BlackRock Strategic Term Trust Adopts Plan of Liquidation
Apr 30, 2001
The Board of Directors of The BlackRock Strategic Term Trust Inc. (NYSE: BGT; CUSIP: 09247P108) has adopted a plan of liquidation, which will result in the remaining dividend payments of the Trust from April 30, 2001 to the termination of the Trust on or about December 2002, to be classified as return of capital for tax purposes only.
Please direct any questions concerning the Trust to BlackRock's marketing center at 800-227-7236.
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SOURCE: BlackRock Strategic Term Trust Inc.
Contact: Taryn Sachar for BlackRock Strategic Term Trust Inc.,