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UBS Releases Statement on UBS ETRACS ETNs and Launches Six New Products

UBS AG announced today that it does not intend to issue any new notes in 38 of its outstanding ETRACS ETNs, which are listed in Table I below and form part of a series of UBS AG debt securities designated as “Medium-Term Notes, Series A” (the “Series A ETRACS ETNs”). These Series A ETRACS ETNs will continue to trade on the NYSE Arca. UBS AG expects that its affiliate UBS Securities LLC may continue to sell these Series A ETRACS ETNs that UBS AG has previously issued or that UBS Securities LLC may acquire in the future. As described in the table below for each Series A ETRACS ETN, this includes outstanding Series A ETRACS ETNs previously issued by UBS AG that UBS Securities LLC may repurchase from the public from time to time as well as Series A ETRACS ETNs issued by UBS AG prior to the date of this announcement and not yet sold to the public. The maximum number of each Series A ETRACS ETN that could be outstanding at any time is set forth in the last column of Table I below.

This announcement does not affect the terms of the outstanding Series A ETRACS ETNs identified below, including the right of noteholders to require UBS AG to redeem their notes on the terms, and at the redemption price, set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement (or product supplement and pricing supplement) and the right of UBS AG to call the notes at the prices and under the circumstances set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement (or product supplement and pricing supplement).

UBS AG also announced today the launch of six new ETRACS ETNs, identified below, which form part of a series of UBS AG debt securities designated as “Medium-Term Notes, Series B“ (the “Series B ETRACS ETNs”). The six new Series B ETRACS ETNS are each linked to an index underlying one of six Series A ETRACS ETNs subject to this announcement as identified in Table II below. In connection with the previously announced transfer by UBS AG to UBS Switzerland AG of specified assets, UBS Switzerland AG became a co-obligor of all outstanding debt securities designated as Series A, including the Series A ETRACS ETNs, issued by UBS AG prior to the transfer date. Any UBS ETRACS ETNs issued after the transfer date have been or will be designated as Series B, including the six new products launched today, and do not have the benefit of the co-obligation.

The table below indicates, for each Series A ETRACS ETN, (1) the aggregate number of securities that have been issued by UBS AG prior to the date of this announcement, (2) the aggregate number of outstanding securities currently held by the public and (3) the aggregate number of previously issued but unsold securities currently available for sale to the public by UBS Securities LLC.

Name / Link to Prospectus or Pricing Supplement

  Ticker   Notes Issued Per ETN†*  

Outstanding Notes
Held By the Public*

 

Previously Issued
But Unsold Notes Available for
UBS Securities LLC to Sell*

ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN

  MLPI   110,000,000   64,524,130   45,475,870

ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN

  AMU   28,000,000   20,577,274   7,422,726
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN   MORL   31,000,000   19,245,788   11,754,212
ETRACS 2xMonthly Leveraged Long Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN   MLPL   10,000,000   8,557,606   1,442,394
ETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index ETN   BDCL   28,000,000   13,216,789   14,783,211
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Closed-End Fund ETN   CEFL   20,000,000   9,434,326   10,565,674
ETRACS Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN   DJCI   30,000,000   2,262,973   27,737,027
ETRACS CMCI Total Return ETN   UCI   12,000,000   3,110,820   8,889,180
ETRACS Linked to the Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index ETN   BDCS   8,000,000   2,866,171   5,133,829
ETRACS Monthly Reset 2xLeveraged S&P 500® Total Return ETN   SPLX   2,000,000   45,349   1,954,651
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN   LMLP   4,000,000   1,185,909   2,814,091
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones Select Dividend Index ETN   DVYL   4,000,000   437,693   3,562,307
ETRACS Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index ETN   MLPG   4,000,000   306,806   3,693,194
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Diversified High Income ETN   DVHL   4,000,000   845,848   3,154,152
ETRACS Monthly Reset 2xLeveraged ISE Exclusively Homebuilders ETN   HOML   4,000,000   359,966   3,640,034
ETRACS ISE Exclusively Homebuilders ETN   HOMX   4,000,000   20,694   3,979,306
ETRACS Wells Fargo® MLP Ex-Energy ETN   FMLP   4,000,000   166,842   3,833,158
ETRACS S&P 500 VEQTOR Switch ETN   VQTS   4,000,000   226,407   3,773,593
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged US High Dividend Low Volatility ETN   HDLV   4,000,000   620,197   3,379,803
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged MSCI US REIT Index ETN   LRET   4,000,000   59,026   3,940,974
ETRACS Diversified High Income ETN   DVHI   1,000,000   85,131   914,869
ETRACS CMCI Long Platinum Total Return ETN   PTM   5,000,000   972,568   4,027,432
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged US Small Cap High Dividend ETN   SMHD   4,000,000   348,165   3,651,835
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged S&P Dividend ETN   SDYL   4,000,000   130,212   3,869,788
ETRACS S&P 500 Gold Hedged Index ETN   SPGH   4,000,000   35,276   3,964,724
ETRACS CMCI Food Total Return ETN   FUD   4,000,000   296,796   3,703,204
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN   RWXL

