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Eaton Vance National Municipal Opportunities Trust Report Of Earnings

BOSTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance National Municipal Opportunities Trust (NYSE: EOT) (the "Trust"), a closed-end management investment company, today announced the earnings of the Trust for the three and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2013. The Trust's fiscal year ends on March 31, 2014.

For the three months ended December 31, 2013, the Trust had net investment income of $4,160,726 ($0.271 per common share). The Trust's net investment income for the nine months ended December 31, 2013 was $12,600,315 ($0.822 per common share). In comparison, for the three months ended December 31, 2012, the Trust had net investment income of $4,254,237 ($0.278 per common share). The Trust's net investment income for the nine months ended December 31, 2012 was $12,752,716 ($0.833 per common share).

Net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended December 31, 2013 were $3,301,867 ($0.217 per common share). The Trust's net realized and unrealized losses for the nine months ended December 31, 2013 were $34,357,704 ($2.243 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended December 31, 2012 were $516,797 ($0.028 per common share). The Trust's net realized and unrealized gains for the nine months ended December 31, 2012 were $16,198,147 ($1.057 per common share).

On December 31, 2013, net assets of the Trust were $312,656,829. The net asset value per share on December 31, 2013 was $20.52 based on 15,238,333 shares outstanding. In comparison, on December 31, 2012, net assets of the Trust were $348,195,340. The net asset value per share on December 31, 2012 was $22.72 based on 15,326,191 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 $285.4 billion in assets as of March 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 NATIONAL MUNICIPAL OPPORTUNITIES TRUST

SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)












Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



December 31,


December 31,



2013


2012


2013


2012

Net investment income

$    4,161


$    4,254


$  12,600


$ 12,753

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)








  on investments

(3,302)


(517)


(34,358)


16,198


Net increase (decrease) in net assets









  from operations

$       859


$    3,737


$(21,758)


$ 28,951










Earnings per Share Outstanding








Net investment income 

$    0.271


$    0.278


$    0.822


$    0.833

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)








  on investments

(0.217)


(0.028)


(2.243)


1.057


Net increase (decrease) in net assets









  from operations

$    0.054


$    0.250


$   (1.421)


$    1.890










Net Asset Value at December 31 









Net assets 





$312,657


$348,195


Shares outstanding 





15,238


15,326


Net asset value per share outstanding





$20.52


$22.72










Market Value Summary 









Market price on NYSE at December 31





$18.46


$23.82


High market price (period ended December 31)





$22.46


$24.92


Low market price (period ended December 31)





$17.73


$21.28



















SOURCE Eaton Vance Management

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