March 08, 2013 at 15:31 PM EST
Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Bond Fund Report of Earnings

BOSTON, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Bond Fund (NYSE MKT: MAB) (the "Fund"), a closed-end management investment company, today announced the earnings of the Fund for the three months ended December 31, 2012.  The Fund's fiscal year ends on September 30, 2013.

For the three months ended December 31, 2012, the Fund had net investment income of $356,647 ($0.202 per common share). From this amount, the Fund paid dividends on preferred shares of $9,313 (equal to $0.005 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $347,334, or $0.197 per common share. In comparison, for the three months ended December 31, 2011, the Fund had net investment income of $367,663 ($0.208 per common share). From this amount, the Fund paid dividends on preferred shares of $7,071 (equal to $0.004 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $360,592, or $0.204 per common share.

Net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended December 31, 2012 were $292,551 ($0.165 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended December 31, 2011 were $485,721 ($0.275 per common share).

On December 31, 2012, net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were $27,826,586. The net asset value per common share on December 31, 2012 was $15.74 based on 1,768,155 common shares outstanding. In comparison, on December 31, 2011, net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were $25,614,013. The net asset value per common share on December 31, 2011 was $14.50 based on 1,766,074 common shares outstanding. 

The Fund periodically makes certain performance data and information about portfolio characteristics available on www.eatonvance.com (on the fund information page under "Individual Investors – Closed-End Funds"). Fund portfolio holdings for the most recent month-end are also posted to the website approximately 30 days following month-end.

The Fund is managed by Eaton Vance Management, a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV), based in Boston, one of the oldest investment management firms in the United States, with a history dating back to 1924. Eaton Vance and its affiliates managed $247.8 billion in assets as of January 31, 2013 offering individuals and institutions a broad array of investment strategies and wealth management solutions. The Company's long record of providing exemplary service and attractive returns through a variety of market conditions has made Eaton Vance the investment manager of choice for many of today's most discerning investors.  For more information about Eaton Vance, visit www.eatonvance.com.  














EATON VANCE MASSACHUSETTS MUNICIPAL BOND FUND





SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS





(in thousands, except per share amounts)





















Three Months Ended




Three Months Ended









December 31,




December 31,









2012




2011






Net investment income


$                             357




$                             368






Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)












  on investments


(293)




486






Preferred dividends paid from net investment income


(9)




(7)







Net increase (decrease) in net assets from operations


$                                55




$                             847



















Earnings per Common Share Outstanding












Net investment income 


$                          0.202




$                          0.208






Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)












  on investments


(0.165)




0.275






Preferred dividends paid from net investment income


(0.005)




(0.004)







Net increase (decrease) in net assets from operations


$                          0.032




$                          0.479



















Net investment income


$                          0.202




$                          0.208






Preferred dividends paid from net investment income


(0.005)




(0.004)






Net investment income after preferred dividends


$                          0.197




$                          0.204



















Net Asset Value at December 31 (Common Shares)













Net assets 


$                        27,827




$                        25,614







Shares outstanding 


1,768




1,766







Net asset value per share outstanding


$                          15.74




$                          14.50



















Market Value Summary (Common Shares)













Market price on NYSE MKT at December 31


$                          15.90




$                          14.36







High market price (period ended December 31)


$                          17.99




$                          14.45







Low market price (period ended December 31)


$                          15.70




$                          13.57
























 

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management

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