February 01, 2010 12:54 ET

CurrencyShares(SM) Exchange Traded Products Declare Monthly Distributions

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - Rydex|SGI today announced distribution declarations for three CurrencyShares(SM) exchange traded products: CurrencyShares(SM) Australian Dollar Trust (NYSE: FXA), CurrencyShares(SM) Mexican Peso Trust (NYSE: FXM) and CurrencyShares(SM) Russian Ruble Trust (NYSE: XRU).

Fund Name                Declaration dividend   Record   Payable  Distribu-
                 Ticker     Date       Date      Date   Date/Share  tion
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
 Dollar Trust         FXA 1/29/2009  2/1/2010  2/3/2010  2/8/2010 $ 0.21828
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
 Mexican Peso
 Trust                FXM 1/29/2009  2/1/2010  2/3/2010  2/8/2010 $ 0.13386
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
 Russian Ruble
 Trust                XRU 1/29/2009  2/1/2010  2/3/2010  2/8/2010 $ 0.02016
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

Distributions are made to shareholders on a pro rata basis (in accordance with the number of shares that are owned) only in the event that the interest earned by the Trust exceeds the sum of the sponsor's fee for the prior month plus other Trust expenses, if any. There is no guarantee that distributions will be made on a monthly basis.

CurrencyShares offer investors and institutions a convenient and cost-effective method of gaining investment benefits similar to those of holding foreign currencies, including potential diversification and hedging benefits. More details about the products are available at

The sponsor of the CurrencyShares Trusts is Rydex Specialized Products, LLC, d/b/a Rydex|SGI. The distributor of these exchange traded products is Rydex Distributors, Inc. (RDI), an affiliate of Rydex|SGI and Rydex Specialized Products, LLC. M7 Ventures, LLC collaborated with Rydex|SGI in connection with all CurrencyShares exchange traded products. Bank of New York (NYSE: BK) is the trustee of the Trust and J.P. Morgan Investor Services acting through J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. (NYSE: JPM), London Branch is the depository for each trust.

This information must be accompanied by a current CurrencyShares prospectus, which may be obtained directly by accessing the following links: CurrencyShares Australian Dollar (FXA); CurrencyShares Mexican Peso (FXM); CurrencyShares Russian Ruble (XRU). Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of each fund carefully before investing. Each fund's prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money. The CurrencyShares Trusts are not investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

About SGI|Security Global Investors(SM) and Rydex|SGI

SGI|Security Global Investors is the investment advisory arm of Security Benefit Corporation, a diversified financial holding company. SGI|Security Global Investors consists of Security Global Investors, LLC, Security Investors, LLC and Rydex Investments. Rydex Investments is the primary business name for PADCO Advisors, Inc. and PADCO Advisors II, Inc. SGI, Rydex Investments and RDI are affiliates and are all subsidiaries of Security Benefit. The combined firm manages approximately $20.5 billion in assets and offers institutional investors and financial intermediaries a broad spectrum of traditional and nontraditional investment options that span five distinct disciplines -- actively managed specialty fixed-income, value, growth and global equity strategies, as well as quantitative investment management solutions.

CurrencyShares are subject to risks similar to those of stocks and may not be suitable for all investors. Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of these products carefully before investing. The prospectus pertaining to each product contains this and other information about the product. Please read the applicable prospectus, including the Risk Factors section, carefully before you invest. Shares can be bought and sold through a broker and the selling shareholder may have to pay brokerage commissions in connection with the sale. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate so that when shares are redeemed, they may be worth more or less than original cost. Shares may only be redeemed directly from the Trust by Authorized Participants via baskets (as defined in the prospectus). There can be no assurance that an active trading market for the shares will develop or be maintained. The value of the shares relates directly to the value of the currency held by the Trust. For a more complete discussion of risk factors applicable to the Trust, read the prospectus carefully.

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