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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Eaton Vance Grabs Natixis Alum for Chief Legal Officer Post

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Eaton Vance has hired John Pelletier as its chief legal officer. Pelletier joins Eaton Vance from Natixis, where he served most recently as chief operating officer and executive vice president. He earlier served as Natixis' general counsel. Eaton Vance has also named two new deputy legal officers, Maureen Gemma and Frederick Marius.

Eaton Vance Corp. announced today that John E. Pelletier will join the Company to become Chief Legal Officer on November 1, 2007, upon the retirement of Alan R. Dynner. Mr. Dynner has served as Chief Legal Officer since 1996. The Company also announced the appointment of Maureen A. Gemma and Frederick S. Marius as Deputy Chief Legal Officers. Ms. Gemma and Mr. Marius have served as attorneys at Eaton Vance since 1993 and 2004, respectively.

"We are pleased to announce new leadership of Eaton Vance's legal and compliance group to replace Alan Dynner, who is retiring after eleven years of distinguished service," said Thomas E. Faust Jr., President of Eaton Vance Corp. "John brings to the role of Chief Legal Officer significant experience in investment industry legal and regulatory matters and a strong record as a business leader and manager. Maureen and Fred are talented attorneys with strong records of accomplishment and in-depth knowledge of the Company's legal affairs. Together, we believe they make a formidable leadership team."

Mr. Pelletier joins Eaton Vance from Natixis Global Associates, where he served most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. He was General Counsel of Natixis from 1997 to 2004. Prior to joining Natixis, Mr. Pelletier was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Funds Distributor, Inc. and its corporate affiliates, and an attorney at Boston Company Advisors, Inc. Mr. Pelletier is a graduate of Assumption College and received J.D. and Master of Arts, Public Policy degrees from Duke University. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Prior to joining Eaton Vance, Ms. Gemma was associated with Bingham McCutchen LLP. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Boston College Law School.

Mr. Marius was President and General Counsel of Quantitative Investment Advisors, Inc. and U.S. Boston Capital Corporation from 1999 to 2004. He served previously as Vice President, Counsel of Putnam Investments, Inc. and as an associate in the Boston office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Boston University School of Law.

Eaton Vance Corp., a Boston-based investment management firm with $153.5 billion of assets under management on August 31, 2007, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EV.  

Edited by: Erin Kello

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