Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund II Report Of Earnings

BOSTON, Oct. 2, 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 and nine-month periods ended June 30, 2013.  The Fund's fiscal year ends on September 30, 2013.

For the three months ended June 30, 2013, the Fund had net investment income of $1,888,324 ($0.189 per common share).  From this amount, the Fund paid dividends on preferred shares of $27,002 (equal to $0.003 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $1,861,322, or $0.186 per common share. The Fund's net investment income for the nine months ended June 30, 2013 was $5,634,652 ($0.563 per common share, before deduction of the preferred share dividends totaling $0.008 per common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $0.555 per common share. In comparison, for the three months ended June 30, 2012, the Fund had net investment income of $1,712,957 ($0.171 per common share).  From this amount, the Fund paid dividends on preferred shares of $35,457 (equal to $0.003 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $1,677,500, or $0.168 per common share. The Fund's net investment income for the nine months ended June 30, 2012 was $5,916,816 ($0.592 per common share, before deduction of the preferred share dividends totaling $0.008 per common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $0.584 per common share.

Net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended June 30, 2013 were $11,675,476 ($1.166 per common share). The Fund's net realized and unrealized losses for the nine months ended June 30, 2013 were $13,474,822 ($1.346 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended June 30, 2012 were $2,092,927 ($0.201 per common share). The Fund's net realized and unrealized gains for the nine months ended June 30, 2012 were $9,135,373 ($0.914 per common share).  

On June 30, 2013, net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were $120,247,901.  The net asset value per common share on June 30, 2013 was $12.01 based on 10,013,381 common shares outstanding.  In comparison, on June 30, 2012, net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were $128,598,676. The net asset value per common share on June 30, 2012 was $12.86 based on 10,002,593 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 $268.8 billion in assets as of July 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


Nine Months Ended



June 30,


June 30,



2013


2012


2013


2012

Net investment income

$    1,888


$    1,713


$    5,635


$      5,917

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)








  on investments

(11,675)


2,093


(13,475)


9,135

Preferred dividends paid from net investment income

(27)


(35)


(78)


(81)


Net increase (decrease) in net assets









  from operations

$  (9,814)


$    3,771


$  (7,918)


$    14,971










Earnings per Common Share Outstanding








Net investment income 

$    0.189


$    0.171


$    0.563


$      0.592

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)








  on investments

(1.166)


0.201


(1.346)


0.914

Preferred dividends paid from net investment income 

(0.003)


(0.003)


(0.008)


(0.008)


Net increase (decrease) in net assets









  from operations

$  (0.980)


$    0.369


$  (0.791)


$      1.498










Net investment income

$    0.189


$    0.171


$    0.563


$      0.592

Preferred dividends paid from net investment income 

(0.003)


(0.003)


(0.008)


(0.008)

Net investment income after preferred dividends 

$    0.186


$    0.168


$    0.555


$      0.584










Net Asset Value at June 30 (Common Shares)









Net assets 





$120,248


$128,599


Shares outstanding 





10,013


10,003


Net asset value per share outstanding





$12.01


$12.86










Market Value Summary (Common Shares)









Market price on NYSE MKT at June 30





$11.48


$13.50


High market price (period ended June 30)





$14.31


$14.95


Low market price (period ended June 30)





$10.72


$12.40










 

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management



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