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Charles Schwab Investment Management Celebrates Launch, NYSE Arca Listing of First ETFs
 

First 4 Schwab ETFs Launched Successfully on NYSE Arca

New York , November 3, 2009 – Charles Schwab Investment Management, one of the nation's largest asset management companies, today visited the NYSE and rang the opening bell to celebrate the launch of the first Schwab ETFs.

"We are pleased to welcome Schwab as an ETF issuer to NYSE Arca," said Lisa Dallmer, EVP, Exchange Traded Products and Global Indexes, NYSE Arca. "This is Schwab's first foray into the branded ETF space and we wish them well in this product sector. I hope the successful introduction of these ETFs will move the company to bring more Exchange Traded Products to our markets so that investors can benefit from the proven investment expertise of Schwab, a leading provider of financial services."

To celebrate this special occasion, Peter Crawford, Senior Vice President, Charles Schwab & Co., Investment Management Services, rang The Opening Bell.   He was joined by Jeff Mortimer, Chief Investment Officer, Charles Schwab Investment Management, and Jon de St Paer, Vice President, Charles Schwab & Co. , Investment Management Services. Also in attendance was Rich Policastro, Senior Managing Director of Schwab Advisor Services.

Schwab’s First ETFs:

  • Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF (SCHB)
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF (SCHX)
  • Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF (SCHA)
  • Schwab International Equity ETF (SCHF)

Background on Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) on NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext operates the world's largest Exchange Traded Products marketplace, and is the leading venue for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), Exchange Traded Vehicles (ETVs) and Warrants and Certificates trading.  NYSE Euronext's offering of these products provides investors access to regulated listings as well as fast and innovative trading tools to access liquidity. NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext's US market for ETFs, has 713 primary ETF and 48 primary ETV listings.  Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 84 ETNs, 201 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis.  On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 417 primary ETFs, 73 ETV listings, 4 ETN and lists a total of 11,632 Warrants and Certificates as of the end of July 2009.

About Charles Schwab Investment Management

Founded in 1989, Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc., a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation, is one of the nation's largest asset management companies with more than $210 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2009.  It is among the country's largest money market fund managers and is the third-largest provider of retail index funds. In addition to managing Schwab proprietary funds, CSIM provides oversight for the institutional-style, sub-advised Laudus Fund family. CSIM currently manages 82 mutual funds, including 36 actively-managed funds, and six separate account model portfolios.

About Charles Schwab

The Charles Schwab Corporation (Nasdaq: SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 300 offices and 7.6 million client brokerage accounts, 1.5 million corporate retirement plan participants, 646,000 banking accounts, and $1.3 trillion in client assets.  Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors.  Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC, www.sipc.org), and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisors; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors through its Advisor Services division.  The Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC) provides banking and mortgage services and products.   More information is available at www.schwab.com

About NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies.  The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products.  With more than 8,000 listed issues, NYSE Euronext's equities markets -- the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex and NYSE Alternext as well as NYSE Arca – represent nearly 40 percent of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group.  NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, the leading European derivatives business and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies.  NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100  index and Fortune 500.  For more information, please visit:http://www.nyx.com



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