iShares® Funds Scheduled To Move to the New York Stock Exchange
SAN FRANCISCO, January 23, 2007 - Barclays Global Investors (BGI), a worldwide leader in exchange traded funds (ETFs), announced today the continued move of the listing exchange for certain iShares Funds to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 16, 2007. The iShares Funds are listed below. No action is needed by current shareholders.
This is part of a phased transfer of 81 iShares branded exchange-traded products' primary listings moving from the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) to the NYSE Group, as announced in 2005.
The iShares Funds are index funds that are bought and sold like common stocks on securities exchanges. The iShares Funds are attractive to many individual and institutional investors and financial intermediaries because of their relative low cost, tax efficiency and trading flexibility. Investors can purchase and sell shares through any brokerage firm, financial advisor, or online broker, and hold the funds in any type of brokerage account.
Carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risk factors and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses, which may be obtained by calling 1-800-iShares or by visiting www.ishares.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Barclays Global Investors is one of the world's largest asset managers¹ providing structured investment strategies such as risk-controlled active strategies and indexing. In the U.S., BGI is one of the largest active managers², set apart by its risk-controlled approach. BGI manages 65% of the world's 100 largest pension plans³ and is the leader in assets and products in exchange traded funds through its iShares® brand with more than 180 ETFs globally. The firm managed over $1.6 trillion in assets as of 9/30/06, for more than 2,800 clients in 52 countries around the world. BGI is a majority-owned subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC.
1. Source: "P&I/Watson Wyatt World 500," Pensions & Investments, September 4, 2006.
2. Source: "Special Reports: Money Manager Directory," Pensions & Investments, May 29, 2006.
3. Source: "P&I/Watson Wyatt World 300: Largest Pension Funds," Pensions & Investments, September 18, 2006.
The iShares Funds ("Funds") are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SEI). Barclays Global Fund Advisors (BGFA) serves as an advisor to the Funds. Barclays Global Investors Services (BGIS) assists in the marketing of the Funds. BGFA and BGIS are subsidiaries of Barclays Global Investors, N.A., which is a majority-owned subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC, none of which is affiliated with SEI.
Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Transactions in shares of the iShares Funds will result in brokerage commissions.
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As of December 1, 2009, the former Barclays Global Investors entities referred to in this publication are owned and controlled ultimately by BlackRock Inc. and neither Barclays nor any Barclays affiliate is responsible for, or associated with, the contents of this publication.
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