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Friday 28 June, 2013

BlackRock New Engy

Conversion of Securities


BlackRock New Energy Investment Trust plc

28 June 2013

Reminder of your right to subscribe for Ordinary Shares at 59p per share on 
31 July 2013

As set out in the Prospectus of BlackRock New Energy Investment Trust plc (the
"Company") dated 18 June 2009, owners of Subscription Shares can subscribe for
Ordinary Shares of 5 pence in the Company on a quarterly basis and this
announcement is intended to remind you of that right.

This announcement is issued by way of reminder only and is not to be read as a
recommendation to Subscription Shareholders to exercise their Subscription
Share Rights or otherwise. You will still have further opportunities to
subscribe for all or any of the Ordinary Shares to which your Subscription
Shares relate on each of 31 October, 31 January, 30 April and 31 July (and if
any such date is not a Business Day, the succeeding Business Day) between 
31 October 2013 and 31 July 2014 (both dates inclusive) at 59p per share, if
you choose not to do so on this occasion.

If you are in any doubt about the action you should take, you are recommended
immediately to seek your own personal financial advice from your independent
financial adviser, stockbroker, solicitor, accountant, bank manager or from an
appropriately qualified independent adviser authorised pursuant to the
Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. All Subscription Shareholders are
strongly advised to consult their professional advisers regarding their own tax
position.

Exercise of Subscription Share Rights held in Certificated form

Shareholders wishing to exercise their Subscription Share Rights, who hold
their shares in Certificated form, should refer to the instructions on the
reverse of their Subscription Share Certificate(s). Shareholders must lodge the
relevant Subscription Share certificate(s) at the office of Computershare
Priority Applications, Corporate Actions, Bristol BS99 6AJ during the period of
28 days ending at 5.00 pm on the relevant Subscription Date (31 July 2013),
having completed the notice of exercise of Subscription Share Rights, and a
remittance for the aggregate Subscription Price for the Ordinary Shares in
respect of which the Subscription Share Rights are being exercised. Shares will
be allotted within ten business days of the relevant Subscription Date (by 
14 August 2013).

Exercise of Subscription Share Rights held through CREST

Shareholders wishing to exercise their Subscription Share Rights, who hold
their Shares through CREST, should send a USE (Unmatched Stock Event)
instruction as set out below together with a remittance for the aggregate
Subscription Price in respect of which the Subscription Share Rights are being
exercised. When sending a USE instruction Shareholders should use the following
participation and member account IDs when processing their instructions:

CREST Participant ID = 0RA20
CREST Member Account ID = NEWENERG

The USE instruction should be inputted to settle in accordance with the CREST
timetable on the relevant Subscription Date (31 July 2013). Shares will be
allotted within ten business days of the relevant Subscription Date (by 
14 August 2013).

All times referred to relate to the normal CREST daily timetable. It is a
Subscription Shareholder's responsibility to monitor that timetable for changes
until 2.00 p.m. on 31 July 2013 and to take appropriate action if any of the
events are brought forward.

Exercise of Subscription Share Rights held through the BlackRock Stocks &
Shares ISA or Share Plan

Savings Scheme Participants wishing to exercise their Subscription Share Rights
should download the Savings Plan Notice of Exercise of Subscription Share
Rights Form or the Stocks & Shares ISA Notice of Exercise of Subscription Share
Rights Form which will shortly be available from the BlackRock website,
complete and return it to the address given at the top of the form. Forms must
be received at least seven business days before the relevant Subscription Date
on which the exercise of Subscription Share Rights are applicable and therefore
should be received by 19 July 2013. Shares arising from the exercise of
Subscription Share Rights will be issued within ten business days of the
relevant Subscription Date (by 14 August 2013).

Net asset value and share price information

The net asset value per Ordinary Share (fully diluted) and the closing prices
for the Company's Ordinary Shares and Subscription Shares, taken from the
Daily Official List of the London Stock Exchange on the first dealing day in
each of the six months prior to the date of this announcement and on the latest
practicable date prior to the date of this announcement, were as follows:
   
                Net asset value  Ordinary Share    Subscription Share  
                (pence)          Price (pence)     Price (pence)       
2013                                                                   
2 January       37.35            33.25             0.275               
1 February      40.11            35.625            0.275               
1 March         41.53            36.75             0.275               
2 April         41.97            38.25             0.275               
1 May           41.70            37.625            0.275               
3 June          43.48            39.00             0.275               
27 June         42.45            38.50             0.25                

Taxation

On exercise of the right to convert any Subscription Shares into Ordinary
Shares, the Ordinary Shares issued pursuant to the Subscription Share Rights
will be treated as the same asset in respect of which the Subscription Share
Rights are exercised. The base cost of each such Ordinary Share will be the
deemed base cost of the Subscription Share that it replaces, plus the
subscription price. Further information relating to taxation can be found at
Part V of the prospectus dated 18 June 2009.

Capitalised terms have the meanings given to them in the prospectus dated 
18 June 2009.

If you have any enquiries regarding the procedures described above, these
should be referred, in the case of CREST sponsored members, to their CREST
sponsor and, in the case of other members including CREST sponsors, to the
Receiving Agent, at Computershare Investor Services PLC, PO Box 859, The
Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS99 1XZ, telephone 0870 707 1164.

If you are in any doubt as to the action you should take, you should
immediately consult your stockbroker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant or
other independent financial adviser, authorised under the Financial Services
and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA).

Mrs A B Powley
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
Secretary
                                                                                                                                                                                   www.blackrock.co.uk/brne. Neither the contents of
the Manager's website nor the contents of any website accessible from the
hyperlinks on the Manager's website (or any other website) is incorporated
into, or forms part of, this announcement.

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