PowerShares S&P 500(R) Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV) Surpasses $600 Million in AUM

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CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire -11/17/11)- Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today that PowerShares S&P 500® Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV) recently surpassed $600 million in assets under management (AUM). SPLV provides investors with efficient, low cost access to an ETF portfolio of 100 stocks from the S&P 500 Index with the lowest realized volatility over the past 12 months.

"The PowerShares S&P 500® Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV) is a based on a low-volatility strategy that has resonated well with investors," said Ben Fulton, Invesco PowerShares managing director of global ETFs. "Since its inception on May 5, 2011, SPLV has outperformed the S&P 500® Index by approximately 7.74%, and it has done so with about 30% less volatility(1). SPLV is also currently yielding more than the S&P 500® Index(2)."

Of the 285 ETFs and Exchange Traded Products that have launched in 2011, the PowerShares S&P 500® Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV) has garnered the most assets. (Source: Bloomberg L.P., as of Nov. 4, 2011)

1 Source: Bloomberg L.P., as of Nov. 14, 2011
2 Source: Bloomberg L.P., as of Nov. 14, 2011

 

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 PowerShares S&P 500® Low           Standardized performance
 Volatility Portfolio (SPLV)        as of 09.30.11
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 NAV                                -3.20%
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 After Tax Held                     -3.65%
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 After Tax Sold                     -2.07%
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 Market Price                       -3.12%
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 SEC 30-day yield                    3.20%*
 *As of 11.14.11
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The PowerShares S&P 500® Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV) is based on the S&P 500® Low Volatility Index. The Fund will invest at least 90% of its total assets in common stocks that comprise the Index. The Index is compiled, maintained and calculated by Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and consists of the 100 stocks from the S&P 500 Index with the lowest realized volatility over the past 12 months. Volatility is a statistical measurement of the magnitude of up and down asset price fluctuations over time.

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC is Leading the Intelligent ETF Revolution® through its family of more than 140 domestic and international exchange-traded funds, which seek to outperform traditional benchmark indexes while providing advisors and investors access to an innovative array of focused investment opportunities. With franchise assets over $52.4 billion as of September 30, 2011, PowerShares ETFs trade on both U.S. stock exchanges. For more information, please visit us at invescopowershares.com or follow us on Twitter @PowerShares.

Invesco is a leading independent global investment manager, dedicated to helping investors worldwide achieve their financial objectives. By delivering the combined power of our distinctive investment management capabilities, Invesco provides a wide range of investment strategies and vehicles to our retail, institutional and high net worth clients around the world. Operating in more than 20 countries, the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ. Additional information is available at www.invesco.com.

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