 

4,000,000   47,353   3,952,647
ETRACS CMCI Agriculture Total Return ETN   UAG   2,000,000   177,847   1,822,153
ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index ETN   MLPW   4,000,000   198,456   3,801,544
ETRACS Daily Long-Short VIX ETN   XVIX   4,000,000   42,618   3,957,382
ETRACS CMCI Gold Total Return ETN   UBG   4,000,000   142,633   3,857,367
ETRACS CMCI Silver Total Return ETN   USV   2,000,000   97,789   1,902,211
ETRACS CMCI Livestock Total Return ETN   UBC   2,000,000   4,525   1,995,475
ETRACS CMCI Energy Total Return ETN   UBN   2,000,000   92,977   1,907,023
ETRACS 1xMonthly Short Alerian MLP Infrastructure Total Return Index ETN   MLPS   4,000,000   96,297   3,903,703
ETRACS CMCI Industrial Metals Total Return ETN   UBM   2,000,000   58,058   1,941,942
UBS AG FI Enhanced Big Cap Growth ETN   FBG   30,000,000   922,128   29,077,872
UBS AG FI Enhanced Large Cap Growth ETN   FBGX   7,500,000   6,586,878   913,122

The Series A ETRACS ETNs were each issued with a stated principal amount of $25 per security, except for FBGX, which was issued with a stated principal amount of $100 per security.

*as of October 8, 2015

As disclosed in more detail in the applicable prospectus supplement (or product supplement and pricing supplement) for each of these Series A ETRACS ETNs, the market value of the notes may be influenced by, among other things, supply and demand for the notes. It is possible that the discontinuance of further issuances of these notes by UBS AG, as described above, may influence the market value of the notes. The suspension of new issuances of these notes could affect the liquidity of the market for the notes, potentially leading to insufficient supply and causing the notes to trade at a premium above their closing or intraday indicative value. Any such premium may subsequently decrease at any time and for any reason without warning, resulting in financial loss to sellers who paid this premium when they acquired their notes. In addition, if investors elect to redeem their exhange-traded notes, any redemption will be at the redemption value set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement (or product supplement and pricing supplement) and will not include any premium above that value. Investors should always consult their financial advisors and compare the intraday indicative value of the notes with the notes‘ then-prevailing market price before purchasing or selling these Series A ETRACS ETNs, especially notes with premium characteristics.

The applicable prospectus supplement (or product supplement and pricing supplement) for each Series A ETRACS ETN identified above can be accessed by clicking on the name of each ETRACS ETN identified in the table above as well as on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

The six new Series B ETRACS ETNs are expected to begin trading tomorrow on the NYSE Arca®. The list below presents each new Series B ETRACS ETN, its NYSE Arca ticker symbol and reference index:

1. ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B (NYSE Arca®:MLPB), which is linked to the performance of the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index.

2. ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN Series B (NYSE Arca®:AMUB), which is linked to the performance of the Alerian MLP Index.

3. ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN Series B (NYSE Arca®:MRRL), which is linked to the monthly compounded 2x leveraged performance of the Market Vectors Global Mortgage REITs Index.

4. ETRACS CMCI Total Return ETN Series B (NYSE Arca®:UCIB), which is linked to the performance of the Bloomberg CMCI Total Return Index.

5. ETRACS Linked to the Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index ETN Series B (NYSE Arca®:BDCZ), which is linked to the performance of the Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index.

6. ETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index ETN Series B (NYSE Arca®:LBDC), which is linked to the monthly compounded 2x leveraged performance of the Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index.

The six new Series B ETRACS ETNs were sold on October 8, 2015 to UBS Securities LLC at an initial offering price equal to the closing indicative value of the corresponding outstanding Series A ETRACS ETN on such date identified in the table below. These new Series B ETRACS ETNs are linked to the same index as their corresponding outstanding Series A ETRACS ETN.

Table II

New Listing  

Corresponding Outstanding

Series A ETRACS ETN

MLPB   MLPI
AMUB   AMU
MRRL   MORL
UCIB   UCI
BDCZ   BDCS
LBDC   BDCL

In the future, UBS AG may launch additional Series B ETRACS ETNs linked to some of the same indices to which other outstanding Series A ETRACS ETNs subject to this announcement are linked, although UBS AG is under no obligation to do so.

About ETRACS

For further information about ETRACS ETNs, go to www.etracs.com or download the ETRACS Full ETN List.

