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PIMCO Rings The Opening Bell Simultaneously from its Newport Beach, CA Headquarters and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
For Release: 29 Feb 12
Company Celebrates Launch of The PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT

Event:
To celebrate the launch of The PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF), on Thursday, March 1st, Bill Gross, co-CIO of PIMCO and several PIMCO executives and guests will ring the NYSE Opening Bell to open the trading day simultaneously from PIMCO’s headquarters in Newport Beach, CA, office and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The PIMCO Total Return ETF is designed to provide investors with another way to access PIMCO’s Total Return strategy and will begin trading on NYSE Arca today under the ticker symbol (TRXT).

Leveraging NYSE Euronext state-of-the-art Broadcast facility, the simultaneous ringing of the NYSE Opening Bell will air as a single broadcast to audiences worldwide live from Newport Beach, CA and New York at 9:30 a.m. (ET) and 6:30 a.m. (PT).

For more information on The PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF), please visit: www.pimcoetfs.com

About PIMCO:
PIMCO is a leading global investment management firm, with offices in 11 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1971, PIMCO offers a wide range of innovative solutions to help millions of investors worldwide meet their needs. PIMCO’s goal is to provide attractive returns while maintaining a strong culture of risk management and long-term discipline. PIMCO is owned by Allianz S.E., a leading global diversified financial services provider.

Contact:
For more information regarding this NYSE bell ringing, please contact Katrina Clay, NYSE Euronext Media Relations at 212.656.2017 or email kclay@nyx.com

NYSE Opening Bell Photo:
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141) and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420).

NYSE Bell Ringing Video Footage:
The Opening Bell®(starting at 9:25 a.m. (ET)/6:25 a.m. (PT) broadcast feed is available via Ascent loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast Center at 212.656.5483.

NYSE Euronext Facebook/Twitter/YouTube:
For photos and video related to the PIMCO simultaneous bell ceremony, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext-Official Site), Twitter (@NYSE_Euronext) and You Tube (nysetv1). Follow tweets at hashtag #NYSEBell.