Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Bond Fund Report Of Earnings

       Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Bond Fund Report Of Earnings

PR Newswire

BOSTON, Oct. 2, 2013

BOSTON, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Bond
Fund (NYSE MKT: MAB) (the "Fund"), a closed-end management investment company,
today announced the earnings of the Fund for the three and nine-month periods
ended June 30, 2013. The Fund's fiscal year ends on September 30, 2013.

For the three months ended June 30, 2013, the Fund had net investment income
of $356,889 ($0.201 per common share). From this amount, the Fund paid
dividends on preferred shares of $8,306 (equal to $0.004 for each common
share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of
$348,583, or $0.197 per common share. The Fund's net investment income for the
nine months ended June 30, 2013 was $1,061,712 ($0.600 per common share,
before deduction of the preferred share dividends totaling $0.013 per common
share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of
$0.587 per common share. In comparison, for the three months ended June 30,
2012, the Fund had net investment income of $360,028 ($0.204 per common
share). From this amount, the Fund paid dividends on preferred shares of
$10,755 (equal to $0.006 for each common share), resulting in net investment
income after the preferred dividends of $349,273, or $0.198 per common share.
The Fund's net investment income for the nine months ended June 30, 2012 was
$1,090,550 ($0.618 per common share, before deduction of the preferred share
dividends totaling $0.014 per common share), resulting in net investment
income after the preferred dividends of $0.604 per common share.

Net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended June 30, 2013
were $2,672,429 ($1.511 per common share). The Fund's net realized and
unrealized losses for the nine months ended June 30, 2013 were $3,543,701
($2.004 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains
for the three months ended June 30, 2012 were $610,745 ($0.345 per common
share). The Fund's net realized and unrealized gains for the nine months ended
June 30, 2012 were $1,906,082 ($1.079 per common share).

On June 30, 2013, net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were
$24,588,303. The net asset value per common share on June 30, 2013 was $13.90
based on 1,768,514 common shares outstanding. In comparison, on June 30, 2012,
net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were $27,013,518. The net
asset value per common share on June 30, 2012 was $15.29 based on 1,767,084
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 $268.8 billion in assets as of July 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 MASSACHUSETTS MUNICIPAL BOND FUND
SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
                              Three Months Ended        Nine Months Ended
                              June 30,                  June 30,
                              2013         2012         2013        2012
Net investment income         $    357  $    360  $  1,062  $  1,091
Net realized and unrealized
gains (losses)
 on investments              (2,673)      611          (3,544)     1,906
Preferred dividends paid from (8)          (10)         (23)        (24)
net investment income
    Net increase (decrease)
    in net assets
     from operations         $ (2,324)   $    961  $ (2,505)  $  2,973
Earnings per Common Share
Outstanding
Net investment income        $  0.201   $  0.204   $  0.600  $  0.618
Net realized and unrealized
gains (losses)
 on investments              (1.511)      0.345        (2.004)     1.079
Preferred dividends paid from (0.004)      (0.006)      (0.013)     (0.014)
net investment income
    Net increase (decrease)
    in net assets
     from operations         $ (1.314)   $  0.543   $ (1.417)  $  1.683
Net investment income         $  0.201   $  0.204   $  0.600  $  0.618
Preferred dividends paid from (0.004)      (0.006)      (0.013)     (0.014)
net investment income
Net investment income after   $  0.197   $  0.198   $  0.587  $  0.604
preferred dividends
Net Asset Value at June 30
(Common Shares)
    Net assets                                         $24,588     $27,014
    Shares outstanding                                 1,769       1,767
    Net asset value per share                           $13.90      $15.29
    outstanding
Market Value Summary (Common
Shares)
    Market price on NYSE MKT                            $13.44      $15.65
    at June 30
    High market price (period                           $17.99      $16.56
    ended June 30)
    Low market price (period                            $12.66      $13.57
    ended June 30)



SOURCE Eaton Vance Management

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