Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund Report of Earnings

Dec 23, 2010, 14:27 ET from Eaton Vance Management

BOSTON, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund (NYSE: EOI), a diversified closed-end investment company, today announced the earnings of the Fund for the three months and the year ended September 30, 2010.  The Fund's fiscal year ends on September 30, 2010.

For the three months ended September 30, 2010, the Fund had net investment income of $934,520 ($0.024 per common share).  For the year ended September 30, 2010, the Fund had net investment income of $3,664,253 ($0.092 per common share).  In comparison, for the three months ended September 30, 2009, the Fund had net investment income of $935,837 ($0.024 per common share).  For the year ended September 30, 2009, the Fund had net investment income of $5,837,564 ($0.147 per common share).  

Net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended September 30, 2010 were $37,147,994 ($0.934 per common share) and net realized and unrealized gains for the year ended September 30, 2010 were $31,292,133 ($0.787 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended September 30, 2009 were $55,216,370 ($1.392 per common share) and net realized and unrealized losses for the year ended September 30, 2009 were $61,295,968 ($1.543 per common share).

On September 30, 2010, net assets of the Fund were $513,953,097.  The net asset value per common share on September 30, 2010 was $12.87 based on 39,939,517 common shares outstanding.  In comparison, on September 30, 2009, net assets of the Fund were $534,947,823.  The net asset value per common share on September 30, 2009 was $13.45 based on 39,774,993 common shares outstanding.

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 $185.2 billion in assets as of October 31, 2010, 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 ENHANCED EQUITY INCOME FUND

SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2010

2009

2010

2009

Gross investment income

$   2,321

$   2,433

$     9,613

$   11,666

Operating expenses

(1,386)

(1,497)

(5,949)

(5,828)

Net investment income

$      935

$      936

$     3,664

$     5,838

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)

 on investments

$ 37,148

$ 55,216

$   31,292

$ (61,296)

Net increase (decrease) in net assets

 from operations

$ 38,083

$ 56,152

$   34,956

$ (55,458)

Earnings per Common Share Outstanding

Gross investment income

$   0.058

$   0.062

$     0.241

$     0.294

Operating expenses

(0.034)

(0.038)

(0.149)

(0.147)

Net investment income

$   0.024

$   0.024

$     0.092

$     0.147

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)

 on investments

$   0.934

$   1.392

$     0.787

$   (1.543)

Net increase (decrease) in net assets

 from operations

$   0.958

$   1.416

$     0.879

$   (1.396)

Net Asset Value at September 30 (Common Shares)

Net assets  

$ 513,953

$ 534,948

Shares outstanding

39,940

39,775

Net asset value per share outstanding

$     12.87

$     13.45

Market Value Summary (Common Shares)

Market price on NYSE at September 30

$     12.99

$     13.68

High market price (period ended September 30)

$     14.75

$     14.91

Low market price (period ended September 30)

$     12.25

$       8.14

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management



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