Guggenheim Investments to Rename Legacy Rydex|SGI ETFs With Guggenheim Name

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| Source: Guggenheim Investments

New York, NY, Feb. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guggenheim Investments, the investment management division of Guggenheim Partners, LLC, today announced that effective March 1, 2012, 27  legacy Rydex|SGI exchange traded funds ("ETFs"), will be renamed with the Guggenheim name.

The rebranding of these ETFs comes as a part of Rydex|SGI’s integration into Guggenheim Partners, LLC existing investment management business to create Guggenheim Investments.

The name changes were approved by the Board of Trustees of the Rydex ETF Trust in February 2012. The ETF name transition affects all of the series of the Rydex ETF Trust. The ETFs will start trading under the Guggenheim name on the NYSE Arca at market open on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Existing ticker symbols and CUSIPs for these issues will not change. The following is a list of the new ETF issue names.

Issue Symbol Current Issue Name1 New Issue Name1 CUSIP
EWAC Rydex MSCI ACWI Equal Weight ETF Guggenheim MSCI ACWI Equal Weight ETF 78355W528
EWEF Rydex MSCI EAFE Equal Weight ETF Guggenheim MSCI EAFE Equal Weight ETF 78355W544
EWEM Rydex MSCI Emerging Markets Equal Weight ETF Guggenheim MSCI Emerging Markets Equal Weight ETF 78355W536
EWMD Rydex S&P MidCap 400 Equal Weight ETF Guggenheim S&P MidCap 400 Equal Weight ETF 78355W510
EWRI Rydex Russell 1000 Equal Weight ETF Guggenheim Russell 1000 Equal Weight ETF 78355W593
EWRM Rydex Russell MidCap Equal Weight ETF Guggenheim Russell MidCap Equal Weight ETF 78355W577
EWRS Rydex Russell 2000 Equal Weight ETF Guggenheim Russell 2000 Equal Weight ETF 78355W585
EWSM Rydex S&P SmallCap 600 Equal Weight ETF Guggenheim S&P SmallCap 600 Equal Weight ETF 78355W494
RCD Rydex S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Discretionary ETF Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Discretionary ETF 78355W882
RFG Rydex S&P Midcap 400 Pure Growth ETF Guggenheim S&P Midcap 400 Pure Growth ETF 78355W601
RFV Rydex S&P Midcap 400 Pure Value ETF Guggenheim S&P Midcap 400 Pure Value ETF 78355W502
RGI Rydex S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF 78355W833
RHS Rydex S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF 78355W874
RPG Rydex S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF 78355W403
RPV Rydex S&P 500 Pure Value ETF Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF 78355W304
RSP Rydex S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF 78355W106
RSU Rydex 2x S&P 500 ETF Guggenheim 2x S&P 500 ETF 78355W783
RSW Rydex Inverse 2x S&P 500 ETF Guggenheim Inverse 2x S&P 500 ETF 78355W767
RTM Rydex S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF 78355W825
RYE Rydex S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF 78355W866
RYF Rydex S&P 500 Equal Weight Financials ETF Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Financials ETF 78355W858
RYH Rydex S&P 500 Equal Weight Healthcare ETF Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Healthcare ETF 78355W841
RYT Rydex S&P 500 Equal Weight Technology ETF Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Technology ETF 78355W817
RYU Rydex S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF 78355W791
RZG Rydex S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Growth ETF Guggenheim S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Growth ETF 78355W809
RZV Rydex S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Value ETF Guggenheim S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Value ETF 78355W700
XLG Rydex Russell Top 50 ETF Guggenheim Russell Top 50 ETF 78355W205

Guggenheim Investments offers a diverse exchange traded product ("ETP") line-up and is the eighth largest U.S. exchange traded product ("ETP") provider with more than $11 billion in exchange traded assets.2

Guggenheim Investments

Guggenheim Investments represents the investment management businesses of Guggenheim Partners, LLC, which consist of investment managers with approximately $127 billion in combined total assets.3Collectively, Guggenheim Investments has a long, distinguished history of serving institutional investors, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, family offices and financial intermediaries. 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.

1 Shares of the Funds are distributed by Rydex Distributors, LLC.

2 Sources: BlackRock and Guggenheim Investments analysis. As of 12/31/2011

 3The total asset figure is as of Q4 2011 and includes $8.8B of leverage for Assets Under Management and $0.8B of leverage for Serviced Assets. Total assets includes Security Investors (d/b/a, Security Global Investors and Rydex Investments), Guggenheim Partners Asset Management, Guggenheim Investment Management, Guggenheim Funds and its affiliated entities, and some business units including Guggenheim Real Estate, Guggenheim Structured Real Estate Advisors, Guggenheim Aviation, GS GAMMA Advisors, Guggenheim Partners Europe, Transparent Value Advisors, and Guggenheim Partners India Management. Values from some funds are based upon prior periods.

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. 

Read an ETF’s prospectus and summary prospectus (if available) carefully before investing. It contains the ETF’s investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other information, which should be considered carefully before investing. Obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus (if available) for ETFs and other funds distributed by Rydex Distributers, LLC at rydex-sgi.com or call 800.820.0888. Obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus (if available) for ETFs and other funds distributed by Guggenheim Funds Distributors, Inc. at guggenheimfunds.com or call 800.345.7999.

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 advisors to the Rydex and Guggenheim ETFs, respectively.  Guggenheim Funds Distributors, Inc. and Rydex Distributors, LLC are affiliated with GP, GFIA and SI.

Jeaneen Pisarra
Guggenheim Investments
917.386.0387


Jessica Papini Lopez
Guggenheim Investments
917.386.0428