November 09, 2011 at 19:17 PM EST
Revised Ex-Dividend Date Announced for Certain BlackRock Closed-End Funds

Certain BlackRock closed-end funds (the “Funds”) today announced revised ex-dividend dates for the Funds’ November 2011 distributions, as previously announced on November 1, 2011. Each Fund’s previously announced ex-dividend date has been modified due to settlement requirements coinciding with the Veteran’s Day holiday. The revised ex-dividend date for each Fund is specified below. There have been no changes to any of the previously announced record or payable dates for the Funds’ November 2011 distributions.

Fund Name

Ticker

Revised Ex-Date

BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust BYM 11/10/11
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust BAF 11/10/11
BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Income Trust RFA 11/10/11
BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust BTA 11/10/11
BlackRock Muni Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc. MUI 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc. MUA 11/10/11
BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust BKK 11/10/11
BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust BBK 11/10/11
BlackRock Municipal Bond Investment Trust BIE 11/10/11
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust BFK 11/10/11
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II BLE 11/10/11
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust BBF 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc. MEN 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc. MUH 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund, Inc. MHD 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund II, Inc. MUE 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund, Inc. MUS 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniHoldings Investment Quality Fund MFL 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc. MVT 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. MVF 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc. MYD 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund III, Inc. MYI 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Quality Fund MFT 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund MYF 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund II, Inc. MQT 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc. MQY 11/10/11
The BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc. BKN 11/10/11
The BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust BSD 11/10/11
BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust BFZ 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund, Inc. MUC 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc. MYC 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc. MCA 11/10/11
BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust, Inc. BFO 11/10/11
BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust BZM 11/10/11
BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc. MNE 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniHoldings New York Quality Fund, Inc. MHN 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniYield New York Quality Fund, Inc. MYN 11/10/11
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Quality Trust BSE 11/10/11
BlackRock New York Municipal Bond Trust BQH 11/10/11
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust BNY 11/10/11
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust II BFY 11/10/11
The BlackRock New York Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc. RNY 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc. MUJ 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. MYJ 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc. MJI 11/10/11
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Bond Trust BLJ 11/10/11
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust BNJ 11/10/11
The BlackRock New Jersey Investment Quality Municipal Trust RNJ 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc. MZA 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund II, Inc. MYM 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund, Inc. MIY 11/10/11
BlackRock MuniYield Pennsylvania Quality Fund MPA 11/10/11
The BlackRock Pennsylvania Strategic Municipal Trust BPS 11/10/11
BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust BHV 11/10/11
Massachusetts Health & Education Tax-Exempt Trust MHE 11/10/11
BlackRock Build America Bond Trust BBN 11/10/11
BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc. ARK 11/10/11
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust BGT 11/10/11
BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust BHD 11/10/11
BlackRock Core Bond Trust BHK 11/10/11
BlackRock Defined Opportunity Credit Trust BHL 11/10/11
The BlackRock High Yield Trust BHY 11/10/11
The BlackRock Income Trust, Inc. BKT 11/10/11
BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust BLW 11/10/11
BlackRock Income Opportunity Trust, Inc. BNA 11/10/11
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust III BPP 11/10/11
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust IV BTZ 11/10/11
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc. COY 11/10/11
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund III, Inc. CYE 11/10/11
BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. DSU 11/10/11
BlackRock Diversified Income Strategies Fund, Inc. DVF 11/10/11
BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. EGF 11/10/11
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc. FRA 11/10/11
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund II, Inc. FRB 11/10/11
BlackRock High Income Shares HIS 11/10/11
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund VI, Inc. HYT 11/10/11
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund V, Inc. HYV 11/10/11
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust I, Inc. PSW 11/10/11
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust II, Inc. PSY 11/10/11
BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust BOE 11/10/11
BlackRock S&P Quality Rankings Global Equity Managed Trust BQY 11/10/11
BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust BPK 11/10/11
BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust BJZ 11/10/11
BlackRock New York Municipal 2018 Term Trust BLH 11/10/11

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At September 30, 2011, BlackRock’s AUM was $3.345 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, 2011, the firm has approximately 10,200 employees in 27 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 the Company's website at www.blackrock.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, and other statements that BlackRock may make, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to 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 each Fund, 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 Fund or in the Fund’s net asset value; (2) the relative and absolute investment performance of the 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 recently approved Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and regulatory, supervisory or enforcement actions of government agencies relating to the 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) BlackRock’s success in maintaining secondary market support for the Fund; (11) the impact of BlackRock electing to provide support to its products from time to time; (12) the impact of problems at other financial institutions or the failure or negative performance of products at other financial institutions; and (13) the ability of BlackRock to integrate the operations of Barclays Global Investors.

The 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.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.

Contacts:

BlackRock Closed-End Funds
1-800-882-0052
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