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

Certain BlackRock closed-end funds (the "Funds") announced distributions today as detailed below. BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE:BST), BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc (NYSE:CII), BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust (NYSE:BZM), and BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc. (NYSE:MUJ) announced increases in their monthly distribution rates and several Funds announced a decrease in their monthly distribution rates. Generally, these distribution changes were made in order to better align the applicable Funds' distribution rates with their current and projected level of earnings.

Certain municipal Funds and equity Funds declared special distributions in order to satisfy each Funds' Excise tax requirements.

BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust (NYSE:BKK), and BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust (NYSE:BFO) declared their January distribution early.

Municipal Funds:

Declaration- 12/6/2019 Ex-Date- 12/13/2019 Record- 12/16/2019 Payable- 12/31/2019

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               $0.050500           ($0.003500)
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               $0.060500           ($0.003000)
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               $0.033500           ($0.002000)
                                             Ticker            Distribution      
State-Specific Funds                                                                                    Change From
                                                                                                           Prior
                                                                                                       Distribution
-------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
                                           
                                           
                                           
BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund, Inc.              MUC               $0.043500                -
BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust*                      BFZ               $0.038000           ($0.003500)
BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc.                         MYC               $0.043000                -
BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc.                 MCA               $0.046000                -
BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust                           BZM               $0.039500            $0.003100
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund, Inc.                   MIY               $0.049000                -
BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc.          MNE               $0.036000                -
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                -
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust II                      BFY               $0.049000                -
BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc.              MUJ               $0.054000            $0.001500
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- 12/6/2019 Ex-Date- 12/13/2019 Record-12/16/2019 Payable- 12/19/2019

Fund                                   Ticker Distribution  Change From
                                                               Prior
                                                           Distribution
-------------------------------------- ------ ------------ ------------
BlackRock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust   BBN    $0.111800        -

Taxable Funds:

Declaration- 12/6/2019 Ex-Date- 12/13/2019 Record-12/16/2019 Payable- 12/19/2019

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- 12/6/2019 Ex-Date- 12/13/2019 Record-12/16/2019 Payable- 12/31/2019

Fund                                                             Ticker Distribution  Change From
                                                                                         Prior
                                                                                     Distribution
---------------------------------------------------------------- ------ ------------ ------------
BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust*                  BCX    $0.051600        -
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    $0.087500    $0.004700
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    $0.015500
BlackRock Science and Technology Trust II*                        BSTZ    $0.100000        -

Special Distributions

Municipal Funds:

Declaration- 12/6/2019 Ex-Date- 12/13/2019 Record- 12/16/2019 Payable-12/31/2019

Fund                                                 Ticker  Taxable Net Short-Term    Long-Term
                                                             Investment Capital Gain Capital Gain
                                                               Income
BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc.                        MUA    $0.000300       -        $0.021287
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc.                   MUH    $0.001690       -            -
BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc.   MUJ    $0.000375       -            -
BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc.                       MVT    $0.001286       -            -
BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc.                          MVF    $0.002424       -            -
BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc.              MYC    $0.000240   $0.020959    $0.043550
BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc.      MCA    $0.000357       -            -
BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc.                         MYD    $0.000231       -            -
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund                    MYF    $0.001891       -            -
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund III, Inc.             MYI    $0.000188       -            -
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc.                 MQY    $0.001509       -            -

Equity Funds:

Declaration- 12/6/2019 Ex-Date- 12/13/2019 Record- 12/16/2019 Payable-12/31/2019

Fund                                      Ticker  Taxable Net Short-Term    Long-Term
                                                  Investment Capital Gain Capital Gain
                                                    Income
BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust*   BDJ    $0.079982       -            -
BlackRock Science and Technology Trust*     BST        -           -        $1.685199

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

January 2020 Distribution:

Declaration- 12/6/2019 Ex-Date- 1/14/2020 Record- 1/15/2020 Payable- 2/3/2020

Monthly Per-Share Distribution Amount:

Fund                                        Ticker Distribution  Change From
                                                                    Prior
                                                                Distribution
------------------------------------------- ------ ------------ ------------
BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust           BKK    $0.010000   ($0.018800)
BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust   BFO    $0.002500   ($0.017500)

