Nine new iShares bond index ETFs launched on Xetra

Frankfurt am Main, Germany - 23 July 2012

Nine new bond index ETFs issued by iShares have been tradable in Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment since Monday.

Eight iShares bond ETFs from the Barclays index family enable investors for the first time to participate in the performance of government bonds denominated in euros from specific euro zone countries – across all maturities and irrespective of the relevant credit rating. The individual euro zone countries are Austria, Belgium, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.

iShares Barclays Austria Treasury Bond (DE000A1J0BA2)
iShares Barclays Belgium Treasury Bond (DE000A1J0BB0)
iShares Barclays Finland Treasury Bond (DE000A1J0BC8)
iShares Barclays France Treasury Bond (DE000A1J0BD6)
iShares Barclays Germany Treasury Bond (DE000A1J0BE4)
iShares Barclays Italy Treasury Bond (DE000A1J0BF1)
iShares Barclays Netherlands Treasury Bond (DE000A1J0BG9)
iShares Barclays Spain Treasury Bond (DE000A1J0BH7)

The total expense ratio for each bond is 0.20 percent.

The iShares Morningstar $ Emerging Markets Corporate Bond (DE000A1J0BJ3) enables participation in emerging market corporate bonds denominated in US dollars. The index currently comprises bonds issued by companies based in Africa, Asia (excluding Japan), Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The total expense ratio is 0.50 percent.

The product offering in Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment currently comprises a total of 992 exchange-listed index funds, making it the largest offering of all European stock exchanges. This selection, together with an average monthly trading volume of €12 billion, makes Xetra Europe’s leading trading venue for ETFs.

Xetra® and XTF® are registered trademarks of Deutsche Börse AG.

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