Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Certain BlackRock Closed-End Funds

Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Certain BlackRock Closed-End Funds

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Certain BlackRock equity closed-end funds (the "Funds") announced distributions today as detailed below. BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust (NYS: BCX) and BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYS: BDJ) announced distribution reductions this month. This distribution reduction takes into account the current level of each Fund's net assets and current and projected levels of dividend income, option premiums and volatility in the market.

Equity Funds:

           
 
Declaration- 12/10/2012 Ex-Date- 12/19/2012 Record- 12/21/2012 Payable- 12/31/2012
                      Change From
Fund Ticker Distribution Prior
Distribution
BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust* BCF $0.221500 -
BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust* BCX $0.290000 -$0.060000
BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust* BDJ $0.140000 -$0.030000
BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust* BGR $0.405000 -
BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust* BGY $0.167850 -
BlackRock Health Sciences Trust* BME $0.384375 -
BlackRock EcoSolutions Investment Trust* BQR $0.179250 -
BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc.* CII $0.300000 -
 

Special Distribution

           
 
Declaration- 12/10/2012 Ex-Date- 12/19/2012 Record- 12/21/2012 Payable- 12/31/2012
Fund                 Ticker       Special Distribution
 
BlackRock Health Sciences Trust BME $0.850000
 

* In order to comply with the requirements of Section 19 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, each of the Funds noted above posted to the DTC bulletin board and sent to their shareholders of record as of the applicable record date a Section 19 notice with the previous distribution payment. The Section 19 notice was provided not for tax reporting purposes but for informational purposes only. This information can be found in the "Closed-End Funds" section of www.blackrock.com. If applicable, the final determination of the source and tax characteristics of all distributions in 2012 will be made after the end of the year.


BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust (NYS: BCF) , BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust (NYS: BCX) , BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYS: BDJ) , BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYS: BGR) , BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYS: BGY) , BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYS: BME) , BlackRock EcoSolutions Investment Trust (NYS: BQR) and BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc. (NYS: CII) have adopted a level distribution plan (the "Plan" and such Funds, the "Plan Funds") and employ 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 Plan Fund's Board. Under its Plan, each Plan 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 Plan Funds will distribute long-term capital gains and or return capital to their shareholders in order to maintain a level distribution.

The Plan Funds' estimated sources of the distributions paid currently and for their current fiscal year through September 30, 2012 are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of September 30, 2012            
           

Net Realized

       
Plan Net Investment

Short-Term

Net Realized

Fund     Distribution     Income    

Gains

   

Long-Term Gains

    Return of Capital
BCF1     $0.221500     $0.032113 (14%)     $0 (0%)     $0 (0%)     $0.189387 (86%)
BCX1     $0.350000     $0.050325 (14%)     $0 (0%)     $0 (0%)     $0.299675 (86%)
BDJ1     $0.170000     $0.045633 (27%)     $0 (0%)     $0 (0%)     $0.124367 (73%)
BGR     $0.405000     $0.027712 (7%)     $0.377288 (93%)     $0 (0%)     $0 (0%)
BGY1     $0.167850     $0.032208 (19%)     $0 (0%)     $0 (0%)     $0.135642 (81%)
BME     $0.384375     $0 (0%)     $0.141062 (37%)     $0.243313 (63%)     $0 (0%)
BQR1     $0.179250     $0.040846 (23%)     $0 (0%)     $0 (0%)     $0.138404 (77%)
CII1     $0.300000     $0.073297 (24%)     $0 (0%)     $0 (0%)     $0.226703 (76%)
 
Estimated Allocations for the Fiscal Year through September 30, 2012      

Net Realized

Plan Net Investment

Short-Term

Net Realized

Fund     Distribution     Income    

Gains

   

Long-Term Gains

    Return of Capital
BCF1     $1.036900     $0.119430 (12%)     $0.169489 (16%)     $0 (0%)     $0.747981 (72%)
BCX1     $1.400000     $0.162003 (12%)     $0 (0%)     $0 (0%)     $1.237997 (88%)
BDJ1     $0.680000     $0.131078 (19%)     $0 (0%)     $0 (0%)     $0.548922 (81%)
BGR     $1.768000     $0.135118 (8%)     $1.632882 (92%)     $0 (0%)     $0 (0%)
BGY1     $0.947850     $0.161180 (17%)     $0 (0%)     $0 (0%)     $0.786670 (83%)
BME     $2.500500     $0.080684 (4%)     $1.083089 (43%)     $1.336727 (53%)     $0 (0%)
BQR1     $0.884250     $0.084793 (10%)     $0 (0%)     $0 (0%)     $0.799457 (90%)
CII1     $1.380000     $0.315128 (23%)     $0 (0%)     $0 (0%)     $1.064872 (77%)

1 The Plan Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized 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 Plan 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 the Plan Fund's investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. Each Plan Fund in which you are invested 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) for

distribution rate

return (in relation to

year distributions

the 5-year period

expressed as a

NAV) for the fiscal

as a percentage of

Plan

ending on

percentage of NAV as

year through

NAV as of

Fund     10/31/2012     of 10/31/2012     10/31/2012    

10/31/2012

BCF     (3.05)%     8.03%     (2.79)%     9.40%
BCX2     (4.44)%     9.08%     0.90%     9.08%
BDJ     0.74%     8.19%     13.22%     8.19%
BGR     0.53%     6.24%     (1.72)%     6.81%
BGY     (3.27)%     8.11%     7.65%     11.45%
BME     6.69%     5.43%     16.29%     8.83%
BQR     (4.37)%     7.84%     7.89%     9.66%
CII     3.34%     8.40%     12.94%     9.66%

2 Portfolio launched within the past 5 years; this represents the average annual total return (in relation to NAV) from inception to October 31, 2012.

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

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At September 30, 2012, BlackRock's AUM was $3.673 trillion. BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients' needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares®(exchange traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City, as of September 30, 2012, the firm has approximately 10,400 employees in 29 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit BlackRock's website at www.blackrock.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, and other statements that BlackRock or the Funds may make, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to the Funds 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 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 a Fund 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 BlackRock's website is not a part of this press release.

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