BlackRock Commodities Income Investment Trust plc
NOTICE OF ENTRY INTO ARRANGEMENTS WITH SERVICE PROVIDERS TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE
WITH THE ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT FUND MANAGERS DIRECTIVE (2011/61/EU) ("AIFMD")
2 July 2014BlackRock Commodities Income Investment Trust plc (the "Company") is pleased to
announce that with immediate effect the Company has entered into the
arrangements necessary to ensure compliance with the AIFMD.
Following a review of the Company's arrangements, the Company's board of
Directors ("the Board") has approved the appointment of BlackRock Fund Managers
Ltd ("BFM") as the Company's alternative investment fund manager (the "AIFM") on
the terms of and subject to the conditions of a new investment management
agreement between the Company and BFM. BFM was approved as an AIFM by the UK's
Financial Conduct Authority on 1 May 2014. The Company's existing investment
management agreement between the Company and BlackRock Investment Management (UK)
Limited ("BIMUK"), which is not authorised as an AIFM, has been terminated. The
arrangements in respect of the management fee remain unchanged.
The Board has also appointed BNY Mellon Trust & Depositary (UK) Limited (the
"Depositary") to act as the Company's depositary (as required by the AIFMD) on
the terms and subject to the conditions of a depositary agreement between the
Company, BFM and the Depositary.
BIMUK will continue to act as company secretary to the Company.
For enquiries please contact:
Barbara Powley 0207 743 5610
Kerry Higgins 0207 743 1089