* 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 November 29, 2019 and for its current fiscal year are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of November 29, 2019                                                                                      
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     -------------------- ----------------------------------------  --------------------
        Fund             Distribution        Net Investment     Net Realized Short-                       Net Realized Long-                                    Return of Capital
                                                 Income             Term Gains                                Term Gains
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
       BCX(1)              $0.051600         $0.014520 (28%)          $0 (0%)                                   $0 (0%)                                          $0.037080 (72%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
         BDJ               $0.050000         $0.018083 (36%)          $0 (0%)                               $0.031917 (64%)                                          $0 (0%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
       BGR(1)              $0.077600         $0.053349 (69%)          $0 (0%)                                   $0 (0%)                                          $0.024251 (31%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
       BGY(1)              $0.033800         $0.004279 (13%)          $0 (0%)                                   $0 (0%)                                          $0.029521 (87%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
       BME(1)              $0.200000             $0 (0%)              $0 (0%)                              $0.200000 (100%)                                          $0 (0%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
       BOE(1)              $0.063000         $0.017092 (27%)          $0 (0%)                                   $0 (0%)                                          $0.045908 (73%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
         BUI               $0.121000         $0.002543 (2%)           $0 (0%)                               $0.118457 (98%)                                          $0 (0%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
       CII(1)              $0.082800         $0.011685 (14%)          $0 (0%)                               $0.002775 (3%)                                       $0.068340 (83%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
         BST               $0.150000             $0 (0%)              $0 (0%)                              $0.150000 (100%)                                          $0 (0%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
       BSTZ(1)             $0.100000             $0 (0%)              $0 (0%)                                   $0 (0%)                                         $0.100000 (100%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
       EGF(1)              $0.041000         $0.028018 (68%)          $0 (0%)                                   $0 (0%)                                          $0.012982 (32%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
       DSU(1)              $0.071100         $0.063586 (89%)          $0 (0%)                                   $0 (0%)                                          $0.007514 (11%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
         FRA               $0.078800        $0.078800 (100%)          $0 (0%)                                   $0 (0%)                                              $0 (0%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
         BGT               $0.076400        $0.076400 (100%)          $0 (0%)                                   $0 (0%)                                              $0 (0%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
       HYT(1)              $0.077900         $0.067846 (87%)          $0 (0%)                                   $0 (0%)                                          $0.010054 (13%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
         BTZ               $0.083900        $0.083900 (100%)          $0 (0%)                                   $0 (0%)                                              $0 (0%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
         BLW               $0.098100        $0.098100 (100%)          $0 (0%)                                   $0 (0%)                                              $0 (0%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
       BHK(1)              $0.067600         $0.057241 (85%)          $0 (0%)                                   $0 (0%)                                          $0.010359 (15%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------
       BIT(1)              $0.123700         $0.099337 (80%)          $0 (0%)                                   $0 (0%)                                          $0.024363 (20%)
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------------------

Estimated Allocations for the Fiscal Year through November 29, 2019

Fund  Distribution  Net Investment   Net Realized Short-Net Realized Long-  Return of Capital
                          Income           Term Gains         Term Gains
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
 BCX(1)   $0.567600   $0.243367 (43%)        $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)        $0.324233 (57%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
   BDJ    $0.530200   $0.193506 (36%)        $0 (0%)        $0.336694 (64%)        $0 (0%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
 BGR(1)   $0.853600   $0.370136 (43%)        $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)        $0.483464 (57%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
 BGY(1)   $0.371800   $0.160027 (43%)        $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)        $0.211773 (57%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
 BME(1)   $2.200000   $0.062349 (3%)         $0 (0%)        $1.800227 (82%)    $0.337424 (15%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
 BOE(1)   $0.693000   $0.318387 (46%)        $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)        $0.374613 (54%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
   BUI    $1.331000   $0.405118 (30%)        $0 (0%)        $0.925882 (70%)        $0 (0%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
 CII(1)   $0.910800   $0.186953 (21%)        $0 (0%)        $0.501979 (55%)    $0.221868 (24%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
   BST    $1.650000       $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)       $1.650000 (100%)        $0 (0%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
 BSTZ(1)  $0.400000       $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)       $0.400000 (100%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
 EGF(1)   $0.410000   $0.292600 (71%)        $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)        $0.117400 (29%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
 DSU(1)   $0.621700   $0.611605 (98%)        $0 (0%)           $ 0 (0%)        $0.010095 (2%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
   FRA    $0.227100  $0.227100 (100%)        $0 (0%)           $ 0 (0%)           $ 0 (0%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
   BGT    $0.076400  $0.076400 (100%)        $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
 HYT(1)   $0.227800   $0.205734 (90%)        $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)        $0.022066 (10%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
   BTZ    $0.083900  $0.083900 (100%)        $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
   BLW    $0.275700  $0.275700 (100%)        $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
 BHK(1)   $0.195200   $0.169389 (87%)        $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)        $0.025811 (13%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------
 BIT(1)   $0.123700   $0.099337 (80%)        $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)        $0.024363 (20%)
------- ------------ ---------------- ------------------- ------------------ -----------------

