NEW YORK–()–Certain BlackRock closed-end funds (the “Funds”) announced distributions today as detailed below. Several municipal Funds announced increases in 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.

Municipal Funds:

Declaration-6/1/2020 Ex-Date- 6/12/2020 Record- 6/15/2020 Payable- 7/1/2020

National Funds

Ticker

Distribution

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust

BYM

$0.048000

BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust

BAF

$0.057500

0.006000

BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust

BTA

$0.050500

BlackRock Muni Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc.

MUI

$0.052500

0.008000

BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust

BBF

$0.050500

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc.

MUA

$0.052500

BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust

BBK

$0.061000

0.005000

BlackRock Municipal Income Trust

BFK

$0.056500

0.003000

BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II

BLE

$0.060000

0.002000

BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc.

BKN

$0.063000

0.004000

BlackRock Municipal 2030 Target Term Trust

BTT

$0.062400

The BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust

BSD

$0.055000

BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc.

MEN

$0.043000

0.004000

BlackRock MuniHoldings Investment Quality Fund

MFL

$0.045500

BlackRock MuniYield Investment Quality Fund

MFT

$0.057000

0.007000

BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund, Inc.

MHD

$0.060500

BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund II, Inc.

MQT

$0.050000

0.006000

BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc.

MQY

$0.060000

0.007000

BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund II, Inc.

MUE

$0.050500

0.006500

BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc.

MUH

$0.058500

0.002000

BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund, Inc.

MUS

$0.050500

0.006000

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

$0.033500

BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust

BKK

$0.010000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State-Specific Funds

Ticker

Distribution

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund, Inc.

MUC

$0.051000

0.005000

BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust

BFZ

$0.038000

BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc.

MYC

$0.043000

BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc.

MCA

$0.053000

0.007000

BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust

BZM

$0.042500

0.003000

BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund, Inc.

MIY

$0.051000

0.002000

BlackRock MuniHoldings New York Quality Fund, Inc.

MHN

$0.051500

0.007000

BlackRock MuniYield New York Quality Fund, Inc.

MYN

$0.046500

0.004000

BlackRock New York Municipal Income Quality Trust

BSE

$0.048500

0.008000

BlackRock New York Municipal Bond Trust

BQH

$0.053000

0.005000

BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust

BNY

$0.050000

0.002000

BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust II

BFY

$0.056500

0.006000

BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc.

MUJ

$0.058000

0.004000

BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc.

MYJ

$0.060500

BlackRock MuniYield Pennsylvania Quality Fund

MPA

$0.055000

0.009000

BlackRock MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc.

MZA

$0.051000

0.005000

BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust

BHV

$0.045500

BlackRock Massachusetts Tax-Exempt Trust

MHE

$0.043000

0.003000

BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust

BFO

$0.002500

 

Taxable Municipal Fund:

 

Declaration- 6/1/2020 Ex-Date- 6/12/2020 Record-6/15/2020 Payable- 6/30/2020

Fund

Ticker

Distribution

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust

BBN

$0.111800

Taxable Funds:

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Fund

Ticker

Distribution

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust*

BGT

$0.076400

BlackRock Core Bond Trust

BHK

$0.067600

BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust*

BIT

$0.123700

BlackRock Income Trust, Inc.*

BKT

$0.034400

BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust*

BLW

$0.098100

BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust*

BTZ

$0.083900

BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc.*

DSU

$0.071100

BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc.*

EGF

$0.041000

BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc.*

FRA

$0.078800

BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc.*

HYT

$0.077900

BlackRock 2022 Global Income Opportunity Trust

BGIO

$0.050000

Equity Funds:

Declaration- 6/1/2020 Ex-Date- 6/12/2020 Record-6/15/2020 Payable- 6/30/2020

Fund

Ticker

Distribution

Change From

Prior

Distribution

BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust*

BCX

$0.040000

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust*

BDJ

$0.050000

BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust*

BGR

$0.047000

BlackRock Enhanced International Dividend Trust*

BGY

$0.033800

BlackRock Health Sciences Trust*

BME

$0.200000

BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II*

BMEZ

$0.100000

BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc.*

CII

$0.087500

BlackRock Enhanced Global Dividend Trust*

BOE

$0.063000

BlackRock Utilities, Infrastructure & Power Opportunities Trust*

BUI

$0.121000

BlackRock Science and Technology Trust*

BST

$0.165500

BlackRock Science and Technology Trust II*

BSTZ

$0.100000

* 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 2020 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 Health Sciences Trust II (NYSE: BMEZ), 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 May 29, 2020 and for their current fiscal year are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of May 29, 2020

 

 

 

Fund

Distribution

Net Investment

Income

Net Realized Short-

Term Gains

Net Realized Long-

Term Gains

Return of Capital

BCX1

$0.040000

$0.018376 (46%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.021624 (54%)

BDJ1

$0.050000

$0.025566 (51%)

$0 (0%)

$0.010940 (22%)

$0.013494 (27%)

BGR1

$0.047000

$0.035259 (75%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.011741 (25%)

BGY1

$0.033800

$0.032647 (97%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.001153 (3%)

BME1

$0.200000

$0.007585 (4%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.192415 (96%)

BMEZ1

$0.100000

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.100000 (100%)

BOE1

$0.063000

$0.042896 (68%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.020104 (32%)

BUI1

$0.121000

$0.049315 (41%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.071685 (59%)

CII

$0.087500

$0.027284 (31%)

$0 (0%)

$0.060216 (69%)

$0 (0%)

BST1

$0.165500

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.165500 (100%)

BSTZ1

$0.100000

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.100000 (100%)

