NEW YORK, July 7, 2010 –- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, today began trading the UBS AG 2x Leveraged Long Exchange Traded Access Security (E-TRACS) Linked to the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index due July 9, 2040 (NYSE Arca: MLPL). Issued by UBS AG, this Exchange Traded Note is a senior unsecured medium-term note with a two times leveraged return linked to the compounded monthly performance of the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index (the “Index”), which also pays a variable quarterly coupon linked to the leveraged cash distributions associated with the underlying Index constituents, less financing costs and investor fees.
The Index provides an enhanced liquid subset of master limited partnerships that includes only midstream energy transportation and storage assets, and selects those companies that are infrastructure hard-asset focused. The Index provides diversified exposure specifically to infrastructure investment.
Due to the compounding of monthly returns, returns over periods other than one month will likely differ in amount and possibly direction from the target return for the same period. Investors should frequently monitor their holdings consistent with their strategies. The prospectus describes correlation, leverage and other risks.
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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 781 primary ETF and 51 primary ETV listings. Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 91 ETNs, 171 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis. On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 497 primary ETFs, 74 ETVs, 5 ETNs, with a total number of 576 listings across the European markets. In addition, NYSE Euronext lists a total of 1,722 Certificates and Covered Warrants in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon.
About UBS (Source: UBS):
Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS is a client-focused financial services firm that offers a combination of wealth management, asset management and investment banking services on a global and regional basis. By delivering a full range of advice, products and services to its private, corporate and institutional clients, UBS aims to generate sustainable earnings, create value for its shareholders, and become the choice of clients worldwide.
About NYSE Euronext
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