NEW YORK, June 22 –- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, today began trading the MSCI All Peru Capped ETF, sponsored by Barclays Global Investors, under the ticker symbol “EPU”.
The Fund states that it seeks, before fees and expenses, investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the MSCI All Peru Index, which is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index designed to measure the performance of the "Broad Peru Equity Universe." MSCI defines the Broad Peru Equity Universe by identifying Peruvian equity securities that are classified in Peru according to the MSCI Global Investable Market Indices Methodology (a methodology employed by MSCI to construct its Global Investable Market Indices, which classifies eligible securities according to their country of listing) as well as securities of companies that are headquartered in Peru and have the majority of their operations based in Peru. As of May 31, 2009, the Underlying Index's three largest constituents were Compania de Minas Buenaventura SA, Southern Copper Corporation, and Credicorp Ltd.
The fund’s prospectus and other fund information are available at www.ishares.com.
Background on Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) on NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext operates the world's largest Exchange Traded Products marketplace, and is the leading venue for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), Exchange Traded Vehicles (ETVs) and Warrants and Certificates trading. NYSE Euronext's offering of these products provides investors access to regulated listings as well as fast and innovative trading tools to access liquidity. NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext's US market for ETFs, has 717 primary ETF and ETV listings. Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 84 ETNs, 222 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis. On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 396 primary ETFs, 74 ETV listings, 4 ETN and lists a total of 12,652 Warrants and Certificates as of the end of May 2009.
About Barclays Global Investors
Barclays Global Investors is one of the world's largest asset managers and a leading global provider of investment management products and services with more than 3,000 institutional clients and US$1.5 trillion
of assets under management as of 31 December 2008. BGI transformed the investment industry by creating the first index strategy in 1971 and the first quantitative active strategy in 1979. BGI is the global product
leader in exchange traded funds (iShares) with over 360 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities which trade on 18 exchanges worldwide. iShares customer base consists of the institutional
segment of pension plans and fund managers, as well as the retail segment of financial advisors and high net worth individuals.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is the world’s most diverse exchange group, offering a broad and growing array of financial products and services in Europe and the United States that include cash equities, futures, options, exchange-traded products, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions. With over 8,000 listed issues globally, NYSE Euronext's equities markets -- the New York Stock Exchange, Euronext, NYSE Arca, and NYSE Amex -- represent nearly 40% of the world's cash equities trading volume, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, the leading European derivatives business and the world’s second largest derivatives business by value of trading. NYSE Euronext offers comprehensive global commercial technology, connectivity, and market data products and services through its innovative trading solutions unit, NYSE Technologies. 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: www.nyx.com.
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