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Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund Report Of Earnings

BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund (NYSE MKT: EIM) (the "Fund"), a closed-end management investment company, today announced the earnings of the Fund for the three months and year ended September 30, 2012.  The Fund's fiscal year ended on September 30, 2012.

For the three months ended September 30, 2012, the Fund had net investment income of $12,902,300 ($0.190 per share).  For the year ended September 30, 2012, the Fund had net investment income of $51,959,034 ($0.763 per share).  In comparison, for the three months ended September 30, 2011, the Fund had net investment income of $14,643,624 ($0.215 per share).  For the year ended September 30, 2011, the Fund had net investment income of $59,775,936 ($0.878 per share). 

Net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended September 30, 2012 were $39,071,515 ($0.581 per share).  Net realized and unrealized gains for the year ended September 30, 2012 were $107,382,343 ($1.584 per share).  In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended September 30, 2011 were $58,731,270 ($0.860 per share).  Net realized and unrealized losses for the year ended September 30, 2011 were $32,572,938 ($0.482 per share).  

On September 30, 2012, net assets of the Fund were $960,527,508. The net asset value per share on September 30, 2012 was $14.10 based on 68,143,279 shares outstanding.  In comparison, on September 30, 2011, net assets of the Fund were $855,704,501.  The net asset value per share on September 30, 2011 was $12.56 based on 68,109,764 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 MUNICIPAL BOND FUND

SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)






Three Months Ended


Year Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2012


2011


2012


2011

Net investment income

$ 12,902


$ 14,644


$   51,959


$   59,776

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)








  on investments

39,071


58,731


107,382


(32,573)


Net increase (decrease) in net assets









  from operations

$ 51,973


$ 73,375


$ 159,341


$   27,203









Earnings per Share Outstanding








Net investment income 

$   0.190


$   0.215


$     0.763


$     0.878

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)








  on investments

0.581


0.860


1.584


(0.482)


Net increase (decrease) in net assets









  from operations

$   0.771


$   1.075


$     2.347


$     0.396

















Net Asset Value at September 30 









Net assets





$ 960,528


$ 855,705


Shares outstanding





68,143


68,110


Net asset value per share outstanding





$     14.10


$     12.56









Market Value Summary 









Market price on NYSE MKT at September 30





$     14.46


$     12.35


High market price (period ended September 30)





$     14.46


$     13.98


Low market price (period ended September 30)





$     11.97


$     11.02

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management

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