Eaton Vance National Municipal Opportunities Trust Report Of Earnings

    Eaton Vance National Municipal Opportunities Trust Report Of Earnings

PR Newswire

BOSTON, March 8, 2013

BOSTON, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Eaton Vance National Municipal
Opportunities Trust (NYSE: EOT) (the "Trust"), a closed-end management
investment company, today announced the earnings of the Trust for the three
and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2012. The Trust's fiscal year ends
on March 31, 2013.

For the three months ended December 31, 2012, the Trust had net investment
income of $4,254,237 ($0.278 per common share). The Trust's net investment
income for the nine months ended December 31, 2012 was $12,752,716 ($0.833 per
common share). In comparison, for the three months ended December 31, 2011,
the Trust had net investment income of $4,489,154 ($0.293 per common share).
The Trust's net investment income for the nine months ended December 31, 2011
was $13,678,344 ($0.894 per common share).

Net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended December 31,
2012 were $516,797 ($0.028 per common share). The Trust's net realized and
unrealized gains for the nine months ended December 31, 2012 were $16,198,147
($1.057 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains
for the three months ended December 31, 2011 were $1,647,473 ($0.104 per
common share). The Trust's net realized and unrealized gains for the nine
months ended December 31, 2011 were $23,040,017 ($1.506 per common share).

On December 31, 2012, net assets of the Trust were $348,195,340. The net
asset value per share on December 31, 2012 was $22.72 based on 15,326.191
shares outstanding. In comparison, on December 31, 2011, net assets of the
Trust were $318,801,434. The net asset value per share on December 31, 2011
was $20.84 based on 15,299,263 shares outstanding.

The Trust 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"). Trust
portfolio holdings for the most recent month-end are also posted to the
website approximately 30 days following month-end.

The Trust 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 NATIONAL MUNICIPAL OPPORTUNITIES TRUST
SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
                                Three Months Ended      Nine Months Ended
                                December 31,            December 31,
                                2012        2011        2012        2011
Net investment income           $  4,254  $  4,489  $ 12,753   $ 13,678
Net realized and unrealized
gains (losses)
 on investments                (517)       1,647       16,198      23,040
 Net increase (decrease) in net
 assets
  from operations              $  3,737  $  6,136  $ 28,951   $ 36,718
Earnings per Share Outstanding
Net investment income          $  0.278  $  0.293  $  0.833  $  0.894
Net realized and unrealized
gains (losses)
 on investments                (0.028)     0.104       1.057       1.506
 Net increase (decrease) in net
 assets
  from operations              $  0.250  $  0.397  $  1.890  $  2.400
Net Asset Value at December 31
 Net assets                                            $348,195    $318,801
 Shares outstanding                                    15,326      15,299
 Net asset value per share                              $22.72      $20.84
 outstanding
Market Value Summary
 Market price on NYSE at                                $23.82      $20.90
 December 31
 High market price (period                              $24.92      $21.15
 ended December 31)
 Low market price (period ended                         $21.28      $18.17
 December 31)



SOURCE Eaton Vance Management

Website: http://www.eatonvance.com
Contact: Investors, +1-800-262-1122
 
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