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Certain Municipal Closed-End Funds Announce Share Repurchase Programs

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

BlackRock Advisors, LLC announced today that the Boards of Directors/Trustees of the below BlackRock municipal closed-end funds (the “Funds”) have authorized open market share repurchase programs (the “Repurchase Programs”) pursuant to which each Fund may repurchase up to 5% of its outstanding common shares (based on common shares outstanding on November 30, 2018) in open market transactions through November 30, 2019. The Repurchase Programs seek to enhance shareholder value by purchasing Fund shares trading at a discount from their net asset value (“NAV”) per share.

The Funds that have authorized a Repurchase Program are as follows:

                 

Ticker
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      Fund       CUSIP
BFZ       BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust       09248E102
BKN       BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc.       09247D105
BTA       BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust       09250B103
BZM       BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust       09249L105
MHE       BlackRock Massachusetts Tax-Exempt Trust       09258E109
MUI       BlackRock Muni Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc.       09253X102
MNE       BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc.       09255F109
MUA       BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc.       09254J102
BBK       BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust       09249H104
BAF       BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust       09250G102
BBF       BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust       09248H105
BYM       BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust       092479104
BFK       BlackRock Municipal Income Trust       09248F109
BLE       BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II       09249N101
MEN       BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc.       09253Y100
MUC       BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund, Inc.       09254L107
MHD       BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund, Inc.       09253N104
MUH       BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc.       09253P109
MFL       BlackRock MuniHoldings Investment Quality Fund       09254P108
MUJ       BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc.       09254X101
MHN       BlackRock MuniHoldings New York Quality Fund, Inc.       09255C106
MUS       BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund, Inc.       09254A101
MUE       BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund II, Inc.       09254C107
MVF       BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc.       09253R105
MVT       BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc.       09253T101
MZA       BlackRock MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc.       09254K109
MYC       BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc.       09254M105
MCA       BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc.       09254N103
MYD       BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc.       09253W104
MYF       BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund       09254R104
MFT       BlackRock MuniYield Investment Quality Fund       09254T100
MIY       BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund, Inc.       09254V105
MYJ       BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc.       09254Y109
MYN       BlackRock MuniYield New York Quality Fund, Inc.       09255E102
MPA       BlackRock MuniYield Pennsylvania Quality Fund       09255G107
MQY       BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc.       09254F100
MQT       BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund II, Inc.       09254G108
MYI       BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund III, Inc.       09254E103
BQH       BlackRock New York Municipal Bond Trust       09249P106
BSE       BlackRock New York Municipal Income Quality Trust       09249U105
BNY       BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust       09248L106
BFY       BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust II       09249R102
BSD       The BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust       09248T109
BHV       BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust       092481100
           

The amount and timing of any repurchases under each Fund’s Repurchase Program will be determined either at the discretion of the Fund’s management or pursuant to predetermined parameters and instructions subject to market conditions. There is no assurance that any Fund will repurchase shares in any particular amounts. A Fund’s repurchase activity will be disclosed in its shareholder report for the relevant fiscal period. Any repurchases made under any Fund Repurchase Program will be made on a national security exchange at the prevailing market price, subject to exchange requirements and certain volume and timing limitations and other regulations under federal securities laws. Repurchases will not commence for a Fund until after all the required elements of the Repurchase Program for that Fund have been finalized and have become effective, including that the Fund provide necessary disclosure in its next annual or semi-annual shareholder report.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, and other statements that BlackRock or a Fund may make, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to a Fund’s 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 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 3 financial and capital markets, which could result in changes in demand for the Funds 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) 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 Funds with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) are accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and 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.

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