BlackRock Announces Closing of Reorganizations of Three BlackRock Municipal Closed-End Funds
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 11, 2018--BlackRock Advisors, LLC today announced that the reorganizations of each of BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Bond Trust (NYSE American:BLJ) and BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust (NYSE: BNJ) with and into BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc. (NYSE:MYJ and, together with BLJ and BNJ, the “Funds”) (the “Reorganizations”) is effective as of the opening for business of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, June 11, 2018.
In the Reorganizations, common shareholders of BLJ and BNJ received an amount of MYJ common shares equal to the aggregate net asset value of their holdings of BLJ and BNJ common shares as determined at the close of business on June 8, 2018. Fractional shares of MYJ common shares were not issued in the Reorganizations and consequently cash will be distributed for any such fractional shares.
Relevant details pertaining to the Reorganizations are as follows:
In addition, BLJ and BNJ preferred shareholders received on a one-for-one basis MYJ preferred shares in an amount equal to the aggregate preferred share liquidation preference held by BLJ and BNJ preferred shareholders immediately prior to the Reorganizations.
This communication is not intended to, and shall not, constitute an offer to purchase or sell shares of any of the BlackRock funds, including MYJ, the surviving fund in the Reorganizations. Investors should consider MYJ’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses carefully and consider in its entirety the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus relating to the Reorganizations, which contains important information regarding the investment objectives and policies, risks, charges, expenses and other important information about MYJ.
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