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Market Vectors® Family Of ETFs Announces Distributions

The Market Vectors ETF Trust announced today the following 2011 annual distributions per share for the Market Vectors family of equity exchange-traded funds.

The following dates apply to today’s distribution declarations:

                                   

Ex-Date

Record Date

Payable Date

December 23, 2011 December 28, 2011 December 30, 2011
                       
                  Short-Term   Long-Term
Equity ETFs     Ticker     Dividend     Capital Gain   Capital Gain  
Market Vectors Africa Index ETF     AFK     $0.971     None   None  
Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF     MOO     $0.304     None   None  
Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF     BRF     $1.118     $0.197   $3.817  
Market Vectors China ETF     PEK     None     None   None  
Market Vectors Coal ETF     KOL     $0.483     None   None  
Market Vectors Colombia ETF     COLX     $0.140     None   None  
Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF     EGPT     $0.291     None   None  
Market Vectors Environmental Services ETF     EVX     $0.620     None   None  
Market Vectors Gaming ETF     BJK     $0.629     None   $0.033  
Market Vectors Germany Small-Cap ETF     GERJ     $0.143     None   None  
Market Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF     GEX     $0.348     None   None  
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF     GDX     $0.150     None   None  
Market Vectors Gulf States Index ETF     MES     $0.800     None   None  
Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF     SCIF     $0.160     $0.005   None  
Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF     IDX     $0.453     None   None  
Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF     GDXJ     $1.212     $0.025   $0.349  
Market Vectors Latin America Small-Cap ETF     LATM     $0.493     $0.306   None  
Market Vectors Poland ETF     PLND     $0.754     None   None  
Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF     REMX     $0.953     None   None  
Market Vectors RVE Hard Assets Producers ETF     HAP     $0.660     None   None  
Market Vectors Russia ETF     RSX     $0.584     None   None  
Market Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF     RSXJ     $0.070     None   None  
Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF     KWT     $0.233     None   None  
Market Vectors Steel ETF     SLX     $1.142     None   None  
Market Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF     NLR     $1.932     None   None  
Market Vectors Vietnam ETF     VNM     $0.163     None   None  
 

Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) Income

Several Market Vectors ETFs may make investments in non-U.S. corporations classified as “passive foreign investment companies.” Generally speaking, PFICs are non-U.S. corporations having 50% or more of their assets invested in cash or securities, or having 75% or more of their gross income originating from passive sources, including but not limited to interest, dividends and rents. In other words, these foreign companies primarily derive their revenue streams from investments (rather than operations). Please refer to your Market Vectors ETF’s Statement of Additional Information (SAI) for further information on PFICs. The table above contains information regarding the PFIC tax adjustment for each year-end dividend per share.

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