SOURCE: Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC

May 23, 2011 09:00 ET

Invesco PowerShares to Introduce the First Fundamental Pure Style ETFs

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today plans for a suite of nine Fundamental Pure Style ETFs based on the Research Affiliates® Fundamental Index® (RAFI®) methodology.

On June 16, 2011, Invesco PowerShares will list the PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio (PXLG) based on the RAFI® Fundamental Large Growth Index, and the PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Value Portfolio (PXLV) based on the RAFI® Fundamental Large Value Index on the NYSE Arca.

In addition, Invesco PowerShares will be changing the indexes, names and ticker symbols for seven existing ETFs in its Intellidex style/size lineup to the RAFI Fundamental US Style Index Series (RAFI Index Series), to provide investors with a complete suite of style box ETFs based on the RAFI Fundamental Index methodology. The rebranded portfolios management fees will be reduced to 0.29% and their operating expenses (excluding certain expenses) will be capped at 0.39% until at least August 31, 2012.

The names and tickers for the full suite of nine PowerShares Fundamental Pure Style ETFs are listed in the table below.

ValueCoreGrowth
LargeFundamental Pure
Large Value
Portfolio (PXLV)
Fundamental Pure
Large Core
Portfolio (PXLC)
Fundamental Pure
Large Growth
Portfolio (PXLG)
MidFundamental Pure
Mid Value
Portfolio (PXMV)
Fundamental Pure
Mid Core
Portfolio (PXMC)
Fundamental Pure
Mid Growth
Portfolio (PXMG)
SmallFundamental Pure
Small Value
Portfolio (PXSV)
Fundamental Pure
Small Core
Portfolio (PXSC)
Fundamental Pure
Small Growth
Portfolio (PXSG)

"We continuously review and analyze ways to improve our overall product lineup," said Ben Fulton, Invesco PowerShares managing director of global ETFs. "We believe the change to the RAFI Index Series and lower fees will provide investors with the potential for improved risk-adjusted returns, and will position our innovative family of ETFs for the future."

"We currently offer six equity ETFs based on the RAFI Fundamental Index methodology. The funds have all outperformed their benchmarks since their respective inception dates1," said John Feyerer, head of product strategy & research at Invesco PowerShares. "PowerShares Fundamental Pure Portfolios incorporate the RAFI Fundamental Index investment criteria of cash flow, book value, sales and dividends to determine a stock's weight. We believe this methodology has shown the potential to produce improved risk-adjusted returns compared to cap-weighted benchmarks."

Details for the seven rebranded PowerShares ETFs including portfolio names, tickers and indexes are listed below.

Former Portfolio Name & TickerNew Portfolio Name & TickerFormer IndexNew Index
PowerShares Dynamic Large Cap (PJF)PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Core (PXLC)Dynamic Large Cap Intellidex(SM) IndexRAFI® Fundamental Large Core Index
PowerShares Dynamic Mid Cap Growth (PWJ)PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Growth (PXMG)Dynamic Mid Cap Growth Intellidex(SM) IndexRAFI® Fundamental Mid Growth Index
PowerShares Dynamic Mid Cap (PJG)PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Core (PXMC)Dynamic Mid Cap Intellidex(SM) IndexRAFI® Fundamental Mid Core Index
PowerShares Dynamic Mid Cap Value (PWP)PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Value (PXMV)Dynamic Mid Cap Value Intellidex(SM) IndexRAFI® Fundamental Mid Value Index
PowerShares Dynamic Small Cap Growth (PWT)PowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Growth (PXSG)Dynamic Small Cap Growth Intellidex(SM) IndexRAFI® Fundamental Small Growth Index
PowerShares Dynamic Small Cap (PJM)PowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Core (PXSC)Dynamic Small Cap Intellidex(SM) IndexRAFI® Fundamental Small Core Index
PowerShares Dynamic Small Cap Value (PWY)PowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Value (PXSV)Dynamic Small Cap Value Intellidex(SM) IndexRAFI® Fundamental Small Value Index

The RAFI Index Series is constructed from the 2,500 largest U.S. listed companies, based on the following four fundamental measures of firm size: latest available book value, cash flow averaged over the prior five years, sales averaged over the prior five years and total dividend distributions averaged over the prior five years. A composite fundamental weight is calculated for each firm by equally weighting the four fundamental measures. For companies that have never paid dividends, that measure will be excluded from the average. Each company is then classified as "large," "mid" or "small" and "growth," "core" or "value" in the following manner:

1) Stocks are segregated into three size groups: "large," "mid" and "small." Companies are divided amongst these groups based on their fundamental weight. Securities which have a substantially different fundamental weight relative to their market cap weight are excluded.

2) Once classified into the three size groups, RAFI uses a methodology using fundamental measures of growth and value to give each company a style score. Based on this style score companies are classified as "growth," "core" or "value."

3) Stocks within each sub-index are weighted by their composite fundamental weight.

Each index in the RAFI Index Series is reconstituted and rebalanced annually on the third Friday of March.

1 Source: Bloomberg LP, as of April 30, 2011

As of March 31, 2011 Annualized Returns (%)
PowerShares FTSE RAFI®Exp.NAVAfter Tax HeldAfter Tax SoldMarket Price
PortfolioRatio1 Yr5 YrIncept.1 Yr5 YrIncept.1 Yr5 YrIncept.1 Yr5 YrIncept.
US 10000.39%*16.504.425.0315.803.824.4410.683.413.9516.474.425.09
US 1500 Small-Mid0.39%*25.148.1024.807.7816.316.8025.138.09
Emerging Markets0.85%16.642.2616.201.7610.801.6015.931.61
Developed Markets ex-U.S.0.75%11.05-2.8910.07-3.577.12-2.8512.23-2.74
Developed Markets ex-U.S. S/M0.75%18.721.9517.511.2411.831.2116.461.49
Asia Pacific ex-Japan0.80%22.727.5021.736.2014.695.5923.337.78

Inception Dates
US 100012/19/2005Emerging Markets9/27/2007Developed Markets ex-U.S. S/M9/27/2007
US 1500 Small-Mid9/20/2006Developed Markets ex-U.S.6/25/2007Asia Pacific ex-Japan6/25/2007

Performance data quoted represents past performance. As stated in each Fund's prospectus, expense ratios are expressed as a unitary fee to cover expenses incurred in connection with managing the portfolios. *The PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 and US 1500 Small-Mid Portfolios have gross expense ratios of 0.45% and 0.51%, respectively. However, the Adviser has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or pay certain Fund expenses which resulted in the total net operating expense of 0.39% for each fund. These waivers and reimbursement contracts extend through at least Aug. 30, 2011. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results; current performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and Shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Shares' performance reflects fee waivers, absent which performance would have been lower. See invescopowershares.com to find the most recent month-end performance numbers. After Tax Held represents total return after taxes on distributions and assumes Shares have not been sold. After Tax Sold represents total return after taxes on distributions and the sale of Fund Shares. After-tax returns reflect the highest federal income tax rate but exclude state and local taxes. Market returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4 p.m. ET and do not represent the returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times.

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 $60 billion as of March 31, 2011, PowerShares ETFs trade on both U.S. stock exchanges. For more information, please visit us at invescopowershares.com or follow us on Twitter @PowerShares.

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