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PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders ETFs Pass $1 Billion AUM Mark

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jan 15, 2013) - Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today the PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders family of ETFs recently surpassed $1 billion in total assets. PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders ETFs, based on the Dorsey Wright & Associates (DWA) relative strength index methodology, were among the first factor-driven ETFs available in the U.S. marketplace.

PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders Strategies:

  • PDP -- PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders Portfolio

  • PIE -- PowerShares DWA Emerging Markets Technical Leaders Portfolio

  • PIZ -- PowerShares DWA Developed Markets Technical Leaders Portfolio

  • DWAS -- PowerShares DWA SmallCap Technical Leaders Portfolio

"We are very pleased to celebrate the PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders ETFs' $1 billion AUM milestone," said Ben Fulton, Invesco PowerShares managing director of Global ETFs. "Dorsey Wright is one of the foremost experts in Relative Strength strategies, which are well-suited for the ETF structure. Asset growth for the PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders ETFs accelerated in 2012, and having achieved such a positive performance track record, we would expect that trend to continue."

In 2012, the largest of the Technical Leaders funds, PDP, returned 17.87%, while the S&P 500 Index returned 16.00%, resulting in an outperformance by PDP of 1.87%. Additionally, PDP has gained 14.93% per year in the past 3 years, compared to 10.86% for the S&P 500.*

Tom Dorsey, President of Dorsey, Wright & Associates added: "It was a big deal when Dorsey Wright and Invesco PowerShares introduced the Technical Leaders ETFs beginning in 2007; it really gave investors a new way to implement relative strength strategies. We believe that money managers will increasingly seek out well-designed alpha-seeking investments like the PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders ETFs that have demonstrated the potential to improve portfolio performance."

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DWAS is a new fund and therefore does not have a full year of performance to report as of the most recent quarter end. Performance data quoted represents past performance. As stated in the Funds' prospectus, the expense ratio of 0.67%, 0.90%, 0.80% and 0.60%, respectively, are expressed as a unitary fee to cover expenses incurred in connection with managing the portfolio. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results; current performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and Shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. See invescopowershares.com to find the most recent month-end performance numbers. After Tax Held represents total return after taxes on distributions and assumes Shares have not been sold. After Tax Sold represents total return after taxes on distributions and the sale of Fund Shares. After-tax returns reflect the highest federal income tax rate but exclude state and local taxes. Market returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4 p.m. ET and do not represent the returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times.

Alpha is a measure of performance on a risk-adjusted basis.

PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders ETFs are based on "Relative Strength", a measure of a stock's performance in relation to other investment options. Numerous studies have demonstrated relative strength can be a powerful tool for stock selection. A key strength of this methodology is that it's based on unbiased, objective market data, as opposed to a more subjective forecasting and research model. Technical Leaders are companies identified by the DWA selection methodology that possess strong relative strength characteristics compared to their peers and industry benchmarks.

About Dorsey, Wright & Associates
Dorsey, Wright & Associates (DWA) is an independent and privately owned registered investment advisory firm based in Richmond, Virginia. Thomas Dorsey and Watson Wright founded Dorsey, Wright & Associates in 1987 to provide technical equity analysis services to professional and individual investors. Today, DWA remains a leader in Point & Figure analysis and Relative Strength investing. Dorsey Wright maintains a Global Technical Research Platform, available by subscription, and provides advisory and sub-advisory services through its Money Management division. For more information, please visit dorseywright.com.

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 $70 billion as of Dec. 31, 2012, 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, Ltd. Is a leading independent global investment management firm, 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 firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ. Additional information is available at www.invesco.com.

There are risks involved with investing in ETFs, including possible loss of money. Shares are not actively managed and are subject to risks similar to those of stocks, including those regarding short selling and margin maintenance requirements. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply. The Funds' return may not match the return of the Underlying Index.

Not FDIC Insured | May Lose Value | No Bank Guarantee

Shares are not individually redeemable and owners of the shares may acquire those shares from the Fund and tender those shares for redemption to the Fund in Creation Units only, typically consisting of aggregations of 50,000 shares.

PowerShares® is a registered trademark of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (Invesco PowerShares). Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC and Invesco Distributors, Inc. are indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries of Invesco Ltd.

An investor should consider the Fund's investment objective, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. For this and more complete information about the Fund call 800 983 0903 or visit invescopowershares.com for a prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.