London, September 22
NET ASSET VALUE BLACKROCK INCOME STRATEGIES TRUST PLC The unaudited net asset values for BlackRock Income Strategies Trust PLC at close of business on 22 September 2016 were: 128.16p Capital only and including debt at par value 120.08p Capital only and including debt at fair value 130.44p Including current year income and debt at par value XD 122.36p Including current year income and debt at fair value XD Notes: 1. Investments have been valued on a bid price basis. 2. Following the buyback of 100,000 ordinary shares on 28 July 2016, the Company has 267,037,282 ordinary shares in issue, excluding 24,075,000 which are held in treasury. 3. Revenue items included in net asset value, with dividends payable deducted on the ex-dividend date. 4. The unaudited NAV above has been calculated on the basis of 267,037,282 Ordinary Shares in issue.