Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Bond And Option Strategies Fund Report Of Earnings

BOSTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Bond and Option Strategies Fund (NYSE: EXD), a diversified closed-end investment company, today announced the earnings of the Fund for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2012. The Fund's fiscal year ends on December 31, 2012.

For the three months ended September 30, 2012, the Fund had net investment income of $127,459 ($0.012 per common share). For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, the Fund had net investment income of $296,293 ($0.028 per common share). In comparison, for the three months ended September 30, 2011, the Fund had net investment income of $149,216 ($0.014 per common share).  For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Fund had net investment income of $510,585 ($0.048 per common share). 

Net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended September 30, 2012 were $5,509,850 ($0.531 per common share) and net realized and unrealized gains for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were $11,662,019 ($1.105 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended September 30, 2011 were $117,000 ($0.009 per common share) and net realized and unrealized gains for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 were $15,489,172 ($1.467 per common share).

On September 30, 2012, net assets of the Fund were $193,006,184. The net asset value per common share on September 30, 2012 was $18.28 based on 10,556,552 common shares outstanding. In comparison, on September 30, 2011, net assets of the Fund were $191,392,390.  The net asset value per common share on September 30, 2011 was $18.13 based on 10,556,552 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 $199.5 billion in assets as of October 31, 2012, 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 TAX-ADVANTAGED BOND AND OPTION STRATEGIES FUND

SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)





































Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended









September 30,


September 30,









2012


2011


2012


2011



Net investment income 




$               127


$               149


$                296


$               510



Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)











  on investments





$            5,510


(117)


$           11,662


15,489




Net increase (decrease) in net assets











  from operations




$            5,637


$                  32


$           11,958


$          15,999


















Earnings per Common Share Outstanding











Net investment income 




$            0.012


$            0.014


$             0.028


$            0.048



Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)











  on investments





$            0.531


(0.009)


$             1.105


1.467




Net increase (decrease) in net assets











  from operations




$            0.543


$            0.005


$             1.133


$            1.515

































Net Asset Value at September 30 (Common Shares)











Net assets  








$         193,006


$        191,392




Shares outstanding 







10,557


10,557




Net asset value per share outstanding





$             18.28


$            18.13


















Market Value Summary (Common Shares)












Market price on NYSE at September 30





$             17.71


$            16.56




High market price (period ended September 30)




$             17.97


$            17.91




Low market price (period ended September 30)




$             16.55


$            15.76



 

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management



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