Direxion Announces Reverse And Forward Share Splits Of Nine ETFs

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NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Direxion, a leader in alternative investment solutions, has announced it will execute reverse share splits for seven of its leveraged exchange-traded funds ("ETFs"), as well as forward share splits for another two leveraged ETFs. The total market value of the shares outstanding will not be affected as a result of these splits, except with respect to the redemption of fractional shares.

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Direxion will execute 1-for-4 reverse splits of the shares of the Direxion Daily India Bull 3X Shares (INDL), Direxion Daily Real Estate Bear 3X Shares (DRV), Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X Shares (SOXS), Direxion Daily Developed Markets Bear 3X Shares (DPK) and Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares (GASX), effective at the open of the markets on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. The firm will also execute a 1-for-5 reverse split of the shares of the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares (SPXS) and a 1-for-10 reverse split of the shares of the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X Shares (NUGT), also effective at the open of the markets on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.

A summary of the seven ETFs undergoing reverse splits is as follows (please note the CUSIP changes, effective Tuesday, August 20, 2013):

ETF

Current CUSIP

New CUSIP

Ratio

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X Shares (NUGT)

25459Y496

25459Y389

1:10

Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares (SPXS)

25459W151

25459Y371

1:5

Direxion Daily India Bull 3X Shares (INDL)

25459W383

25459Y330

1:4

Direxion Daily Real Estate Bear 3X Shares (DRV)

25459Y660

25459Y363

1:4

Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X Shares (SOXS)

25459W128

25459Y314

1:4

Direxion Daily Developed Markets Bear 3X Shares (DPK)

25459W169

25459Y355

1:4

Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares (GASX)

25459W219

25459Y322

1:4

In addition, Direxion will execute 2-for-1 forward splits of the shares of the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X Shares (DUST) and Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3X Shares (CURE) according to the following schedule:

Ex-Date:                    Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Record Date:              Friday, August 16, 2013
Payable Date:            Monday, August 19, 2013

A summary of the two ETFs undergoing forward splits is as follows (CUSIPs remain the same):

ETF

CUSIP

Ratio

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X Shares (DUST)

25459W235

2:1

Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3X Shares (CURE)

25459Y876

2:1

The reverse and forward share splits were previously announced on July 24, 2013:
http://www.direxionfunds.com/press-release/direxion-announces-of-nine-etfs

For more information about Direxion, please contact James Doyle at 973-850-7308 or jdoyle@jcprinc.com.

About Direxion
Direxion Funds and Direxion Shares, managed by Rafferty Asset Management, LLC, offer leveraged index funds, ETFs and alternative-class fund products for investment advisors and sophisticated investors who seek to effectively manage risk and return in both bull and bear markets. Founded in 1997, the company has approximately $6.8 billion in assets under management as of 6/30/13. The company's business model is built on continuous product innovation, exceptional customer service and a commitment to building strategic relationships with distribution partners. For more information, please visit www.direxionfunds.com.

There is no guarantee that the funds will achieve their objectives.

For more information on all Direxion Shares daily leveraged ETFs, go to www.direxionfunds.com, or call us at 866.476.7523.

The ETFs are not suitable for all investors and should be utilized only by sophisticated investors who understand leverage risk, consequences of seeking daily leveraged investment results and intend to actively monitor and manage their investments. Due to the daily nature of the leverage employed, there is no guarantee of amplified long-term returns. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of Direxion Shares carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contains this and other information about Direxion Shares. Download a prospectus and summary prospectus at www.direxionfunds.com. The prospectus and summary prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

Risks:
Investing in the funds may be more volatile than investing in broadly diversified funds. The use of leverage by a fund increases the risk to the fund. The more a fund invests in leveraged instruments the more the leverage will magnify gains or losses on those investments. There is no assurance that the Funds will achieve their objectives and an investment in a Fund could lose money. No single Fund is a complete investment program. The Funds are not designed to, and will not necessarily, track the underlying index or benchmark over a longer period of time. One cannot invest directly in an index.

An investment in the Funds involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The Funds are non-diversified and include concentration risk that results from the Funds' investments in a particular industry, sector or geography which can increase volatility. The use of derivatives such as futures contracts, forward contracts, options and swaps are subject to market risks that may cause their price to fluctuate over time. The Fund does not attempt to, and should not be expected to, provide returns which are a multiple of the return of the Index for periods other than a single day. For other risks including correlation, leverage, compounding, market volatility and specific risks regarding South Korean and Brazilian securities, please read the prospectus.

Distributor: Foreside Fund Services, LLC.

CONTACT: James Doyle 
                 Jennifer Connelly Public Relations
                 973-850-7308
                 jdoyle@jcprinc.com

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