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BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust Celebrates Recent Listing at the New York Stock Exchange
Frank Porcelli, Managing Director and Head of BlackRock’s US Wealth Advisory Business Rings The Opening BellSM
For Release: 08 Mar 13
On Monday, March 11, BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) and guests will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate the recent initial public offering of the BlackRock  Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE: BIT), a non-diversified closed-end registered investment company that invests primarily in taxable fixed income securities. 
To mark the occasion, Frank Porcelli, Managing Director and Head of BlackRock’s US Wealth Advisory Business, will ring the NYSE Opening Bell.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
9:00 am                Media arrives for bell ringing
9:30 am                Opening bell rings
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Anthony Drizis at 212.656.2147 or
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420), European Press Agency (917.670.1323) and Insider Images. The Opening Bell (starting at 9:25 a.m.) feed is available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext), Twitter (@NYSEEuronext)/Hashtag #NYSEBell and YouTube (nysetv1).
About BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE: BIT):
BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust is a registered closed-end fund with the primary investment objective to seek high current income,  with a secondary objective of capital appreciation.
About Blackrock’s Closed-End Fund Business:
As of December 31, 2012, BlackRock Managed 86 U.S. exchange-listed closed-end funds with approximately $46.6 billion in closed-end fund assets under management (excluding BIT).
About BlackRock, Inc:
As of December 31, 2012, BlackRock’s AUM was $3.792 trillion. BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients’ needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City, as of December 31, 2012, the firm has approximately 10,500 employees in 30 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit BlackRock’s website at