Guggenheim Investments Joins Newly Launched Schwab ETF OneSource(TM)

Guggenheim Investments Joins Newly Launched Schwab ETF OneSource(TM)

Leading ETF Provider Proud to be Part of Schwab's Commission-Free Program

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guggenheim Investments, the
investment management division of Guggenheim Partners, LLC, today announced
that 40 exchange traded products (ETPs) will be available to advisors and
investors through the Schwab ETF OneSource™ program, launched earlier today.

"We're extremely pleased that Guggenheim is part of Schwab ETF OneSource,"
said William Belden, Managing Director and Head of Product Development at
Guggenehim Investments."Our participation in the program underscores our
commitment to offering exchange traded products that meet the financial needs
of today's investors."

Guggenheim currently has the largest line-up of exchange traded products in
the program and the broadest representation across asset classes.The ETPs
available currently span the following asset classes: U.S. equity,
International equity, U.S. fixed income, sectors and currency. Guggenheim also
offers a robust education program for investors and advisors that includes
whitepapers, presentations and webinars, among other tools.

Schwab clients can buy and sell 105 ETFs from six providers with $0 online
trade commissions.They will payexactly the same operating expense ratio
(OER) they would elsewhere, but without paying a commission.^1

"ETFs are becoming an increasingly essential part of the investment mix," said
Belden."It's no wonder that the global ETP industry attracted record-breaking
annual flows of nearly $263 billion in 2012."

Results of a recent advisor survey conducted by Guggeneheim Investments at the
Morningstar ETF Invest conference are consistent with results of the 2012 ETF
Investor Study by Charles Schwab.The Schwab study revealed that investor
usage of ETFs is "going strong," while the Guggenheim survey revealed that
advisors plan to increase their usage of ETFs in 2013.Specifically, the
Guggenheim survey revealed that fixed income ETFs, in particular, are serving
as a means of addressing the low-interest rate environment and economic
uncertainty.^2

Among the Guggenheim products available on the new Schwab ETF platform are the
firm's complete line up of fixed income BulletShares ETFs--which include 14
corporate bond and high yield defined-maturity ETFs that allow for the
implementation of date-sensitive investment strategies such as, building a
laddered bond portfolio.

"As investors and their advisors continue to search for affordable investment
options that can meet their specific financial goals, Schwab's ETF OneSource
offers the attractive solution," said Peter Crawford, senior vice president of
Charles Schwab. "We look forward to a successful collaboration with Guggenheim
and the other OneSource providers."

Overall, Guggenheim Investments has $12 billion in ETP assets as of
12/31/2012. The firm currently ranks eighth in AUM among U.S. ETF providers.^3

Guggenheim Investments

Guggenheim Investments represents the investment management businesses of
Guggenheim Partners, LLC, which consist of investment managers with
approximately $143 billion in combined total assets.^4 Collectively,
Guggenheim Investments has a long, distinguished history of serving
institutional investors, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, family offices and
financial intermediaries. Guggenheim Investments offers clients a wide range
of differentiated capabilities built on a proven commitment to investment
excellence. Guggenheim Investments has offices in Chicago, New York City and
Santa Monica, along with a global network of offices throughout the United
States, Europe and Asia.

Guggenheim Investments offersinvestors a broad range of ETPs—domestic and
international equity, fixed-income and currency—to provide the core building
blocks for portfolios, access to hard-to-reach market segments, as well as
targeted investment choices.

This communication is for informational purposes only and should not be
considered as investing advice nor a recommendation of any particular
security, strategy, investment product or investing platform. The Schwab ETF
OneSource is not sponsored, endorsed or promoted by Guggenheim Investments.
Guggenheim Investments and its affiliates are not affiliated with Schwab.

RISK CONSIDERATIONS There can be no assurance that the funds will achieve
their investment objectives. Investors should consider the following risk
factors and special considerations associated with investing in an ETF, which
may cause you to lose money, including the entire principal amount that you
invest. • Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate so that when
shares are redeemed, they may be worth more or less than original cost. Most
investors will also incur customary brokerage commissions when buying or
selling shares of an ETF. • Investments in securities and derivatives, in
general, are subject to market risks that may cause their prices to fluctuate
over time. • ETF shares may trade below their net asset value ("NAV"). The NAV
of shares will fluctuate with changes in the market value of an ETF's
holdings. In addition, there can be no assurance that an active trading market
for shares will develop or be maintained. • Tracking error risk refers to the
risk that the advisor may not be able to cause the ETF's performance to match
or correlate to that of the ETF's underlying index, either on a daily or
aggregate basis. Tracking error risk may cause the ETF's performance to be
less than you expect. Please refer to the individual ETF prospectus for a more
detailed discussion of the fund-specific risks and considerations.

Read a fund's prospectus and summary prospectus (if available) carefully
before investing. It contains the fund's investment objectives, risks,
charges, expenses and other information, which should be considered carefully
before investing. Obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus (if available)
atwww.guggenheiminvestments.com or call 800.345.7999.

Guggenheim Investments represents the investment management businesses of
Guggenheim Partners, LLC. Securities offered through Guggenheim Funds
Distributors, LLC and Guggenheim Distributors, LLC. Guggenheim Distributors,
LLC and Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC. are affiliated with Guggenheim
Partners, LLC.

^1 Conditions Apply: Trades in ETFs available through Schwab ETF OneSource™
(including Schwab ETFs) are available without commissions when placed online
in a Schwab account. Trade orders placed through a broker will receive the
negotiated broker-assisted rate. An exchange processing fee applies to sell
transactions. Certain types of transactions in Schwab ETF OneSource funds are
not eligible for the commission waiver, such as short sells and buys to cover
(not including Schwab ETFs). Schwab reserves the right to change the ETFs we
make available without commissions. Please see the pricing guide for
additional information.

^2 The survey was conducted onsite by Guggenheim Investments at the
Morningstar ETF Invest event, with 55 advisors (out of the approximately 200+
financial advisors in attendance) being surveyed.

^3 Sources: BlackRock and Guggenheim Investments analysis. As of 12.31.2012.

^4 The total asset figure is as of 12/31/2012 and includes $10.71B of
leverage for Assets Under Management and $0.85B of leverage for Serviced
Assets.Total assets include assets from Security Investors, LLC, Guggenheim
Partners Investment Management, LLC, Guggenheim Funds and its affiliated
entities, and some business units including Guggenheim Real Estate, LLC,
Guggenheim Aviation, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Europe
Limited, Transparent Value Advisors, LLC, and Guggenheim Partners India
Management. Values from some funds are based upon prior periods.

CONTACT: For general inquiries please contact:
        
         Jeaneen Pisarra
         Guggenheim Investments
         917.386.0387
         Jeaneen.pisarra@guggenheiminvestments.com
 
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