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Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust Report Of Earnings

BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust (NYSE: EFT) (the "Fund"), a closed-end management investment company, today announced the earnings of the Fund for the three months ended August 31, 2013.  The Fund's fiscal year ends on May 31, 2014.

For the three months ended August 31, 2013, the Fund had net investment income of $9,159,523 ($0.230 per common share).  The net investment income includes a deduction of $342,215 ($0.009 per common share) representing interest expense paid on Variable Rate Term Preferred Shares (VRTP Shares). In comparison, for the three months ended August 31, 2012, the Fund had net investment income of $10,147,505 ($0.270 per common share).  From this amount, the Fund paid dividends on auction preferred shares of $374,251 (equal to $0.010 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $9,773,254 or $0.260 per common share.   

Net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended August 31, 2013 were $7,409,567 ($0.186 per common share).  In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended August 31, 2012 were $10,031,965 ($0.267 per common share).

On August 31, 2013, net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were $642,072,823.  The net asset value per common share on August 31, 2013 was $16.11 based on 39,856,811 common shares outstanding.  In comparison, on August 31, 2012, net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were $592,317,207.  The net asset value per common share on August 31, 2012 was $15.78 based on 37,524,476 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 $273.1 billion in assets as of September 30, 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 FLOATING-RATE INCOME TRUST

SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)









Three Months Ended


Three Months Ended




August 31,


August 31,




2013


2012


Gross investment income

$12,647


$13,056


Operating expenses

(2,213)


(2,014)


Interest expense on VRTP*

(342)


-


Other interest expense

(932)


(894)



Net investment income

$9,160


$10,148


Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)





  on investments

($7,410)


$10,032


Dividends on auction preferred shares paid from 





  net investment income

-


(374)



Net increase (decrease) in net assets






  from operations

$1,750


$19,806








Earnings per Common Share Outstanding





Gross investment income

$0.318


$0.348


Operating expenses

(0.056)


(0.054)


Interest expense on VRTP*

(0.009)


-


Other interest expense

(0.023)


(0.024)



Net investment income

$0.230


$0.270


Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)





  on investments

($0.186)


$0.267


Dividends on auction preferred shares paid from 





  net investment income

-


(0.010)



Net increase (decrease) in net assets






  from operations

$0.044


$0.527








Net investment income

$0.230


$0.270


Dividends on auction preferred shares paid from 





  net investment income

-


(0.010)


Net investment income after preferred dividends

$0.230


$0.260








Net Asset Value at August 31 (Common Share)






Net assets (000)

$642,073


$592,317



Shares outstanding (000)

39,857


37,524



Net asset value per share outstanding

$16.11


$15.78








Market Value Summary (Common Share)






Market price on NYSE at August 31

$16.36


$16.53



High market price (three months ended August 31)

$16.78


$16.67



Low market price (three months ended August 31)

$15.62


$14.87








* On December 18, 2012, the Fund issued 800 Series C-1 Variable Rate Term Preferred Shares (VRTP Shares), with a par value of $80 million. The Fund used the net proceeds of the offering to redeem and repurchase all of its outstanding auction preferred shares which it completed on or prior to January 4, 2013. The VRTP Shares are a form of preferred shares with a mandatory redemption date of December 18, 2015, unless extended. The VRTP Shares were issued to a commercial paper conduit sponsored by a large financial institution (the Conduit). Dividends on the VRTP Shares are determined each day based on a spread to the Conduit's current cost of funding and are included in interest expense. The Fund's leverage amount did not change materially as a result of the VRTP Share issuance and the redemption of the auction preferred shares.

 

 

 

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management



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