BlackRock Income and Growth Investment Trust plc is an investment trust company, which is involved in the portfolio investment. The Company is primarily engaged in the investment business. The Company's objective is to provide growth in capital and income over the long term through investment in a diversified portfolio of principally the United Kingdom listed equities. The Company's investment portfolio by sector includes pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; travel and leisure; tobacco; media; support services; banks; financial services; oil and gas producers; food producers; general industrials; general retailers; fixed line telecommunications; mobile telecommunications; non-life insurance; food and drug retailers; construction and materials; aerospace and defense; real estate investment and services; chemicals, and real estate investment trusts. BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited is the investment manager of the Company.