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August 30, 2015 3:56 PM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc

Company Overview

BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc is a close-ended balanced mutual fund launched and managed by BlackRock Fund Managers Limited. The fund is co-managed by BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited. It invests in public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. The fund seeks to invest in securities of companies operating across diversified sectors. It primarily invests in dividend paying stocks of companies, as well as in bonds and other fixed income securities. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the UK Consumer Price Index plus 4 per cent. It was formerly known as British Assets Trust plc. BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc was formed on January 5...

12 Throgmorton Avenue

London,  EC2N 2DL

United Kingdom

Founded in 1898

Key Executives for BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc

Company Secretary and Investment Manager
Investment Manager
Portfolio Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc Key Developments

BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc Declares Third Quarterly Interim Dividend of the Year to September 30, 2015 Payable July 10, 2015

The Board of BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc announced that it is declaring a third quarterly interim dividend in respect of the year to 30 September 2015, of 1.67 pence per share on the ordinary shares of the Company. This is the same rate of dividend as the second quarterly interim dividend paid on 10 July 2015 and represents a 9.2% increase compared to the third quarterly interim dividend paid in the previous year of 1.53 pence per share. This dividend will be paid on 9 October 2015 to shareholders on the register on 11 September 2015.

BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc Appoints Mr. Julian Lloyd Sinclair as Non-Executive Director and Member of Audit and Management Engagement Committees and Nomination Committee

The Board of BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc announced the appointment of Mr. Julian Lloyd Sinclair as a non-executive Director of the Company with immediate effect. Mr. Sinclair will also serve as a member of the Company's Audit and Management Engagement Committees and Nomination Committee. He is the Chief Investment Officer at Talisman Global Asset Management Limited.

BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc Announces Unaudited Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2015

BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc announced unaudited earnings results for the six months ended March 31, 2015. For the period, net return before finance costs and tax was GBP 13,011,000 against GBP 19,894,000 a year ago. Net return on ordinary activities before tax was GBP 10,937,000 against GBP 17,800,000 a year ago. Net return on ordinary activities after tax was GBP 10,986,000 against GBP 17,627,000 a year ago. Return per ordinary share was 3.81 pence 6.09 pence a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was GBP 8,194,000 against GBP 8,560,000 a year ago. Net cash inflow from capital expenditure and financial investment was GBP 110,207,000 against GBP 12,891,000 a year ago. Closing net debt was GBP 39,061,000 against negative of GBP 60,204,000 a year ago. Net asset value per share (debt at market value) as on March 31, 2015 was GBP 142.08.

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