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.

Several of the municipal Funds announced distribution reductions. Generally, these distribution reductions were made in order to better align the Funds' distribution rates with their current level of earnings. BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust (NYS: BPK) , BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust (NYS: BJZ) and BlackRock New York Municipal 2018 Term Trust (NYS: BLH) are each term trusts that mature on or about December 31, 2018. BPK, BJZ and BLH's distribution reductions reflect each Fund's projected earnings potential as well as its investment objective of returning $15 per common share (the initial public offering price per common share) to common shareholders at maturity.


Municipal Funds:

Declaration- 3/1/2013

Ex-Date- 3/13/2013

Record- 3/15/2013

Payable- 4/1/2013

National Funds

Ticker

Distribution

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust

BYM

$0.078000

-

BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust

BAF

$0.068500

-

BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust

BTA

$0.062000

-

BlackRock Muni Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc.

MUI

$0.071500

-

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc.

MUA

$0.062500

-

BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust

BPK

$0.061000

-$0.014800

BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust

BBK

$0.078500

-$0.005000

BlackRock Municipal Bond Investment Trust

BIE

$0.076000

-$0.002000

BlackRock Municipal Income Trust

BFK

$0.080100

-

BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II

BLE

$0.085000

-

BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust

BBF

$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 Fund

MFL

$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 Fund

MFT

$0.071000

-

BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund

MYF

$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 Trust

BSD

$0.074000

-

State-Specific Funds

Ticker

Distribution

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust

BFZ

$0.077700

-

BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust

BJZ

$0.051300

-$0.006200

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 Trust

BFO

$0.056000

-

BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust

BZM

$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 Trust

BLH

$0.045300

-$0.014700

BlackRock New York Municipal Income Quality Trust

BSE

$0.067500

-$0.004000

BlackRock New York Municipal Bond Trust

BQH

$0.066500

-$0.004500

BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust

BNY

$0.069000

-$0.006000

BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust II

BFY

$0.070000

-$0.007000

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 Trust

BLJ

$0.073000

-

BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust

BNJ

$0.075100

-$0.006000

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 Fund

MPA

$0.074000

-

The BlackRock Pennsylvania Strategic Municipal Trust

BPS

$0.071000

-

BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust

BHV

$0.073000

-$0.005000

Massachusetts Health & Education Tax-Exempt Trust

MHE

$0.062500

-

Taxable Municipal Fund:

Declaration- 3/1/2013

Ex-Date- 3/13/2013

Record- 3/15/2013

Payable- 3/28/2013

Fund

Ticker

Distribution

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Build America Bond Trust

BBN

$0.131800

-

Taxable Funds:

Declaration- 3/1/2013

Ex-Date- 3/13/2013

Record- 3/15/2013

Payable- 3/28/2013

Fund

Ticker

Distribution

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc.

ARK

$0.025000

-

BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust

BGT

$0.077500

-

BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust

BHD

$0.084500

-

BlackRock Core Bond Trust

BHK

$0.073000

-

BlackRock Defined Opportunity Credit Trust

BHL

$0.068500

-

The BlackRock High Yield Trust

BHY

$0.044500

-

The BlackRock Income Trust, Inc.

BKT

$0.040500

-

BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust

BLW

$0.109500

-

BlackRock Income Opportunity Trust, Inc.

BNA

$0.057000

-

BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust

BTZ

$0.078500

-

BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc.

COY

$0.051000

-

BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund III, Inc.

CYE

$0.052500

-

BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc.

DSU

$0.027000

-

BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc.*

EGF

$0.065000

-

BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc.

FRA

$0.077000

-

BlackRock High Income Shares

HIS

$0.015200

-

BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund VI, Inc.

HYT

$0.087500

-

BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund V, Inc.

HYV

$0.090000

-

Equity Funds:

Declaration- 3/1/2013

Ex-Date- 3/13/2013

Record- 3/15/2013

Payable- 3/28/2013

Fund

Ticker

Distribution

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust*

BCF

$0.221500

-

BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust*

BCX

$0.290000

-

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust*

BDJ

$0.140000

-

BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust*

BGR

$0.405000

-

BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust*

BGY

$0.167850

-

BlackRock Health Sciences Trust*

BME

$0.384375

-

BlackRock EcoSolutions Investment Trust*

BQR

$0.179250

-

BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc.*

CII

$0.300000

-

* 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 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 2013 will be made after the end of the year.

BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust (NYS: BCF) , BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust (NYS: BCX) , BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYS: BDJ) , BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYS: BGR) , BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYS: BGY) , BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYS: BME) , BlackRock EcoSolutions Investment Trust (NYS: BQR) , BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc. (NYS: CII) and BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. (NYS: EGF) have each adopted a level distribution plan (the "Plan" and such Funds, the "Plan Funds") and employ either a managed distribution or an option over-write policy 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. Under its Plan, each Plan Fund will distribute all available investment income to its shareholders, consistent with its primary investment objectives and as required by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. If sufficient investment income is not available on a quarterly/monthly basis, the Plan Funds will distribute long-term capital gains and or return capital to their shareholders in order to maintain a level distribution.

The Plan Funds' estimated sources of the distributions paid currently and for their fiscal year through December 31, 2012 and February 28, 2013 are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of February 28, 2013

Plan

Fund

Distribution

Net Investment

Income

Net Realized

Short-Term

Gains

Net Realized

Long-Term Gains

Return of Capital

EGF1

$0.065000

$0.050921 (78%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.014079 (22%)

Estimated Allocations as of December 31, 2012

Plan

Fund

Distribution

Net Investment

Income

Net Realized

Short-Term

Gains

Net Realized

Long-Term Gains

Return of Capital

BCF1

$0.221500

$0.018732 (8%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.202768 (92%)

BCX1

$0.290000

$0.047028 (16%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.242972 (84%)

BDJ1

$0.140000

$0.056982 (41%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.083018 (59%)

BGR1

$0.405000

$0.028666 (7%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.376334 (93%)

BGY1

$0.167850