BOSTON, April 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust (NYSE: EFR) (the âFundâ) held a special meeting of shareholders on April 16, 2021 (the âSpecial Meetingâ). At the extraordinary meeting, the shareholders of the Fund were invited to approve a new investment advisory contract with Eaton Vance Management, the investment adviser of the Fund. The special meeting was adjourned until April 30, 2021 To 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time to give shareholders more time to vote. The October 29, 2020 the record date for shareholders entitled to vote at the adjourned special meeting remains unchanged. Information on the adjourned special meeting appears below.
If, from October 29, 2020, you were a shareholder of the Fund and have not yet voted, the Fund invites you to submit your vote before the adjournment of the special meeting by one of the methods described in the proxy documents of the Fund. The Fund’s proxy circular is available online at https://funds.eatonvance.com/closed-end-fund-and-term-trust-documents.php.
If, from October 29, 2020, you were a registered holder of Fund shares (that is to say, you held shares of the Fund in your own name directly with the Fund) and wish to attend and vote at the adjourned extraordinary meeting, you must send your full name and address to AST at [emailÂ protected] You will then receive credentials to participate in the adjourned special meeting. You will be able to vote by entering the control number shown on the proxy card you previously received. All requests to participate and / or vote at the adjourned extraordinary meeting must reach the AST no later than 11:00 am Eastern Time to April 30, 2021.
If, on the relevant registration date, you hold shares in the Fund through an intermediary (as a broker) and wish to attend and vote at the adjourned special meeting, you will need to obtain a legal proxy from your intermediary reflecting the name of the Fund, the number of shares of the Fund you held as well as your name and email address . You can send an email from your intermediary containing the legal power of attorney or attach a picture of the legal power of attorney to an email and send it to AST at the address [emailÂ protected] with “Legal Proxy” in the subject line. You will then receive identification information to participate in the adjourned extraordinary meeting, as well as a unique control number to exercise the voting rights attached to your shares. If you would like to attend the adjourned special meeting, but NOT vote at it, please email AST at [emailÂ protected] with proof of ownership of Fund shares. A declaration, letter or voting instruction form from your intermediary will be sufficient proof of ownership. You will then receive credentials to participate in the adjourned special meeting. All requests to participate and / or vote at the adjourned extraordinary meeting must be received by the AST no later than 11:00 am Eastern Time to April 30, 2021.
Please contact AST at [emailÂ protected] for any questions regarding access to the adjourned extraordinary meeting, and an AST representative will contact you to answer your questions.
About the Fund
Eaton Vance Corp. was acquired by Morgan Stanley on 1st of March, 2021. Its investment subsidiaries Eaton Vance Management, Parametric, Atlanta Capital and Calvert are now part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, the asset management division of Morgan Stanley. These investment managers offer a variety of investment approaches, encompassing fundamental bottom-up active management, responsible investing, systematic investing and the personalized implementation of client-specified portfolio exposures.
Closed-end fund stocks often trade at a discount to their net asset value. The market price of the shares of the Fund may vary from the net asset value depending on factors affecting the supply and demand of shares, such as the distribution rates of the Fund compared to similar investments, investors’ expectations regarding future distribution changes, the clarity of the Fund’s investment strategy and return expectations and investor confidence in the underlying markets in which the Fund invests. Shares of the Fund are subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of invested capital. The Fund is not a complete investment program and you could lose money investing in it. An investment in the Fund may not be suitable for all investors. Before investing, potential investors should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objective, strategies, risks, charges and expenses.
This press release is for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute, and does not constitute, an offer to buy or sell shares of the Fund. Additional information about the Fund, including information on the performance and characteristics of the portfolio, is available at eatonvance.com.
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements, as defined by United States securities laws. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements, as they are subject to uncertainties and other factors which may be beyond the control of the Fund and could cause actual results to differ materially. those set forth in forward-looking statements.
SOURCE Eaton Vance Management