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Guggenheim Investments to Close Chinese Yuan Bond ETF (RMB)

NEW YORK, May 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guggenheim Investments, the investment management division of Guggenheim Partners, today announced that it will liquidate the Guggenheim Yuan Bond ETF (RMB) in order to reinforce its commitment to focusing resources on products that have demonstrated the most demand in the marketplace. The firm currently ranks eighth in AUM among U.S. ETF providers1.

"Guggenheim remains committed to its leadership position in the ETF business and engages in a regular and thoughtful review of all of our products to ensure that we are meeting our clients' needs," said William Belden, managing director for Guggenheim Investments. "ETF closures are a healthy part of the maturation of the industry, and enable providers to free up capital to develop new and innovative product offerings for investors."

The last day of trading on the NYSE Arca, Inc. ("NYSE Arca") for shares of RMB, which represented just over .01 percent of the $14 billion in the firm's total ETF assets under management, is Friday, June 14, 2013. The liquidating distribution is expected to be paid to investors on or about Friday, June 21, 2013.

Providing access to China, via exchange traded funds, remains a focus for Guggenheim. The firm currently offers investors four China-based equity ETFs with $390 million in combined assets (as of the week ending 5.10.2013), including:

Guggenheim China All-Cap ETF2 YAO
Guggenheim China Real Estate ETF2 TAO
Guggenheim China Small Cap ETF2 HAO
Guggenheim China Technology ETF2 CQQQ

In addition, the Fund will suspend its regular May monthly dividend distribution in anticipation of its liquidating distribution on or about June 21, 2013. The Fund believes that suspending its May distribution will allow the Fund to minimize its expenses in the period leading up to its liquidation, which should maximize the amount available to be distributed to shareholders in the liquidating distribution.

About Guggenheim Investments

Guggenheim Investments represents the investment management division of Guggenheim Partners, LLC ("Guggenheim"), which consists of investment managers with approximately $150 billion in combined total assets*. Collectively, Guggenheim Investments has a long, distinguished history of serving institutional investors, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, family offices and financial intermediaries.

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1Sources: BlackRock as of 4.30.2013

2Shares of the funds are distributed by Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC.

Guggenheim Investments offers clients a wide range of differentiated capabilities built on a proven commitment to investment excellence. Guggenheim Investments has offices in Chicago, New York City and Santa Monica, along with a global network of offices throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Guggenheim Investments offers investors a broad range of ETPs—domestic and international equity, fixed-income and currency—to provide the core building blocks for portfolios, access to hard-to-reach market segments, as well as targeted investment choices.

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Guggenheim Investments represents the investment management businesses of Guggenheim Partners, LLC ("GP"), which includes Security Investors, LLC ("SI") and Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC ("GFIA"), the investment advisers to the referenced funds. Guggenheim Distributors, LLC and Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC are affiliated with GP, SI and GFIA.

* The total asset figure is as of 3.31.2013 and includes $10.71B of leverage for assets under management and $0.85B of leverage for Serviced Assets. Total assets include assets from Security Investors, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC and its affiliated entities, and some business units including Guggenheim Real Estate, LLC, Guggenheim Aviation, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Europe Limited, Transparent Value Advisors, LLC, and Guggenheim Partners India Management. Values from some funds are based upon prior periods.

CONTACT: For press inquiries please contact: Jeaneen Pisarra Guggenheim Partners 917.386.0387 Jeaneen.pisarra@guggenheiminvestments.com For ETF inquiries please contact: Kevin Farragher Guggenheim Investments 301.296.5495 kevin.farragher@guggenheiminvestments.comSource: Guggenheim Investments