SOURCE: Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC

September 17, 2008 07:30 ET

Invesco PowerShares to List Four Global Commodity-Producer ETFs on Nasdaq on Sept. 18

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced four new equity ETFs designed to provide access to companies involved in the agriculture, coal, gold and precious metals, and steel sectors will begin trading Sept. 18, 2008, on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

--  PAGG - PowerShares Global Agriculture Portfolio
--  PKOL - PowerShares Global Coal Portfolio
--  PSAU - PowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio
--  PSTL - PowerShares Global Steel Portfolio
    

"While commodity markets have seen a significant rise in price volatility recently, many economists believe worldwide demand for basic materials will continue to grow in the future," said Bruce Bond, president and CEO of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC. "The PowerShares global commodity producer ETF portfolios may provide investors transparent, tax-efficient access to companies focused on key commodity markets."

The PowerShares Global Agriculture Portfolio (PAGG) is based on the NASDAQ OMX Global Agriculture Index(SM). The Index is designed to measure the overall performance of globally traded securities of the largest and most liquid companies involved in agriculture and farming-related activities. The Index is rebalanced quarterly using a modified market capitalization-weighting methodology.

The PowerShares Global Coal Portfolio (PKOL) is based on the NASDAQ OMX Global Coal Index(SM). The Index is designed to measure the overall performance of globally traded securities of the largest and most liquid companies involved in the exploration for and mining of coal, and other related activities in the coal industry. The Index is rebalanced quarterly using a modified market capitalization-weighting methodology.

The PowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio (PSAU) is based on the NASDAQ OMX Global Gold and Precious Metals Index(SM). The Index is designed to measure the overall performance of globally traded securities of the largest and most liquid companies involved in mining-related activities for gold and other precious metals. The Index is rebalanced quarterly using a modified market capitalization-weighting methodology.

The PowerShares Global Steel Portfolio (PSTL) is based on the NASDAQ OMX Global Steel Index(SM). The Index is designed to measure the overall performance of globally traded securities of the largest and most liquid companies involved in the manufacturing and storage of iron and steel products. The Index is rebalanced quarterly using a modified market capitalization-weighting methodology.

PowerShares Global Agriculture        PowerShares Global Gold and Precious
Portfolio (PAGG) as of 6/30/08        Metals Portfolio (PSAU) as of 6/30/08

                        Index                                    Index
Company                 Weight (%)    Company                    Weight (%)

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan 8.00     Barrick Gold Corp.              8.00

Syngenta AG                  8.00     Goldcorp Inc.                   8.00

Monsanto Co. (New)           8.00     Impala Platinum                 8.00

Mosaic Co.                   7.61     Newmont Mining Corp.            8.00

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co.   7.36     Kinross Gold Corp.              6.85

Incitec Pivot                4.00     Newcrest Mining Ltd.            4.00

Agrium Inc.                  4.00     Yamana Gold Inc.                4.00

K & S AG                     4.00     Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.         4.00

Israel Chemical Corp.        4.00     Anglo American Platinum         4.00

Yara International ASA       4.00     Lonmin                          4.00


PowerShares Global Coal Portfolio     PowerShares Global Steel Portfolio
(PKOL) as of 6/30/08                  (PSTL) as of 6/30/08

                        Index                                    Index
Company                 Weight (%)    Company                    Weight (%)

Peabody Energy Corp.         8.00     Novolipetsk Iron & Steel        8.00

CONSOL Energy Inc.           8.00     ArcelorMittal                   8.00

Cameco Corp.                 8.00     POSCO                           6.57

China Shenhua Energy H       8.00     Nippon Steel Corp.              5.40

Arch Coal                    8.00     JFE Holdings Inc.               4.75

Bumi Resources TBK           4.00     ThyssenKrupp AG                 4.30

Massey Energy Co.            4.00     United States Steel Corp.       3.86

Alpha Natural Resources      4.00     Siderurgica Nacional, CIA       3.67

China Coal Energy Company H  4.00     Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works 3.51

Patriot Coal Corp.           4.00     Fortescue Metals Group          3.48

Source: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., based on hypothetical Index information as of June 30, 2008. Holdings are subject to change.

Invesco PowerShares is leading the intelligent ETF revolution through its family of more than 100 domestic and international index-based and actively managed exchange-traded funds. With assets under management as of June 30, 2008, of $13.95 billion, PowerShares ETFs trade on all of the major U.S. stock exchanges that trade ETFs. For more information, please visit us at www.invescopowershares.com.

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