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Two ProShares Treasury ETFs List on NYSE Arca
NEW YORK , January 21, 2010 –- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, today began trading the ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury (Ticker: UST) and theProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury (Ticker: UBT).  The ETFs are sponsored by ProShares.

ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury
The Fund seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses and interest income earned on cash and financial instruments, that correspond to twice (200%) the daily performance of the Barclays Capital 7-10 Year U.S. Treasury Bond Index (the “Index”).  The Index includes all publicly issued, U.S. Treasury securities that have a remaining maturity of between 7 and 10 years, are non-convertible, are denominated in U.S. dollars, are rated (at least Baa3 by Moody’s Investors Service or BBB- by S&P), are fixed rate, and have more than $250 million par outstanding. The Index is weighted by the relative market value of all securities meeting the Index criteria. Excluded from the Index are certain special issues, such as flower bonds, targeted investor notes (TINs), U.S. Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPs), state and local government bonds (SLGs), and coupon issues that have been stripped from assets already included. The Index is published under the Bloomberg ticker symbol “LT09TRUU.”

ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury
The Fund seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses and interest income earned on cash and financial instruments, that correspond to twice (200%) the daily performance of the Barclays Capital 20+ Year U.S. Treasury Bond Index (the “Index”).  The Index includes all publicly issued, U.S. Treasury securities that have a remaining maturity greater than 20 years, are non-convertible, are denominated in U.S. dollars, are rated investment grade (at least Baa3 by Moody’s Investors Service or BBB- by S&P), are fixed rate, and have more than $250 million par outstanding. The Index is weighted by the relative market value of all securities meeting the Index criteria. Excluded from the Index are certain special issues, such as flower bonds, targeted investor notes (TINs), U.S. Treasury inflation protected securities (TIPs), state and local government series bonds (SLGs), and coupon issues that have been stripped from assets already included. The Index is published under the Bloomberg ticker symbol “LT11TRUU.”

These funds seek a 200% return, respectively, of their indices for a single day. Due to the compounding of daily returns, returns over periods other than one day will likely differ in amount and possibly direction from the target returns for the same period. Investors should monitor their holdings consistent with their strategies, as frequently as daily. The funds’ prospectuses describing correlation, leverage and other risks are available at www.proshares.com.

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 750 primary ETF and 50 primary ETV listings.  Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 89 ETNs, 189 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis.  On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 489 primary ETFs, 74 ETVs, 5 ETNs, with a total number of 576 listings across the European markets.  In addition, NYSE Euronext lists a total of 13,159 Certificates and Covered Warrants in Paris , Amsterdam , Brussels and Lisbon .

About ProFunds Group (Source: ProFunds)
ProShares is part of ProFunds Group, the largest manager of leveraged and inverse funds and ETFs. ProShares introduced the first inverse and leveraged ETFs in the U.S. in 2006. Since 1997, ProFunds mutual funds have provided investors with access to sophisticated investment strategies. In addition, ProFunds Group subadvises the Canada-based Horizons BetaPro ETFs.

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, NYSE Alternext and 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.

Disclaimer
NYSE Euronext and its affiliates do not recommend or make any representation as to possible benefits from any securities or investments, or third-party products or services. Investors should undertake their own due diligence regarding their securities and investment practices. This press release speaks only as of this date. NYSE Euronext disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

 

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