Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund II Report of Earnings

Jun 08, 2010, 13:31 ET from Eaton Vance Management

BOSTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund II (NYSE Amex: EIV) (the "Fund"), a closed-end management investment company, today announced the earnings of the Fund for the three and six month periods ended March 31, 2010.  The Fund's fiscal year ends on September 30, 2010.

For the three months ended March 31, 2010, the Fund had net investment income of $2,392,141 ($0.240 per common share).  From this amount, the Fund paid dividends on preferred shares of $38,302 (equal to $0.004 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $2,353,839, or $0.236 per common share. The Fund's net investment income for the six months ended March 31, 2010 was $4,808,324 ($0.483 per common share, before deduction of the preferred share dividends totaling $0.009 per common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $0.474 per common share. In comparison, for the three months ended March 31, 2009, the Fund had net investment income of $2,364,187 ($0.238 per common share).  From this amount, the Fund paid dividends on preferred shares of $89,214 (equal to $0.009 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $2,274,973, or $0.229 per common share. The Fund's net investment income for the six months ended March 31, 2009 was $4,563,156 ($0.459 per common share, before deduction of the preferred share dividends totaling $0.046 per common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $0.413 per common share.

Net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended March 31, 2010 were $1,554,012 ($0.153 per common share). The Fund's net realized and unrealized losses for the six months ended March 31, 2010 were $7,725,158 ($0.779 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended March 31, 2009 were $11,637,401 ($1.174 per common share). The Fund's net realized and unrealized losses for the six months ended March 31, 2009 were $10,209,958 ($1.024 per common share).

On March 31, 2010, net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were $120,616,423.  The net asset value per common share on March 31, 2010 was $12.11 based on 9,961,028 common shares outstanding.  In comparison, on March 31, 2009, net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were $99,671,664.  The net asset value per common share on March 31, 2009 was $10.02 based on 9,946,804 common 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 $176.2 billion in assets as of April 30, 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 MUNICIPAL BOND FUND II

SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

March 31,

March 31,

2010

2009

2010

2009

Net investment income

$    2,392

$    2,364

$    4,808

$      4,563

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)

 on investments

      1,554

    11,637

    (7,725)

    (10,210)

Preferred dividends paid from net investment income

          (38)

          (89)

          (86)

          (455)

Net increase (decrease) in net assets

 from operations

$    3,908

$ 13,912

$  (3,003)

$    (6,102)

Earnings per Common Share Outstanding

Net investment income

$    0.240

$    0.238

$    0.483

$      0.459

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)

 on investments

      0.153

      1.174

    (0.779)

       (1.024)

Preferred dividends paid from net investment income

    (0.004)

    (0.009)

    (0.009)

       (0.046)

Net increase (decrease) in net assets

 from operations

$    0.389

$    1.403

$  (0.305)

$    (0.611)

Net investment income

$    0.240

$    0.238

$    0.483

$      0.459

Preferred dividends paid from net investment income

    (0.004)

    (0.009)

    (0.009)

       (0.046)

Net investment income after preferred dividends

$    0.236

$    0.229

$    0.474

$      0.413

Net Asset Value at March 31 (Common Shares)

Net assets

$120,616

$99,672

Shares outstanding

      9,961

        9,947

Net asset value per share outstanding

$12.11

$10.02

Market Value Summary (Common Shares)

Market price on NYSE Amex at March 31

$13.56

$11.39

High market price (period ended March 31)

$13.80

$12.03

Low market price (period ended March 31)

$12.63

$7.04

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management



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