SOURCE: Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC

March 24, 2014 09:30 ET

Invesco PowerShares Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary of PowerShares QQQ™

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2014) - Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announces the 15-year anniversary of the PowerShares QQQ™ Portfolio (NASDAQ: QQQ). PowerShares QQQ™ tracks 100 of the largest, most innovative domestic and international non-financial companies listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market.

"PowerShares QQQ™ is one of the most actively traded securities in the world, and continues to play a leading role in advancing wide-scale acceptance of ETFs among institutions, traders and investors," said Dan Draper, managing director of global ETFs at Invesco PowerShares. "Today we are proud to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of this landmark ETF."

PowerShares QQQ™, which is based on the NASDAQ-100 index, invests in some of the world's most revolutionary companies across industry groups such as information technology, healthcare, consumer discretionary and staples, industrials, materials and telecommunication services.

"The NASDAQ-100 continues to be one of the most followed benchmarks around the globe, with investors utilizing it on six continents," said John Jacobs, executive vice president and head of NASDAQ OMX's index and data business. "We are delighted to celebrate the 15th anniversary of PowerShares QQQ™, which helped spark the NASDAQ-100's rise to prominence. We couldn't be happier with our partnership with Invesco PowerShares, on the QQQs and on many other products."

PowerShares QQQ™, formerly known as "QQQ" or the "NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking Stock®", is an exchange-traded fund based on the Nasdaq-100 Index®. The Fund will, under most circumstances, consist of all of the stocks in the Index. The Index includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial companies listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market based on market capitalization. The portfolio is rebalanced quarterly and reconstituted annually.

On March 21, 2007, the NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking Stock ® was renamed PowerShares QQQ™, and the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. transferred sponsorship of QQQ to Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC. Invesco PowerShares is passionate about its goal of delivering the highest quality investment management available through one of the more benefit-rich investment vehicles ever created, the exchange-traded fund.

PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ: QQQ) -Top 20 holdings as of Mar. 20, 2014

             
Ticker   Name   Portfolio Weighting   Sector
AAPL   Apple Inc   11.52%   Information Technology
MSFT   Microsoft Corp   8.16   Information Technology
GOOG   Google Inc   8.03   Information Technology
AMZN   Amazon.com Inc   4.09   Consumer Discretionary
QCOM   QUALCOMM Inc   3.20   Information Technology
INTC   Intel Corp   3.06   Information Technology
FB   Facebook Inc   3.04   Information Technology
CSCO   Cisco Systems Inc   2.83   Information Technology
GILD   Gilead Sciences Inc   2.81   Health Care
CMCSA   Comcast Corp   2.62   Consumer Discretionary
AMGN   Amgen Inc   2.32   Health Care
BIIB   Biogen Idec Inc   1.99   Health Care
EBAY   eBay Inc   1.79   Information Technology
PCLN   priceline.com Inc   1.61   Consumer Discretionary
ESRX   Express Scripts Holding Co   1.52   Health Care
CELG   Celgene Corp   1.50   Health Care
MDLZ   Mondelez International Inc   1.46   Consumer Staples
SBUX   Starbucks Corp   1.40   Consumer Discretionary
TXN   Texas Instruments Inc   1.24   Information Technology
COST   Costco Wholesale Corp   1.20   Consumer Staples
             

Holdings are subject to change. For complete holdings information please visit, powershares.com/innovation

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 $100 billion* as of February 28, 2014, PowerShares ETFs trade on both US stock exchanges. For more information, please visit us at invescopowershares.com 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 www.invesco.com.

*US franchise assets include QQQs, BLDRS and DB Funds. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor of PowerShares QQQ, BLDRS Funds and PowerShares DB Funds. PowerShares QQQ and BLDRS Funds are unit investment trusts. Invesco PowerShares and Invesco Distributors, Inc. are not affiliated with ALPS Distributors, Inc.

About NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes

NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes has been creating innovative, market-leading, transparent indexes since 1971. Today, our index offering spans geographies and asset classes and includes diverse families such as the Global equity, Dividend Achievers, Fixed Income, Commodity, Nordic, Green Economy, and Sharia indexes. Voted "Most Innovative Index Provider" worldwide by ETF Express readers, NASDAQ Global Indexes continuously offers new opportunities for financial product sponsors across a wide-spectrum of investable products and for asset managers to measure risk and performance. NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes also provides custom index services and design solutions to financial organizations.

For more information about NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes, visit indexes.nasdaqomx.com or follow the Global Indexes team on Twitter.

Daily index values, weightings and historical data for NASDAQ OMX indexes are available via NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch and NASDAQ OMX Global Index Data Service.

Important Risk Information

There are risks involved with investing in ETFs, including possible loss of money. Shares are not actively managed and are subject to risks similar to those of stocks, including those regarding short selling and margin maintenance requirements. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply. The Funds' return may not match the return of the Underlying Index.

Investments focused in a particular industry are subject to greater risk, and are more greatly impacted by market volatility, than more diversified investments.

Note: Not all products are available through all firms.

Not FDIC Insured | May Lose Value | No Bank Guarantee

Shares are not individually redeemable and owners of the shares may acquire those shares from the Fund and tender those shares for redemption to the Fund in Creation Units only, typically consisting of aggregations of 50,000 shares.

ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor of PowerShares QQQ. Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC is not affiliated with ALPS Distributors, Inc.

The sponsor of the Nasdaq-100 Trust(SM), a unit investment trust, is Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC ("Invesco PowerShares"). NASDAQ, Nasdaq-100 Index, Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock and QQQ are trade/service marks of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. and have been licensed for use by Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, QQQ's sponsor. NASDAQ makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in QQQ and makes no warranty and bears no liability with respect to QQQ, the Nasdaq-100 Index, its use or any data included therein.

PowerShares® is a registered trademark of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (Invesco PowerShares). Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC and Invesco Distributors, Inc. are indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries of Invesco Ltd.

An investor should consider the Funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. For this and more complete information about the Funds call 800. 983. 0903 or visit invescopowershares.com for a prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

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