Notice of Exercise of Warrants to the Certificate Holders of PPLUS Trust Certificates Series VER-1 Class A Certificates (CUSIP

   Notice of Exercise of Warrants to the Certificate Holders of PPLUS Trust
    Certificates Series VER-1 Class A Certificates (CUSIP No. 740434717)*

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant
to the terms of the Warrant Agreement, dated as of July 24, 2002, (the
"Agreement") between PPLUS Trust Certificates Series VER-1 Trust (the
"Trust"), Merrill Lynch Depositor, Inc., as Depositor (the "Depositor") and
The Bank of New York Mellon, as Warrant Agent (the "Warrant Agent"), pursuant
to Section 2.02(i) of the Agreement, the Warrant Agent has received a notice
of exercise from the holder of the warrants to purchase all of the outstanding
aggregate amount of the PPLUS Trust Certificates Series VER-1 (the
"Securities").

The date fixed for the exercise is March 7, 2013 (the "Exercise Date"). On
the Exercise Date, 800,000 of the Securities will become due and payable at an
exercise price equal to $25.00 for each security being exercised plus accrued
and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the Exercise Date (the "Exercise
Price"). From and after the Exercise Date, the Securities being exercised
will cease to bear interest, and your only remaining right is to receive
payment of the Exercise Price upon surrender of the Securities to the Warrant
Agent.

Please be advised that the Certificateholders, by their acceptance of
Securities, covenanted and agreed to tender any and all Securities to the
Warrant Agent upon the holder's exercise of Warrants and deposit of the
Exercise Price with The Bank of New York Mellon, as Escrow Agent for such
Securities in accordance with the applicable procedures in the Agreement. Your
rights under the Standard Terms for Trust Agreements, dated February20, 1998
and together with the Series Supplement, dated July 24, 2002, (the "Trust
Agreement") and the Securities are limited by the terms, provisions and
conditions of the Trust Agreement and the Warrant Agreement with respect to
the exercise of the Warrants by the holder.

To receive payment of the Exercise Price for the Securities held by you, you
must surrender your Securities to the Warrant Agent at the following address:

By Mail or Hand Delivery
The Bank of New York Mellon
111 Sanders Creek Parkway
East Syracuse, New York 13057
Attn: Debt Processing Group

The method of delivery of the Securities to the Warrant Agent is at your
option and risk, but, if mail is used, registered mail is suggested. Payment
of the Exercise Price will be remitted promptly following the Exercise Date
and the receipt of the Securities by the Warrant Agent.

Withholding of 28% of gross redemption proceeds of any payment made within the
United States may be required by the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation
Act of 2003 (the "Act"), unless the Warrant Agent has the correct taxpayer
identification number (social security or employer identification number) or
exemption certificate of the payee. Please furnish a properly completed Form
W-9 or exemption certificate or equivalent when presenting your securities.

Certificateholders of the Securities who have questions or wish to discuss the
exercise may contact The Bank of New York Mellon, 101 Barclay Street, New
York, New York 10286, Bondholder Relations (800) 254-2826.

*The CUSIP number listed above is for information purposes only. Neither the
Trustee, the Depositor, nor the Warrant Agent shall be responsible for the
selection or use of this CUSIP number, nor is any representation made to its
correctness on the Securities or as indicated in any exercise notice.

By: The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee

Dated: February 7, 2013

SOURCE The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee

Contact: Karen Trachtenberg, +1-212-815-5576, karen.trachtenberg@bnymellon.com
 
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