SOURCE: Rydex/SGI

Rydex/SGI

January 19, 2010 11:39 ET

CurrencyShares(SM) Products Begin Trading on Bolsa Mexicana De Valores

Rydex|SGI Signs Appointment Agreement With Deutsche Securities to Act as Sponsor for Listing of CurrencyShares Products With the Sistema Internacional de Cotizaciones ("SIC")

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - Rydex|SGI today announced that shares of all nine of its currency-based exchange traded products will become available on the Mexican stock exchange, Bolsa Mexicana De Valores (BMV). CurrencyShares(SM) will be listed in the special international section of the BMV, called Sistema Internacional de Cotizaciones ("SIC"), which makes it possible for certain institutional investors to trade foreign securities in Mexico. Securities listed on the SIC are not publicly offered in Mexico.

CurrencyShares are intended to provide investors with a simple, cost-effective means of gaining investment benefits similar to those of holding the particular currency. Unlike other currency exchange traded products that may invest in derivatives or fixed-income instruments to achieve currency exposure, CurrencyShares Trusts hold the underlying currencies. Trust assets are held at a depository (JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., London Branch).

US Fund Name    US Ticker   US NAV   US CUSIP    US Inception  US Expense
                            Ticker                   Date         Ratio
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CurrencyShares
 Australian
 Dollar Trust      FXA      FXA-NV   23129U 101    6/21/2006      0.40%
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CurrencyShares
 British Pound
 Trust             FXB      FXB-NV   23129S 106    6/21/2006      0.40%
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CurrencyShares
 Canadian Dollar
 Trust             FXC      FXC-NV   23129X 105    6/21/2006      0.40%
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CurrencyShares
 Euro Trust        FXE      FXE-NV   23130C 108    12/8/2005      0.40%
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CurrencyShares
 Japanese Yen
 Trust             FXY      FXY-NV   23130A 102    2/12/2007      0.40%
--------------  ---------   ------   ----------    ---------   ----------
CurrencyShares
 Mexican Peso
 Trust             FXM      FXM-NV   23130H 107    6/21/2006      0.40%
--------------  ---------   ------   ----------    ---------   ----------
CurrencyShares
 Russian Ruble
 Trust             XRU      XRU-NV   23130M 106   11/10/2008      0.40%
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CurrencyShares
 Swedish Krona
 Trust             FXS      FXS-NV   23129R 108    6/21/2006      0.40%
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CurrencyShares
 Swiss Franc
 Trust             FXF      FXF-NV   23129V 109    6/21/2006      0.40%
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*Chart Applicable to US markets only.

Rydex|SGI launched the industry's first currency-based exchange traded product in December 2005 and today offers nine CurrencyShares products in the United States that provide exposure to the Australian Dollar, British Pound Sterling, Canadian Dollar, euro, Japanese Yen, Mexican Peso, Russian Ruble, Swedish Krona, and Swiss Franc. More details about the products are available at www.currencyshares.com.

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., an affiliate of Rydex|SGI. Next Investments collaborated with Rydex|SGI in connection to all CurrencyShares exchange traded products. Bank of New York (NYSE: BK) is the trustee of the Trusts and JPMorgan Investor Services acting through JPMorganChase Bank, N.A., (NYSE: JPM) London Branch is the depository for each Trust.

The value of the shares of each CurrencyShares Trust relates directly to the value of the foreign currency held by the particular Trust. This creates a concentration risk associated with fluctuations in the price of the applicable foreign currency. Accordingly, a decline in the price of that currency will have an adverse effect on the value of the shares of the particular CurrencyShares Trust. Factors that may have the effect of causing a decline in the price of a foreign currency include national debt levels and trade deficits, domestic and foreign inflation rates, domestic and foreign interest rates, investment and trading activities of institutions and global or regional political, economic or financial events and situations. Shares of each CurrencyShares Trust are also subject to risks similar to those of stocks and may not be suitable for all investors.

Shares of each CurrencyShares Trust can be bought and sold through a broker; as such, investors may be required to pay brokerage commissions in connection with a purchase or sale. There can be no assurance that an active trading market for the shares of any CurrencyShares Trust will develop or be maintained. The risks associated with each of the CurrencyShares Trusts are not identical because of differences in the economies underlying each CurrencyShares Trust, as well as other considerations. For a more complete discussion of risk factors applicable to each CurrencyShares Trust, carefully read the particular Trust's prospectus.

This information must be accompanied by a current CurrencyShares prospectus, which may be obtained directly by accessing the following links: CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust (FXA); CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust (FXB); CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar Trust (FXC); CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE); CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (FXY); CurrencyShares Mexican Peso Trust (FXM); CurrencyShares Russian Ruble (XRU)Swedish Krona Trust (FXS); CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust (FXF). Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of each Trust carefully before investing. Each Trust's prospectus contains this and other information about the Trust. 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.

For more information on SIC (International Securities System), please visit http://vemex.db.com.

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