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Three ProShares Short ETFs List on NYSE Arca
NEW YORK , March 18, 2010 –- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, today began trading the ProShares Short FTSE/Xinhua China 25 (Ticker: YXI), the ProShares Short Real Estate(Ticker: REK), and the ProShares Short Basic Materials (Ticker: SBM) ETFs. The ETFs are sponsored by ProShares.

ProShares Short FTSE/Xinhua China 25
The Fund seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to the inverse (opposite) of the daily performance of the FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index®. The Index is comprised of 25 of the largest and most liquid Chinese stocks listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 

ProShares Short Real Estate
The Fund seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to the inverse (opposite) of the daily performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Real EstateSM Index.  The Index measures the performance of the real estate sector of the U.S. equity market. Component companies include those that invest directly or indirectly through development, management or ownership of shopping malls, apartment buildings and housing developments; and real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) that invest in apartments, office and retail properties.

ProShares Short Basic Materials
The Fund seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to the inverse (opposite) of the daily performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Basic MaterialsSM Index. The Index measures the performance of the basic materials industry of the U.S. equity market. Component companies are involved in the production of aluminum, steel, non ferrous metals, commodity chemicals, specialty chemicals, forest products, paper products, as well as the mining of precious metals and coal.

These funds seek a -100% return, respectively, of their indexes 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.

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.

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 779 primary ETF and 51 primary ETV listings.  Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 91 ETNs, 171 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis.  On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 497 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 1,722 Certificates and Covered Warrants in Paris , Amsterdam , Brussels and Lisbon .

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 3,700 listed operating companies, NYSE Euronext's equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group.  NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses 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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