Overview

Growth of $10,000

10-year period ended 09/30/2016

  • Class A at NAV

Historical Returns (%)as of Sep 30, 2016

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
11/30/2016
Fund at NAV -3.56 -5.11 -0.85 0.23 5.18 4.97 3.13
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -8.10 -9.57 -5.60 -4.51 3.50 3.95 2.63
Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index1 -3.73 -5.21 -0.92 -0.22 3.64 3.42 4.09
09/30/2016
Fund at NAV -0.65 -0.47 3.81 6.33 7.07 5.91 3.85
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -5.32 -5.22 -1.16 1.28 5.36 4.89 3.35
Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index1 -0.50 -0.30 4.01 5.58 5.53 4.48 4.74
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund's current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Fund performance during certain periods reflects the strong bond market performance and/or the strong performance of bonds held during those periods. This performance is not typical and may not be repeated. Max Sales Charge: 4.75%.

Fund Factsas of Oct 31, 2016

Class A Inception 01/06/1998
Performance Inception 03/16/1978
Investment Objective Current income
Total Net Assets $393.5M
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio (Gross)2 0.90%
Expense Ratio (Net)2 0.82%
CUSIP 277911764

Top 10 Holdings (%)3,4as of Oct 31, 2016

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Foothill-Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency
Presence Health Network Obligated Group
New York City Transitional Finance Authority Building Aid Revenue
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
County of Miami-Dade FL Aviation Revenue
Chicago O'Hare International Airport
San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency
Long Island Power Authority
Adventist Health System/Sunbelt Obligated Group
Total 20.44

Portfolio Management

Cynthia J. Clemson Managed Fund since 2005

The information included herein does not reflect securities deemed to be held by the Fund pursuant to financial accounting standard 140 (FAS 140).

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the municipal market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Longer-term bonds typically are more sensitive to interest-rate changes than shorter-term bonds. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (typically referred to as "junk") are generally subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher-rated investments. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Performance

Historical Returns (%)as of Sep 30, 2016

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
10/31/2016
Fund at NAV -0.97 -1.21 2.81 4.62 6.39 5.77 3.64
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -5.67 -5.87 -2.12 -0.35 4.70 4.74 3.13
Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index1 -1.05 -1.41 2.92 4.06 4.89 4.33 4.57
Morningstar™ Muni National Long Category5 -1.05 -1.27 3.13 4.47 5.41 4.73 4.03
09/30/2016
Fund at NAV -0.65 -0.47 3.81 6.33 7.07 5.91 3.85
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -5.32 -5.22 -1.16 1.28 5.36 4.89 3.35
Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index1 -0.50 -0.30 4.01 5.58 5.53 4.48 4.74
Morningstar™ Muni National Long Category5 -0.46 -0.31 4.22 6.05 6.03 4.89 4.19
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund's current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Fund performance during certain periods reflects the strong bond market performance and/or the strong performance of bonds held during those periods. This performance is not typical and may not be repeated. Max Sales Charge: 4.75%.

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Fund at NAV 8.16 -1.66 -23.07 31.71 -0.79 11.68 13.17 -6.16 13.36 3.75
Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index1 4.84 3.36 -2.47 12.91 2.38 10.70 6.78 -2.55 9.05 3.30

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio (Gross)2 0.90%
Expense Ratio (Net)2 0.82%
Class A Inception 01/06/1998
Performance Inception 03/16/1978
Distribution Frequency Monthly

Yield Information6as of Oct 31, 2016

Distribution Rate at NAV 3.72%
Taxable-Equivalent Distribution Rate at NAV 6.57%
SEC 30-day Yield 1.41%
Taxable-Equivalent SEC 30-day Yield 2.49%

Morningstar™ Ratingsas of Oct 31, 2016

Time Period Rating Rating (Load Waived) Funds in
Muni National Long
Category
Overall *** *** 175
3 Years *** ***** 175
5 Years **** **** 163
10 Years ** ** 134
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns.

The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

© 2016 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers is responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on how a fund ranks on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure against other funds in the same category. This measure takes into account variations in a fund's monthly performance after adjusting for sales loads (except for load-waived A shares) redemption fees, and the risk-free rate, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. Load-waived A share star ratings do not include any front-end sales load and are intended for those investors who have access to such purchase terms (e.g., plan participants of a defined contribution plan). Not all A share mutual funds for which Morningstar calculates a load-waived A share star rating may actually waive their front-end sales load. Therefore, Morningstar strongly encourages investors to contact their investment professional to determine whether they are eligible to purchase the A share without paying the front load. The Morningstar Rating may differ among share classes of a mutual fund as a result of different sales loads and/or expense structure.

NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Dec 02, 2016 $8.91 $0.00
Dec 01, 2016 $8.91 -$0.04
Nov 30, 2016 $8.95 -$0.04
Nov 29, 2016 $8.99 -$0.02
Nov 28, 2016 $9.01 -$0.02
Nov 25, 2016 $9.03 $0.00
Nov 23, 2016 $9.03 -$0.02
Nov 22, 2016 $9.05 -$0.01
Nov 21, 2016 $9.06 -$0.02
Nov 18, 2016 $9.08 -$0.02

Distribution History7

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Nov 30, 2016 $0.02881 $8.95
Oct 31, 2016 $0.02883 $9.31
Sep 30, 2016 $0.02822 $9.43
Aug 31, 2016 $0.02813 $9.52
Jul 29, 2016 $0.02937 $9.51
Jun 30, 2016 $0.02946 $9.56
May 31, 2016 $0.02915 $9.44
Apr 29, 2016 $0.02936 $9.43
Mar 31, 2016 $0.02983 $9.37
Feb 29, 2016 $0.02919 $9.34
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No records in this table indicates that there has not been a distribution greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Capital Gain History7

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a capital gain greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the municipal market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Longer-term bonds typically are more sensitive to interest-rate changes than shorter-term bonds. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (typically referred to as "junk") are generally subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher-rated investments. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Portfolio

Asset Mix (%)3,8as of Oct 31, 2016

Municipal Bonds 97.44
Cash 2.56
Total 100.00

Portfolio Statisticsas of Oct 31, 2016

Number of Holdings 142
Average Coupon 4.87%
Average Maturity 15.10 yrs.
Average Effective Maturity 6.69 yrs.
Average Duration 4.55 yrs.
Average Call 6.23 yrs.
Average Price $110.84

Sector Breakdown (%)3as of Oct 31, 2016

Transportation 19.42
Hospital 13.38
Escrowed/Prerefunded 11.63
General Obligations 9.59
Education 6.22
Insured-Special Tax Revenue 5.53
Electric Utilities 5.38
Special Tax Revenue 5.00
Insured-Water and Sewer 3.06
Insured-Transportation 2.96
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Credit Quality (%)9as of Oct 31, 2016

AAA 10.35
AA 46.30
A 22.30
BBB 12.95
BB 1.83
CCC or Lower 0.44
Not Rated 5.83
Total 100.00
Ratings are based on Moody's, S&P or Fitch, as applicable. If securities are rated differently by the ratings agencies, the higher rating is applied. Ratings, which are subject to change, apply to the creditworthiness of the issuers of the underlying securities and not to the Fund or its shares. Credit ratings measure the quality of a bond based on the issuer's creditworthiness, with ratings ranging from AAA, being the highest, to D, being the lowest based on S&P's measures. Ratings of BBB or higher by S&P or Fitch (Baa or higher by Moody's) are considered to be investment-grade quality. Credit ratings are based largely on the ratings agency's analysis at the time of rating. The rating assigned to any particular security is not necessarily a reflection of the issuer's current financial condition and does not necessarily reflect its assessment of the volatility of a security's market value or of the liquidity of an investment in the security. Holdings designated as "Not Rated" are not rated by the national ratings agencies stated above.

Maturity Distribution (%)9as of Oct 31, 2016

Less Than 1 Year 3.40
1 To 3 Years 11.06
3 To 5 Years 3.58
5 To 10 Years 3.44
10 To 20 Years 52.57
20 To 30 Years 25.08
More Than 30 Years 0.86
Total 100.00

Assets by State (%)9,10as of Oct 31, 2016

California 19.05
New York 14.90
Illinois 12.06
Texas 8.56
Florida 5.52
Massachusetts 5.32
Pennsylvania 3.97
New Jersey 2.54
Alabama 2.30
Michigan 2.01
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Fund Holdings3,11as of Oct 31, 2016

Holding Coupon Rate Maturity Date % of Net Assets
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission 0.00% 12/01/2038 3.62%
US DOLLARS 2.61%
Foothill-Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency 0.00% 01/01/2018 2.52%
Presence Health Network Obligated Group 7.75% 08/15/2019 2.15%
New York City Transitional Finance Authority Building Aid Revenue 6.00% 07/15/2038 2.03%
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 5.50% 01/01/2027 2.00%
County of Miami-Dade FL Aviation Revenue 5.00% 10/01/2033 1.92%
Chicago O'Hare International Airport 5.00% 01/01/2033 1.58%
San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency 5.00% 01/15/2034 1.54%
Long Island Power Authority 5.75% 04/01/2019 1.54%
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The information included herein does not reflect securities deemed to be held by the Fund pursuant to financial accounting standard 140 (FAS 140).

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the municipal market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Longer-term bonds typically are more sensitive to interest-rate changes than shorter-term bonds. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (typically referred to as "junk") are generally subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher-rated investments. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Insights & Analysis

Commentary

No commentary information is currently available.

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

The information included herein does not reflect securities deemed to be held by the Fund pursuant to financial accounting standard 140 (FAS 140).

About Risk 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the municipal market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Longer-term bonds typically are more sensitive to interest-rate changes than shorter-term bonds. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (typically referred to as "junk") are generally subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher-rated investments. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.

Attribution

No attribution information is currently available.

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the municipal market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Longer-term bonds typically are more sensitive to interest-rate changes than shorter-term bonds. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (typically referred to as "junk") are generally subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher-rated investments. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Management

Biography
Cynthia J. Clemson

Cynthia J. Clemson

Vice President, Co-Director of Municipal Investments, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 1985

Cynthia Clemson is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of municipal investments and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s municipal bond team. She is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s municipal bond strategies. Cindy began her career in the investment management industry with Eaton Vance in 1985.

Cindy earned a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from Boston University. She is a member of the Boston Municipal Analysts Forum, the Boston Security Analysts Society, the Municipal Bond Buyer Conference and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.

Education
  • B.A. Mount Holyoke College
  • M.B.A. Graduate School of Management, Boston University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2005


Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Annual Report

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Full Prospectus

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Holdings-1st or 3rd fiscal quarters-www.sec.gov

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SAI

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Think Performance Think Eaton Vance

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Semi-Annual Report

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Summary Prospectus

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