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Eaton Vance Short Duration Diversified Income Fund Report Of Earnings

BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Short Duration Diversified Income Fund (NYSE: EVG) (the "Fund"), a closed-end management investment company, today announced the earnings of the Fund for the three months and year ended October 31, 2013. The Fund's fiscal year ended on October 31, 2013.

For the three months ended October 31, 2013, the Fund had net investment income of $4,083,686 ($0.216 per share). For the year ended October 31, 2013, the Fund had net investment income of $15,562,697 ($0.824 per share). In comparison, for the three months ended October 31, 2012, the Fund had net investment income of $4,615,839 ($0.244 per share).  For the year ended October 31, 2012, the Fund had net investment income of $16,376,795 ($0.867 per share).

Net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended October 31, 2013 were $829,723 ($0.040 per share). Net realized and unrealized losses for the year ended October 31, 2013 were $12,052,005 ($0.634 per share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended October 31, 2012 were $2,306,970 ($0.117 per share). Net realized and unrealized gains for the year ended October 31, 2012 were $5,256,479 ($0.273 per share).

On October 31, 2013, net assets of the Fund were $320,513,612. The net asset value per share on October 31, 2013 was $16.97 based on 18,886,596 shares outstanding. In comparison, on October 31, 2012, net assets of the Fund were $337,400,444. The net asset value per share on October 31, 2012 was $17.86 based on 18,886,596 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 $283.3 billion in assets as of December 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 SHORT DURATION DIVERSIFIED INCOME FUND

SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)





















Three Months Ended


Year Ended








October 31,


October 31,








2013


2012


2013


2012


Gross investment income




$             5,958


$           6,732


$        22,229


$           23,157


Operating expenses





(1,874)


(2,116)


(6,666)


(6,780)



Net investment income



$             4,084


$           4,616


$        15,563


$           16,377


Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)










  on investments





$               (830)


$           2,306


$       (12,052)


$             5,256



Net increase (decrease) in net assets










  from operations




$             3,254


$           6,922


$           3,511


$           21,633
















Earnings per Share Outstanding











Gross investment income




$             0.315


$           0.356


$           1.177


$             1.226


Operating expenses





(0.099)


(0.112)


(0.353)


(0.359)



Net investment income 



$             0.216


$           0.244


$           0.824

(1)

$             0.867

(1)

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)










  on investments





$            (0.040)


$           0.117


$         (0.634)


$             0.273



Net increase (decrease) in net assets










  from operations




$             0.176


$           0.361


$           0.190


$             1.140






























Net Asset Value at October 31












Net assets  








$      320,514


$         337,400



Shares outstanding 







18,887


18,887



Net asset value per share outstanding





$           16.97


$             17.86
















Market Value Summary













Market price on NYSE at October 31





$           15.29


$             17.32



High market price (period ended October 31)





$           17.82


$             17.79



Low market price (period ended October 31)





$           14.98


$             16.15
















(1)

For federal income tax purposes, estimated net investment income per share for the year ended 





October 31, 2013 and October 31, 2012 were $0.697 and $0.560, respectively.






 

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management

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