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11 Van Eck ETFs List on NYSE Arca
NEW YORK, November 21, 2008 –-NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its fully-owned subsidiary NYSE Arca today began trading 11 Van Eck exchange traded funds (ETFs) on a listed basis after the group transferred listing from NYSE Alternext US (formerly, the American Stock Exchange).
Each of the 11 Van Eck ETFs mentioned below began trading on NYSE Arca this morning as an exclusive primary listing. 
 
Name and ticker symbol of the 11 Van Eck ETFs moving to NYSE Arca from NYSE Alternext US:

Security Name

ETF Trading Symbol

Market Vectors Gaming ETF

BJK

Market Vectors Environmental Services ETF

EVX

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF

GDX

Market Vectors Intermediate Municipal ETF

ITM

Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF

KWT

Market Vectors Long Municipal ETF

MLN

Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF

MOO

Market Vectors Nuclear Energy ETF

NLR

Market Vectors Steel ETF

SLX

Market Vectors Short Municipal ETF

SMB

Market Vectors RVE Hard Assets Producers ETF

HAP


The funds’ prospectus can be found at www.vaneck.com  

Background on NYSE Arca-Listed ETFs and ETNs
Exchange traded products listed on NYSE Arca represent 61% of ETF and ETN assets under management in the U.S., nearly $304 billion, the most of any exchange.  As the first fully electronic platform to utilize designated liquidity providers, NYSE Arca sets the national best bid and offer nearly 82% of the time, leading all U.S. exchanges.  NYSE Arca remains an established leader in the ETF and ETN marketplace offering investors some of the industry’s fastest and most innovative trading tools to access liquidity. Including today’s listings, NYSE Arca has 652 primary ETF listings.  Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 84 ETNs and 25 certificates and trades all other eligible ETFs on a UTP basis.
 
About Van Eck Global
Founded in 1955, Van Eck Associates Corporation was among the first U.S. money managers helping investors achieve greater diversification through global investing. Today the firm continues that 50+ year tradition by offering global investment choices in hard assets, emerging markets, precious metals including gold, and other specialized asset classes.
Market Vectors exchange-traded products have been offered by Van Eck Global since 2006 when the firm launched the nation’s first gold mining ETF. Today, Market Vectors ETFs and ETNs span several asset classes, including equities, municipal bonds and currency markets.
Van Eck Global also offers mutual funds, insurance trust funds, separate accounts and alternative investments. Designed for investors seeking innovative choices for portfolio diversification, Van Eck Global’s investment products are often categorized in asset classes having returns with low correlations to those of more traditional U.S. equity and fixed income investments.
 
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is the world’s leading, most liquid and diverse exchange group.  It offers a broad and growing array of financial products and services in cash equities, futures, options, exchange-traded products, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions, all designed to meet the evolving needs of issuers, investors and financial institutions.  Spanning multiple asset classes and six countries, NYSE Euronext’s exchanges include the New York Stock Exchange, Liffe, Euronext and NYSE Arca.  With more than 6,500 listed issues, more than any other exchange group, trading on NYSE Euronext’s equity markets represents more than one-third of the world's cash equities volume.  NYSE Euronext also manages the leading European derivatives exchange by value of trading.  NYSE Euronext is part of the S&P 500 index and the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index.  For more information, please visit www.nyx.com.
 
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