BOSTON, Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In connection with the proposed acquisition of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) by Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced on October 8, 2020, shareholders of Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust (NYSE: EFT), Eaton Vance New York Municipal Income Trust (NYSE American: EVY), Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust (NYSE: EFR) and Eaton Vance Senior Income Trust (NYSE: EVF) (each, a "Fund" and, collectively, the "Funds") were asked to approve new investment advisory agreements for the Funds at a joint special meeting of shareholders held on January 12, 2021 (the "Meeting").
The Meeting of EFT, EVY and EFR (the "Adjourned Funds") was adjourned to February 5, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time in order to allow more time for shareholders to vote. For the Adjourned Funds, the record date for the Meeting remains unchanged, and is fixed as of the close of business on October 29, 2020. Shareholders of the Adjourned Funds who have already voted do not need to take further action.
If, as of October 29, 2020, you were a holder of record of an Adjourned Fund's shares (i.e., you held Fund shares in your own name directly with the Fund) and you wish to participate in and vote at the adjourned Meeting, you must email your full name and address to AST Fund Solutions, LLC ("AST") at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be provided with credentials to participate in the Meeting. You will be able to vote at the Meeting by entering the control number found on the WHITE proxy card you previously received. Requests to participate in and vote at the Meeting must be received by AST by no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 4, 2021.
If, as of October 29, 2020, you held an Adjourned Fund's shares through an intermediary (such as a broker-dealer) and you wish to participate in and vote at the adjourned Meeting, you will need to obtain a legal proxy from your intermediary reflecting the Fund's name, the number of Fund shares held and your name and email address. You may forward an email from your intermediary containing the legal proxy or attach an image of the legal proxy to an email and send it to AST at email@example.com with "Legal Proxy" in the subject line. You will then be provided with credentials to participate in the Meeting, as well as a unique control number to vote your shares at the Meeting. If you would like to participate in but NOT vote at the Meeting, please send an email to AST at firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of ownership of Fund shares. A statement, letter or the Vote Instruction Form from your intermediary will be sufficient proof of ownership. You will then be provided with credentials to participate in the Meeting. All requests to participate in the Meeting must be received by AST by no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 4, 2021.
Whether or not you plan to participate in the Meeting, the Funds urge you to submit your vote on the WHITE proxy card in advance of the Meeting by one of the methods described in the Funds' proxy materials. The Funds' proxy statement is available online at https://funds.eatonvance.com/closed-end-fund-and-term-trust-documents.php. Please contact AST at email@example.com with any questions regarding access to the Meeting and an AST representative will contact you to answer your questions.
Shareholders of EVF voted at the Meeting not to approve the new investment advisory agreement for EVF. The Board of Trustees of EVF will consider what additional actions to take with respect to EVF.
The final vote tabulations, as certified by the independent inspector, First Coast Results, Inc., will be published in each Fund's next report to shareholders.
About Eaton Vance Corp.
The Funds' investment adviser is Eaton Vance Management, a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. ("Eaton Vance"). Eaton Vance provides advanced investment strategies and wealth management solutions to forward-thinking investors around the world. Through principal investment affiliates Eaton Vance Management, Parametric, Atlanta Capital, Calvert and Hexavest, the Company offers a diversity of investment approaches, encompassing bottom-up and top-down fundamental active management, responsible investing, systematic investing and customized implementation of client-specified portfolio exposures. As of December 31, 2020, Eaton Vance had consolidated assets under management of $583.1 billion. For more information, visit eatonvance.com.
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