Market Vectors ETF Trust Announces Expiration Of Successful Exchange Offers For Six Merrill Lynch-Sponsored HOLDRS
All owners of validly tendered HOLDRS will be entitled to shares of a new corresponding Market Vectors ETF. The newly created ETFs are expected to begin trading tomorrow, December 21, 2011 under the corresponding HOLDRS’ ticker symbols. The table below presents the ticker symbols, names and underlying indices for each of the six new Market Vectors ® ETFs to launch tomorrow.
|Ticker||Market Vectors ETF||Market Vectors Index|
|See links below for Fund related info found at vaneck.com.||See links below for index information found at the index provider’s website, marketvectorsindices.com.|
|OIH||Oil Services ETF||US Listed Oil Services 25 Index(MVOIHTR)|
|SMH||Semiconductor ETF||US Listed Semiconductor 25 Index (MVSMHTR)|
|PPH||Pharmaceutical ETF||US Listed Pharmaceutical 25 Index (MVPPHTR)|
|BBH||Biotech ETF||US Listed Biotech 25 Index(MVBBHTR)|
|RTH||Retail ETF||US Listed Retail 25 Index(MVRTHTR)|
|RKH||Bank and Brokerage ETF||US Listed Bank and Brokerage 25 Index (MVRKHTR)|
About the New ETFs
Market Vectors’ six new ETFs seek to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of Market Vectors Indices. By tracking their respective indices, the new ETFs will provide exposure to highly liquid companies. The index weighting methodology combines market capitalization and trading volume rankings to compile 25 of the largest and most actively traded companies in their respective industries.
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