PowerShares QQQ Ticker to Change From 'QQQQ' to 'QQQ'

Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:28pm EDT

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  CHICAGO, IL, Mar 22 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of
exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today that the ticker symbol for
PowerShares QQQ will be changed from "QQQQ" to "QQQ," effective March 23,
2011. The PowerShares QQQ will continue to trade on the NASDAQ exchange
and all other attributes of the fund remain unchanged.

    PowerShares QQQ, formerly known the "NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking Stock(R)",
is based on the Nasdaq-100 Index(R). The Fund will, under most
circumstances, consist of all of stocks in the Index. The Index includes
100 of the largest domestic and international nonfinancial companies
listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market based on market capitalization. The
portfolio is rebalanced quarterly and reconstituted annually.

    Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC is leading the Intelligent ETF
Revolution(R) through its family of more than 140 domestic and
international exchange-traded funds, which seek to outperform traditional
benchmark indexes while providing advisors and investors access to an
innovative array of focused investment opportunities. With franchise
assets over $60 billion as of Feb. 28, 2011, PowerShares ETFs trade on
both U.S. stock exchanges. For more information, please visit us at
invescopowershares.com.

    Invesco is 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. 

    General Risks

    There are risks involved with investing in ETFs, including possible loss
of money. Shares are not actively managed and are subject to risks
including those regarding short selling and margin maintenance
requirements. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply.

    Not FDIC Insured | May Lose Value | No Bank Guarantee

    Shares are not individually redeemable and owners of the Shares may
acquire those Shares from the Fund and tender those Shares for redemption
to the Fund in Creation Unit aggregations only, typically consisting of
50,000 Shares.

    PowerShares QQQ is a unit investment trust.

    ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor of PowerShares QQQ.

    The sponsor of the Nasdaq-100 Trust(SM), a unit investment trust, is
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC ("Invesco PowerShares").
NASDAQ, Nasdaq-100 Index, Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock and QQQ are
trade/service marks of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. and have been
licensed for use by Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, QQQ's
sponsor. NASDAQ makes no representation regarding the advisability of
investing in QQQ and makes no warranty and bears no liability with
respect to QQQ, the Nasdaq-100 Index, its use or any data included
therein.

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

    Note: Not all products available through all firms.

    An investor should consider the Funds' investment objectives, risks,
charges and expenses carefully before investing. For this and more
complete information about the Funds, call 800 983 0903 or visit
invescopowershares.com for a prospectus. Please read the prospectus
carefully before investing.

    QQQ000533 03/22/12

    

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