22 September 2020
BlackRock North American Income Trust plc (the Company)
Transaction in own shares: purchase of own shares to be held in treasury
The Company announces that it has today purchased 25,000 of its Ordinary Shares at a price of 151.0 pence per share to be held in treasury.
Following settlement of this purchase on 24 September 2020 the issued share capital of the Company will be 80,304,044 Ordinary Shares, excluding 20,057,261 shares which are held in treasury.
In conformity with the FCA’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules (the “Rules”) provision 5.5.1 the Company announces that shares held in treasury do not carry any voting rights; 19.99% of the Company’s total issued share capital (100,361,305 Ordinary Shares, including treasury shares) will be held in treasury.
For reporting purposes under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules the market should exclude any shares held in treasury and should use the figure of 80,304,044 with effect from 24 September 2020 when determining if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company.
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