BLACKROCK NORTH AMERICAN INCOME TRUST PLC: Statement re Publication of Circular

BLACKROCK NORTH AMERICAN INCOME TRUST PLC: Statement re Publication of Circular
14 January 2013 
         Publication of Circular to convene a General Meeting               
BlackRock North American Income Trust plc (the "Company") has today published a
circular (the "Circular") to convene a General Meeting to propose resolutions
to seek further authorities to allot new ordinary shares of one pence each in
the capital of the Company ("Shares") at a premium to net asset value and to
disapply pre-emption rights in respect of the issue of such Shares. 
At its launch in October 2012, the Company raised gross proceeds of £65
million. To date a further 4,550,000 Shares have been issued at a premium to
Net Asset Value per Share pursuant to the share allotment authorities
previously granted to the Directors. 
Notwithstanding the issue of Shares since launch, the Shares have continued to
trade at a premium to their Net Asset Value. As at the close of business on 10
January 2013 (being the latest practicable date prior to the publication of
this announcement) the Shares were trading at a 3.3 per cent. premium to Net
Asset Value and since launch have traded at an average premium to Net Asset
Value of 4.4 per cent. 
The existing share allotment authorities (granted to the Directors at the time
of the Company's launch) enable the Company to issue up to a maximum of 6.5
million Shares for cash on a non-pre-emptive basis, representing 10 per cent.
of the Company's issued share capital as at the Company's launch. As at 10
January 2013 (being the latest practicable date prior to the publication of
this document), the Company is able to issue a further 1,950,000 Shares before 
exhausting the existing Share allotment authorities. 
In the light of the continuing demand for the Shares and having regard to the
benefits of enlarging the Company, the Directors have resolved to convene the
General Meeting in order to seek Shareholder authority to issue further Shares
on a non-pre-emptive basis. 
The Circular sets out the Company's intention to call a General Meeting of
Shareholders to be held at 11.30 a.m. on 8 February 2012 to consider and
approve (1) an ordinary resolution to give the Directors the authority to allot
up to 17,387,500 new Shares (equal to approximately 25 per cent. of the issued
share capital as at the date of this announcement); and (2) a special
resolution to give the Directors the authority to allot such Shares for cash on
a non-pre-emptive basis. 
The circular will shortly be available for inspection at the National Storage
Mechanism which is located at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm and also on the
Company's website which is located at 
http://www.blackrock.co.uk/literature/shareholder-letters/blackrock-north-american-investment-trust-proposal-circular.pdf. 
The Directors will actively consider opportunities to grow the Company through
a placing programme and the Directors have resolved to publish a new prospectus
shortly after the General Meeting in order to obtain admission to the Official
List of any Shares issued by way of such placing programme pursuant to the
authorities conferred by the Resolutions. 
Expected timetable: 
Latest time and date for receipt of Forms of Direction 11.30 a.m. on 23 January
2013 
Latest time and date for receipt of Forms of Proxy 11.30 a.m. on 6 February
2013 
General Meeting 11.30 a.m. on 8 February 2013 
Save for expressions defined in this announcement, words and expressions
defined in the Circular shall have the same meaning in this announcement. 
For further information, please contact: 
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
Barbara Powley 020 7743 5610 
Cenkos Securities
Sapna Shah 020 7397 1922 
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