BlackRock Capital Allocation Trust announces committed line of credit



NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – BlackRock Capital Allocation Trust (the “Trust”) (NYSE: BCAT, CUSIP: 09260U109) today announced that the Trust has entered into a 179-day mobile line of credit (the “Credit Facility”) with BNP Paribas Prime Brokerage International, Limited (“BNP”). BNP is required to provide 179 days notice of termination to the Trust in the absence of default or certain similar events. The Trust has granted security over substantially all of its assets to BNP. The Trust may borrow up to $ 550,000,000 at any time, subject to the asset coverage and other limits specified in the Credit Facility. The advances will be made by BNP to the Trust at the overnight bank financing rate plus 0.75%. In addition, the Trust pays a commitment fee on the daily unused amount if the usage is less than 80% of the committed line amount.

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With respect to the Trust, the following factors, among others, could cause actual events to differ materially from forward-looking statements or historical performance: (1) changes and volatility in political, economic or industry conditions, interest rate environment, currency exchange rates or financial and capital markets, which could result in changes in the demand for the Trust or in the net asset value of the Trust; (2) the relative and absolute return on the Trust’s investments and its investments; (3) the impact of increased competition; (4) the unfavorable resolution of any legal proceedings; (5) the extent and timing of any distribution or repurchase of shares; (6) the impact, extent and timing of technological changes; (7) the impact of legislative and regulatory actions and reforms, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and regulatory, supervisory or enforcement actions by government agencies relating to the Trust or BlackRock , depending on the case ; (8) terrorist activities, international hostilities, epidemics and / or pandemics and natural disasters, which can negatively affect the general economy, national and local financial and capital markets, specific industries or BlackRock; (9) BlackRock’s ability to attract and retain highly talented professionals; (10) the impact of BlackRock’s choice to provide support for its products from time to time; and (11) the impact of problems in other financial institutions or the failure or negative performance of products in other financial institutions.

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