Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund Report of Earnings

Aug 31, 2010, 17:52 ET from Eaton Vance Management

BOSTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund (NYSE: ETV), a closed-end management investment company, today announced the earnings of the Fund for the three and the six months ended June 30, 2010.  The Fund's fiscal year ends on December 31, 2010.

For the three months ended June 30, 2010, the Fund had net investment income of $1,325,132 ($0.020 per share). For the six months ended June 30, 2010, the Fund had net investment income of $2,567,302 ($0.040 per share).  In comparison, for the three months ended June 30, 2009, the Fund had net investment income of $1,942,529 ($0.031 per share). For the six months ended June 30, 2009, the Fund had net investment income of $4,172,617 ($0.066 per share).    

Net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended June 30, 2010 were $80,516,135 ($1.269 per share).  Net realized and unrealized losses for the six months ended June 30, 2010 were $70,449,374 ($1.110 per share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended June 30, 2009 were $110,692,772 ($1.757 per share).  Net realized and unrealized gains for the six months ended June 30, 2009 were $116,205,577 ($1.844 per share).

On June 30, 2010, net assets of the Fund were $805,340,118.  The net asset value per share on June 30, 2010 was $12.64 based on 63,711,335 shares outstanding.  In comparison, on June 30, 2009, net assets of the Fund were $821,693,488.  The net asset value per share on June 30, 2009 was $13.01 based on 63,173,419 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 $173.3 billion in assets as of July 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 TAX-MANAGED BUY-WRITE OPPORTUNITIES FUND SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2010

2009

2010

2009

Gross investment income

$    3,691

$     4,020

$     7,345

$     8,249

Operating expenses

(2,366)

(2,078)

(4,778)

(4,076)

Net investment income

$    1,325

$     1,942

$     2,567

$     4,173

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)

 on investments

$ (80,516)

$ 110,693

$ (70,449)

$ 116,205

Net increase (decrease) in net assets

 from operations

$ (79,191)

$ 112,635

$ (67,882)

$ 120,378

Earnings per Share Outstanding

Gross investment income

$    0.057

$     0.064

$     0.115

$     0.131

Operating expenses

(0.037)

(0.033)

(0.075)

(0.065)

Net investment income

$    0.020

$     0.031

$     0.040

$     0.066

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)

 on investments

$   (1.269)

$     1.757

$   (1.110)

$     1.844

Net increase (decrease) in net assets

 from operations

$   (1.249)

$     1.788

$   (1.070)

$     1.910

Net Asset Value at June 30

Net assets

$ 805,340

$ 821,693

Shares outstanding

63,711

63,173

Net asset value per share outstanding

$     12.64

$     13.01

Market Value Summary

Market price on NYSE at June 30

$     13.06

$     12.67

High market price (period ended June 30)

$     15.00

$     13.50

Low market price (period ended June 30)

$     12.74

$       8.62

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management



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