Eaton Vance California Municipal Bond Fund II, Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Bond Fund, Eaton Vance Michigan Municipal Bond Fund, Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund II, Eaton Vance New Jersey Municipal Bond Fund, Eaton Vance New York Municipal Bond Fund II, Eaton Vance Ohio Municipal Bond Fund and Eaton Vance Pennsylvania Municipal Bond Fund Amend Investment Policy

Feb 18, 2014, 12:46 ET from Eaton Vance Management

BOSTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective March 20, 2014, each of the Eaton Vance-sponsored closed-end funds listed above (the Funds) will amend its investment policy to permit unrestricted investment in illiquid securities.  The Funds currently are not permitted to invest more than 15% of net assets in such securities.  Illiquid securities generally are thinly traded and a Fund may not be able to readily dispose of such securities at prices that approximate those at which they could be sold if more widely traded.  The Funds do not currently intend to increase exposure to illiquid securities in connection with this policy change, but could do so in the future. 

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Shares of closed-end funds often trade at a discount to net asset value. The market price of Fund shares can be affected by factors such as changing perceptions about the Fund, market conditions, fluctuations in supply and demand for Fund shares, or changes in Fund distributions. Fund shares are subject to investment risk, including possible loss of principal invested. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. An investment in a Fund may not be appropriate for all investors.

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