BlackRock joins Robin Hood in Night for NYC to Help New Yorkers in Need

Firm Sponsors Two Concerts Uniting Next-Generation Poverty Fighters

Effort Part of a Larger Commitment by BlackRock to Tackle Pressing
Social and Environmental Challenges

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) has partnered with Robin
Hood
, New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization, to host
two next-generation concerts to benefit the 1.8 million New Yorkers
living in poverty.

On Monday, May 9th, as a part of Robin Hood’s Night
for NYC
, the two BlackRock-hosted concerts will take place in
conjunction with Robin Hood’s annual benefit at the Javits Center and
Robin Hood Night at Yankee Stadium. The concerts will feature Chance
the Rapper
at New York’s Terminal
5
, and Citizen
Cope
at New York’s Irving
Plaza
. The Night for NYC will mobilize tens of thousands of caring
New Yorkers to raise money for Robin Hood’s poverty-fighting programs.

“At BlackRock, we are focused on building better financial futures for
our clients and communities – not only through our world-class
investment and risk management capabilities, but also by partnering with
innovative organizations that solve pressing social and environmental
challenges,” states Deborah Winshel, Managing Director and Head of
Global Corporate Philanthropy at BlackRock
. “We are proud to partner
with Robin Hood’s Night for NYC to fund initiatives that deliver
long-term results for our neighbors in need.”

BlackRock Philanthropy’s mission is to build access to better futures
for underserved individuals and communities. BlackRock Philanthropy
seeks to provide both financial support and in-kind resources to
innovative partners, support organizations working on groundbreaking
solutions for today’s most pressing social challenges, uncover new
opportunities through thought leadership that are built on the best of
the firm, and scale impact by meaningfully engaging employees.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management
and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At March 31,
2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $4.737 trillion. BlackRock helps clients
around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range
of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares®
(exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock
also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system
services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock
Solutions
®. As of March 31, 2016, the firm had
approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major
presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe,
Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional
information, please visit the Company’s website at www.blackrock.com
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Contacts

BlackRock
Theresa McCartney, 646-310-1653
Theresa.McCartney@BlackRock.com