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NEW YORK, September 27, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Trustees (the "Board") of BlackRock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust (NYSE: BBN, the "Trust") approved a Managed Distribution Plan (the "Plan") for the Trust. Pursuant to the Plan, the Trust will pay a monthly distribution to shareholders at a stated annual rate as a percentage of the 3-month average net asset value ("NAV") as of August 31, 2021 as set out in the table below. Payment of monthly distributions under the Trust’s Plan will commence in October 2021. Relevant dates for the first distribution under the Trust’s Plan will be announced after the close of business on October 1, 2021. The Board has also approved a change in the Fund’s fiscal year end from July 31 to December 31, to be effective December 31, 2021.
BlackRock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust
The Plan is intended to provide shareholders of the Trust with a consistent, but not guaranteed, periodic cash payment from the Trust, regardless of when or whether income is earned or capital gains are realized. The Plan will be subject to periodic review by the Board, and the Board may amend the terms of the Plan including amending the annual rate of payment or may terminate the Plan at any time without prior notice to the Trust’s shareholders. The amendment or termination of the Plan could have an adverse effect on the market price of the Trust’s common shares.
If sufficient investment income is not available for a monthly distribution, the Trust will distribute capital gains and/or return of capital in order to maintain its stated fixed annual distribution rate under the Plan. The Trust is currently not relying on any exemptive relief from Section 19(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that shareholders invested in the Trust is paid back to them. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Trust’s investment performance and should not be confused with "yield" or "income." No conclusions should be drawn about the Trust’s investment performance from the amount of the Trust’s distributions or from the terms of the Plan. When distributions exceed total return performance, the difference will reduce the Trust’s net asset value per share.
In order to comply with the requirements of Section 19 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Trust will provide its shareholders of record on each distribution record date with a Section 19 Notice disclosing the sources of its dividend payment when a distribution includes anything other than net investment income. The amounts and sources of distributions reported in Section 19 Notices are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Trust’s investment experience during its full fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Trust will send shareholders a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell them how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. Information on the Trust’s Section 19 Notices can be found at www.blackrock.com.
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Availability of Trust Updates
BlackRock will update performance and certain other data for the Trust 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 Trust. This reference to BlackRock’s website is intended to allow investors public access to information regarding the Trust and does not, and is not intended to, incorporate BlackRock’s website in this release.
This press release, and other statements that BlackRock or the Trust may make, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to the Trust’s or BlackRock’s 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 Trust, 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 Trust or in the Trust’s net asset value; (2) the relative and absolute investment performance of the Trust 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 the Trust or BlackRock, as applicable; (8) terrorist activities, international hostilities, health epidemics and/or pandemics 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 Trust with the SEC are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and on BlackRock’s website at www.blackrock.com, and may discuss these or other factors that affect the Trust. The information contained on BlackRock’s website is not a part of this press release.
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