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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