March 08, 2013 at 15:45 PM EST
Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund II Report of Earnings

BOSTON, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund II (NYSE MKT: EIV) (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 $1,884,544 ($0.188 per common share).  From this amount, the Fund paid dividends on preferred shares of $31,401 (equal to $0.003 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $1,853,143, or $0.185 per common share. In comparison, for the three months ended December 31, 2011, the Fund had net investment income of $2,116,990 ($0.212 per common share).  From this amount, the Fund paid dividends on preferred shares of $24,101 (equal to $0.002 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $2,092,889, or $0.210 per common share.

Net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended December 31, 2012 were $267,619 ($0.027 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended December 31, 2011 were $1,453,934 ($0.146 per common share).

On December 31, 2012, net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were $133,494,169.  The net asset value per common share on December 31, 2012 was $13.34 based on 10,009,691 common shares outstanding.  In comparison, on December 31, 2011, net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were $121,506,476.  The net asset value per common share on December 31, 2011 was $12.16 based on 9,993,730 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 MUNICIPAL BOND FUND II

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


$     1,885




$     2,117


Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)








  on investments


(268)




1,454


Preferred dividends paid from net investment income


(31)




(24)



Net increase (decrease) in net assets









  from operations


$     1,586




$     3,547











Earnings per Common Share Outstanding








Net investment income 


$     0.188




$     0.212


Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)








  on investments


(0.027)




0.146


Preferred dividends paid from net investment income


(0.003)




(0.002)



Net increase (decrease) in net assets









  from operations


$     0.158




$     0.356











Net investment income


$     0.188




$     0.212


Preferred dividends paid from net investment income


(0.003)




(0.002)


Net investment income after preferred dividends


$     0.185




$     0.210











Net Asset Value at December 31 (Common Shares)









Net assets 


$133,494




$121,506



Shares outstanding 


10,010




9,994



Net asset value per share outstanding


$     13.34




$     12.16











Market Value Summary (Common Shares)









Market price on NYSE MKT at December 31


$     13.32




$     13.87



High market price (period ended December 31)


$     14.31




$     13.90



Low market price (period ended December 31)


$     13.21




$     12.40











 

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management

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