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

Wed Jan 2, 2013 5:20pm EST

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NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
Certain BlackRock closed-end funds (the "Funds") announced distributions today
as detailed below.

 Municipal Funds:                                                                                   
 Declaration- 1/2/2013        Ex-Date- 1/11/2013        Record- 1/15/2013        Payable- 2/1/2013  

 National Funds                                                  Ticker      Distribution      Change From    
 BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust                        BYM         $0.078000         -              
 BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust             BAF         $0.068500         -              
 BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust                   BTA         $0.062000         -              
 BlackRock Muni Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc.                 MUI         $0.071500         -              
 BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc.                                 MUA         $0.062500         -              
 BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust                             BPK         $0.075800         -              
 BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust                             BKK         $0.062250         -              
 BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust                                  BBK         $0.083500         -              
 BlackRock Municipal Bond Investment Trust                       BIE         $0.078000         -              
 BlackRock Municipal Income Trust                                BFK         $0.080100         -              
 BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II                             BLE         $0.085000         -              
 BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust                     BBF         $0.072375         -              
 BlackRock Municipal Target Term Trust*                          BTT         $0.099000         -              
 BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc.                               MEN         $0.058000         -              
 BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc.                            MUH         $0.083000         -              
 BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund, Inc.                               MHD         $0.091500         -              
 BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund II, Inc.                    MUE         $0.070500         -              
 BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund, Inc.                       MUS         $0.074000         -              
 BlackRock MuniHoldings Investment Quality Fund                  MFL         $0.076500         -              
 BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc.                                MVT         $0.091000         -              
 BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc.                                   MVF         $0.059000         -              
 BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc.                                  MYD         $0.083500         -              
 BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund III, Inc.                      MYI         $0.072000         -              
 BlackRock MuniYield Investment Quality Fund                     MFT         $0.071000         -              
 BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund                             MYF         $0.079000         -              
 BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund II, Inc.                       MQT         $0.069500         -              
 BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc.                          MQY         $0.080000         -              
 The BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc.          BKN         $0.080000         -              
 The BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust                         BSD         $0.074000         -              

 State-Specific Funds                                              Ticker      Distribution      Change From    
 BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust                       BFZ         $0.077700         -              
 BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust                    BJZ         $0.057500         -              
 BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund, Inc.              MUC         $0.079000         -              
 BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc.                         MYC         $0.079000         -              
 BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc.                 MCA         $0.076000         -              
 BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust                       BFO         $0.056000         -              
 BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust                           BZM         $0.062500         -              
 BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc.          MNE         $0.062500         -              
 BlackRock MuniHoldings New York Quality Fund, Inc.                MHN         $0.076500         -              
 BlackRock MuniYield New York Quality Fund, Inc.                   MYN         $0.071000         -              
 BlackRock New York Municipal 2018 Term Trust                      BLH         $0.060000         -              
 BlackRock New York Municipal Income Quality Trust                 BSE         $0.071500         -              
 BlackRock New York Municipal Bond Trust                           BQH         $0.071000         -              
 BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust                         BNY         $0.075000         -              
 BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust II                      BFY         $0.077000         -              
 BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc.              MUJ         $0.074000         -              
 BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc.                         MYJ         $0.074000         -              
 BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc.                 MJI         $0.072000         -              
 BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Bond Trust                         BLJ         $0.073000         -              
 BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust                       BNJ         $0.081100         -              
 BlackRock MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc.                            MZA         $0.069500         -              
 BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund II, Inc.                MYM         $0.069000         -              
 BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund, Inc.                   MIY         $0.076500         -              
 BlackRock MuniYield Pennsylvania Quality Fund                     MPA         $0.074000         -              
 The BlackRock Pennsylvania Strategic Municipal Trust              BPS         $0.071000         -              
 BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust                           BHV         $0.078000         -              
 Massachusetts Health & Education Tax-Exempt Trust                 MHE         $0.062500         -              

* 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 dividend payment. The Section
19 notice was provided for informational purposes only and not for tax reporting
purposes. This information can be found in the "Closed-End Funds" section of
www.blackrock.com. As applicable, the final determination of the source and tax
characteristics of all distributions in 2013 will be made after the end of the

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