SOURCE: Rydex Investments

Rydex Investments

March 05, 2009 11:20 ET

CurrencyShares(SM) Exchange Traded Products Declare Monthly Distributions

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - March 5, 2009) - Rydex Investments today announced the distribution declarations for seven CurrencyShares exchange traded products: CurrencyShares(SM) Australian Dollar Trust (NYSE: FXA), CurrencyShares(SM) British Pound Sterling Trust (NYSE: FXB), CurrencyShares(SM) Canadian Dollar Trust (NYSE: FXC), CurrencyShares(SM) Euro Trust (NYSE: FXE), CurrencyShares(SM) Mexican Peso Trust (NYSE: FXM), CurrencyShares(SM) Russian Ruble Trust (NYSE: XRU) and CurrencyShares(SM) Swedish Krona Trust (NYSE: FXS).

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                       Declaration dividend Record Payable
Fund Name       Ticker Date        Date     Date   Date/Share  Distribution
                ------ ----------- -------- ------ ----------- ------------
CurrencyShares
 Australian
 Dollar Trust      FXA     2/27/09   3/2/09 3/4/09      3/9/09 $    0.12519
                ------ ----------- -------- ------ ----------- ------------
CurrencyShares
 British Pound
 Sterling Trust    FXB     2/27/09   3/2/09 3/4/09      3/9/09 $    0.01374
                ------ ----------- -------- ------ ----------- ------------
CurrencyShares
 Canadian Dollar
 Trust             FXC     2/27/09   3/2/09 3/4/09      3/9/09 $    0.00348
                ------ ----------- -------- ------ ----------- ------------
CurrencyShares
 Euro Trust        FXE     2/27/09   3/2/09 3/4/09      3/9/09 $    0.05852
                ------ ----------- -------- ------ ----------- ------------
CurrencyShares
 Mexican Peso
 Trust             FXM     2/27/09   3/2/09 3/4/09      3/9/09 $    0.37077
                ------ ----------- -------- ------ ----------- ------------
CurrencyShares
 Russian Ruble
 Trust             XRU     2/27/09   3/2/09 3/4/09      3/9/09 $    0.10925
                ------ ----------- -------- ------ ----------- ------------
CurrencyShares
 Swedish Krona
 Trust             FXS     2/27/09   3/2/09 3/4/09      3/9/09 $    0.04170
                ------ ----------- -------- ------ ----------- ------------

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 that of holding foreign currencies, including potential diversification and hedging benefits. 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 Investments. The distributor of these exchange traded products is Rydex Distributors, Inc., an affiliate of Rydex Investments and Rydex Specialized Products, LLC. M7 Ventures, LLC collaborated with Rydex in connection to all CurrencyShares exchange traded products. Bank of New York (NYSE: BK) is the trustee of the Trust and JPMorgan Investor Services acting through JPMorganChase 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 British Pound Sterling (FXB); CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar (FXC); CurrencyShares Euro (FXE); CurrencyShares Mexican Peso (FXM);CurrencyShares Russian Ruble (XRU); CurrencyShares Swedish Krona (FXS). 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 Rydex

Rydex Investments continues to drive change in the financial industry by introducing investment products and services that challenge conventional thinking, empower investors and provide essential new options for uncertain market conditions. Rydex manages approximately $12 billion in assets via more than 100 mutual funds and exchange traded products.

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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