Guggenheim Announces Special In-Kind Distributions for Shareholders of Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight Financials ETF

NEW YORK, Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guggenheim Investments, the global asset management and investment advisory business of Guggenheim Partners, today announced that to effect a corresponding change to the S&P 500® Equal Weight Financials ETF (RYF) portfolio, RYF intends to replace its real estate stock holdings with shares of Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight Real Estate ETF (EWRE) on or before September 16.

After market close on September 16, 2016, RYF intends to make an in-kind distribution of its shares of EWRE, plus a small amount of cash for fractional shares, to shareholders of RYF such that, following the distribution, RYF will continue to hold stocks included in the reconstituted S&P 500® Equal Weight Financials Index in accordance with its principal investment strategies.

The operating fees and expenses of EWRE will be waived until September 16, 2016, such that EWRE will have an expense ratio of zero during that time period.

Important dates for this special dividend are as follows:

Declaration Date: September 16, 2016
Ex-Date: September 19, 2016
Record Date: September 21, 2016
Pay Date: September 22, 2016

Guggenheim, which pioneered strategic beta with the introduction of Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight ETF (RSP) in 2003, has 15 equal-weight offerings in its innovative product line.

For more information, please visit http://www.guggenheiminvestments.com/etf. Individual investors may call 800.820.0888 and financial professionals may 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 billion1 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.

1Guggenheim 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

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. ● 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

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 Security Investors, LLC (“SI”), the investment advisor to the referenced fund. Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC is affiliated with Guggenheim and SI.



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Source: Guggenheim Investments