ETRACS ETNs are senior unsecured medium term notes issued by UBS AG, are traded on NYSE Arca®, and can be bought and sold through a broker or financial advisor. An investment in ETRACS ETNs involves significant risks including the risk of loss of some or all of the investor's principal, and is subject to the creditworthiness of UBS AG. You are not guaranteed any payment or coupon amount under the ETNs. We urge you to read the more detailed explanation of risks described under "Risk Factors" in the applicable prospectus supplement, or product supplement and pricing supplement, for the ETRACS ETNs in which you are interested.

This material is issued by UBS AG and/or an affiliate thereof ("UBS"). Products and services mentioned in this material may not be available for residents of certain jurisdictions. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Please consult the restrictions relating to the product or service in question for further information. Activities with respect to US securities are conducted through UBS Securities LLC, a US broker/dealer. Member of SIPC (http://www.sipc.org/).

ETRACS ETNs are sold only by means of a prospectus, as supplemented by a prospectus supplement or product supplement and pricing supplement for the particular offering of ETRACS ETNs to which this communication relates. A registration statement of which these documents form a part has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Before you invest, you should read these documents and any other documents that UBS has filed with the SEC for more complete information about UBS and the offering to which this communication relates. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov. Alternatively, you can request the prospectus and the applicable product supplement and pricing supplement by calling toll-free (+1-877-387 2275). This communication shall not constitute an offer for or a solicitation of an offer to buy any ETRACS ETNs referenced herein.

In the US, securities underwriting, trading and brokerage activities and M&A advisor activities are provided by UBS Securities LLC, a registered broker/dealer that is a wholly owned subsidiary of UBS AG, a member of the New York Stock Exchange and other principal exchanges, and a member of SIPC. UBS Financial Services Inc. is a registered broker/dealer and affiliate of UBS Securities LLC.

UBS Bloomberg Constant Maturity Commodity Index, UBS Bloomberg CMCI and CMCI are service marks of UBS and/or Bloomberg. Covered by US Patent Nos. 8,175,949 and 8,195,543. All rights reserved. UBS assumes sole responsibility for this marketing material, which has not been reviewed by Bloomberg. ”Bloomberg®” and “Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return” are service marks of Bloomberg Finance L.P. and its affiliates (collectively, “Bloomberg”) and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by UBS AG and its affiliates. Bloomberg is not affiliated with UBS, and does not approve, endorse, review, or recommend the ETRACS Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN. Neither Bloomberg nor UBS guarantees the timeliness, accurateness, or completeness of any data or information relating to the Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return. UBS assumes sole responsibility for this marketing material, which has not been reviewed by Bloomberg. “Standard & Poor’s®,” “S&P®,” “S&P 500®,” “Standard & Poor’s 500TM,” “S&P 500 Gold Hedged,” “S&P 500 VIX Futures Term-Structure Index ERTM,” “S&P 500 VIX Short-Term FuturesTM Index ER,” “S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term FuturesTM Index,” and “S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats®”are trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”) and have been licensed for use by UBS. “VIX” is a registered trademark of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (“CBOE”) and has been licensed to S&P.

Alerian MLP Index, Alerian MLP Total Return Index, Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index, Alerian MLP Infrastructure Total Return Index, Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index, Alerian Natural Gas MLP Total Return Index, AMX, AMZX, AMZI, and ANGI are trademarks of Alerian and their use is granted under a license from Alerian.

The ETRACS ETNs are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P or CBOE and neither S&P nor CBOE makes any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the ETNs. Wells Fargo Securities, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index and Wells Fargo® Master Limited Partnership Index are trademarks of Wells Fargo & Company and have been licensed for use by UBS AG. The ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index, ETRACS Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index, and ETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index are not issued, guaranteed, sponsored, or advised by Wells Fargo & Company, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC or their subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “Wells Fargo”). Wells Fargo makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to investors in the ETRACS ETNs or any member of the public regarding the ability of any data supplied by Wells Fargo or any Index to track financial instruments comprising the Index or any trading market and no guarantee of performance of the ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index, ETRACS Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index, and ETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index. Wells Fargo & Company does not guarantee that the Index referenced by the ETRACS ETNs has been accurately calculated and shall not have any liability for any error in the calculation. Wells Fargo’s only relationship to UBS AG is the licensing of certain intellectual property rights relating to the Index as well as trademarks and trade names of Wells Fargo and of the data supplied by Wells Fargo that is determined, composed, compiled and calculated by Wells Fargo or a third party index calculator, without regard to the ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index, ETRACS Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index, and ETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index. Wells Fargo has no obligation to take into consideration the ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index, ETRACS Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index, and ETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index or investors in the ETRACS ETNs when determining, composing, compiling or calculating the data. Wells Fargo has no obligation or liability in connection with the issuance, listing, registration, distribution, administration, trading or redemption or settlement by the issuer or otherwise of the ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index, ETRACS Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index, and ETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index. WELLS FARGO DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF THE INDEX OR OF ANY DATA SUPPLIED BY IT OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WELLS FARGO MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY UBS AG AND THE ETRACS WELLS FARGO MLP INDEX, ETRACS WELLS FARGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY INDEX, OR ETRACS 2XLEVERAGED LONG WELLS FARGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY INDEX OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF INDEX OR OF THE DATA SUPPLIED BY WELLS FARGO OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WELLS FARGO MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE WITH RESPECT TO THE INDEX AND THE DATA SUPPLIED BY WELLS FARGO OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL WELLS FARGO HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

