Certain BlackRock Closed-End Funds Announce Estimated Sources of Distributions

Today, BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust (NYSE: BCF), BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE: BCX), BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE: BDJ), BlackRock Strategic Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE: BDT), BlackRock Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE: BDV), BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE: BGR), BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYSE: BGY), BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE: BME), BlackRock EcoSolutions Investment Trust (NYSE: BQR), BlackRock S&P Quality Rankings Global Equity Managed Trust (NYSE AMEX:BQY) and BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: CII) (collectively, the “Funds”) paid the following dividends per share:

Fund Pay Date Per Share
BCF December 30, 2011 $0.271800
BCX December 30, 2011 $0.350000
BDJ December 30, 2011 $0.170000
BDT December 30, 2011 $0.162500
BDV December 30, 2011 $0.162500
BGR December 30, 2011 $0.553000
BGY December 30, 2011 $0.340000
BME December 30, 2011 $1.347375
BQR December 30, 2011 $0.235000
BQY December 30, 2011 $0.270000
CII December 30, 2011 $0.360000

Each of the Funds has adopted a level distribution plan (the “Plan”) and employs 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 Fund’s Board of Trustees. Under its Plan, each 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 Funds will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return capital to their shareholders in order to maintain a level distribution.

The Funds’ estimated sources of the distributions paid this month and for their current fiscal years are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of December 30, 2011
Net Investment Net Realized Net Realized
Fund Distribution Income Short-Term Gains Long-Term Gains Return of Capital
BCF1 $0.271800 $0.022108 (8%) $0.135224 (50%) $0.024893 (9%) $0.089575 (33%)
BCX1 $0.350000 $0.026064 (7%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.323936 (93%)
BDJ1 $0.170000 $0.043753 (26%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.126247 (74%)
BDT1 $0.162500 $0.059501 (37%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.102999 (63%)
BDV1 $0.162500 $0.066859 (41%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.095641 (59%)
BGR1 $0.553000 $0.021416 (4%) $0.148000 (27%) $0 (0%) $0.383584 (69%)
BGY1 $0.340000 $0.028827 (8%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.311173 (92%)
BME $1.347375 $0.009705 (1%) $0.963000 (71%) $0.374670 (28%) $0 (0%)
BQR1 $0.235000 $0.016853 (7%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.218147 (93%)
BQY $0.270000 $0 (0%) $0.270000 (100%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%)
CII1 $0.360000 $0.073142 (20%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.286858 (80%)
Estimated Allocations for the fiscal year through December 30, 2011
Net Investment Net Realized Net Realized
Fund Distribution Income Short-Term Gains Long-Term Gains Return of Capital
BCF1 $0.271800 $0.022108 (8%) $0.135224 (50%) $0.024893 (9%) $0.089575 (33%)
BCX1 $0.350000 $0.026064 (7%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.323936 (93%)
BDJ1 $0.170000 $0.043753 (26%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.126247 (74%)
BDT1 $0.162500 $0.059501 (37%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.102999 (63%)
BDV1 $0.162500 $0.066859 (41%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.095641 (59%)
BGR1 $0.553000 $0.021416 (4%) $0.148000 (27%) $0 (0%) $0.383584 (69%)
BGY1 $0.340000 $0.028827 (8%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.311173 (92%)
BME $1.347375 $0.009705 (1%) $0.963000 (71%) $0.374670 (28%) $0 (0%)
BQR1 $0.235000 $0.016853 (7%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.218147 (93%)
BQY $0.270000 $0 (0%) $0.270000 (100%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%)
CII1 $0.360000 $0.073142 (20%) $0 (0%) $0 (0%) $0.286858 (80%)

1The Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and 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 a Fund's investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or ‘income’.

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 Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The 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:
Average annual
total return (in Annualized current Cumulative total Cumulative fiscal
relation to NAV) distribution rate return (in relation year distributions
for the 5-year expressed as a to NAV) for the as a percentage of
period ending on percentage of NAV as fiscal year through NAV as of
Fund 11/30/2011 of 11/30/2011 11/30/2011 11/30/2011
BCF 4.27% 8.74% (0.08)% 2.18%
BCX * (12.42)% 8.38% (0.77)% 2.10%
BDJ (1.13)% 8.40% 0.87% 2.10%
BDT (0.44)% 5.73% 0.80% 1.43%
BDV (1.87)% 6.37% 0.69% 1.59%
BGR 6.68% 7.75% 0.74% 1.94%
BGY * (3.67)% 15.81% (1.38)% 3.95%
BME 6.93% 20.24% (0.07)% 5.06%
BQR * (5.98)% 10.22% (1.81)% 2.55%
BQY 0.02% 8.11% (0.25)% 1.88%
CII 2.94% 10.28% 1.01% 2.57%

* Portfolio launched within the past 5 years; this represents the average annual total return (in relation to NAV) from inception to 11/30/2011.

Shareholders should not draw any conclusions about a Fund’s investment performance from the amount of the Fund’s current distributions or from the terms of the Fund’s Plan.

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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 a Fund 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) BlackRock’s success in maintaining secondary market support for the Funds; (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 our website is not a part of this press release.

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