Market Vectors ETFs are distributed by Van Eck Global. Founded in 1955, Van Eck Global was among the first U.S. money managers helping investors achieve greater diversification through global investing. Today, the firm continues this tradition by offering innovative, actively managed investment choices in hard assets, emerging markets, precious metals including gold, and other alternative asset classes. Van Eck Global has offices around the world and manages approximately $33.1 billion in investor assets as of December 31, 2011.
About the Reduced Expense Ratios
Van Eck Associates Corporation has agreed to waive fees and/or pay the Fund’s expenses to the extent necessary to prevent the Fund’s operating expenses (excluding interest expense, offering costs, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses) from exceeding 0.49% of the Fund’s average daily net assets per year until at least May 1, 2013. During such time, the expense limitation is expected to continue until the Fund’s Board of Trustees acts to discontinue all or a portion of such expense limitation.
The Fund is subject to various risks including those associated with making investments in companies engaged in producing and distributing hard assets and related products and services, such as commodity price volatility, changes in government policies/regulations and world political and economic developments. Additional risks include competitive pressures, technological advances and/or obsolescence, the depletion of resources, labor relations issues and risks associated with foreign investments.The Rogers TM -Van Eck Hard Assets Producers Index (RVEIT) has been licensed by Van Eck Associates Corporation from S-Network Global Indexes, LLC for use in connection with Market Vectors RVE Hard Assets Producers ETF (HAP). HAP is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S-Network Global Indexes, LLC, which makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in HAP. “Jim Rogers,” “James Beeland Rogers, Jr.,” and “Rogers,” are trademarks, service marks and/or registered trademarks of Beeland Interests, Inc. (“Beeland Interests”), which is owned and controlled by James Beeland Rogers, Jr., and are used subject to license. The personal names and likeness of Jim Rogers/James Beeland Rogers, Jr. are owned and licensed by James Beeland Rogers, Jr. HAP is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Beeland Interests, Inc. or James Beeland Rogers, Jr. Neither Beeland Interests nor James Beeland Rogers, Jr. makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, nor accepts any responsibility, regarding the accuracy or completeness of this material, or the advisability of investing in securities or commodities generally, or in HAP or in futures particularly. BEELAND INTERESTS AND ITS AFFILIATES AND VAN ECK AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INTERRUPTIONS, AND MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY OWNERS OF HAP, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF RVEI. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL BEELAND INTERESTS OR VAN ECK OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF.