Invesco PowerShares to Expand Low Volatility Suite With US Mid-Cap & Small-Cap Listings

Invesco PowerShares to Expand Low Volatility Suite With US Mid-Cap & Small-Cap 
Listings 
PowerShares International Low Volatility ETFs Cross One-Year Mark
Achieving Better Risk-Adjusted Returns Than MSCI Benchmark Indexes 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 --  Invesco PowerShares
Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded
funds (ETFs), announced today plans to expand its low volatility
suite of ETFs with strategies covering the US mid-cap and small-cap
segments. The new ETFs are expected to begin trading on Feb. 15, 2013
on the NYSE Arca and will expand the PowerShares Low Volatility suite
to five portfolios.  
Low Volatility Strategies (anticipated listing on Feb. 15, 2013): 


 
--  PowerShares S&P MidCap Low Volatility Portfolio (XMLV)
--  PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio (XSLV)

  
"Investors continue to embrace low-volatility ETF strategies as a
simple and effective way to maintain equity exposure while mitigating
overall portfolio risk," said Ben Fulton, Invesco PowerShares
managing director of global ETFs. "The two new PowerShares ETFs will
provide investors with convenient access to low volatility strategies
covering the US mid-cap and small-cap segments."  
The PowerShares S&P Emerging Markets Low Volatility Portfolio (EELV)
and PowerShares S&P International Developed Low Volatility Portfolio
(IDLV) recently passed their one year anniversary. Since inception on
January 13, 2012, both EELV and IDLV have achieved better
risk-adjusted returns compared to their respective MSCI benchmarks*.  
"We are very pleased with the one-year performance for the
PowerShares Low Volatility ETFs covering emerging markets (EELV) and
international developed markets (IDLV)," Fulton said. "Combined with
the award-winning(1) PowerShares S&P Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV),
investors can efficiently achieve global access to a low volatility
investment approach which has shown the potential to improve
risk-adjusted returns." 
Invesco PowerShares' existing family of low volatility ETFs based
upon the S&P Dow Jones Indices have gathered more than $3 billion in
AUM in less than two years. 


 
--  PowerShares S&P Emerging Markets Low Volatility Portfolio (EELV)
--  PowerShares S&P International Developed Low Volatility Portfolio
    (IDLV)
--  PowerShares S&P 500(R)Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV)

 
                                                                            
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    PowerShares Low                                                         
     Volatility ETF      Performance   Volatility  Return/Risk  30-day SEC  
  vs. Market Benchmark      Since         Since        (%)        Yield*    
         Index           Inception*    Inception*                           
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EELV                       17.08%        10.21%       1.71%        2.28%    
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MSCI Emerging Markets                                                       
Index                      13.65%        14.37%       1.06%         N/A     
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IDLV                       15.37%         8.36%       2.21%        4.81%    
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MSCI EAFE Index            17.07%        15.36%       1.51%         N/A     
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SPLV                       10.30%        13.62%       1.73%        3.00%    
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S&P 500 Index              10.57%        19.52%       0.85%         N/A     
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*Source: Bloomberg L.P., as of Jan.31, 2013, Volatility measured by
standard deviation, EELV and IDLV Inception: Jan. 13, 2012, SPLV
Inception: May 5, 2011. Risk-Adjust Return is the realized rate of
return per unit of risk, Return / Risk. 


 
                                                                            
