POS EX 1 enxposex.htm EATON VANCE NEW YORK MUNICIPAL BOND FUND

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 4, 2019

1933 Act File No. 333-226306

 

 

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM N-14

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

Pre-Effective Amendment No. [_]

 

Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 [X]

 

EATON VANCE NEW YORK MUNICIPAL BOND FUND

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Two International Place, Boston, MA 02110

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(617) 672-8305

(Registrant's Telephone Number)

 

MAUREEN A. GEMMA

Two International Place, Boston, MA 02110

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

 

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Joint Prospectus/Proxy Statement and Statement of Additional Information, each in the form filed on September 19, 2018 on Form N-14 8C/A (File No. 333-226306), are incorporated herein by reference.

This amendment is being filed in order to file, as Exhibits 4 and 12 to this Registration Statement, the Agreement and Plan of Reorganization and the tax opinion of Ropes & Gray LLP, special U.S. federal income tax counsel for the Registrant.

 

 
 

PART C

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 15. Indemnification

 

Article IV of the Registrant’s Agreement and Declaration of Trust permits Trustee and officer indemnification by By-Law, contract and vote. Article XI of the By-Laws contains indemnification provisions.

 

The Registrant’s Trustees and officers are insured under a standard mutual fund errors and omissions insurance policy covering loss incurred by reason of negligent errors and omissions committed in their capacities as such.

 

The advisory agreement of the Registrant provides the investment adviser limitation of liability to the Trust and its shareholders in the absence of willful misfeasance, bad faith, gross negligence or reckless disregard of obligations or duties under the agreement.

 

Item 16. Exhibits

 

(1)   (a)Agreement and Declaration of Trust of the Registrant dated July 8, 2002 filed as Exhibit (a) to the Registrant’s initial Registration Statement on Form N-2 (File Nos. 333-92200 and 811-21148) as to the Registrant’s common shares of beneficial interest (“Common Shares”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) on July 10, 2002 (Accession No. 0000950135-02-004598) (“Initial Common Shares Registration Statement”) and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(b)Amendment to the Declaration of Trust dated August 11, 2008 filed as Exhibit (1)(b) to the Registrant’s Initial Registration Statement under Form N-14 filed with the Commission on July 23, 2018 (Accession No. 0000940394-18-001383) and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(c)Amendment to the Declaration of Trust dated February 1, 2010 filed as Exhibit (1)(c) to the Registrant’s Initial Registration Statement under Form N-14 filed with the Commission on July 23, 2018 (Accession No. 0000940394-18-001383) and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(2)Amended and Restated By-Laws of the Registrant dated April 23, 2012 filed as Exhibit (2) to the Registrant’s Initial Registration Statement under Form N-14 filed with the Commission on July 23, 2018 (Accession No. 0000940394-18-001383) and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(3)Not applicable.

 

(4)Agreement and Plan of Reorganization - filed herewith.

 

(5)(a) Form of Specimen Certificate for Common Shares of Beneficial Interest was filed as Exhibit (d)(1) to the Initial Common Shares Registration Statement and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(6)(a) Investment Advisory Agreement dated July 25, 2002 was filed as Exhibit (g) to the Registrant’s Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s Common Shares Registration Statement filed with the Commission on July 26, 2002 (Accession No. 0000950135-02-003435) (“Initial Common Shares Registration Statement Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1”) and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(b)Fee Reduction Agreement to the Investment Advisory Agreement dated August 11, 2008 filed as Exhibit (6)(b) to the Registrant’s Initial Registration Statement under Form N-14 filed with the Commission on July 23, 2018 (Accession No. 0000940394-18-001383) and incorporated herein by reference.
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(c)Fee Reduction Agreement to the Investment Advisory Agreement dated May 1, 2018 filed as Exhibit (6)(c) to the Registrant’s Initial Registration Statement under Form N-14 filed with the Commission on July 23, 2018 (Accession No. 0000940394-18-001383) and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(7)(a) Form of Underwriting Agreement to Registrant’s Common Shares was filed as Exhibit (7)(a) to the Registrant’s Pre-Effective Amendment No. 3 to the Initial Common Shares Registration Statement filed with the Commission on August 27, 2002 (Accession No. 0000950135-02-003952) (“Initial Common Shares Registration Statement Pre-Effective Amendment No. 3”) and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(b)Form of Master Agreement Among Underwriters to Registrant’s Common Shares was filed as Exhibit (h)(2) to Initial Common Shares Registration Statement Pre-Effective Amendment No. 3 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(c)Form of Master Selected Dealers Agreement to Registrant’s Common Shares was filed as Exhibit (h)(3) to Initial Common Shares Registration Statement Pre-Effective Amendment No. 3 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(8)Not applicable.

