Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Income Trust Report of Earnings

     Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Income Trust Report of Earnings  PR Newswire  BOSTON, Aug. 14, 2014  BOSTON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Income Trust (NYSE MKT: MMV) (the "Trust"), a closed-end management investment company, today announced the earnings of the Trust for the three and six-month periods ended May 31, 2014. The Trust's fiscal year ends on November 30, 2014.  For the three months ended May 31, 2014, the Trust had net investment income of $495,193 ($0.180 per common share). From this amount, the Trust paid dividends on preferred shares of $6,728 (equal to $0.002 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $488,465, or $0.178 per common share. The Trust's net investment income for the six months ended May 31, 2014 was $999,216 ($0.363 per common share, before deduction of the preferred share dividends totaling $0.004 per common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $0.359 per common share. In comparison, for the three months ended May 31, 2013, the Trust had net investment income of $517,532 ($0.188 per common share). From this amount, the Trust paid dividends on preferred shares of $12,572 (equal to $0.005 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $504,960, or $0.183 per common share. The Trust's net investment income for the six months ended May 31, 2013 was $1,032,748 ($0.375 per common share, before deduction of the preferred share dividends totaling $0.008 per common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $0.367 per common share.  Net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended May 31, 2014 were $1,476,458 ($0.545 per common share). The Trust's net realized and unrealized gains for the six months ended May 31, 2014 were $3,307,696 ($1.211 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended May 31, 2013 were $1,285,100 ($0.469 per common share). The Trust's net realized and unrealized losses for the six months ended May 31, 2013 were $2,806,913 ($1.022 per common share).  On May 31, 2014, net assets of the Trust applicable to common shares were $41,080,321. The net asset value per common share on May 31, 2014 was $14.94 based on 2,750,521 common shares outstanding. In comparison, on May 31, 2013, net assets of the Trust applicable to common shares were $41,667,307. The net asset value per common share on May 31, 2013 was $15.15 based on 2,750,521 common 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 $288.2 billion in assets as of July 31, 2014, 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 INCOME TRUST SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share amounts)                             Three Months Ended        Six Months Ended                             May 31,                  May 31,                             2014         2013         2014         2013 Net investment income       $         $         $         $   1,033                             495         518         999 Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)  on investments            1,476        (1,285)      3,308        (2,807) Preferred dividends paid    (7)          (13)         (11)         (22) from net investment income     Net increase (decrease)     in net assets      from operations       $   1,964  $         $   4,296  $  (1,796)                                          (780) Earnings per Common Share Outstanding Net investment income       $   0.180  $   0.188  $   0.363  $   0.375 Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)  on investments            0.545        (0.469)      1.211        (1.022) Preferred dividends paid    (0.002)      (0.005)      (0.004)      (0.008) from net investment income     Net increase (decrease)     in net assets      from operations       $   0.723  $  (0.286)  $   1.570  $  (0.655) Net investment income       $   0.180  $   0.188  $   0.363  $   0.375 Preferred dividends paid    (0.002)      (0.005)      (0.004)      (0.008) from net investment income Net investment income after $   0.178  $   0.183  $   0.359  $   0.367 preferred dividends Net Asset Value at May 31 (Common Shares)     Net assets                                       $41,080      $41,667     Shares outstanding                               2,751        2,751     Net asset value per                               $14.94       $15.15     share outstanding Market Value Summary (Common Shares)     Market price on NYSE                              $13.52       $13.93     MKT at May 31     High market price                                 $13.66       $16.39     (period ended May 31)     Low market price                                  $11.86       $13.93     (period ended May 31)  SOURCE Eaton Vance Management  Website: http://www.eatonvance.com Contact: Investor Contact: (800) 262-1122  
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