Eaton Vance Atlanta Capital SMID-Cap Fund Closing to New Investors

      Eaton Vance Atlanta Capital SMID-Cap Fund Closing to New Investors

PR Newswire

BOSTON, Dec. 17, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Eaton Vance Management, a subsidiary of
Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV), announced today that it will close Eaton Vance
Atlanta Capital SMID-Cap Fund (Class A: EAASX, Class C: ECASX, Class I: EISMX,
Class R: ERSMX) to new investors as of the close of business on Tuesday,
January 15, 2013. Shares of the Fund may be purchased thereafter only by
existing Fund shareholders, qualified retirement plans and fee-based advisory
programs with centralized investment discretion that have selected the Fund as
an investment option prior to the closing. Sales of Fund shares may be
further restricted or re-opened in the future.

The Fund is sub-advised by Atlanta Capital Management Co. LLC (Atlanta
Capital), a majority-owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. The Fund's
portfolio managers are Charles (Chip) Reed, William Bell and Matthew Hereford.
The Fund invests in small- to mid-cap stocks, emphasizing quality companies
that management believes are attractively valued. As of November 30, 2012, the
Fund had net assets of $3.3 billion.

"We are closing the Fund at this time because we believe doing so is in the
best interest of shareholders," said Duncan Richardson, chief equity
investment officer at Eaton Vance.

"The liquidity and size of some of the small-cap companies in which the Fund
may invest constrain its capacity," added Mr. Reed. 

The Fund's portfolio team also manages Eaton Vance Atlanta Capital Select
Equity Fund (Class A: ESEAX, Class I: ESEIX), which invests in companies of
any size while employing the same emphasis on quality companies that
management believes to be undervalued.

Atlanta Capital is an Atlanta-based investment advisory firm that specializes
in managing high-quality stock and bond portfolios on behalf of institutional
and individual investors. For over 40 years, Atlanta Capital has followed a
consistent investment philosophy, applied across a range of equity and
fixed-income investment strategies and successfully executed over a variety of
market conditions. Hallmarks of Atlanta Capital include the experience and
stability of its investment teams. Atlanta Capital has operated as an
independently managed affiliate of Eaton Vance since 2001. As of October 31,
2012, Atlanta Capital managed $15.1 billion in client assets.

Eaton Vance Corp (NYSE: EV) is one of the oldest investment management firms
in the United States, with a history dating 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, timely innovation 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.

About Risk--Fund share values are sensitive to stock market volatility.
Smaller companies are generally subject to greater price fluctuations, limited
liquidity, higher transaction costs and higher investment risk than larger,
established companies. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may
lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment
practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund
prospectus for a complete description.

Before investing, investors should consider carefully the investment
objective, risks, charges and expenses of a mutual fund. This and other
important information is contained in the prospectus or summary prospectus, if
available, which can be obtained from a financial advisor. Prospective
investors should read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Not FDIC Insured. Not Bank Guaranteed. May Lose Value.

The Fund is distributed by Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC,
Two International Place, Boston, MA 02110.

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management

Website: http://www.eatonvance.com
Contact: Robyn Tice, +1-617-672-8940, rtice@eatonvance.com
 
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