Source - PRN

12 October 2016

BlackRock Income and Growth Investment 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 70,000 of its Ordinary Shares at a price of 190.40 pence per share to be held in treasury.

Following settlement of this purchase on 14 October 2016 the issued share capital of the Company will be 25,609,268 Ordinary Shares, excluding 7,324,664 shares which are held in treasury. 

In conformity with the FCA’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules (the “Rules”) provision 5.5.1 the Company announces that shares held in treasury do not carry any voting rights; 22.2% of the Company’s total issued share capital (32,933,932 Ordinary Shares, including treasury shares) will be held in treasury.

For reporting purposes under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules the market should exclude any shares held in treasury and should use the figure of 25,609,268 with effect from 14 October 2016 when determining if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in the Company.

All enquiries:

K Mayger
Company Secretary
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
Tel: 0207 743 1098