SOURCE: Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC

December 18, 2013 10:00 ET

Invesco PowerShares Announces Changes to ETF Family

Plans to Change the Indexes and Names of Ten ETFs and Close Four ETFs

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2013) -  Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with more than $97 billion in franchise assets, announced changes to its product line.

Reflective of its ongoing commitment to place investors' interests first, Invesco PowerShares announced that it plans to change the underlying indexes and names of ten ETFs. In addition, it also announced plans to close four ETFs, which together represent less than 1% of Invesco PowerShares' total assets.

"We regularly evaluate our ETF product offerings using numerous factors including investment results, how investors may utilize them in portfolios and length of time in the market, among others," said Dan Draper, Invesco PowerShares managing director of global ETFs. "For more than a decade, our focus has been to ensure that we provide innovative ETFs that can help investors meet their financial goals amidst a changing investment landscape. We believe these changes will provide investors a unique set of investment opportunities and position our family of ETFs for continued growth."

On December 17th, the Board of Trustees approved name, investment objective, underlying index, and investment policy and strategy changes for the following ETFs. These changes are scheduled to take effect on February 19, 2014:

  Current Portfolio Name   New Portfolio Name
  PWO   DWAQ   PowerShares Dynamic OTC Portfolio   PowerShares DWA NASDAQ Momentum Portfolio
  PYZ   N/A   PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials Sector Portfolio   PowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio
  PEZ   N/A   PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Discretionary Sector Portfolio   PowerShares DWA Consumer Cyclicals Momentum Portfolio
  PSL   N/A   PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples Sector Portfolio   PowerShares DWA Consumer Staples Momentum Portfolio
  PXI   N/A   PowerShares Dynamic Energy Sector Portfolio   PowerShares DWA Energy Momentum Portfolio
  PFI   N/A   PowerShares Dynamic Financial Sector Portfolio   PowerShares DWA Financial Momentum Portfolio
  PTH   N/A   PowerShares Dynamic Healthcare Sector Portfolio   PowerShares DWA Healthcare Momentum Portfolio
  PRN   N/A   PowerShares Dynamic Industrials Sector Portfolio   PowerShares DWA Industrials Momentum Portfolio
  PTF   N/A   PowerShares Dynamic Technology Sector Portfolio   PowerShares DWA Technology Momentum Portfolio
  PUI   N/A   PowerShares Dynamic Utilities Portfolio   PowerShares DWA Utilities Momentum Portfolio

"As with our existing PowerShares DWA Momentum ETF lineup, these portfolios will be based on momentum strategies as measured by Dorsey Wright's definition of relative strength characteristics, which can be a powerful tool for stock selection," said Lorraine Wang, Invesco PowerShares global head of ETF products and research. "The momentum indexes were developed by Dorsey Wright who we believe remains a leader in relative strength investing."

On December 17th, the Board of Trustees also approved the following ETF closures. The final day of trading for the ETFs on The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC ("NASDAQ") and NYSE Arca, Inc. ("NYSE Arca") will be February 18, 2014:

  Ticker   Fund Names Closing
  KBWX   PowerShares KBW International Financial Portfolio
  PMNA   PowerShares MENA Frontier Countries Portfolio
  PIQ   PowerShares Dynamic MagniQuant Portfolio
  PXN   PowerShares Lux Nanotech Portfolio

Shareholders may sell their holdings on or before February 18, 2014 and may incur typical transaction fees from their broker-dealer. Shareholders who do not sell their holdings on or before February 18, 2014 will receive cash equal to the amount of the net asset value of their shares, which will include any capital gains and dividends in the cash portion of their brokerage accounts. The shareholder payment date is currently scheduled for on or about February 25, 2014. Shareholders will generally recognize a capital gain or loss equal to the amount received for their shares over their adjusted basis in such shares.

For additional information, shareholders of the ETFs which are scheduled for changes or liquidation may call Invesco PowerShares at 800-983-0903.

About Dorsey, Wright & Associates, LLC
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, subadvisory and licensing services. For more information, please visit

About Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC and Invesco, Ltd.
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 $97 billion as of November 30, 2013, PowerShares ETFs trade on both US stock exchanges. For more information, please visit us at 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 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

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