The BlackRock registered closed-end funds (each a “Fund” and collectively, the “Funds”) announced today that Henry Gabbay will become an independent director/trustee of each Fund on January 1, 2019. Mr. Gabbay will stand for election at the 2019 annual shareholder meeting for each Fund listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Gabbay is a director/trustee of certain BlackRock open-end funds. He previously served as a director/trustee of the Funds from 2007 through 2014.
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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 a Funds 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) BlackRocks 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 BlackRocks website at www.blackrock.com , and may discuss these or other factors that affect the Funds. The information contained on BlackRocks website is not a part of this press release.