Market Vectors Index Solutions Licenses Global Agribusiness and Global Solar Energy Indices to Van Eck

  Market Vectors Index Solutions Licenses Global Agribusiness and Global Solar
  Energy Indices to Van Eck

MV Global Agribusiness and MV Global Solar Energy Indices replace previous ETF
                                  benchmarks

Business Wire

FRANKFURT, Germany -- March 18, 2013

Market Vectors Index Solutions GmbH (MVIS - www.marketvectorsindices.com)
today announced the licensing of Market Vectors Global Agribusiness Index
(MVMOOTR) and Market Vectors Global Solar Energy Index (MVKWTTR) to Van Eck
Global, the 5^th largest provider of exchange-traded products in the US and
the 8^th largest globally. Beginning today MVMOOTR and MVKWTTR replace the
previous index benchmarks of the Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (NYSE Arca:
MOO) and the Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (NYSE Arca: KWT). MOO is
currently the largest US-listed agribusiness exchange-traded fund (ETF) with
USD 5.7 billion in assets under management.

“We are pleased to announce the licensing agreement with Van Eck”, said Lars
Hamich, Chief Executive Officer at MVIS. “Both hard assets indices are in
consistency with the high quality standards applied to all Market Vectors
Indices which are specifically built for ETFs. Our pure-play methodology
concept offers truly representative exposure to the respective index targets.
Sophisticated capping models avoid overconcentration of constituents and offer
well diversified indices. The most demanding liquidity screenings ensure that
our indices are highly liquid, thus the ideal underlyings for ETFs.”

Market Vectors Global Agribusiness Index and Market Vectors Global Solar
Energy Index are calculated as price and total return indices and are reviewed
quarterly. Index history is available back to December 2006.

Market Vectors Global Agribusiness Index

Full Market Capitalisation (bn USD): 479.29

Number of Components: 48

Base Date/Base Value: 29.12.2006/1000

Top 5 Companies by Weighting: Syngenta (7.98%), Monsanto (7.98%), Deere & Co
(7.08%), Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (6.57%), Archer-Daniels-Midland
(6.00%)

Market Vectors Global Solar Energy Index

Full Market Capitalisation (bn USD): 22.90

Number of Components: 33

Base Date/Base Value: 29.12.2006/1000

Top 5 Companies by Weighting: First Solar (8.58%), GCL-Poly Energy Holdings
(6.91%), Wacker Chemie (6.59%), Advanced Energy Industries (6.30%), MEMC
Electronic Materials (5.86%)

(Opening data, 18 March 2013)

Detailed information about Market Vectors Global Agribusiness Index and Market
Vectors Global Solar Energy Index as well as the full range of Market Vectors
Indices, including methodology details and comprehensive data is available on
www.marketvectorsindices.com.

Note to Editors:

About Market Vectors Index Solutions GmbH

Market Vectors Index Solutions GmbH (MVIS) develops, monitors and licenses the
Market Vectors Indices, a selection of focused, investable and diversified
benchmark indices which are especially designed to underlie financial
products. Market Vectors Indices cover several asset classes, including hard
assets and international equity markets as well as fixed income markets and
are licensed to serve as underlying indices for financial products.

Approximately USD 14.3 billion in assets under management are currently
invested in financial products based on Market Vectors Indices. MVIS is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Van Eck Associates Corporation (also known as Van
Eck Global).

Contact:

Media
Market Vectors Index Solutions
Lars Hamich, +49 (0)69 4056 695 10
Lars.hamich@mvindices.com
or
MacMillan Communications
Mike MacMillan, +1 212-473-4442
mike@macmillancom.com
 
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