Claymore Securities Inc., announced today the launch of the Claymore Shipping ETF (NYSE Arca: SEA), (the “Fund”), on the NYSE Arca. SEA is expected to reclaim the position held by Claymore’s previous shipping ETF as the largest, most actively traded US-listed shipping ETF, by providing investors with a cost-efficient means of broadly accessing the rapidly growing global maritime shipping industry. “We are pleased to be launching the Claymore Shipping ETF, which will provide investors with cost-efficient and broad access to the global shipping industry,” said William Belden, Managing Director, Claymore Securities, Inc. “Because our first shipping ETF was so popular with investors and advisors, the successor fund largely mirrors its structure and seeks to track the performance of the same index.” The Fund seeks to replicate the performance, before the Fund’s fees and expenses, of the Delta Global Shipping Index (Index Ticker: DGAGSI) which was developed and is maintained by Delta Global Indices LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Global Advisors Inc. The Delta Global Shipping Index includes companies that derive at least 80% of their revenues from operating or leasing ships or from the transportation of goods via ship. Additionally, index constituents must have at least $250 million in market capitalization and a 30-day average daily trading volume of at least $2 million. For more information on Claymore Shipping ETF please visit www.claymore.com/SEA. About Claymore Securities Claymore Securities, Inc. offers strategic investment solutions for financial advisors and their valued clients. As an innovator in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), unit investment trusts (UITs) and closed-end funds (CEFs), Claymore often leads its peers with creative investment strategy solutions. In total, Claymore entities provide supervision, management, or servicing on approximately $15.9 billion in assets as of March 31, 2010. Claymore Securities, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Guggenheim Partners, LLC, a global, diversified financial services firm with more than $100 billion in assets under supervision. Guggenheim, through its affiliates, provides investment management, investment advisory, insurance, investment banking, and capital markets services. The firm is headquartered in Chicago and New York with a global network of offices throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Claymore Advisors, LLC, an affiliate of Claymore Securities, Inc., serves as the Funds’ investment adviser.
About Delta Global Indices, LLCDelta Global Indices, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Global Advisors, Inc. a federally-registered investment advisor. Delta Global Advisors is focused on providing specialized global investment strategies and consulting on specialized investment themes with institutional clients. Charles “Chip” Hanlon, founder and president of Delta Global Advisors, is a widely-followed authority on foreign markets, currencies and Commodities. For more information, visit deltaga.com. RISK CONSIDERATIONS Investors should consider the following risk factors and special considerations associated with investing in the Fund, which may cause you to lose money, including the entire principal amount that you invest. Equity Risk: The value of the securities held by the Fund may fall due to general market and economic conditions, perceptions regarding the industries in which the issuers of securities held by the Fund participate, or factors relating to specific companies in which the Fund invests. Shipping Industry Risk: As the Index is comprised of issuers in the shipping industry, the Fund is therefore focused in that industry. Accordingly, the Fund may be subject to more risks than if it were broadly diversified over numerous industries and sectors of the economy. Companies in the shipping industry are subject to volatile fluctuations in the price and supply of energy fuels, steel, raw materials and other products transported by containerships. In addition, changes in seaborne transportation patterns, weather patterns and events including hurricane activity, commodities prices, international politics and conflicts, port congestion, canal closures, embargoes and labor strikes can significantly affect companies involved in the maritime shipping of crude oil, dry bulk and container cargo. Foreign Investment Risk: Investing in non-U.S. issuers may involve unique risks such as currency, political, and economic risk, as well as less market liquidity, generally greater market volatility and less complete financial information than for U.S. issuers. Investment in securities of issuers based in developing or “emerging market” countries entails all of the risks of investing in securities of non-U.S. issuers, as previously described, but to a heightened degree. As of the date of the prospectus, a significant percentage of the Index is comprised of securities of companies from Greece. To the extent that the Index is focused on securities of any one country, including the Greece, the value of the Index, and thus the Fund, will be especially affected by adverse developments in such country, including the risks described above. Small- and Medium-Sized Company Risk: Investing in securities of these companies involves greater risk as their securities may be more volatile and less liquid than investing in more established companies. These securities may have returns that vary, sometimes significantly, from the overall stock market. MLP Risk: Investments in securities of MLPs involve risks that differ from an investment in common stock. Holders of the units of MLPs have more limited control and limited rights to vote on matters affecting the partnership. There are also certain tax risks associated with an investment in units of MLPs. In addition the funds are subject to Non-Correlation Risk, Replication Management Risk, Issuer-Specific Changes, and Non-Diversified Fund Risk. Please read each Fund’s prospectus for more detailed information on these risks and considerations. Consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and ongoing expenses of any ETF carefully before investing. The prospectus or summary prospectus, if available, contains this and other relevant information. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, visit www.claymore.com or contact a securities representative or Claymore Securities, Inc. 2455 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, IL 60532, 800-345-7999. NOT FDIC - INSURED • NOT BANK - GUARANTEED • MAY LOSE VALUE Member FINRA/SIPC 6/10