BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (the Trust) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. Its investment objective is to provide current income and current gains, with a secondary investment objective of long-term capital appreciation. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing primarily in equity securities of issuers that pay above-average dividends and have the potential for capital appreciation. It invests, at least 80% of its assets in common stocks that are included in the universe of common stocks of issuers, which Indxis has determined are Dividend Achievers and options with exposure to such stocks. The Trust may invest up to 20% of its total assets in investments without exposure to the Dividend Achievers universe. Its investment advisor is BlackRock Advisors, LLC, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc.