Eaton Vance National Municipal Opportunities Trust Declares Monthly Distribution

Jan 29, 2010, 14:21 ET from Eaton Vance Management

BOSTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eaton Vance Management, the Boston-based investment adviser, today announced the monthly distribution declared on the common shares of one of its closed-end municipal bond funds ("Funds").  The record date for the distribution is February 19, 2010, and the payable date is February 26, 2010. The ex-date is February 17, 2010. The distribution per share, closing market price on January 28, 2010 (or last trade price), and annualized market yield for the Fund is as follows:

                                   Distribution     Closing       Annualized
    Fund                            Per Share     Market Price      Yield
    Eaton Vance National
     Municipal Opportunities
     Trust  (NYSE:   EOT)             $0.103334        $19.67         6.30%

The amount of monthly distributions may vary depending on a number of factors. As portfolio and market conditions change, the rate of distributions on the Fund's common shares could change.

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 $163.1 billion in assets as of December 31, 2009 offering individuals and institutions a broad array of financial products and wealth solutions including mutual funds, managed accounts, variable trusts and charitable giving services.  A combination of tradition, proven long-term performance and more than 80 years of experience have made Eaton Vance the investment manager of choice for many investors.  For more information about Eaton Vance, visit

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