August 1, 2016 - 10:00 AM EDT
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USCF Announces Key New Hires and New Brand Name

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Commodity Funds, LLC and USCF Advisers, LLC are now branded as USCF, this change unites the company's exchange traded businesses under one umbrella brand. The rebranding is accompanied by new products and new people.

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"We have transitioned to the new USCF brand over the last several months by incorporating our new identity in our marketing materials and stepped up advertising initiatives," says Katie Rooney, Chief Marketing Officer of USCF. "We are proud of our company's growth, including the 10 year anniversary of the United States Oil Fund (USO), LP, and are thrilled to unify our brand."

Over the last several months, USCF has also added talented new staff members across various departments, including Kevin Baum in Portfolio Management, Maya Lowry and Ryan Katz in Marketing, and Daphne Frydman in Legal.

Kevin Baum joined USCF as Portfolio Manager and brings over 20 years of experience as a Senior commodities manager. Prior to joining USCF, he was Senior Portfolio Manager of Alternatives and Commodities for Invesco PowerShares. Kevin was part of the OppenheimerFunds team responsible for launching the first commodities mutual fund and subsequently incorporated the first off-shore Cayman subsidiary for a commodities fund. Kevin also served as Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of Commodities and earned the Barron's/Value Line "Top 100 Managers" designation three times. Kevin is a CFA charterholder and CAIA charterholder. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance, from Texas Tech University.

Maya Lowry joined USCF as Director - National Accounts and will focus on expanding the firm's distribution and business development efforts. Prior to joining USCF, Maya spent over 20 years at Brandes Investment Partners. While at Brandes, Maya served as National Accounts Manager, Associate Portfolio Manager and Product Coordinator for the Small Cap and Canadian Portfolios. Maya received her BSBA in Finance from San Diego State University. She holds Series 3, and 30 registrations with the NFA as well as FINRA Series 6, 7, and 63.

In his role as Director – Institutional Accounts, Ryan will help educate financial intermediaries on all USCF products. Prior to joining USCF, Ryan was an Account Executive with Meridian-IQ for over five years. While at Meridian-IQ, he worked with hundreds of financial services firms, including USCF, to help maximize their distribution with RIAs, Financial Advisors, Broker Dealers and Trust companies through the use of data and technology. Ryan is a graduate of Florida State University with degrees in Finance and Real Estate. He holds NFA series 3 and 30 registrations as well as FINRA Series 7 and 63.

Daphne Frydman joined USCF as Deputy General Counsel. Prior to joining USCF, Daphne was a partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, where she helped companies in the financial services industry raise capital through a broad range of financing and other transactions including structured finance, life insurance reserve securitizations, and general corporate finance transactions including senior debt financing, structured finance, convertible notes and retail notes. Daphne also advised asset managers, insurance companies, private and public funds, including business development companies, exchange traded funds and other investment vehicles, in their operations, structure, governance, public offerings, private placements and compliance with applicable requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), exchanges, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the National Futures Association (NFA). Daphne obtained her J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 2001 and her B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1996.

"I feel exceedingly confident in our new staff members and their fit within the already stellar team," says John Love, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We were very selective in our search to find the right people for these positions. Our new unified name and unified staff bring USCF to a whole new level."

Distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release may constitute forward looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement made herein. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release.

This material must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus. Please read it carefully before investing or sending money.

USCF is a registered trademark. All rights reserved.

United States Oil Fund, LP (USO), United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (UNG), United States 12 Month Oil Fund, LP (USL), United States Gasoline Fund, LP (UGA), United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund, LP (UNL), United State Brent Oil Fund, LP (BNO), United States Short Oil Fund, LP (DNO), United States Diesel-Heating Oil Fund, LP (UHN), United States Commodity Index Fund (USCI), United States Copper Index Fund (CPER) and United States Agriculture Index Fund (USAG), (together "the Funds").

The Funds are not mutual funds or any other type of Investment Company within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and are not subject to regulation thereunder.

Commodity and futures trading is highly speculative and generally volatile and are not suitable for all investors. The Funds are speculative and involve a high degree of risk. An investor may lose all or substantially all of an investment in the Funds.

Please review the prospectus for the breakeven calculations for the Funds. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply. Shares of the Funds are not FDIC insured, may lose value and have no bank guarantee. Indexes are unmanaged and do not reflect the deduction of any fees, expenses or taxes; individuals cannot invest directly in an Index. Only authorized participants may purchase or sell directly with the Funds. The Funds are not operated in a fashion such that their NAVs will reflect the percentage change of the price of any particular futures contract as measured over a time period greater than one day. It is not the intent to operate the Funds in a fashion such that their NAV will equal in dollar terms, the spot price of any particular futures contract.

Katie Rooney, John P. Love, Maya Lowry and Ryan Katz are registered representatives of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

For additional information, write: ALPS Distributors, Inc. 1290 Broadway, Suite 1100, Denver, CO 80203, or call 1-800-920-0259

Download a Prospectus: USO, USL, DNO, UNG, UNL, UGA, UHN, BNO, USCI, CPER, USAG

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