 

(9)(a) Amended and Restated Master Custodian Agreement between Eaton Vance Funds and State Street Bank & Trust Company dated September 1, 2013 filed as Exhibit (g)(1) to Post-Effective Amendment No. 211 filed September 24, 2013 (Accession No. 0000940394-13-001073) and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(b)Amended and Restated Services Agreement with State Street Bank & Trust Company dated September 1, 2010 filed as exhibit (g)(2) to Post-Effective Amendment No. 108 of Eaton Vance Special Investment Trust (File Nos. 002-27962, 811-01545) filed September 27, 2010 (Accession No. 0000940394-10-001000) and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(c)Amendment Number 1 dated May 16, 2012 to Amended and Restated Services Agreement with State Street Bank & Trust Company dated September 1, 2010 filed as Exhibit (g)(3) to Post-Effective Amendment No. 39 of Eaton Vance Municipals Trust II (File Nos. 033-71320, 811-08134) filed May 29, 2012 (Accession No. 0000940394-12-000641) and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(d)Amendment dated September 1, 2013 to Amended and Restated Services Agreement with State Street Bank & Trust Company dated September 1, 2010 filed as Exhibit (g)(4) to Post-Effective Amendment No. 211 filed September 24, 2013 (Accession No. 0000940394-13-001073) and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(10)Not applicable.

 

(11)Opinion and Consent of Counsel filed as exhibit (11) to the Registrant’s Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1 to Form N-14 filed on September 19, 2018 (Accession No. 0000940394-18-001575).

 

(12)Opinion of Ropes & Gray LLP supporting the tax matters discussed in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus —filed herewith.

 

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(13)(a)Transfer Agency and Services Agreement dated April 13, 2017 filed as Exhibit (k)(1) to Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1 of Eaton Vance Floating-Rate 2022 Target Term Trust (File Nos. 333-216805, 811-23240) filed with the Commission on June 28, 2017 (Accession No. 0001193125-17-215501) and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(b)Administration Agreement dated July 25, 2002 filed as Exhibit (k)(d) to the Initial Common Shares Registration Statement Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(c)Letter Agreement with Eaton Vance Management filed as Exhibit (p) to Initial Common Shares Registration Statement Pre-Effective Amendment No. 3 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(d)Form of Calculation and Paying Agent Agreement between Each Fund Listed on Annex A and The Bank of New York Mellon dated as of December 11, 2015 filed as Exhibit (13)(d) to the Registrant’s Initial Registration Statement under Form N-14 filed with the Commission on July 23, 2018 (Accession No. 0000940394-18-001383) and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(14)Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm filed as exhibit (14) to the Registrant’s Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1 to Form N-14 filed on September 19, 2018 (Accession No. 0000940394-18-001575).

 

(15)Omitted Financial Statements - Not applicable.

 

(16)Power of Attorney dated October 17, 2017 filed as Exhibit (16) to the Registrant’s Initial Registration Statement under Form N-14 filed with the Commission on July 23, 2018 (Accession No. 0000940394-18-001383) and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(17)(a)(i) Eaton Vance New York Municipal Bond Fund II Annual Report to Shareholders for the period ended September 30, 2017 is incorporated herein by reference to the Registrant's Form N-CSR filed with the Commission on November 27, 2017 (Accession No. 0001193125-17-352644).

 

(ii) Eaton Vance New York Municipal Bond Fund Annual Report to Shareholders for the period ended September 30, 2017 is incorporated herein by reference to the Registrant's Form N-CSR filed with the Commission on November 27, 2017 (Accession No. 0001193125-17-352625).

