Eaton Vance California Municipal Income Trust Report of Earnings

Jan 29, 2010, 12:39 ET from Eaton Vance Management

BOSTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eaton Vance California Municipal Income Trust (NYSE Amex: CEV) (the "Trust"), a closed-end management investment company, today announced the earnings of the Trust for the three months and year ended November 30, 2009.  The Trust's fiscal year ended on November 30, 2009.

For the three months ended November 30, 2009, the Trust had net investment income of $1,706,249 ($0.237 per common share).  From this amount, the Trust paid dividends on preferred shares of $55,106 (equal to $0.008 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $1,651,143, or $0.229 per common share. The Trust's net investment income for the year ended November 30, 2009 was $6,809,366 ($0.947 per common share, before deduction of the preferred share dividends totaling $0.047 per common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $0.900 per common share. In comparison, for the three months ended November 30, 2008, the Trust had net investment income of $1,549,337 ($0.216 per common share).  From this amount, the Trust paid dividends on preferred shares of $554,639 (equal to $0.077 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $994,698, or $0.139 per common share. The Trust's net investment income for the year ended November 30, 2008 was $6,768,884 ($0.943 per common share, before deduction of the preferred share dividends totaling $0.277 per common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $0.666 per common share.

Net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended November 30, 2009 were $2,553,698 ($0.356 per common share). The Trust's net realized and unrealized gains for the year ended November 30, 2009 were $16,670,718 ($2.321 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended November 30, 2008 were $28,301,471 ($3.943 per common share). The Trust's net realized and unrealized losses for the year ended November 30, 2008 were $37,491,012 ($5.223 per common share).

On November 30, 2009, net assets of the Trust applicable to common shares were $88,720,283.  The net asset value per common share on November 30, 2009 was $12.33 based on 7,195,830 common shares outstanding.  In comparison, on November 30, 2008, net assets of the Trust applicable to common shares were $71,064,803. The net asset value per common share on November 30, 2008 was $9.89 based on 7,185,509 common shares outstanding.

The Trust 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 $163.1 billion in assets as of December 31, 2009 offering individuals and institutions a broad array of investment products 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 CALIFORNIA MUNICIPAL INCOME TRUST           
                      SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS                 
                  (in thousands, except per share amounts)             
                                                                       
                                   Three Months Ended    Year Ended    
                                      November 30,       November 30,  
                                   ------------------   -------------- 
                                     2009      2008     2009      2008 
                                     ----      ----     ----      ---- 
    
    Net investment income          $1,706    $1,549   $6,809    $6,769 
    Net realized and unrealized                                        
     gains (losses)on investments   2,554   (28,301)  16,671   (37,491)
    Preferred dividends paid from                                      
     net investment income (1)        (55)     (555)    (335)   (1,988)
                                      ---      ----     ----    ------ 
      Net increase (decrease) in                                       
       net assets from operations  $4,205  $(27,307) $23,145  $(32,710)
                                   ======  ========  =======  ======== 
                                                                       
    Earnings per Common Share 
     Outstanding                              
    -------------------------- 
    Net investment income          $0.237    $0.216   $0.947    $0.943 
    Net realized and unrealized                                        
     gains (losses) on investments  0.356    (3.943)   2.321    (5.223)
    Preferred dividends paid from                                      
     net investment income (1)     (0.008)   (0.077)  (0.047)   (0.277)
                                   ------    ------   ------    ------ 
      Net increase (decrease) in                                       
       net assets from operations  $0.585   $(3.804)  $3.221   $(4.557)
                                   ======   =======   ======   ======= 
                                                                       
    Net investment income          $0.237    $0.216   $0.947    $0.943 
    Preferred dividends paid from                                      
     net investment income (1)     (0.008)   (0.077)  (0.047)   (0.277)
                                   ------    ------   ------    ------ 
    Net investment income after                                        
     preferred dividends           $0.229    $0.139   $0.900    $0.666 
                                   ======    ======   ======    ====== 
                                                                       
    Net Asset Value at November 30                                     
     (Common Shares)                                                   
    ------------------------------                                     
      Net assets                                     $88,720   $71,065 
      Shares outstanding                               7,196     7,186 
      Net asset value per share                                        
       outstanding                                    $12.33     $9.89 
                                                                       
    Market Value Summary (Common
     Shares)                               
    ------------------------------                               
      Market price on NYSE Amex at                                     
       November 30                                    $12.17     $9.15 
      High market price (period 
       ended November 30)                             $13.23    $14.43 
      Low market price (period 
       ended November 30)                              $6.02     $6.50 
                                                                       
    (1) During the year ended November 30, 2008, the Trust made a partial
        redemption of its preferred shares. 
    

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management



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