EGF1

$0.041000

$0.027847(68%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.013153 (32%)

DSU1

$0.071100

$0.063315 (89%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.007785 (11%)

FRA1

$0.078800

$0.056178 (71%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.022622 (29%)

BGT1

$0.076400

$0.053969 (71%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.022431 (29%)

HYT1

$0.077900

$0.071422 (92%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.006478 (8%)

BTZ1

$0.083900

$0.075292 (90%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.008608 (10%)

BLW1

$0.098100

$0.080641 (82%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.017459 (18%)

BHK

$0.067600

$0.067600 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

BIT1

$0.123700

$0.082409 (67%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.041291 (33%)

 

Estimated Allocations for the Fiscal Year through May 29, 2020

Fund

Distribution

Net Investment

Income

Net Realized Short-

Term Gains

Net Realized Long-

Term Gains

Return of Capital

BCX1

$0.246400

$0.084937 (34%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.161463 (66%)

BDJ1

$0.250000

$0.194921 (78%)

$0 (0%)

$0.041585 (17%)

$0.013494 (5%)

BGR1

$0.338200

$0.147420 (44%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.190780 (56%)

BGY1

$0.169000

$0.068328 (40%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.100672 (60%)

BME1

$1.000000

$0.012867 (1%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.987133 (99%)

BMEZ1

$0.200000

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.200000 (100%)

BOE1

$0.315000

$0.131005 (42%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.183995 (58%)

BUI1

$0.605000

$0.132907 (22%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.472093 (78%)

CII

$0.437500

$0.086886 (20%)

$0 (0%)

$0.350614 (80%)

$0 (0%)

BST1

$0.827500

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.029568 (4%)

$0.797932 (96%)

BSTZ1

$0.500000

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.500000 (100%)

EGF1

$0.164000

$0.130254 (79%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.033746 (21%)

DSU1

$0.284400

$0.275448 (97%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.008952 (3%)

FRA1

$0.315200

$0.278595 (88%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.036605 (12%)

BGT1

$0.305600

$0.275908 (90%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.029692 (10%)

HYT1

$0.311600

$0.305122 (98%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.006478 (2%)

BTZ1

$0.335600

$0.326992 (97%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.008608 (3%)

BLW1

$0.392400

$0.374941 (96%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.017459 (4%)

BHK

$0.270400

$0.270400 (100%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

BIT1

$0.865900

$0.612499 (71%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.253401 (29%)

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

4/30/2020

Annualized current

distribution rate expressed

as a percentage of NAV as

of 4/30/2020

Cumulative total return

(in relation to NAV) for

the fiscal year through

4/30/2020

Cumulative fiscal

year distributions as

a percentage of NAV

as of 4/30/2020

BCX

(2.54)%

7.08%

(22.43)%

3.04%

BDJ

4.54%

7.56%

(18.76)%

2.52%

BGR

(11.67)%

7.14%

(34.93)%

3.69%

BGY

1.03%

7.23%

(10.98)%

2.41%

BME

8.97%

6.06%

(1.89)%

2.02%

BMEZ*

3.78%

5.81%

3.78%

0.97%

BOE

1.69%

7.28%

(13.41)%

2.43%

BUI

4.05%

7.76%

(12.89)%

2.59%

CII

6.70%

6.79%

(11.91)%

2.26%

BST

18.29%

6.12%

2.05%

2.04%

BSTZ*

8.35%

5.80%

0.88%

1.93%

EGF

2.26%

3.62%

1.39%

0.91%

DSU

3.10%

8.23%

(13.41)%

2.06%

FRA

2.13%

7.57%

(12.31)%

1.89%

BGT

2.11%

7.56%

(12.19)%

1.89%

HYT

4.06%

9.16%

(12.24)%

2.29%

BTZ

5.22%

7.21%

(4.94)%

1.80%

BLW

4.10%

7.92%

(10.93)%

1.98%

BHK

6.55%

5.30%

1.40%

1.32%

BIT

3.84%

9.92%

(12.26)%

4.96%

 

* Portfolio launched within the past 5 years; the performance and distribution rate information presented for this Fund reflects data from inception to 4/30/2020.

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 May 29, 2020 and for its current fiscal year are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of May 29, 2020

 

 

Fund

Distribution

Net Investment

Income

Net Realized

Short-Term Gains

Net Realized Long-

Term Gains

Return of Capital

 

BKT2

$0.034400

$0.028731 (84%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.005669 (16%)

 

 

Estimated Allocations for the Fiscal Year through May 29, 2020

 

 

Fund

Distribution

Net Investment

Income

Net Realized

Short-Term Gains

Net Realized Long-

Term Gains

Return of Capital

 

BKT2

$0.137600

$0.120527(88%)

$0 (0%)

$0 (0%)

$0.017073 (12%)

 

 

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

4/30/2020

Annualized current

distribution rate expressed

as a percentage of NAV as

of 4/30/2020

Cumulative total return

(in relation to NAV) for

the fiscal year through

4/30/2020

Cumulative fiscal

year distributions as

a percentage of NAV

as of 4/30/2020

BKT

3.41%

6.50%

2.52%

1.63%

 

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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Availability of Fund Updates

BlackRock will update performance and certain other data for the Funds on a monthly basis on its website in the “Closed-end Funds” section of www.blackrock.com as well as certain other material information as necessary from time to time. Investors and others are advised to check the website for updated performance information and the release of other material information about the Funds. This reference to BlackRock’s website is intended to allow investors public access to information regarding the Funds and does not, and is not intended to, incorporate BlackRock’s website in this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, and other statements that BlackRock or a Fund may make, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to a Fund’s 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 the Funds with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and 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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