Invesco announces filing of preliminary prospectus for PowerShares exchange-traded funds

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - Invesco announced today that a preliminary prospectus has been filed with the Canadian securities regulators for five new PowerShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Currently there are six PowerShares ETFs already trading in Canada.

The new PowerShares ETFs are:

Fixed income

  • PowerShares Senior Loan (CAD Hedged) Index ETF

Fundamental Index Methodology

  • PowerShares FTSE RAFI Canadian Fundamental Index ETF
  • PowerShares FTSE RAFI US Fundamental (CAD Hedged) Index ETF
  • PowerShares FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets Fundamental Index ETF

Equity

  • PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility (CAD Hedged) Index ETF

A preliminary prospectus containing important information relating to securities of the new PowerShares ETFs has been filed with the securities commissions or similar authorities in all provinces and territories of Canada. The preliminary prospectus is still subject to completion or amendment. Copies of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained from Invesco Canada and are also available on www.sedar.com. There will not be any sale of or acceptance of an offer to buy the securities until a receipt for the final prospectus has been issued.

With sponsored assets over US$60 billion as at October 31, 2011, Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC is leading the Intelligent ETF Revolution through its family of more than 180 U.S. and international ETFs.

Invesco PowerShares is part of Invesco Ltd., 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 www.invesco.com.

FTSE® is a trade mark jointly owned by the London Stock Exchange Plc and The Financial Times Limited and is used by FTSE International Limited under licence. The FTSE RAFI® Index Series is calculated by FTSE International Limited ("FTSE") in conjunction with Research Affiliates LLC ("RA"). Neither FTSE nor RA sponsor, endorse or promote these products and are not in any way connected to it and do not accept any liability in relation to its issue, operation and trading.

Standard & Poor's® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC (S&P) and have been licensed for use by Invesco Canada Ltd. The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P or its affiliates, and S&P and its affiliates make no representation, warranty or condition regarding the advisability of buying, selling or holding units/shares in the Fund.

This piece was produced by Invesco. Invesco is a registered business name of Invesco Canada Ltd. Invesco and all associated trademarks are trademarks of Invesco Holding Company Limited, used under licence. PowerShares® is a registered trademark of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (Invesco PowerShares).

© Invesco Canada Ltd., 2011

SOURCE Invesco Ltd.

For further information:

Aysha Mawani
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Tel: 416.324.7712
aysha.mawani@invesco.com

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