Market Vectors ETFs Announces 2012 Distributions

The Market Vectors ETF Trust announced today the following 2012 annual distributions per share for the Market Vectors equity exchange-traded funds.

The following dates apply to today’s distribution declarations:


Record Date

Payable Date
December 24, 2012 December 27, 2012 December 31, 2012
                  Short-Term       Long-Term
Equity ETFs       Ticker       Dividend       Capital Gain       Capital Gain
Market Vectors Africa Index ETF       AFK       $1.063       None       None
Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF       MOO       $0.972       None       None
Market Vectors Bank and Brokerage ETF       RKH       $0.860       None       None
Market Vectors Biotech ETF       BBH       $0.018       $0.166       None
Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF       BRF       $0.616       None       $0.025
Market Vectors China ETF       PEK       None       None       None
Market Vectors Coal ETF       KOL       $0.425       None       None
Market Vectors Colombia ETF       COLX       $0.332       None       None
Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF       EGPT       $0.933       None       None
Market Vectors Environmental Services ETF       EVX       $0.788       None       None
Market Vectors Gaming ETF       BJK       $1.382       None       None
Market Vectors Germany Small-Cap ETF       GERJ       $0.614       None       None
Market Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF       GEX       $0.207       None       None
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF       GDX       $0.462       None       None
Market Vectors Gulf States Index ETF       MES       $0.606       None       None
Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF       SCIF       $0.013       None       None
Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF       IDX       $0.509       None       None
Market Vectors Indonesia Small-Cap ETF       IDXJ       $0.267       None       None
Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF       GDXJ       $0.750       None       None
Market Vectors Latin America Small-Cap Index ETF       LATM       $1.091       None       None
Market Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat Research ETF       MOAT       $0.136       None       None
Market Vectors Oil Services ETF       OIH       $0.403       $0.007       None
Market Vectors Pharmaceutical ETF       PPH       $1.347       None       None
Market Vectors Poland ETF       PLND       $0.820       None       None
Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF       REMX       $0.227       None       None
Market Vectors Retail ETF       RTH       $0.846       None       None
Market Vectors Russia ETF       RSX       $0.729       None       None
Market Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF       RSXJ       $0.308       None       None
Market Vectors RVE Hard Assets Producers ETF       HAP       $0.853       None       None
Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF       SMH       $0.700       None       None
Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF       KWT       $1.317       None       None
Market Vectors Steel ETF       SLX       $1.075       None       None
Market Vectors Unconventional Oil and Gas ETF       FRAK       $0.218       None       None
Market Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF       NLR       $0.632       None       None
Market Vectors Vietnam ETF       VNM       $0.367       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.

IRS Circular 230 disclosure: Van Eck does not provide legal, tax or accounting advice. Any statement contained in this communication concerning U.S. tax matters is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding penalties imposed on the relevant taxpayer. Shareholders or potential shareholders of the Market Vectors ETFs should obtain their own independent tax advice based on their particular circumstances.

The amount of dividends paid by each fund may vary from time to time. Past amounts of dividends are no guarantee of future dividend payment amounts.

If you have any questions concerning this information or the Market Vectors ETFs in general, please call 1.888.MKT.VCTR between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

About Market Vectors

Founded in 1955, Van Eck Associates Corporation 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 portfolios in hard assets, emerging markets, precious metals including gold, fixed income, and other alternative asset classes.

Market Vectors exchange-traded products have been sponsored by Van Eck Global since 2006 when the firm launched the nation’s first gold-mining ETF. Today, Market Vectors ETFs and ETNs span several asset classes, including equities, fixed income (municipal and international bonds) and currency markets. Market Vectors is currently the U.S.’s fifth largest provider of ETPs and eighth largest worldwide.

Van Eck Global also offers mutual funds, insurance trust funds, separate accounts and alternative investments. Designed for investors seeking innovative choices for portfolio diversification, Van Eck Global’s investment products are often categorized in asset classes having returns with low correlations to those of more traditional U.S. equity and fixed income investments.

Please call 888.MKT.VCTR or visit our website for the most recent month-end performance of Market Vectors ETFs. This information will be available no later than seven business days after the most recent month end.

The principal risks of investing in Market Vectors ETFs include sector, market, economic, political, foreign currency, world event, index tracking and non-diversification risks, as well as fluctuations in net asset value and the risks associated with investing in less developed capital markets. The Funds may loan their securities, which may subject them to additional credit and counterparty risk. Please see the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus of each Fund for more complete information regarding its specific risks.

Fund shares are not individually redeemable and will be issued and redeemed at their NAV only through certain authorized broker-dealers in large, specified blocks of shares called “creation units” and otherwise can be bought and sold only through exchange trading. Creation units are issued and redeemed principally in kind. Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market.

Investors may call 888.MKT.VCTR or visit for a free prospectus and summary prospectus . Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. An investor should consider the investment objective, risks, and charges and expenses of Market Vectors ETFs carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contains this and other information. Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing.

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