The PowerShares Revolution continues

Invesco introduces nine new PowerShares(R) Funds for Canadian investors

TORONTO, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - Invesco today announces the launch of nine additional PowerShares(R) Funds, which combine many of the key features of U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with those of mutual funds offered in Canada. With this launch, investors and their advisors can now choose from 17 PowerShares(R) Funds in total.

"As one of the world's largest independent money managers, Invesco is well-positioned to provide the right solutions to meet the needs of investors," says Peter Intraligi, President of Invesco Trimark, a subsidiary of Invesco. "PowerShares Funds allow financial advisors - particularly those without direct access to the ETF market - to help their clients build stronger, more effectively diversified portfolios."

Representing a strong complement to actively managed investment solutions, PowerShares(R) Funds are based on next-generation indices that provide investors with access to core fixed-income and equity mandates as well as to global regions and niche sectors that may be difficult or cost prohibitive to access through traditional mutual funds. PowerShares(R) Funds also offer enhanced portfolio risk management, U.S.-dollar currency hedging and competitive total costs.

    
    The following additional nine funds are now available:

    -   PowerShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index Fund

    Invests in short-term investment-grade bonds issued by Canadian companies
    using a laddered approach that staggers the maturity levels from one to
    five years.

    -   PowerShares Real Return Bond Index Fund

    Invests primarily in Government of Canada Real Return Bonds, offering a
    hedge against inflation and adding diversification to a fixed-income
    portfolio over the long term.

    -   PowerShares High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund

    Invests primarily in a diverse group of high-yield bonds issued in the
    U.S. domestic market. The Fund hedges a substantial portion of its U.S.-
    dollar exposure at all times.

    -   PowerShares Diversified Yield Fund

    Invests in a diversified portfolio of PowerShares(R) Funds that invest in
    corporate bonds and high-yielding Canadian equity securities. The Fund
    also offers investors the option of receiving targeted annual
    distributions with Invesco Trimark's tax-efficient flexible distribution
    (T-FLEX) series T6 and T8.

    -   PowerShares Canadian Preferred Share Index Class

    Invests in preferred shares of Canadian companies, providing investors
    with both tax-efficient dividend income and modest growth potential.

    -   PowerShares Global Dividend Achievers Fund

    Seeks to provide a return similar to the return of one or more
    PowerShares ETFs that invest primarily in dividend-paying equities from
    developed markets globally that have increased their dividends for five
    or more consecutive fiscal years.

    -   PowerShares FTSE RAFI(R) U.S. Fundamental Fund

    Seeks to provide a return similar to the return of one or more
    PowerShares ETFs that invest in the largest U.S. equities with the
    highest fundamental weightings.

    -   PowerShares FTSE RAFI(R) Global+ Fundamental Fund

    Seeks to provide a return similar to the return of one or more
    PowerShares ETFs that invest in companies with the highest fundamental
    weightings across both developed and emerging markets globally.

    -   PowerShares India Class

    Seeks to provide a return similar to the return of one or more
    PowerShares ETFs that invest primarily in India.
    

For more information and a list of all available PowerShares(R) Funds, please visit powersharesrevolution.ca.

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 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 Ltd., Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC or Invesco Advisers, 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. This piece is not produced by Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC. PowerShares(R) is a registered trademark of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC. Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, Invesco Aim Distributors, Inc. and Invesco Institutional (N.A.), Inc. are indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries of Invesco Ltd.

FTSE is a trademark 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(R) Index Series is calculated by FTSE International Limited ("FTSE") in conjunction with Research Affiliates(R), LLC ("RA"). Neither FTSE nor RA sponsor, endorse or promote this product and are not in any way connected to it, and do not accept any liability in relation to its issue, operation and trading. All intellectual property rights in the index values and constituent list vest in FTSE. Fundamental Index(R) and RAFI(R) trade names, patented and patent-pending concepts are the exclusive property of Research Affiliates, LLC. US Patent Number 7,620,577. Patent pending: US-2005-0171884-A1, US-2006-0149645-A1, US-2007-0055598-A1. Invesco Trimark Ltd. has obtained full licence from FTSE to use such intellectual property rights in the creation of this product.

INDXIS and INDXIS SELECT CANADIAN ACHIEVERS(TM) are trademarks of Indxis, Inc. and have been licensed for use by Invesco Trimark. The product is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Indxis, and Indxis makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in PowerShares Canadian Dividend Index Class.

PC-Bond is a business unit of TMX Group Inc. Copyright (C) TMX Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein with respect to PC-Bond may not be sold or modified or used to create any derivative work without the prior written consent of TMX Group Inc. PC-Bond and the parties from whom PC-Bond obtains data do not have any liability for the accuracy or completeness of the data provided or for delays, interruptions or omissions therein or the results to be obtained through the use of this data. Neither PC-Bond nor the parties from whom it obtains data make any representation, warranty or condition, either express or implied, as to the results to be obtained from the use of the data or as to the merchantable quality or fitness of the data for a particular purpose.

"BofA Merrill Lynch" and "The BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield 100 Index" are reprinted with permission. (C) Copyright 2010 Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated ("BofAML"). All rights reserved. "BofAML" and "The BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield 100 Index" are service marks of BofAML and/or its affiliates and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by Invesco Trimark Ltd. on behalf of PowerShares High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund that is based on The BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield 100 Index and is not issued, sponsored, endorsed or promoted by BofAML and/or its affiliates nor is BofAML and/or its affiliates an adviser to PowerShares High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund. BofAML and its affiliates make no representation, express or implied, regarding the advisability of investing in PowerShares High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund or The BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield 100 Index and do not guarantee the quality, accuracy, timeliness and/or completeness of The BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield 100 Index, index values or any index-related data included herein, provided herewith or derived therefrom and assume no liability in connection with them or their use. As the Index provider, BofAML is licensing certain trademarks, The BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield 100 Index and trade names, which are composed by BofAML without regard to Invesco Trimark Ltd., PowerShares High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund or any investor. BofAML and its affiliates do not provide investment advice to PowerShares High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund and are not responsible for the performance of PowerShares High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund.

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$423 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 December 31, 2009

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

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