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Invesco Canada announces cash distributions for TSX-listed PowerShares ETFs

Monday, March 18, 2013

Invesco Canada announces cash distributions for TSX-listed PowerShares ETFs14:30 EDT Monday, March 18, 2013TORONTO, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Invesco Canada today announced the March 2013 distributions for the PowerShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Unitholders of record on March 27, 2013 will receive cash distributions payable on April 5, 2013. Details of the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:PowerShares ETF nameTickerDistributionper unit ($)PaymentfrequencyFixed IncomePowerShares Tactical Bond ETFPTB0.06765MonthlyPowerShares 1-5 Year Laddered Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index ETFPSB0.07176MonthlyPowerShares Ultra DLUX Long Term Government Bond Index ETFPGL0.06583MonthlyPowerShares Senior Loan (CAD Hedged) Index ETFBKL0.06762MonthlyPowerShares Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond (CAD Hedged) Index ETFPFH0.08220MonthlyEquity IncomePowerShares Canadian Preferred Share Index ETFPPS0.06761MonthlyPowerShares Canadian Dividend Index ETFPDC0.06534MonthlyFundamental EquityPowerShares FTSE RAFI Canadian Fundamental Index ETFPXC0.14633QuarterlyPowerShares FTSE RAFI US Fundamental (CAD Hedged) Index ETFPXU0.08025QuarterlyLow Volatility EquityPowerShares S&P/TSX Composite Low Volatility Index ETFTLV0.06409MonthlyPowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility (CAD Hedged) Index ETFULV0.04794MonthlyHigh Beta EquityPowerShares S&P/TSX Composite High Beta Index ETFTHB0.02617QuarterlyPowerShares S&P 500 High Beta (CAD Hedged) Index ETFUHB0.02991QuarterlyUS EquityPowerShares QQQ (CAD Hedged) Index ETFQQC0.05722QuarterlyThe tax composition of the PowerShares ETFs' distributions will be determined on an annual basis and will only be available after the PowerShares ETFs' tax year-end.To learn more about TSX-listed PowerShares ETFs, please visit www.powershares.ca.About Invesco Canada Ltd.Invesco Canada Ltd., operating under three distinct yet complementary product brands (Trimark, Invesco and PowerShares), is one of Canada's leading investment management companies. A subsidiary of Invesco Ltd., Invesco Canada's singular focus is on investment management, offering a diversified suite of solutions to institutions, organizations, companies and individual investors across Canada and around the world. Additional information is available at www.invesco.ca.About Invesco Ltd.Invesco Ltd. is a leading independent global investment management firm 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 firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ. Additional information is available at www.invesco.com.Commissions, management fees and expenses may all be associated with investments in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Please read the prospectus before investing. Copies are available from Invesco Canada Ltd. at www.powershares.ca.There are risks involved with investing in ETFs. Please read the prospectus for a complete description of risks relevant to the ETF. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply to purchases and sales of ETF units.Most PowerShares ETFs seek to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the applicable Index, and are not actively managed.  This means that the Sub-advisor will not attempt to take defensive positions in declining markets and the ETF will continue to provide exposure to each of the securities in the Index regardless of whether the financial condition of one or more issuers of securities in the Index deteriorates.  In contrast, if a PowerShares ETF is actively managed, then the Sub-advisor has discretion to adjust that PowerShares ETF's holdings in accordance with the ETF's investment objectives and strategies.ETFs are not diversified investments.The NASDAQ Select Canadian Dividend Index has been licensed for use by Invesco Canada Ltd. The product is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by NASDAQ OMX, and NASDAQ OMX makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in PowerShares Canadian Dividend Index ETF.NASDAQ Select Canadian Preferred Share Index has been licensed for use by Invesco Canada Ltd. The product is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by NASDAQ OMX, and NASDAQ OMX makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in PowerShares Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF.DEX Investment Grade 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index and DEX Ultra DLUX Long Government Bond Index are trademarks of PC-BOND. These marks have been sublicensed for use for certain purposes to Invesco Canada Ltd. by PC-Bond, a business unit of TSX Inc. PowerShares 1-5 Year Laddered Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index ETF and PowerShares Ultra DLUX Long Term Government Bond Index ETF (the "Products") are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by PC-BOND, its affiliates (including TSX Group Inc.) and third party data suppliers (collectively, "PC-Bond Group"). PC-Bond Group make no representation, warranty, or condition regarding the advisability of investing in the Products.Investors should be aware of the risks associated with data sources and quantitative processes used in our investment management process. Errors may exist in data acquired from third party vendors, the construction of model portfolios, and in coding related to the index and portfolio construction process. While Research Affiliates takes steps to identify data and process errors so as to minimize the potential impact of such errors on index and portfolio performance, we cannot guarantee that such errors will not occur."Fundamental Index®" and/or "Research Affiliates Fundamental Index®" and/or "RAFI®" and/or all other RA trademarks, trade names, patented and patent-pending concepts are the exclusive property of Research Affiliates, LLC.NASDAQ®, OMX® and NASDAQ OMX® are trade/service marks of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the "Corporations") and are used under licence to PowerShares Capital Management LLC and Invesco Canada Ltd. The Product(s) have not been passed on by the Corporations as to their legality or suitability. The Product(s) are not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT(S). Standard & Poor's® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P"); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones"); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC. S&P Dow Jones Indices are trademarks of S&P and have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and its affiliates and sublicensed for certain purposes by Invesco Canada Ltd. The Indices are products of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and has been licensed for use by Invesco Canada Ltd. Invesco Canada Ltd.'s product(s) is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates, and neither S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s).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®, Leading the Intelligent ETF Revolution®, and all associated trademarks are trademarks of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (Invesco PowerShares), used under licence.© Invesco Canada Ltd., 2013SOURCE: Invesco Canada Ltd.For further information: Contact:  Aysha Mawani Vice President, Corporate Affairs Tel: 416.324.7712aysha.mawani@invesco.com