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Richard Froio Joins Eaton Vance as Chief Compliance Officer

BOSTON, Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Corp. ("Eaton Vance") announced today that Richard F. Froio, has joined the firm as Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, based in Boston. He reports to Frederick S. Marius, Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer of Eaton Vance Corp.

Mr. Froio leads Eaton Vance's enterprisewide global compliance organization. He serves as Chief Compliance Officer of Eaton Vance Management, Boston Management and Research, and Eaton Vance Investment Counsel. Mr. Froio also serves as Chief Compliance Officer of the registered investment companies sponsored by Eaton Vance and in that connection, reports to the Board of Trustees of the funds.

"Rick possesses a wealth of industry experience and knowledge of compliance and regulatory standards," said Mr. Marius. "We look forward to Rick playing a key role in continuing to ensure that Eaton Vance's business practices remain aligned with all applicable regulatory requirements."

Mr. Froio joins Eaton Vance from PIMCO where he was Deputy Chief Compliance Officer (Advisor/Funds) and Chief Compliance Officer (Distribution). In this role, he was responsible for managing core advisor, distributor and fund compliance functions. He was also a member of PIMCO's Global Wealth Management executive operating committee and Chief Compliance Officer of PIMCO's Latin America affiliates. Prior to this, he was Managing Director at BlackRock and Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Americas Compliance at Barclays Global Investors.

Eaton Vance (NYSE: EV) is a leading global asset manager whose history dates to 1924. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Eaton Vance and its affiliates managed $419.3 billion in assets as of September 30, 2017, offering institutions and individuals a broad array of investment strategies and wealth management solutions. The Company's long record of providing exemplary service, timely innovation 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, visit eatonvance.com.

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