Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On September 15, 2008, applicant transferred its assets to BlackRock Global Science & Technology Opportunities Portfolio, a series of BlackRock FundsSM, based on net asset value. Expenses of $487,556 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by BlackRock Advisors, LLC, applicant's investment adviser, or its affiliates. Filing Date: The application was filed on November 12, 2008. Applicant's Address: 800 Scudders Mill Rd., Plainsboro, NJ 08536.