MERRILL LYNCH HIGH INCOME MUNICIPAL BOND FUND INC
SC TO-I/A, 2000-05-25
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     As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 25, 2000

                                             Securities Act File No. 333-39839
                                     Investment Company Act File No. 811-06156

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                      SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                            WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


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                                  SCHEDULE TO
                         ISSUER TENDER OFFER STATEMENT
                     (PURSUANT TO SECTION 13(e)(1) OF THE
                       SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934)
                               (Amendment No. 1)

              Merrill Lynch High Income Municipal Bond Fund, Inc.
                               (Name of Issuer)

              Merrill Lynch High Income Municipal Bond Fund, Inc.
                     (Names of Person(s) Filing Statement)

               Shares of Common Stock, Par Value $.10 per share
                        (Title of Class of Securities)

                                  589945 10 4
                     (CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)

                                Terry K. Glenn
              Merrill Lynch High Income Municipal Bond Fund, Inc.
                            800 Scudders Mill Road
                         Plainsboro, New Jersey 08536
                                (609) 282-2800
          (Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to
  Receive Notices and Communications on Behalf of Person(s) Filing Statement)
                                  Copies to:

Thomas R. Smith, Jr., Esq.             William E. Zitelli, Jr., Esq.
Brown & Wood LLP                       Merrill Lynch Asset Management, L.P.
One World Trade Center                 P.O. Box 9011
New York, New York  10048-0557         Princeton, New Jersey  08543-9011



                           CALCULATION OF FILING FEE

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Transaction Valuation:  $38,040,000*          Amount of Filing Fee: $7,608**
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*    Calculated as the aggregate maximum purchase price to be paid for
     4,000,000 shares in the offer, based upon the net asset value per
     share ($9.51) at April 14, 2000.
**   Calculated as 1/50th of 1% of the Transaction Valuation.

| |  Check box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Rule
     0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing with which the offsetting fee was
     previously paid. Identify the previous filing by registration
     statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.

Amount Previously Paid: __________________     Filing Party: __________________
Form or Registration No.: ________________     Date Filed:: ___________________

| |  Check the box if the filing relates solely to preliminary
     communications made before the commencement of a tender offer. Check the
     appropriate boxes below to designate any transactions to which the
     statement relates:

     |  |  third-party tender offer subject to Rule 14d-1.
     |X |  issuer tender offer subject to Rule 13e-4.
     |  |  going-private transaction subject to Rule 13e-3.
     |  |  amendment to Schedule 13D under Rule 13d-2.

Check the following box if the filing is a final amendment reporting the
results of the tender offer: |X|


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     This Amendment No. 1 to the Issuer Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO
of Merrill Lynch High Income Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") relating
to an offer to purchase (the "Offer") of the Fund's shares of common stock,
par value $0.10 per share (the "Shares") and originally filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on April 18, 2000 constitutes the final
amendment pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c)(3) under the Securities Exchange Act of
1934 (the "Exchange Act") .

     The Offer terminated at 12:00 midnight, New York time, on May 15, 2000
(the "Expiration Date"). Pursuant to the Offer, 1,165,428.591 Shares were
tendered, all of which were accepted by the Fund for repurchase at a net asset
value of $9.29 per share, as determined as of the close of the New York Stock
Exchange on the Expiration Date, for an aggregate purchase price of
$10,826,831.61.



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                                   SIGNATURE


     After due inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify
that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and
correct.

MERRILL LYNCH HIGH INCOME MUNICIPAL BOND FUND,  INC.



May 25, 2000                                 By /s/ Terry K. Glenn
                                                ---------------------------
                                                (Terry K. Glenn, President)



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                               Brown & Wood LLP
                            One World Trade Center
                         New York, New York 10048-0557

                           Telephone: (212) 839-5300

                           Facsimile: (212) 839-5599


VIA ELECTRONIC FILING
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May 25, 2000



Securities and Exchange Commission
450 Fifth Street, N.W.
Judiciary Plaza
Washington, D.C.  20549

Attention:  Division of Investment Management

Re:  Merrill Lynch High Income Municipal Bond Fund, Inc.
Amendment No. 1 to Issuer Tender Offer Statement
on Schedule TO
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Dear Sirs:

     On behalf of Merrill Lynch High Income Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. (the
"Fund"), transmitted herewith for filing pursuant to Section 13(e)(1) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 13e-4(c)(3) thereunder is Amendment
No. 1 to the Issuer Tender Offer Statement of the Fund on Schedule TO.
Amendment No. 1 constitutes the final amendment reporting the results of the
issuer tender offer. The tender offer commenced on April 18, 2000 and
terminated on May 15, 2000.

     Please direct any comments or questions with respect to this filing to
the undersigned at (212) 839-5346.

                                                     Very truly yours,


                                                    /s/ Marian S. Singer

Enclosure




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