New York, NY, March 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guggenheim Investments, the investment management division of Guggenheim Partners, today announced the distribution declarations for the following CurrencyShares® exchange traded products: CurrencyShares® Australian Dollar Trust (NYSE: FXA), CurrencyShares® Canadian Dollar Trust (NYSE: FXC) and CurrencyShares® Swedish Krona Trust (NYSE: FXS).
|NYSE Ticker||Fund Name||Declaration Date||Ex-dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date/Share||
|FXA||CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust||2/28/2013||3/1/2013||3/5/2013||3/8/2013||$0.17460|
|FXC||CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar Trust||2/28/2013||3/1/2013||3/5/2013||3/8/2013||$0.01113|
|FXS||CurrencyShares Swedish Krona Trust||2/28/2013||3/1/2013||3/5/2013||3/8/2013||$0.03563|
Distributions are made to shareholders on a pro-rata basis (in accordance with the number of shares that are owned) only in the event that the interest earned by the Trust exceeds the sum of the sponsor's fee for the prior month plus other Trust expenses, if any. There is no guarantee that distributions will be made on a monthly basis.
CurrencyShares® offer investors and institutions a convenient and cost-effective method of gaining investment benefits similar to that of holding foreign currencies, including potential diversification and hedging benefits. More details about the products are available at www.currencyshares.com.
About Guggenheim Investments
Guggenheim Investments represents the investment management division of Guggenheim Partners ("Guggenheim"), which consists of investment managers with approximately $143 billion in combined total assets1. Collectively, 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 The total asset figure is as of 12/31/2012 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 ("GPIM", formerly known as Guggenheim Partners Asset Management, LLC; GPIM assets also include all assets from Guggenheim Investment Management, LLC which were transferred as of 06/30/2012), Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors 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.
CurrencyShares are subject to risks similar to those of stocks and may not be suitable for all investors. The value of the shares of each CurrencyShares Trust relates directly to the value of the foreign currency held by the particular Trust. This creates a concentration risk associated with fluctuations in the price of the applicable foreign currency. Accordingly, a decline in the price of that currency will have an adverse effect on the value of the shares of the particular CurrencyShares Trust. Factors that may have the effect of causing a decline in the price of a foreign currency include national debt levels and trade deficits, domestic and foreign interest rates, investment and trading activities of institutions and global or regional political, economic or financial events and situations. Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of these products carefully before investing. The prospectus pertaining to each product contains this and other information about the product. Please read the applicable prospectus, including the Risk Factors section, carefully before you invest. Shares can be bought and sold through a broker and the purchasers or sellers may have to pay brokerage commissions in connection with the transaction. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate so that shares may be worth more or less than original cost. Shares may only be redeemed directly from the Trust by Authorized Participants via baskets (as defined in the prospectus). There can be no assurance that an active trading market for the shares will develop or be maintained. The CurrencyShares Trusts are not investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
Each of the CurrencyShares® Australian Dollar Trust, CurrencyShares® British Pound Sterling Trust, CurrencyShares® Canadian Dollar Trust, CurrencyShares® Chinese Renminbi Trust, CurrencyShares® Euro Trust, CurrencyShares® Japanese Yen Trust, CurrencyShares® Singapore Dollar Trust, CurrencyShares® Swiss Franc Trust and CurrencyShares® Swedish Krona Trust (each a "Trust" and collectively, the "Trusts") has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the offerings to which this communication relates. Before you invest in the shares of a Trust, you should read the prospectus in the registration statement and other documents the Trust has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Trust and its offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, you may click the links above or the Trust will arrange to send you its prospectus if you request it by calling toll-free 800.820.0888.
The CurrencyShares Trusts are distributed by Guggenheim Distributors, LLC. Guggenheim Investments represents the investment management businesses of Guggenheim Partners ("GP"), which includes Security Investors, LLC ("SI"). Guggenheim Specialized Products, LLC ("GSP"), the Sponsor for the CurrencyShares Trusts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of SI. Guggenheim Distributors, LLC, is affiliated with GP, SI and GSP.
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