Barclays Global Investors has completed the move of five more iShares funds from the AMEX to the NYSE Arca. The phased transfer of 81 iShares funds began in 2005; it is now nearly complete.
Barclays Global Investors (BGI), a worldwide leader in exchange traded funds (ETFs), announced today the continued move of the listing exchange for certain iShares Funds to the NYSE Arca, an exchange operated by NYSE Group, on August 31, 2007. The iShares Funds are listed below. No action is needed by current shareholders.
iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond Fund (ticker: AGG)
iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund (LQD)
iShares Lehman 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund (SHY)
iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund (IEF)
iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT)
The phased transfer of 81 iShares branded exchange-traded products' primary listings moving from the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) to the NYSE Group, as announced in 2005, is nearly complete.
The iShares Funds are index funds that are bought and sold like common stocks on securities exchanges. The iShares Funds are attractive to many individual and institutional investors and financial intermediaries because of their relative low cost, tax efficiency and trading flexibility. Investors can purchase and sell shares through any brokerage firm, financial advisor, or online broker, and hold the funds in any type of brokerage account.
Carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risk factors and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses, which may be obtained by calling 1-800-iShares or by visiting www.ishares.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Barclays Global Investors (BGI) is one of the world's largest asset managers(1) providing structured investment strategies such as risk-controlled active strategies and indexing. In the US, BGI is one of the largest active managers(2), set apart by its risk-controlled approach. BGI manages 65% of the world's 100 largest pension plans(3) and is a leader in assets and products in exchange traded funds (ETFs) through its iShares® brand with more than 190 ETFs globally. The firm managed over $1.8 trillion in assets as of 12/31/06, for more than 2,900 clients in 52 countries around the world. BGI is a majority-owned subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC.
The iShares Funds ("Funds") are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SEI). Barclays Global Fund Advisors (BGFA) serves as an advisor to the Funds. Barclays Global Investors Services (BGIS) assists in the marketing of the Funds. BGFA and BGIS are subsidiaries of Barclays Global Investors, N.A., which is a majority-owned subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC, none of which is affiliated with SEI.
Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Transactions in shares of the iShares Funds will result in brokerage commissions.
© 2007 Barclays Global Investors. All rights reserved. iShares is a registered trademark of Barclays Global Investors, N.A. All other trademarks, servicemarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
(1) Source: "P&I/Watson Wyatt World 500," Pensions & Investments, September 4, 2006.
(2) Source: "Special Reports: Money Manager Directory," Pensions & Investments, May 29, 2006.
(3) Source: "P&I/Watson Wyatt World 300: Largest Pension Funds," Pensions & Investments, September 18, 2006.
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