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BOSTON, Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Short Duration Diversified Income Fund (NYSE: EVG), Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust (NYSE: EFT), Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust (NYSE: EFR) and Eaton Vance Senior Income Trust (NYSE: EVF) (each, a "Fund" and, collectively, the "Funds") each announced today the preliminary results of the Fund's cash tender offer for its outstanding common shares that expired at 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time on July 30, 2021 (each, a "Tender Offer" and, collectively, the "Tender Offers").  For each Tender Offer, the below table shows (i) the number of shares the Fund has offered to purchase; (ii) the number of shares that were properly tendered by Fund shareholders; and (iii) the purchase price of properly tendered shares.  


Shares Offered to Purchase

Pursuant to the Tender Offer

Shares Properly Tendered

Purchase Price of Properly Tendered Shares*


Up to 4,470,149 shares, or 25% of its outstanding common shares




Up to 19,931,845 shares, or 50% of its outstanding common shares




Up to 18,424,157 shares, or 50% of its outstanding common shares




Up to 22,719,965 shares, or 60% of its outstanding common shares



*        Equal to 99% of the relevant Fund's net asset value per share as of the close of regular trading on the New 
          York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on July 30, 2021 (the date the Tender Offer expired).

Under the terms and conditions of each Fund's Tender Offer, if the number of shares properly tendered exceeds the number of shares offered to purchase, the Fund will purchase shares properly tendered on a pro-rata basis (disregarding fractional shares).  Based on the preliminary results shown above, EFT, EFR and EVF expect to purchase all shares properly tendered and EVG expects to purchase a pro-rata allocation of the shares properly tendered.

The above-indicated results are based on preliminary information provided by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, the depositary for each Tender Offer, are subject to adjustment and should not be regarded as final.  Each Fund currently expects to announce the final results of its Tender Offer on or about August 3, 2021.

The information agent for each Tender Offer is AST Fund Solutions, LLC.  Any questions with regard to any of the Tender Offers may be directed to the information agent toll-free at 1-877-732-3614.

About the Funds

Eaton Vance applies in-depth fundamental analysis to the active management of equity, income, alternative and multi-asset strategies. Eaton Vance's investment teams follow time-tested principles of investing that emphasize ongoing risk management, tax management (where applicable) and the pursuit of consistent long-term returns. The firm's investment capabilities encompass the global capital markets. With a history dating back to 1924, Eaton Vance is headquartered in Boston and also maintains investment offices in New York, London, Tokyo and Singapore. For more information, visit Eaton Vance is a part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, the asset management division of Morgan Stanley.

Except pursuant to a tender offer, common shares of the Funds are only available for purchase or sale on the NYSE at their current market price. Shares of closed-end funds (such as the Funds) often trade at a discount from their net asset value. The market price of a fund's shares may vary from net asset value based on factors affecting the supply and demand for shares, such as fund distribution rates relative to similar investments, investors' expectations for future distribution changes, the clarity of a fund's investment strategy and future return expectations, and investors' confidence in the underlying markets in which the fund invests. Fund shares are subject to investment risk, including possible loss of principal invested. Shares of the Funds are not FDIC-insured and are not deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, any bank. Each Fund is not a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in the Fund. An investment in a Fund may not be appropriate for all investors. Before investing, prospective investors should consider carefully such Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. 

This press release is for informational purposes only and is not intended to, and does not, constitute an offer to purchase or sell shares of a Fund. Additional information about the Funds, including performance and portfolio characteristic information, is available at

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements, as defined by the U.S. securities laws. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements because they are subject to uncertainties and other factors that may be beyond a Fund's control and could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

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