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Guggenheim Investments to Close and Liquidate Guggenheim Emerging Markets Real Estate ETF in September

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guggenheim Investments, the global asset management and investment advisory business of Guggenheim Partners, today announced that it will close and liquidate Guggenheim Emerging Markets Real Estate ETF (NYSE Arca:EMRE).

In August 2016, the Board of Trustees of Claymore Exchange-Traded Fund Trust 2 (the “Trust”) approved the closing and subsequent liquidation of EMRE.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, will be the last day of trading on the NYSE Arca, Inc., for EMRE (“the Fund”), which has $2 million in assets, or less than 0.0007% of Guggenheim Investments’ total $29 billion in exchange-traded assets.

“Guggenheim Investments remains committed to the U.S. ETP business,” said William Belden, Managing Director and Head of ETF Business Development. “As a leader in the market, we are dedicated to providing high-quality investment solutions for our clients.”

Guggenheim Investments is the eighth largest U.S. exchange traded product (ETP) provider with more than $29 billion in exchange-traded assets1, and following the liquidation, will continue to offer a diverse ETP line-up of 76 products.

The final date for creation and redemption activity for the fund will be Thursday, September 15, 2016 and the last day of trading will be Tuesday, September 20, 2016. The fund will be suspended from trading on the NYSE Arca prior to the open of trading on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Following the close of trading on September 20, 2016, shareholders will not be able to purchase or redeem shares from the fund or purchase or sell the fund in the secondary market.

If no action is taken by a shareholder of the fund prior to the liquidation date, the fund will distribute to such shareholder, on or promptly after the liquidation date, a cash distribution equal to the September 23, 2016 net asset value of the shareholder’s fund shares. Proceeds will be distributed as of the close of business on September 26, 2016.

For more information, please visit http://www.guggenheiminvestments.com/etf or call 888.WHY.ETFs to speak to a representative.

About Guggenheim Investments

Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, with $202 billion2 in assets across fixed income, equity, and alternative strategies. We focus on the return and risk needs of insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, consultants, wealth managers, and high-net-worth investors. Our 275+ investment professionals perform rigorous research to understand market trends and identify undervalued opportunities in areas that are often complex and underfollowed. This approach to investment management has enabled us to deliver innovative strategies providing diversification and attractive long-term results.

1 Source: BlackRock 6.30.2016
2Guggenheim Investments total asset figure is as of 06.30.2016 and includes $11.4bn of leverage for assets under management and $0.5bn for assets for which Guggenheim provides administrative services. Guggenheim Investments represents the following affiliated investment management businesses: Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC, Security Investors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC, Guggenheim Real Estate, LLC, Transparent Value Advisors, LLC, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Europe Limited and Guggenheim Partners India Management.

RISK CONSIDERATIONS

Any overviews herein are intended to be general in nature and do not constitute tax advice or legal advice. Please consult your tax advisor and/or state and local tax offices for more complete information.

ETFs may not be suitable for all investors. •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.

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) at www.guggenheiminvestments.com or call 800.820.0888.

The referenced fund is distributed by Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC. Guggenheim Investments represents the investment management businesses of Guggenheim Partners, LLC (“Guggenheim”), which includes Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC ("GFIA"), the investment advisor to the referenced fund. Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC is affiliated with Guggenheim and GFIA.

NOT FDIC INSURED • NOT BANK GUARANTEED • MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact
Ivy McLemore
Guggenheim Partners
212.518.9859 – office
Ivy.McLemore@guggenheimpartners.com

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Source: Guggenheim Investments