CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with more than $57 billion in franchise assets, today announced the dividend distribution for the recently listed PowerShares S&P 500® Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSE Arca: SPLV).

"Research studies have shown that U.S. stocks with low volatility tend to provide high risk-adjusted returns,1" said Ben Fulton, Invesco PowerShares managing director of global ETFs. "For advisors seeking to allocate lower volatility into the portfolio core, the PowerShares S&P 500® Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV) may provide a better degree of protection in down cycles while still participating in upward trending cycles. SPLV is currently yielding 55 percent more than the S&P 500® Index.2"

Fund Name & Ticker Ex-Date Record Date Pay Date Ordinary
30-Day SEC Yield
PowerShares S&P 500®Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV) 8/15/11 8/17/11 8/31/11 0.06413 3.36%
Source: Invesco PowerShares, as of August 15, 2011

SPLV Since Fund Inception
NAV 1.27%
After Tax Held 1.15%
After Tax Sold 0.82%
Market Price 1.35%
Inception date: May 5, 2011
Performance as of June 30, 2011

This is a new Fund and therefore does not have a full year of performance to report as of the most recent quarter end. Performance data quoted represents past performance. As stated in the Fund's prospectus, the expense ratio of 0.25% is expressed as a unitary fee to cover expenses incurred in connection with managing the portfolio. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results; current performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and Shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. See to find the most recent month-end performance numbers. After Tax Held represents total return after taxes on distributions and assumes Shares have not been sold. After Tax Sold represents total return after taxes on distributions and the sale of Fund Shares. After-tax returns reflect the highest federal income tax rate but exclude state and local taxes. Market returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4 p.m. ET and do not represent the returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times.

1 Source: Wurgler, Jeffery, Malcolm Baker, and Brendan Bradley. 2011. "Benchmarks as Limits to Arbitrage: Understanding the Low-Volatility Anomaly." Financial Analysts Journal. January/February 2011

2 Source: Bloomberg L.P., as of August 15, 2011

The PowerShares S&P 500® Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV) is based on the S&P 500® Low Volatility Index (Index). The Fund will invest at least 90% of its total assets in common stocks that comprise the Index. The Index is compiled, maintained and calculated by Standard & Poor's and consists of the 100 stocks from the S&P 500 Index with the lowest realized volatility over the past 12 months. Volatility is a statistical measurement of the magnitude of up and down asset price fluctuations over time.

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC is Leading the Intelligent ETF Revolution® through its family of more than 140 domestic and international exchange-traded funds, which seek to outperform traditional benchmark indexes while providing advisors and investors access to an innovative array of focused investment opportunities. With franchise assets over $57 billion as of June 30, 2011, PowerShares ETFs trade on both U.S. stock exchanges. For more information, please visit us at or follow us on Twitter @PowerShares.

Invesco is a leading independent global investment manager, dedicated to helping investors worldwide achieve their financial objectives. By delivering the combined power of our distinctive investment management capabilities, Invesco provides a wide range of investment strategies and vehicles to our retail, institutional and high net worth clients around the world. Operating in more than 20 countries, the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ. Additional information is available at

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