(1)The 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:                                                                                                                                                                                        
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    Fund      Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the 5-year period ending on 10/31/2019Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of 10/31/2019  Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 10/31/2019Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 10/31/2019
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     BCX                                                 0.42%                                                                                    7.17%                                                                                 9.19%                                                                           5.98%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     BDJ                                                 8.23%                                                                                    6.14%                                                                                18.14%                                                                           4.92%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     BGR                                                (5.90)%                                                                                   7.81%                                                                                 6.43%                                                                           6.51%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     BGY                                                 3.22%                                                                                    6.55%                                                                                13.66%                                                                           5.46%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     BME                                                 9.84%                                                                                    6.20%                                                                                13.73%                                                                           5.17%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     BOE                                                 4.64%                                                                                    6.38%                                                                                13.66%                                                                           5.32%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     BUI                                                 6.66%                                                                                    6.79%                                                                                20.74%                                                                           5.65%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     CII                                                 9.78%                                                                                    5.77%                                                                                18.66%                                                                           4.81%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     BST                                                17.53%                                                                                    5.64%                                                                                27.75%                                                                           4.70%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    BSTZ*                                               (0.75)%                                                                                   6.14%                                                                                (0.75)%                                                                          1.53%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     EGF                                                 1.93%                                                                                    3.62%                                                                                 3.54%                                                                           3.02%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     DSU                                                 5.99%                                                                                    7.06%                                                                                 4.61%                                                                           4.55%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     FRA                                                 4.96%                                                                                    6.57%                                                                                 0.47%                                                                           1.03%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     BGT                                                 5.03%                                                                                    6.57%                                                                                 4.00%                                                                           0.55%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     HYT                                                 6.56%                                                                                    7.94%                                                                                 0.95%                                                                           1.27%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     BTZ                                                 6.42%                                                                                    6.74%                                                                                16.17%                                                                           0.56%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     BLW                                                 6.79%                                                                                    6.94%                                                                                 0.71%                                                                           1.05%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     BHK                                                 7.16%                                                                                    5.23%                                                                                (0.84)%                                                                          0.82%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     BIT                                                 7.35%                                                                                    8.28%                                                                                 3.76%                                                                           0.69%
------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

*Portfolio launched within the past 5 years; the performance and distribution rate information presented for this Fund reflects data from inception to 10/31/2019.

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 November 29, 2019 and for its current fiscal year are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of November 29, 2019                                        
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------     --------------------
   Fund   Distribution  Net Investment Income Net Realized Short-Net Realized Long-   Return of Capital
                                                  Term Gains         Term Gains
--------- ------------ --------------------- ------------------- ------------------ --------------------
  BKT(2)    $0.034400      $0.027227 (79%)          $0 (0%)            $0 (0%)         $0.007173 (21%)
--------- ------------ --------------------- ------------------- ------------------ --------------------

Estimated Allocations for the Fiscal Year through November 29, 2019

-------------------------------------------------------------------     --------------------
 Fund  Distribution  Net Investment   Net Realized   Net Realized Long-   Return of Capital
                         Income     Short-Term Gains     Term Gains
------ ------------ --------------- ---------------- ------------------ --------------------
BKT(2)   $0.344000   $0.249529 (73%)     $0 (0%)          $ 0 (0%)         $0.094471 (27%)
------ ------------ --------------- ---------------- ------------------ --------------------

(2)BKT 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:                                                                                                                                                                                                
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        Fund          Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the 5-year period ending on 10/31/2019Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of 10/31/2019  Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 10/31/2019Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 10/31/2019
-------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
         BKT                                                     3.43%                                                                                    6.45%                                                                                 7.78%                                                                           4.84%
-------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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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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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