Canadians have over $1 billion invested in PowerShares ETF products

Invesco Trimark makes enhancements to distribution policy on select PowerShares(R) Funds

TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - Invesco Trimark is pleased to announce that Canadians have over $1 billion invested in PowerShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and PowerShares(R) Funds. A subsidiary of Invesco Ltd., Invesco PowerShares is "Leading the Intelligent ETF Revolution(R)" with over 120 domestic and international ETFs.

"Many of the PowerShares ETFs and Funds seek to outperform traditional benchmark indices while providing advisors and investors access to an innovative array of focused investment opportunities. Reaching the $1 billion milestone demonstrates the tremendous interest and relevance of PowerShares in the Canadian marketplace," says Peter Intraligi, President of Invesco Trimark.

Enhancements to distribution policy for select PowerShares(R) Funds

In response to investors' needs for a smoother stream of cash flow, Invesco Trimark also announces that beginning May 14, 2010, distributions paid on select PowerShares(R) Funds may include a return of capital component. Investors will benefit by receiving a smoother level of regular cash flow throughout the year and in amounts that are more consistent with the yield of the underlying index.

The enhancement applies to the following PowerShares(R) Funds:

    
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    PowerShares(R) Fund                                    Distribution
                                                             frequency
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    PowerShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond
     Index Fund
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    PowerShares High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund
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    PowerShares Canadian Preferred Share Index Class
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    PowerShares Diversified Yield Fund                        Quarterly
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    PowerShares Global Dividend Achievers Fund
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    PowerShares Real Return Bond Index Fund                  Semi-Annual
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PowerShares(R) Funds were created in response to the growing interest of advisors and investors in ETFs that complement actively managed investment solutions. The Funds combine many of the key benefits of ETFs traded on U.S. exchanges with the benefits of mutual funds offered in Canada. This unique combination provides investors with the potential for better risk-adjusted returns in their portfolios through access to broad and specialized asset classes. First launched in November 2009, the PowerShares(R) Funds suite now consists of 17 innovative mutual funds.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses may all be associated with mutual fund investments. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Please read the prospectus before investing. Copies are available from your advisor or from Invesco Trimark Ltd.

Shares of the Funds and of the underlying PowerShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are not in any way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by any of the Funds' or PowerShares ETFs' underlying Index providers or their affiliates, and these companies make no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the results to be obtained from the use of the Index. None of these companies are affiliated with Invesco Trimark, Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC or Invesco Distributors, Inc., nor any of their affiliates. Products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by any of the Index providers, and the Index providers make no representation regarding the advisability of investing in these Funds.

PowerShares ETFs are listed for trading on stock exchanges in the United States and other jurisdictions outside of Canada. No prospectus has been filed to qualify securities of such issuers for public offering or distribution in Canada. Any reference to PowerShares ETFs is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities of such issuers.

PowerShares(R) is a registered trademark of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC. Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC. and Invesco Trimark Ltd. are indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries of Invesco Ltd.

Invesco Trimark Ltd. is one of Canada's largest investment management companies. A subsidiary of Invesco Ltd., Invesco Trimark, offers a diversified suite of investment solutions to institutions, organizations, companies and individual investors across Canada and around the world. With approximately US$419.6 billion* in assets under administration, Invesco Ltd. is a leading independent global investment management company, dedicated to helping people worldwide build their financial security. By delivering the combined power of our distinctive worldwide investment management capabilities, Invesco provides a comprehensive array of enduring investment solutions for retail, institutional and high-net-worth clients around the world. Operating in 20 countries, the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ. Additional information is available at www.invesco.com.

*As at March 31, 2010

SOURCE INVESCO TRIMARK LTD.

For further information: For further information: Aysha Mawani, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Tel: (416) 324-7712, aysha.mawani@invescotrimark.com

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