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ALPS Celebrates Sector Dividend Dogs ETF at the New York Stock Exchange
ALPS ETF Trust Portfolio Manager, Michael Akins to Ring The Opening BellSM
For Release: 01 Mar 13
Executives and guests of ALPS will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 5th, 2013 to celebrate the recent launch of the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF under the ticker symbol "SDOG." . 
To mark the occasion, ALPS Portfolio Manager, Michael Akins to Ring the Opening Bell.
The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF provides a high-yield large-cap equity income ETF to their suite of portfolio solutions. ALPS believes SDOG offers investors a product with attractive differentiating factors from other large-cap dividend ETFs including higher yield and sector diversification. The new exchanged-traded fund tracks the S-Network Sector Dividend Dogs Index (SDOGX) a portfolio of 50 stocks derived from the S&P 500.
The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF includes:
•         ALPS/High Dividend Yield Relative to US Large Cap Dividend Indices
•         ALPS/ Diversification at both the stock and sector level
•         ALPS/Alpha Potential for price appreciation as market forces bring their yield into line with the overall market
About ALPS:
A wholly owned subsidiary of DST Systems, Inc., headquartered in Denver with offices in Boston, New York, Seattle, and Toronto, ALPS is a 28-year-old financial services firm focused on asset servicing and asset gathering. With more than 400 employees, over 200 clients, and an executive team that has been in place for over 18 years, ALPS continues to actively promote all of its various business segments, from asset servicing through ALPS Fund Services, Inc. to asset gathering through ALPS Distributors, Inc. and ALPS Advisors, Inc. For more information about ALPS and the services available, visit , and for additional information about ALPS products, visit
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
9:00 am                Media arrives for bell ringing
9:30 am                Opening bell rings
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Anthony Drizis at 212.656.2147 or .
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420), European Press Agency (917.670.1323) and Insider Images. The Opening Bell (starting at 9:25 a.m.) feed is available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
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