPA$0.074000-
The BlackRock Pennsylvania Strategic Municipal TrustBPS$0.071000-
BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond TrustBHV$0.078000-
Massachusetts Health & Education Tax-Exempt TrustMHE$0.062500-

* 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 their shareholders of record as of the applicable record date a Section 19 notice with the previous dividend 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 2013 will be made after the end of the year.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At September 30, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was $3.673 trillion. BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients' needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including 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, 2012, the firm has approximately 10,400 employees in 29 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 www.blackrock.com.

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 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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