Certain BlackRock Closed-End Funds Announce Estimated Sources of Distributions

Today, BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE: BCX), BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE: BDJ), BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE: BGR), BlackRock Enhanced International Dividend Trust (NYSE: BGY), BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE: BME), BlackRock Enhanced Global Dividend Trust (NYSE: BOE), BlackRock Utilities, Infrastructure & Power Opportunities Trust (NYSE: BUI), BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: CII), BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE: BST), and BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. (NYSE: EGF) (collectively, the Funds) paid the following distributions per share:

                     
Fund         Pay Date         Per Share
BCX         September 28, 2018         $0.051600
BDJ         September 28, 2018         $0.046700
BGR         September 28, 2018         $0.077600
BGY         September 28, 2018         $0.038000
BME         September 28, 2018         $0.200000
BOE         September 28, 2018         $0.063000
BUI         September 28, 2018         $0.121000
CII         September 28, 2018         $0.082800
BST         September 28, 2018         $0.150000
EGF         September 28, 2018         $0.041000
               

Each of the Funds have adopted a managed distribution plan (the Plan) and employ 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 Funds Board of Directors/Trustees. Under its Plan, each 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 monthly basis, the Funds will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return capital to their shareholders in order to maintain a level distribution.

The Funds estimated sources of the distributions paid this month and for their current fiscal year are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of September 28, 2018    
Fund       Distribution      

Net Investment Income

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Net Realized Short-Term Gains

     

Net Realized Long-Term Gains

      Return of Capital
BCX1       $0.051600       $0.029938 (58%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.021662 (42%)
BDJ       $0.046700       $0.014809 (32%)       $0 (0%)       $0.031891 (68%)       $0 (0%)
BGR1       $0.077600       $0.022271 (29%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.055329 (71%)
BGY       $0.038000       $0.017570 (46%)       $0 (0%)       $0.020430 (54%)       $0 (0%)
BME1       $0.200000       $0.006085 (3%)       $0 (0%)       $0.153491 (77%)       $0.040424 (20%)
BOE1       $0.063000       $0.036974 (59%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.026026 (41%)
BUI1       $0.121000       $0.045465 (38%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.075535 (62%)
CII1       $0.082800       $0.024699 (30%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.058101 (70%)
BST       $0.150000       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.150000 (100%)       $0 (0%)
EGF1       $0.041000       $0.025963 (63%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.015037 (37%)
                             
Estimated Allocations for the Fiscal Year through September 28, 2018
Fund       Distribution      

Net Investment Income

     

Net Realized Short-Term Gains

     

Net Realized Long-Term Gains

      Return of Capital
BCX1       $0.464400       $0.185125 (40%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.279275 (60%)
BDJ       $0.420300       $0.135505 (32%)       $0 (0%)       $0.284795 (68%)       $0 (0%)
BGR1       $0.698400       $0.198925 (28%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.499475 (72%)
BGY       $0.342000       $0.151445 (44%)       $0 (0%)       $0.190555 (56%)       $0 (0%)
BME1       $1.800000       $0.060118 (3%)       $0 (0%)       $1.154321 (64%)       $0.585561 (33%)
BOE1       $0.657000       $0.260036 (40%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.396964 (60%)
BUI1       $1.089000       $0.394176 (36%)       $0 (0%)       $0.005220 (0%)       $0.689604 (64%)
CII1       $0.745200       $0.126512 (17%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.618688 (83%)
BST       $1.230000       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $1.230000 (100%)       $0 (0%)
EGF1       $0.328000       $0.196734 (60%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.131266 (40%)

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  The 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 shareholders investment is paid back to the shareholder. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with ˜yield or ˜income. When distributions exceed total return performance, the difference will reduce the Funds net asset value per share.

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 each Funds investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund 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:                
Fund      

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the 5-year period ending on 8/31/2018

     

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of 8/31/2018

     

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 8/31/2018

     

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 8/31/2018

BCX       2.76%       6.29%       (1.73)%       4.19%
BDJ       10.79%       5.60%       5.11%       3.73%
BGR       (1.73)%       6.08%       3.15%       4.05%
BGY       3.28%       7.17%       (3.92)%       4.78%
BME       15.62%       6.12%       14.99%       4.08%
BOE       5.70%       6.22%       (2.74)%       4.88%
BUI       8.66%       7.31%       (0.41)%       4.88%
CII       13.03%       5.55%       9.17%       3.70%
BST*       22.35%       5.57%       22.50%       3.34%
EGF       1.79%       3.63%       (0.19)%       2.42%

* Portfolio launched within the past 5 years; the performance and distribution rate information presented for this Fund reflects data from inception to 8/31/2018.

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

BlackRock Income Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BKT) effective August 2018 has adopted a Plan whereby the Fund will make fixed monthly distributions to common stockholders and will distribute all available investment income to its stockholders, consistent with its investment objective and as required by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. If sufficient investment income is not available on a monthly basis, the Fund will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return capital to its stockholders in order to maintain its managed distribution level. The Fund is currently not relying on any exemptive relief from Section 19(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The Fund expects that distributions under the Plan will exceed investment income and capital gain and thus expects that such distributions will likely include return of capital for the foreseeable future. No conclusions should be drawn about the Funds investment performance from the amount of the Funds distributions or from the terms of the Funds Plan.

BKTs estimated sources of the distributions paid as of September 28, 2018 and for its current fiscal year is as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of September 28, 2018        
Fund       Distribution      

Net Investment Income

     

Net Realized Short-Term Gains

     

Net Realized Long-Term Gains

      Return of Capital
BKT       $0.034400       $0.024890 (72%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.009510 (28%)
                             
Estimated Allocations for the Fiscal Year through September 28, 2018        
Fund       Distribution      

Net Investment Income

     

Net Realized Short-Term Gains

     

Net Realized Long-Term Gains

      Return of Capital
BKT       $0.034400       $0.024890 (72%)       $0 (0%)       $0 (0%)       $0.009510 (28%)
                             

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 each BKTs investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund 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:        
Fund      

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the 5-year period ending on 8/31/2018

     

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of 8/31/2018

     

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 8/31/2018

     

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 8/31/2018

BKT       2.79%       6.62%       (0.99)%       0.55%
                       

The amount distributed per share is subject to change at the discretion of the Funds Board. The Plan will be subject to ongoing review by the Board to determine whether the Plan should be continued, modified or terminated. The Board may amend the terms of the Plan or suspend or terminate the Plan at any time without prior notice to the Funds stockholders if it deems such actions to be in the best interest of the Fund or its stockholders. The amendment or termination of the Plan could have an adverse effect on the market price of the Fund’s shares.

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Availability of Fund Updates

BlackRock will update performance and certain other data for the Funds on a monthly basis on its website in the Closed-end Funds section of www.blackrock.com as well as certain other material information as necessary from time to time. Investors and others are advised to check the website for updated performance information and the release of other material information about the Funds. This reference to BlackRocks website is intended to allow investors public access to information regarding the Funds and does not, and is not intended to, incorporate BlackRocks website in this release.

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 Funds or BlackRocks 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 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.

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