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Standardized performance as of Dec. 31, 2012                                
Since Fund Inception                             EELV      IDLV      SPLV   
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NAV                                               17.08%    15.37%    10.30%
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Market Price                                      17.89%    15.83%    10.25%
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Performance data quoted represents past performance. As stated in the
Funds' prospectuses, the expense ratios of 0.29% (EELV and IDLV) and
0.25% (SPLV) are expressed as a unitary fee to cover expenses
incurred in connection with managing the portfolio. Past performance
is not a guarantee of future results; current performance may be
higher or lower than performance quoted. Investment returns and
principal value will fluctuate and Shares, when redeemed, may be
worth more or less than their original cost. See
invescopowershares.com to find the most recent month-end performance
numbers. Market returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask
spread at 4 p.m. ET and do not represent the returns an investor
would receive if shares were traded at other times. 
The PowerShares S&P MidCap Low Volatility Portfolio (XMLV) is based
on the S&P MidCap 400 Low Volatility Index. Standard & Poor's
compiles, maintains and calculates the Underlying Index, which is
designed to measure the performance of 80 of the least volatile
stocks from the S&P MidCap 400 Index over the past 12 months. S&P
weights the securities within the Underlying Index based upon the
inverse of each security's volatility, with the least volatile
securities receiving the highest weights in the Underlying Index. S&P
rebalances the Underlying Index quarterly. 
The PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio (XSLV) is based
on the S&P SmallCap 600 Low Volatility Index. Standard & Poor's
compiles, maintains and calculates the Underlying Index, which is
designed to measure the performance of 120 of the least volatile
stocks from the S&P SmallCap 600 Index over the past 12 months. S&P
weights the securities within the Underlying Index based upon the
inverse of each security's volatility, with the least volatile
securities receiving the highest weights in the Underlying Index. S&P
rebalances the Underlying Index quarterly.  
The PowerShares S&P Emerging Markets Low Volatility Portfolio (EELV)
is based on the S&P BMI Emerging Markets Low Volatility Index.
Standard & Poor's compiles, maintains and calculates the Underlying
Index, which is designed to measure the performance of 200 of the
least volatile stocks of the S&P Emerging BMI plus LargeMid Cap
Index. The S&P Emerging BMI Plus LargeMid Cap Index includes all
publicly listed equity securities with float-adjusted market values
of at least $100 million and annual dollar value traded of at least
$50 million from the following countries: Brazil, Chile, China,
Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, South
Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia,
South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey.  
The PowerShares S&P International Developed Low Volatility Portfolio
(IDLV) is based on the S&P BMI International Developed Low Volatility
Index. Standard & Poor's compiles, maintains and calculates the
Underlying Index, which is designed to measure the performance of 200
of the least volatile stocks of the S&P Developed ex US and South
Korea LargeMid Cap BMI Index. The S&P Developed ex US and South Korea
LargeMid Cap BMI Index includes all publicly listed equity securities
with float adjusted market values of at least $100 million and annual
dollar value traded of at least $50 million from the following
countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan,
Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal,
Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. 
The PowerShares S&P 500(R) Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV) is based
on the S&P 500(R) Low Volatility Index (Index). The Fund will invest
at least 90% of its total assets in common stocks that comprise the
Index. The Index is compiled, maintained and calculated by Standard &
Poor's and consists of the 100 stocks from the S&P 500(R) Index with
the lowest realized volatility over the past 12 months. Volatility is
a statistical measurement of the magnitude of up and down asset price
fluctuations over time. The Fund is rebalanced and reconstituted
quarterly in Feb, May, Aug, and Nov. 
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC is Leading the Intelligent
ETF Revolution(R) through its family of more than 140 domestic and
international exchange-traded funds, which seek to outperform
traditional benchmark indexes while providing advisors and investors
access to an innovative array of focused investment opportunities.
With franchise assets over $70 billion as of Dec. 31, 2012,
PowerShares ETFs trade on both U.S. stock exchanges. For more
information, please visit us at invescopowershares.com or follow us
on Twitter @PowerShares. 
Invesco, Ltd. Is a leading independent global investment management
firm, dedicated to helping investors worldwide achieve their
financial objectives. By delivering the combined power of our
distinctive investment management capabilities, Invesco provides a
wide range of investment strategies and vehicles to our retail,
institutional and high net worth clients around the world. Operating
in more than 20 countries, the firm is listed on the New York Stock
Exchange under the symbol IVZ. Additional information is available at
www.invesco.com.  
1 The PowerShares S&P 500(R) Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV) received
the William F. Sharpe ETF of the Year Award for having the most
significant impact on the ETF market in 2012. 
Volatility is the annualized standard deviation of index returns.
Unforeseen market conditions may prevent the fund from achieving its
goal of providing low volatility. 
There are risks involved with investing in ETFs, including possible
loss of money. Shares are not actively managed and are subject to
risks including those regarding short selling and margin maintenance
requirements. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply. The fund's return
may not match the return of the underlying index. 
Foreign securities have additional risks, including exchange-rate
changes, decreased market liquidity, political instability and
taxation by foreign governments. Shares are not FDIC insured, may
lose value and have no bank guarantee. 
Shares are not individually redeemable and owners of the shares may
acquire those shares from the Funds and tender those shares for
redemption to the Funds in Creation Unit aggregations only, typically
consisting of 50,000 shares. 
Invesco Distributors, Inc. is the distributor of the PowerShares
Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II. PowerShares(R) is a registered
trademark of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC. Invesco
PowerShares Capital Management LLC and Invesco Distributors, Inc. are
indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries of Invesco Ltd. 
An investor should consider the Fund's investment objective, risks,
charges and expenses carefully before investing. For this and more
complete information about the Fund, call 800 983 0903. Please read
the prospectus carefully before investing.  
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