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BLACKROCK NORTH AMERICAN INCOME TRUST PLC: Publication of Prospectus


BLACKROCK NORTH AMERICAN INCOME TRUST PLC: Publication of Prospectus NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO US PERSONS OR INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, OR INTO OR FROM AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN OR THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

27 February 2013


                   BlackRock North American Income Trust plc                    
                           Publication of Prospectus                           

BlackRock North American Income Trust plc (the "Company") today announces the publication of a prospectus (the "Prospectus") in connection with a placing programme (the "Placing Programme") in respect of up to 16,837,500 ordinary shares of one pence each in the capital of the Company ("Shares").

The Prospectus will shortly be available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism which is located at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do and also on the Company's website which is located at http://www.blackrock.co.uk/literature/prospectus/blackrock-north-american-income-trust-plc-2013.pdf.

An application has been made to the UK Listing Authority and the London Stock Exchange for the blocklisting of 10,000,000 Shares pursuant to the General Corporate Purposes Scheme. These Shares will be issued pursuant to the Placing Programme and, when issued, will rank pari passu with existing Shares. The blocklisting is expected to become effective on 1 March 2013 and the Company currently expects to make further blocklisting applications in due course in connection with the Placing Programme.

For further information, please contact:

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Barbara Powley 020 7743 5610

Cenkos Securities Sapna Shah 020 7397 1922

Important Information

This document is an advert and not a prospectus. It does not constitute or form part of any offer or solicitation to acquire any investment. Investors should not subscribe for or purchase any shares referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the Prospectus which is available at BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited's registered office (see below). BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited is registered in England with company no. 2020394 and has its registered office at 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2DL.

This announcement does not constitute or form part of, and should not be considered as, any offer for the sale or subscription of, or solicitation of any offer to buy or subscribe for, any shares in the Company or securities in any other entity, in any jurisdiction, including the United States, nor shall it, or any part of it, or the fact of its distribution, form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract or investment decision whatsoever, in any jurisdiction. The announcement does not constitute a recommendation regarding any securities.

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