BlackRock Announces Extension of Contingent Review Provision for BlackRock Build America Bond Trust

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BlackRock Advisors, LLC today announced that the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of BlackRock Build America Bond Trust (BBN) (the “Trust”) approved an extension of the Trust’s Contingent Review Provision (as defined below) until December 31, 2016.

At the time of the Trust’s initial public offering in August 2010, the Trust disclosed that, if, for any twenty-four month period ending on or prior to December 31, 2014, there are no new issuances of Build America Bonds (“BABs”) or other taxable municipal securities with interest payments subsidized by the U.S. Government through direct pay subsidies, the Board would undertake an evaluation of potential actions with respect to the Trust (the “Contingent Review Provision”). Such potential actions may include, among other things, changes to the Trust’s non-fundamental investment policies that govern the Trust's permissible investments to broaden its primary investment focus to taxable municipal securities generally or the termination of the Trust.

Subsequent to the expiration of the BABs program at the end of December 2010, no further BABs or other taxable municipal securities with interest payments subsidized by the U.S. Government through direct pay subsidies have been issued, hence triggering the Contingent Review Provision. On November 12, 2012, the Board approved an extension of the Contingent Review Provision until on or before December 31, 2013.

In consideration of its evaluation of potential actions with respect to the Trust, the Board has determined that no action is required at this time and has also approved an extension of the Contingent Review Provision until December 31, 2016, at which time the Board will again evaluate potential actions with respect to the Trust. While the Contingent Review Provision has been extended, the Board will continue to monitor the Trust on an ongoing basis.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, and other statements that BlackRock or the Trust may make, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to the Trust 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 Trust, 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 Trust or in the Trust’s net asset value; (2) the relative and absolute investment performance of the Trust 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 the Trust 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 Trust with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) are accessible on the SEC's website at and on BlackRock’s website at, and may discuss these or other factors that affect the Trust. The information contained on BlackRock’s website is not a part of this press release.

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