Updated Quarter-End Portfolio Data Now Available for BlackRock Taxable Fixed Income Closed-End Funds

New York - 15 November 2011

BlackRock Advisors, LLC today announced that quarter-end portfolio data for BlackRock’s taxable fixed income closed-end funds (the “Funds”), as of September 30, 2011, is now available to the public.

On an ongoing basis, BlackRock intends to update this quarterly portfolio data for the Funds within approximately 4 to 6 weeks of the end of each calendar quarter. Investors and others are advised to periodically check the website for updated portfolio and performance information and the release of other information about the Funds.

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