PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio Surpasses $4 Billion AUM Mark

PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio Surpasses $4 Billion AUM Mark 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 03/18/13 --  Invesco PowerShares
Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded
funds (ETFs), announced today the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility
Portfolio (SPLV) has surpassed $4 billion in assets under management,
demonstrating its broad appeal within the investment community.  
"Invesco PowerShares pioneered low-volatility ETFs. We take pride in
being first to market with groundbreaking products, and SPLV is a
prime example of our ongoing commitment to innovation," said Ben
Fulton, Invesco PowerShares managing director of global ETFs. "As the
flagship low-volatility ETF on the market, SPLV has averaged over
$7.6 million in inflows per day since its inception." 
The PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio launched in May 2011
to help investors reduce portfolio volatility and improve
risk-adjusted returns. SPLV continues to be the largest and most
actively traded low-volatility ETF on the market today.(1) 
"Investors have been allocating low-volatility ETF strategies as core
portfolio holdings," said John Feyerer, head of product strategy &
research at Invesco PowerShares. "PowerShares low-volatility ETFs are
based on an index methodology that is easy to understand and are an
effective way for investors to add or maintain equity exposures,
while attempting to mitigate overall portfolio risk. We believe the
PowerShares suite of low-volatility ETFs represent an attractive
alternative to cap weighted strategies." 
Invesco PowerShares has the largest family of low-volatility ETFs on
the market, both in number of products as well as collective AUM: 


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

  
PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio tracks the S&P 500 Low
Volatility Index which consists of 100 stocks selected from the S&P
500(R) Index with the lowest realized volatility over the past 12
months. Since May 2011, the S&P 500 Low Volatility Index has achieved
better returns with lower volatility than both the MSCI USA Minimum
Volatility Index and S&P 500 Index. 


 
                                                                            
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Performance                      S&P 500                                    
                              Low Volatility    MSCI USA Minimum    S&P 500 
                                  Index         Volatility Index      Index 
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1 Year                            17.40%             15.75%          13.46% 
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Since SPLV Inception on                                                     
5/5/11 (annualized)               14.26%             13.45%           9.63% 
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Dividend 12-Month Yield(2)        3.15%               2.79%           2.12% 
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Volatility                       S&P 500                                    
                              Low Volatility    MSCI USA Minimum     S&P 500
                                  Index         Volatility Index      Index 
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1 Year                            8.67%               9.21%          12.83% 
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Since SPLV Inception              13.19%             13.65%          18.89% 
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1 Source: Bloomberg L.P., as of Feb, 28, 2013
 2 Source: Bloomberg
L.P. and Factset, as of March 13, 2013
 Performance & volatility data
source: Bloomberg L.P. as of Feb. 28, 2013 
SPLV standardized performance as of Sept. 30, 2012 since fund
inception (5/5/11) 


 
                                                                            
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PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio             1 Year    Inception
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NAV                                                         10.03%    10.30%
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After Tax Held                                               8.86%     9.07%
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After Tax Sold                                               6.50%     8.06%
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Market Price                                                 9.87%    10.25%
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SPLV 30-Day SEC Yield as of 3/14/13: 2.93% 
Performance data quoted represents past performance. 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. After Tax Held represents total return after taxes on
distributions and assumes Shares have not been sold. After Tax Sold
represents total return after taxes on distributions and the sale of
Fund Shares. After-tax returns reflect the highest federal income tax
rate but exclude state and local taxes. 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. Unmanaged index returns do not reflect any fees, expenses, or
sales charges. An investment cannot be made directly into an index. 
For additional information on Low Volatility investing, please visit:
http://PowerShares.com/Volatility  
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 ove
r time. The Fund is rebalanced and reconstituted
quarterly in Feb, May, Aug, and Nov. 
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 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.  
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.  
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 Funds' investment objective, risks,
charges and expenses carefully before investing. For this and more
complete information about the Funds, call 800 983 0903. Please read
the prospectus carefully before investing. 
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Porter Novelli
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Bill Conboy
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