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BlackRock Advisors, LLC today announced that the reorganizations of each of BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust ("BAF", CUSIP: 09250G102) BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust ("BBK", CUSIP: 09249H104), BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc. ("MUH", CUSIP: 09253P109), BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund, Inc. ("MUS", CUSIP: 09254A101) with and into BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund, Inc. ("MHD", CUSIP: 09253N104 and together with BAF, BBK, MUH and MUS, the "Funds") (the "Reorganizations") is effective as of the opening for business of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, March 8, 2021.
In the Reorganizations, common shareholders of BAF, BBK, MUH and MUS received an amount of MHD common shares equal to the aggregate net asset value of their holdings of BAF, BBK, MUH and MUS common shares as determined at the close of business on March 5, 2021. Fractional shares of MHD common shares were not issued in the Reorganizations and consequently cash will be distributed for any such fractional shares.
Relevant details pertaining to the Reorganizations are as follows:
Share Conversion Ratio
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund, Inc.
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust
BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc.
BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund, Inc.
In addition, BAF, BBK, MUH and MUS preferred shareholders received on a one-for-one basis MHD preferred shares in an amount equal to the aggregate preferred share liquidation preference held by BAF, BBK, MUH and MUS preferred shareholders immediately prior to the Reorganizations.
This communication is not intended to, and shall not, constitute an offer to purchase or sell shares of any of the BlackRock funds, including MHD, the surviving fund in the Reorganization. Investors should consider MHD’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses carefully and consider in its entirety the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus relating to the Reorganizations, which contains important information regarding the investment objectives and policies, risks, charges, expenses and other important information about MHD.
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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 the Funds or in the Funds’ net asset value; (2) the relative and absolute investment performance of the Funds 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 Funds or BlackRock, as applicable; (8) terrorist activities, international hostilities, health epidemics and/or pandemics 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.
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