Market Vectors ETF Trust Announces Rebalancing Transactions Associated with Its Exchange Offers for Merrill Lynch HOLDRS®
Van Eck Global made public this afternoon the results of rebalancing transactions associated with exchange offers by its Market Vectors ETF Trust for six Merrill Lynch-sponsored HOLDRS: Oil Service (OIH), Semiconductor (SMH), Pharmaceutical (PPH), Biotech (BBH), Retail (RTH), and Regional Bank (RKH). Earlier today, the firm announced the expiration of the exchange offers and the formal acceptance of validly tendered HOLDRS. (This announcement was made through a separate press release, which can be found on the firm’s website at vaneck.com/holdrs.)
The Rebalanced HOLDRS Securities Value, as summarized below, is the value of the securities underlying the tendered HOLDRS receipts after giving effect to purchases and sales performed by the Transition Manager (ConvergEx Group) today, December 20, 2011, following the expiration of the exchange offers. Values shown are for a round lot of 100 HOLDRS/100 shares of an ETF. The Rebalanced HOLDRS Securities Values can also be found on the company’s website at vaneck.com/holdrs.
About Market Vectors
Founded in 1955, Van Eck Global was among the first U.S. money managers helping investors achieve greater diversification through global investing. Today, the firm continues this tradition by offering innovative, actively managed investment choices in hard assets, emerging markets, precious metals including gold, and other alternative asset classes. Van Eck Global has offices around the world and manages approximately $30.8 billion in investor assets as of September 30, 2011.
Market Vectors exchange-traded products have been offered by Van Eck Global since 2006 and span many asset classes, including equities, municipal bonds and other fixed income as well as currencies. The Market Vectors family currently totals $21.7 billion in assets under management, making it the sixth largest ETF family in the U.S. and the ninth largest worldwide as of September 30, 2011.
All information in this material (other than opinions or expectations) concerning applicable HOLDRS, including their business and operations, was provided by Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. All information in this material concerning Van Eck ETFs, including its business, operations and financial results, was provided by Van Eck. Information on HOLDRS assets under management and trading volume was sourced from Bloomberg.
Investing involves substantial risk and high volatility, including possible loss of principal. An investor should consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses of a new ETF carefully before investing. Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing.
Investors may obtain free copies of the prospectus and summary prospectus, and other documents filed with the SEC at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. In addition, free copies of the prospectus and summary prospectus, and other documents filed with the SEC may also be obtained by directing a request to: Van Eck Securities Corporation, Distributor, 335 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017 or by calling: 800.826.2333 or visiting vaneck.com/holdrs.
Van Eck Securities Corporation, Distributor, 335 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017
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