Eaton Vance Senior Income Trust Report Of Earnings

              Eaton Vance Senior Income Trust Report Of Earnings

PR Newswire

BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2013

BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Senior Income Trust (NYSE:
EVF) (the "Fund"), a closed-end management investment company, today announced
the earnings of the Fund for the three months and the six months ended
December 31, 2012. The Fund's fiscal year ends on June 30, 2013.

For the three months ended December 31, 2012, the Fund had net investment
income of $4,310,733 ($0.117 per common share). From this amount, the Fund
paid dividends on preferred shares of $39,336 (equal to $0.001 for each common
share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of
$4,271,397 or $0.116 per common share. For the six months ended December 31,
2012, the Fund had net investment income of $9,165,809 ($0.249 per common
share). From this amount, the Fund paid dividends on preferred shares of
$75,128 (equal to $0.002 for each common share), resulting in net investment
income after the preferred dividends of $9,090,681 or $0.247 per common
share. In comparison, for the three months ended December 31, 2011, the Fund
had net investment income of $3,905,978 ($0.106 per common share). From this
amount, the Fund paid dividends on preferred shares of $22,865 (equal to less
than $0.001 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after
the preferred dividends of $3,883,113 or $0.106 per common share. For the six
months ended December 31, 2011, the Fund had net investment income of
$7,585,114 ($0.206 per common share). From this amount, the Fund paid
dividends on preferred shares of $46,103 (equal to $0.001 for each common
share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of
$7,539,011 or $0.205 per common share. 

Net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended December 31, 2012
were $1,809,972 ($0.050 per common share). The Fund's net realized and
unrealized gains for the six months ended December 31, 2012 were $7,853,660
($0.214 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains
for the three months ended December 31, 2011 were $7,119,094 ($0.185 per
common share). The Fund's net realized and unrealized losses for the six
months ended December 31, 2011 were $9,606,097 ($0.270 per common share).

On December 31, 2012, net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were
$269,588,327. The net asset value per common share on December 31, 2012 was
$7.33 based on 36,776,552 common shares outstanding. In comparison, on
December 31, 2011, net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were
$254,488,195. The net asset value per common share on December 31, 2011 was
$6.92 based on 36,752,548 common 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 $247.8 billion in assets as of January 31, 2013,
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 SENIOR INCOME TRUST
  SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
  (in thousands, except per share amounts)
                                    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
                                    December 31,           December 31,
                                    2012       2011        2012      2011
Gross investment income             $5,815     $5,349      $12,173   $10,468
Operating expenses                  (1,347)    (1,298)     (2,687)   (2,587)
Interest expense                    (157)      (145)       (320)     (296)
  Net investment income             $4,311     $3,906      $9,166    $7,585
Net realized and unrealized gains
(losses)
 on investments                    $1,810     $7,119      $7,854    ($9,606)
Preferred dividends paid from net   (39)       (23)        (75)      (46)
investment income
  Net increase (decrease) in net
  assets
   from operations                 $6,082     $11,002     $16,945   ($2,067)
Earnings per Common Share
Outstanding
Gross investment income             $0.158     $0.145      $0.331    $0.284
Operating expenses                  (0.036)    (0.035)     (0.073)   (0.070)
Interest expense                    (0.005)    (0.004)     (0.009)   (0.008)
  Net investment income             $0.117     $0.106      $0.249    $0.206
Net realized and unrealized gains
(losses)
 on investments                    $0.050     $0.185      $0.214    ($0.270)
Preferred dividends paid from net   (0.001)    (0.000) (1) (0.002)   (0.001)
investment income
  Net increase (decrease) in net
  assets
   from operations                 $0.166     $0.291      $0.461    ($0.065)
Net investment income               $0.117     $0.106      $0.249    $0.206
Preferred dividends paid from net   (0.001)    (0.000) (1) (0.002)   (0.001)
investment income
Net investment income after         $0.116     $0.106      $0.247    $0.205
preferred dividends
Net Asset Value at December 31
(Common Share)
  Net assets (000)                                         $269,588  $254,488
  Shares outstanding (000)                                 36,777    36,753
  Net asset value per share                                $7.33     $6.92
  outstanding
Market Value Summary (Common Share)
  Market price on NYSE at December                         $7.54     $6.53
  31
  High market price (six months                            $7.88     $7.27
  ended December 31)
  Low market price (six months                             $6.98     $6.17
  ended December 31)
  (1) amount is less than $0.001





SOURCE Eaton Vance Management

Website: http://www.eatonvance.com
Contact: Investor Contact: 1-800-262-1122
 
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