SOURCE: Barclays Global Investors

November 16, 2009 09:35 ET

iShares Announces Launch of iShares® Diversified Alternatives Trust (ALT)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - iShares, the world's largest provider of exchange traded funds (ETFs)(1), today announced the start of trading of the iShares® Diversified Alternatives Trust (NYSE Arca: ALT). The objective of the Trust is to maximize absolute returns from its portfolio of exchange-traded futures contracts (that may involve commodities, currencies, interest rates and certain eligible stock or bond indices) and foreign currency forward contracts, while seeking to reduce the risks and volatility inherent in those investments by taking long and short positions in historically correlated assets. The Trust is not intended to track the performance of any index or benchmark.

Consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the iShares® Diversified Alternatives Trust carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, go to or call 1 800 474 2737. Please read the prospectus carefully.

The Trust is not an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act. Investments in shares of the Trust are speculative and involve a high degree of risk. You could lose all or a substantial portion of your investment in the shares of the Trust. Before making an investment decision, you should carefully consider the risk factors and other information included in the prospectus. The iShares® Diversified Alternatives Trust (the "Trust") is a commodity pool as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act. The Sponsor of the Trust is iShares Delaware Trust Sponsor LLC, a commodity pool operator registered with the CFTC. Barclays Global Investors Fund Distribution Company ("BGIFDC") provides promotional support to the Trust. Barclays Global Investors, N.A. ("BGINA"), a national banking association is the Trustee. iShares Delaware Trust Sponsor LLC, BGIFDC and BGINA are majority-owned affiliates of Barclays Bank PLC.

An investment in the Trust is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

©2009 Barclays Global Investors, N.A. All rights reserved. iShares® is a registered trademark of Barclays Global Investors, N.A. All other trademarks, servicemarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

(1)Source: Morgan Stanley Investment Strategies and Bloomberg as of 6/30/2009. Based on number of ETFs, AUM, and market share.