 

(b)(i) Eaton Vance New York Municipal Bond Fund II Semiannual Report to Shareholders for the period ended March 31, 2018 is incorporated herein by reference to the Registrant's Form N-CSR filed with the Commission on May 25, 2018 (Accession No. 0001193125-18-175392).

 

(ii) Eaton Vance New York Municipal Bond Fund Semiannual Report to Shareholders for the period ended March 31, 2018 is incorporated herein by reference to the Registrant's Form N-CSR filed with the Commission on May 25, 2018 (Accession No. 0001193125-18-175367).

 

(c)Form of Proxy previously filed following the Prospectus/Proxy Statement included in the Registrant’s Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1 to Form N-14 filed on September 19, 2018 (Accession No. 0000940394-18-001575).

 

(d)Dividend Reinvestment Plan filed as Exhibit (e) to the Initial Common Shares Registration Statement Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

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Item 17. Undertakings

 

(1)       The undersigned Registrant agrees that prior to any public reoffering of the securities registered through the use of a prospectus which is a part of this Registration Statement by any person or party who is deemed to be an underwriter within the meaning of Rule 145(c) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), the reoffering prospectus will contain the information called for by the applicable registration form for reofferings by persons who may be deemed underwriters, in addition to the information called for by the other items of the applicable form.

 

(2)       The undersigned Registrant agrees that every prospectus that is filed under paragraph (1) above will be filed as a part of an amendment to the Registration Statement and will not be used until the amendment is effective, and that, in determining any liability under the 1933 Act, each post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new Registration Statement for the securities offered therein, and the offering of the securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering of them.

 

 

NOTICE

 

A copy of the Agreement and Declaration of Trust of Eaton Vance New York Municipal Bond Fund is on file with the Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and notice is hereby given that this instrument is executed on behalf of the Registrant by an officer of the Registrant as an officer and not individually and that the obligations of or arising out of this instrument are not binding upon any of the Trustees, officers or shareholders individually, but are binding only upon the assets and property of the Registrant.

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SIGNATURES

 

As required by the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement has been signed on its behalf by the Registrant, in the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the 4th day of January, 2019.

EATON VANCE NEW YORK MUNICIPAL BOND FUND

 

By: /s/ Payson F. Swaffield

Payson F. Swaffield

President

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 6(a) of the 1933 Act, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated:

Signatures Title Date
/s/ Payson F. Swaffield    
Payson F. Swaffield President (Chief Executive Officer) January 4, 2019
     
/s/ James F. Kirchner Treasurer (Principal Financial  
James F. Kirchner and Accounting Officer) January 4, 2019
     
Thomas E. Faust Jr.*    
Thomas E. Faust Jr. Trustee January 4, 2019
     
Mark R. Fetting*    
Mark R. Fetting Trustee January 4, 2019
     
Cynthia E. Frost*    
Cynthia E. Frost Trustee January 4, 2019
     
George J. Gorman*    
George J. Gorman Trustee January 4, 2019
     
Valerie A. Mosley*    
Valerie A. Mosley Trustee January 4, 2019
     
William H. Park*    
William H. Park Trustee January 4, 2019
     
Helen Frame Peters*    
Helen Frame Peters Trustee January 4, 2019
     
Keith Quinton*    
Keith Quinton Trustee January 4, 2019
     
Marcus L. Smith*    
Marcus L. Smith Trustee January 4, 2019
     
Susan J. Sutherland*    
Susan J. Sutherland Trustee January 4, 2019
     
Scott E. Wennerholm*    
Scott E. Wennerholm Trustee January 4, 2019
     
* By: /s/ Maureen A. Gemma    

Maureen A. Gemma

As Attorney-in-Fact

   
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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

The following exhibits are filed as a part of this Registration Statement:

 

Exhibit Number Description
     
(4)   Agreement and Plan of Reorganization
     
(12)   Opinion of Ropes & Gray LLP supporting the tax matters discussed in the Proxy Statement/ Prospectus

 

 

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