NEW YORK, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit Suisse announced today that it plans to reopen issuance of the VelocityShares Daily 2x Long VIX Short-Term ETNs (Ticker Symbol: "TVIX") on a limited basis. The ETNs were temporarily suspended from further issuance by Credit Suisse on February 21, 2012 due to internal limits on the size of the ETNs. At present, the ETNs are trading at a premium to their indicative value.
Beginning March 23, 2012, Credit Suisse may from time to time issue the ETNs into inventory of its affiliates to make the ETNs available for lending at or about rates that prevailed prior to the temporary suspension of issuances of the ETNs. Also, beginning as soon as March 28, 2012, Credit Suisse may issue additional ETNs from time to time to be sold solely to authorized market makers. Credit Suisse may condition its acceptance of a market maker's offer to purchase the ETNs on its agreeing to sell to Credit Suisse specified hedging instruments consistent with Credit Suisse's hedging strategy, including but not limited to swaps. Any such hedging instruments will be executed on the basis of the indicative value of the ETNs at that time, will not reflect any premium or discount in the trading price of the ETNs over their indicative value and will be on terms acceptable to Credit Suisse, including the counterparty meeting Credit Suisse's creditworthiness requirements, margin requirements, minimum size and duration requirements and such other terms as Credit Suisse deems appropriate in its sole discretion. This action does not affect the Early Redemption rights of noteholders as described in the pricing supplement. The other ETNs issued by Credit Suisse are not affected by this action.
As disclosed in the pricing supplement relating to the ETNs under the heading "Risk Factors—The Market Price of Your ETNs May Be Influenced By Many Unpredictable Factors," the market value of the ETNs may be influenced by, among other things, the levels of supply and demand for the ETNs. It is possible that the reopening of the ETNs on a limited basis, as described above, may influence the market value of the ETNs. Credit Suisse cannot predict with certainty what impact, if any, the reopening described above will have on the public trading price of the ETNs. It is possible that the resumption of new issuances of the ETNs, even on a limited basis, could reduce or remove any premium in the trading price of the ETNs over their indicative value. Investors are cautioned that paying a premium purchase price over the indicative value of the ETNs could lead to significant losses in the event the investor sells such ETNs at a time when the premium is no longer present in the market place or the ETNs are accelerated (including at our option), in which case investors will receive a cash payment in an amount equal to the closing indicative value on the accelerated valuation date.