“Dow Jones®,” “Dow Jones Global ex-U.S. Select Real Estate Securities IndexSM,” Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend IndexSM , and “Dow Jones Indexes” are service marks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings, LLC (“Dow Jones”) and have been licensed to CME and have been sublicensed for use for certain purposes by UBS AG. UBS AG’s ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN based on the Dow Jones Global ex-U.S. Select Real Estate Securities IndexSM and Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones Select Dividend ETN based on the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend IndexSM are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by CME Indexes, Dow Jones or their respective affiliates, and CME Indexes, Dow Jones and their respective affiliates make no representation regarding the advisability of trading in such product(s).

The ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Market Vectors Index Solutions GmbH (“Licensor”) and Licensor makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT particularly or the ability of the Market Vectors® Global Mortgage REITs Index to track the performance of the mortgage REIT market. Market Vectors® Global Mortgage REITs Index (the “Index”) is the exclusive property of Market Vectors Index Solutions GmbH, which has contracted with Structured Solutions AG to maintain and calculate the Index. Structured Solutions AG uses its best efforts to ensure that the Index is calculated correctly. Irrespective of its obligations towards the Market Vectors Index Solutions GmbH, Structured Solutions AG has no obligation to point out errors in the Index to third parties including but not limited to investors and/or financial intermediaries of the financial instrument. The ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN is not sponsored, promoted, sold or supported in any other manner by Structured Solutions AG nor does Structured Solutions AG offer any express or implicit guarantee or assurance either with regard to the results of using the Index and/or Index trade mark or the Index Price at any time or in any other respect. Neither publication of the Index by Structured Solutions AG nor the licensing of the Index or Index trade mark for the purpose of use in connection with the financial instrument constitutes a recommendation by Structured Solutions AG to invest capital in said financial instrument nor does it in any way represent an assurance or opinion of Structured Solutions AG with regard to any investment in this financial instrument. Structured Solutions AG is not responsible for fulfilling the legal requirements concerning the accuracy and completeness of the financial instrument’s prospectus. ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Van Eck Associates Corporation (“Van Eck”). Van Eck makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, nor accepts any responsibility, regarding the accuracy or completeness of this Informational Material, or the advisability of investing in securities or financial instruments, or in the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN.

VAN ECK AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY AND/OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INDEX OF ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN AND SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INTERRUPTIONS, AND MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY OWNERS OF, ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF THE ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL VAN ECK OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF.

The NYSE® Diversified High Income Index is a service mark of NYSE Euronext or its affiliates (“NYSE Euronext”) and has been licensed for use by UBS AG in connection with the ETNs. The ETNs are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by NYSE Euronext. NYSE Euronext makes no representations or warranties regarding the ETNs or the ability of the Index to track the general stock market performance. NYSE EURONEXT MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. IN NO EVENT SHALL NYSE EURONEXT HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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RUSSELL INVESTMENTS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF THE RUSSELL 1000® GROWTH INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN AND RUSSELL INVESTMENTS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INTERRUPTIONS THEREIN. RUSSELL INVESTMENTS MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY UBS, INVESTORS, OWNERS OF THE SECURITIES, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF THE RUSSELL 1000® GROWTH INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. RUSSELL INVESTMENTS MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE WITH RESPECT TO THE RUSSELL 1000® GROWTH INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL RUSSELL INVESTMENTS HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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UBS is committed to providing private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland, with superior financial advice and solutions while generating attractive and sustainable returns for shareholders. Its strategy centers on its Wealth Management and Wealth Management Americas businesses and its leading universal bank in Switzerland, complemented by its Global Asset Management business and its Investment Bank. These businesses share three key characteristics: they benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital-efficient, and offer a superior structural growth and profitability outlook. UBS's strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates. Capital strength is the foundation of its success.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in more than 50 countries, with about 35% of its employees working in the Americas, 36% in Switzerland, 17% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 12% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs about 60,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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Source: Business Wire (October 8, 2015 - 6:55 PM EDT)

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