BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust; BlackRock New York Municipal 2018 Term Trust; BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust; Announcement of Adoption of Plan of Termination
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--BlackRock Advisors, LLC announced today that the Board of each of BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust (NYSE:BPK), BlackRock New York Municipal 2018 Term Trust (NYSE:BLH), and BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust (NYSE:BJZ) (each, a “Fund” and collectively, the “Funds”) approved the adoption of a Plan of Termination, consistent with each Fund’s investment objective of returning $15 per common share to holders of common shares on or about December 31, 2018. Under each Fund’s Plan of Termination, which is effective as of November 15, 2018, the Fund will begin the process of liquidating portfolio assets and unwinding its affairs. Each Fund expects to make a final liquidating distribution on or around December 31, 2018.
Upon the effectiveness of each Fund’s Plan of Termination, the Automatic Dividend Reinvestment Plan (the “DRIP”) of each Fund has been suspended with respect to any dividends or distributions for which the record date is on or after November 16. All such dividends or distributions will be paid in cash.
BPK, BLH and BJZ’s net asset value (“NAV”) per share as of the close of business on November 14, 2018 was $15.12, $15.00 and $15.00 respectively. There is no assurance that each Fund will achieve its investment objective of returning $15 per common share. Each Fund’s daily NAV can be found in the “Closed End Funds” section of www.blackrock.com. Each Fund’s common shares will continue to trade the “regular way” on the New York Stock Exchange through December 14, 2018 and will be suspended from trading before the opening on December 17, 2018.
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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 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 the Funds with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) are accessible on the SEC’s website at and on BlackRock’s website at , 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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