BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (the Trust) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Trust's investment objective is to provide current income and current gains, with a secondary objective of long-term capital appreciation. The Trust invest at least 80% of its assets in equity securities issued by non- United States companies of any market capitalization located in countries worldwide. The Trust may invest directly in such securities or synthetically through the use of derivatives. The Trust may invest directly in such securities or synthetically through the use of derivatives. BlackRock Capital Management, Inc. serves as sub-advisory to the Trust. The Trust's investment advisor is BlackRock Advisors, LLC.