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					Dividend Dates and Distribution Amounts
Announced for Certain BlackRock Closed-End
Funds
February 01, 2010 06:01 PM Eastern Time  

NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Certain BlackRock closed-end funds (the “Funds”) announced
distributions today as detailed below.

Municipal Funds:
Declaration- 2/1/2010 Ex-Date- 2/10/2010 Record- 2/12/2010 Payable- 3/1/2010
                                                                         Change From
National Funds                                         Ticker Dividend Prior
                                                                         Dividend
BlackRock Apex Municipal Fund, Inc.                    APX $0.046500 -
BlackRock Insured Municipal Income Trust               BYM $0.068500 -
BlackRock Insured Municipal Income Investment Trust BAF $0.068500 -
BlackRock Insured Municipal Term Trust Inc.            BMT $0.030417 -
BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Income Trust RFA $0.070000 -
BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust          BTA $0.059500 -
BlackRock Muni Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc.        MUI $0.065500 -
BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc.*                       MUA $0.067500 -
BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust                    BPK $0.078000 -
BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust                    BKK $0.062250 -
BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust                         BBK $0.085000 -
BlackRock Municipal Bond Investment Trust              BIE $0.073800 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust                       BFK $0.078600 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II                    BLE $0.081000 -
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust            BBF $0.075375 -
BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc.                      MEN $0.055500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc.                   MUH $0.075500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund, Inc.                      MHD $0.083500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Insured Fund II, Inc.           MUE $0.070000 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Insured Fund, Inc.              MUS $0.070000 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings Insured Investment Fund         MFL $0.068000 -
BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc.                       MVT $0.083500 -
BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc.                          MVF $0.053000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc.                         MYD $0.069000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Insured Fund, Inc.                 MYI $0.061000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Insured Investment Fund            MFT $0.066000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund                    MYF $0.065500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund II, Inc.              MQT $0.062000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc.                 MQY $0.069500 -
The BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc. BKN $0.081500 -
The BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust                BSD $0.070000 -
                                                                                   Change From
State-Specific Funds                                              Ticker Dividend Prior
                                                                                  Dividend
BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust                       BFZ $0.075700 -
BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust                    BJZ $0.072000 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings California Insured Fund, Inc.              MUC $0.063000 -
BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc.                         MYC $0.067500 -
BlackRock MuniYield California Insured Fund, Inc.                 MCA $0.061000 -
The BlackRock California Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc. RAA $0.053000 -
BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust, Inc.                 BFO $0.056000 -
BlackRock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust                           BZM $0.067900 -
BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund, Inc.          MNE $0.055500 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings New York Insured Fund, Inc.                MHN $0.068500 -
BlackRock MuniYield New York Insured Fund, Inc.                   MYN $0.055000 -
BlackRock New York Insured Municipal Income Trust                 BSE $0.065500 -
BlackRock New York Municipal 2018 Term Trust                      BLH $0.082000 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Bond Trust                           BQH $0.078000 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust                         BNY $0.082500 -
BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust II                      BFY $0.080000 -
The BlackRock New York Investment Quality Municipal Trust, Inc. RNY $0.068200 -
BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Insured Fund, Inc.              MUJ $0.069000 -
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc.                         MYJ $0.070500 -
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Insured Fund, Inc.                 MJI $0.069500 -
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Bond Trust                         BLJ $0.075500 -
BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust                       BNJ $0.077600 -
The BlackRock New Jersey Investment Quality Municipal Trust       RNJ $0.064000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc.                            MZA $0.067000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Insured Fund II, Inc.                MYM $0.066500 -
BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Insured Fund, Inc.                   MIY $0.075000 -
BlackRock MuniYield Pennsylvania Insured Fund                     MPA $0.065500 -
The BlackRock Pennsylvania Strategic Municipal Trust              BPS $0.064000 -
BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust                           BHV $0.080000 -
Massachusetts Health & Education Tax-Exempt Trust                 MHE $0.064500 -
Taxable Funds:
Declaration- 2/1/2010 Ex-Date- 2/10/2010 Record- 2/12/2010 Payable- 2/26/2010
                                                                         Change From
Fund                                                     Ticker Dividend Prior
                                                                         Dividend
BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc.                  ARK $0.025000 -
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust*                    BGT $0.067500 -
BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust                           BHD $0.069500 -
BlackRock Core Bond Trust                                BHK $0.062000 -
BlackRock Defined Opportunity Credit Trust*              BHL $0.054000 -
The BlackRock High Yield Trust*                          BHY $0.043500 -
The BlackRock Income Trust, Inc.                         BKT $0.024000 -
BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust*                 BLW $0.070000 -
BlackRock Income Opportunity Trust, Inc.                 BNA $0.051000 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust III*            BPP $0.072500 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust IV*             BTZ $0.100000 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund, Inc.                COY $0.061000 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund III, Inc.            CYE $0.055000 -
BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc.*                    DSU $0.031000 -
BlackRock Diversified Income Strategies Fund, Inc.*      DVF $0.068500 -
BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc.*                EGF $0.105000 -
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc.* FRA $0.081500 -
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund II, Inc.* FRB $0.075000 -
BlackRock High Income Shares                          HIS $0.013200 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund VI, Inc.          HYT $0.087500 -
BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund V, Inc.           HYV $0.087500 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust I, Inc.*     PSW $0.060000 -
BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust II, Inc.*    PSY $0.075000 -
Equity Funds:
Declaration- 2/1/2010 Ex-Date- 2/10/2010 Record- 2/12/2010 Payable- 2/26/2010
                                                                            Change From
Fund                                                        Ticker Dividend Prior
                                                                            Dividend
BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust*                BOE $0.568750 -
BlackRock S&P Quality Rankings Global Equity Managed Trust* BQY $0.187500 -

* 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 as of the applicable
record date a Section 19 notice with the previous dividend 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 2009 will be made after the end of the year.

BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust IV (NYSE: BTZ), BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc.
(NYSE:EGF), BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust (NYSE:BOE) and BlackRock S&P Quality Rankings
Global Equity Managed Trust (NYSE AMEX:BQY) (collectively, the “Trusts”) have adopted a level distribution
plan (the “Plan”) 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 Trust’s Board. Under its Plan, each Trust 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 (the “Code”). If sufficient investment income is not available on a
quarterly/monthly basis, the Trust will distribute long-term capital gains and or return capital to its shareholders in
order to maintain a level distribution.

The Trusts’ estimated sources of the distributions paid as of December 31, 2009 or November 30, 2009, as
applicable, and for their current fiscal year are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of December 31, 2009
                                  Net Realized
                   Net Investment                         Net Realized
Trust Distribution                Short-Term                              Return of Capital
                   Income                                 Long-Term Gains
                                  Gains
BTZ 1 $0.100000 $0.0220 (22%) $0.00 (0%)                  $0.00 (0%)          $0.0780 (78%)
EGF1 $0.105000 $0.0292 (28%) $0.00 (0%)            $0.00 (0%)                 $0.0758 (72%)
Estimated Allocations as of November 30, 2009
                                     Net Realized
                   Net Investment                  Net Realized
Trust Distribution                   Short-Term                               Return of Capital
                   Income                          Long-Term Gains
                                     Gains
BOE1 $0.568750 $0.02444 (4%) $0.00 (0%)            $0.00 (0%)                 $0.54431 (96%)
BQY $0.187500 $0.0683 (36%) $0.1192 (64%) $0.00 (0%)                          $0.00 (0%)
Estimated Allocations for the fiscal year through December 31, 2009
                                     Net Realized
                   Net Investment                  Net Realized
Trust Distribution                   Short-Term                               Return of Capital
                   Income                          Long-Term Gains
                                     Gains
BTZ1 $0.300000 $0.0997 (33%) $0.00 (0%)            $0.00 (0%)                 $0.2003 (67%)
EGF*,1 $1.427000 $0.9759 (68%) $0.00 (0%)          $0.2862 (20%) $0.1649 (12%)
Estimated Allocations for the fiscal year through November 30, 2009
                                     Net Realized
                   Net Investment                  Net Realized
Trust Distribution                   Short-Term                     Return of Capital
                   Income                          Long-Term Gains
                                     Gains
BOE1 $0.568750 $0.02444 (4%) $0.00 (0%)   $0.00 (0%)                             $0.54431 (96%)
BQY $0.187500 $0.0683 (36%) $0.1192 (64%) $0.00 (0%)                             $0.00 (0%)

1 The Trust estimates that it has distributed more than its income and 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 Trust's investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or ‘income’.

* At December 29, 2009, and after giving effect to the Trust’s cumulative gain distributions for its fiscal year, the
sum of the Trust’s accumulated net realized losses and net unrealized depreciation of portfolio securities was
approximately $(13.4) million. The amount of the Trust’s unrealized depreciation of portfolio securities as of that
date was $(13.6) million.

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 Trust’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject
to changes based on tax regulations. The Trust 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.

Trust Performance and Distribution Rate Information:
       Average annual              Annualized current      Cumulative total    Cumulative fiscal
       total return (in            distribution rate       return (in relation year distributions as
Trust relation to NAV)             expressed as a          to NAV) for the     a percentage of NAV
       from inception to           percentage of NAV as    fiscal year through as of December 31,
       December 31, 2009           of December 31, 2009    December 31, 2009 2009
BOE 6.53%                          11.77%                  6.83%               2.94%
BQY 3.22% *                        5.37%                   5.94%               1.34%
BTZ (7.84)%                        9.38%                   3.98%               2.34%
EGF 4.58%                          7.59%                   12.75%              8.60%
* Five year total return (in relation to NAV) as of December 31, 2009.

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

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail
clients worldwide. At December 31, 2009, BlackRock’s AUM was $3.346 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 December 31, 2009, the firm has approximately 8,500 full-time employees
in 24 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 the firm's website at
www.blackrock.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, and other statements that BlackRock may make, may contain forward-looking statements within
the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to 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 each Fund, the following factors, among others, could cause actual events to differ materially from
forward-looking statements or historical performance: (1) changes in political, economic or industry conditions, the
interest rate environment or financial and capital markets, which could result in changes in the Fund’s net asset value,
market price or distribution rate; (2) the performance of the Fund’s investments; (3) the impact of increased
competition; (4) the extent and timing of any distributions or share repurchases; (5) the impact of legislative and
regulatory actions and reforms and regulatory, supervisory or enforcement actions of government agencies relating to
the Fund or BlackRock, as applicable; and (6) BlackRock’s ability to attract and retain highly talented professionals.

The 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.govand on BlackRock’s website at
www.blackrock.com, and may discuss these or other factors that affect the Funds. The information contained on
our website is not a part of this press release.

Contacts
BlackRock Closed-End Funds
1-800-882-0052

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