UBS Investment Bank announced today that it expects its two ETRACS Next Generation Internet ETNs, EIPO and EIPL, to begin tracking the performance of Facebook Inc. shortly after its upcoming IPO. Based on the rules and methodology of the ETNs’ underlying index, Facebook is expected to become a component stock of both EIPO and EIPL shortly after its IPO. Facebook will join other social media stocks currently tracked by EIPO and EIPL, such as LinkedIn, Groupon, Angie’s List, Renren, Yandex, Pandora and Demand Media.
About the UBS Next Generation Internet Index
The underlying index for both EIPO and EIPL is the UBS Next Generation Internet Index (NYSE ticker symbol “NETIPO”). The UBS Next Generation Internet Index (the “Index”) is intended to measure, on a total-return basis, the performance of a subset of Internet-related companies listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ that satisfy specified market capitalization and other eligibility requirements. The Index provides exposure specifically to those Internet-related companies that have been publicly traded for less than three years. Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC serves as the calculation agent for the Index.
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