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Eaton Vance Risk-Managed Diversified Equity Income Fund Report of Earnings

BOSTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Risk-Managed Diversified Equity Income Fund (NYSE: ETJ), a diversified closed-end investment company, today announced the earnings of the Fund for the three months and year ended December 31, 2013. The Fund's fiscal year ended on December 31, 2013.

For the three months ended December 31, 2013, the Fund had net investment income of $1,456,471 ($0.021 per common share). For the year ended December 31, 2013, the Fund had net investment income of $6,107,242 ($0.088 per common share). In comparison, for the three months ended December 31, 2012, the Fund had net investment income of $3,476,671 ($0.049 per common share). For the year ended December 31, 2012, the Fund had net investment income of $9,494,591($0.131 per common share).

Net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended December 31, 2013 were $53,206,899 ($0.778 per common share) and net realized and unrealized gains for the year ended December 31, 2013 were $119,925,704 ($1.734 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended December 31, 2012 were $9,674,394, ($0.132 per common share) and net realized and unrealized gains for the year ended December 31, 2012 were $20,484,637, ($0.281 per common share).

On December 31, 2013, net assets of the Fund were $851,012,944. The net asset value per common share on December 31, 2013 was $12.72 based on 66,887,441 common shares outstanding. In comparison, on December 31, 2012, net assets of the Fund were $839,702,599. The net asset value per common share on December 31, 2012 was $11.95 based on 70,262,683 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 $278.6 billion in assets as of January 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 RISK-MANAGED DIVERSIFIED EQUITY INCOME FUND

SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)





































Three Months Ended


Year Ended









December 31,


December 31,









2013


2012


2013


2012



Gross investment income


$           3,735


$           5,846


$          15,504


$         19,147



Operating expenses



(2,279)


(2,369)


(9,397)


(9,652)




Net investment income


$           1,456


$           3,477


$            6,107


$           9,495



Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)











  on investments


$         53,208


$         (9,674)


$        119,926


$         20,485




Net increase (decrease) in net assets











  from operations


$         54,664


$         (6,197)


$        126,033


$         29,980















Earnings per Common Share Outstanding











Gross investment income


$           0.055


$           0.082


$            0.224


$           0.264



Operating expenses


(0.034)


(0.033)


(0.136)


(0.133)




Net investment income 


$           0.021


$           0.049


$            0.088


$           0.131



Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)











  on investments


$           0.778


$         (0.132)


$            1.734


$           0.281




Net increase (decrease) in net assets











  from operations


$           0.799


$         (0.083)


$            1.822


$           0.412



























Net Asset Value at December 31 (Common Shares)











Net assets  






$        851,013


$       839,703




Shares outstanding 






66,887


70,263




Net asset value per share outstanding





$            12.72


$           11.95


















Market Value Summary (Common Shares)












Market price on NYSE at December 31





$            11.27


$           10.43




High market price (period ended December 31)




$            11.48


$           11.00




Low market price (period ended December 31)




$            10.62


$             9.89


















 

 

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management

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