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CurrencyShares Russian Ruble Trust Lists on NYSE Arca

NEW  YORK , Nov. 13, 2008 –NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its fully-owned subsidiary NYSE Arca today began trading the CurrencySharesSM Russian Ruble Trust ETF under the ticker symbol XRU.

The investment objective of the Trust is for the shares to reflect the price in USD of the Russian Ruble. The shares are intended to provide institutional and retail investors with a simple, cost-effective means of gaining investment benefits similar to those of holding Russian Rubles. The CurrencySharesSM Russian Ruble Trust issues Russian Ruble shares that represent units of fractional undivided beneficial interest in, and ownership of, the Trust.

The issuer, Rydex Investments, is one of the leaders in the ETF marketplace, offering 40 index and currency focused ETFs. Of the 40 listed ETFs, XRU is the ninth CurrencySharesSM product to list on NYSE Arca.

Name of ETF


CurrencyShares Russian Ruble Trust


Prospectus and other fund information can be found at the Rydex Investments website:

Background on NYSE Arca-Listed ETFs and ETNs

Exchange traded products listed on NYSE Arca represent 61% of ETF and ETN assets under management in the U.S. , nearly $304 billion, the most of any exchange.  As the first fully electronic platform to utilize designated liquidity providers, NYSE Arca sets the national best bid and offer nearly 82% of the time, leading all U.S. exchanges.  NYSE Arca remains an established leader in the ETF and ETN marketplace offering investors some of the industry’s fastest and most innovative trading tools to access liquidity. Including today’s listings, NYSE Arca has 624 primary ETF listings.  Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 84 ETNs and 25 certificates and trades all other eligible ETFs on a UTP basis.

About Rydex Investments

Rydex Investments continues to drive change in the financial industry by introducing investment

products and services that challenge conventional thinking, empower investors and provide essential new options for uncertain market conditions. Rydex manages approximately $16 billion in assets via nearly 80 mutual funds and exchange traded products. (Source: Rydex Investments)

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is the world’s leading, most liquid and diverse exchange group.  It offers a broad and growing array of financial products and services in cash equities, futures, options, exchange-traded products, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions, all designed to meet the evolving needs of issuers, investors and financial institutions.  Spanning multiple asset classes and six countries, NYSE Euronext’s exchanges include the New York Stock Exchange, Liffe, Euronext and NYSE Arca.  With more than 6,500 listed issues, more than any other exchange group, trading on NYSE Euronext’s equity markets represents more than one-third of the world’s cash equities volume.  NYSE Euronext also manages the leading European derivatives exchange by value of trading.  NYSE Euronext is part of the S&P 500 index and the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index.  For more information, please visit

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