President and CEO of FocusShares to Speak at 11th Annual Capital Link Closed-End Fund & Global ETF Conference

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April 5, 2012 11:28am ETF BASIC NEWS

Erik Liik, president and chief executive of FocusShares LLC, will be part of a four-person panel that will discuss trends in the exchange-traded fund industry at the 11th Annual Capital Link Closed-End Fund and Global ETF Conference on

April 25 in New York City.

Liik is a long-time ETF industry veteran. He played a key role in launching the first ETFs providing access to international country-specific indexes. He later became a key member of the American Stock Exchange’s ETF Marketplace, where he provided product development and distribution consulting to most ETF issuers. In May 2000, he co-authored with FRC (Financial Research Corp.) “The Future of Exchange Traded Funds,” a groundbreaking, insightful analysis of the opportunities and challenges that ETFs provide to investors and issuers.

Liik can discuss topics ranging from tracking of ETFs to their indexes to the continued downward movement of ETF costs.

Liik will join three other panelists to discuss “Current Trends, Opportunities & Outlook” as part of the ETF Industry Roundtable from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference will be held at The Metropolitan Club, One East 60th St., New York. While the conference is free to attend, registration is required at .

FocusShares offers 15 domestic equity funds that are among the lowest-cost in their respective categories. All of the funds track Morningstar® Indexes. Focus™ Morningstar ETFs can be purchased online commission-free by Scottrade clients and registered investment advisors who custody with Scottrade® Advisor Services. For more information on Focus™ Morningstar ETFs, visit .

Morningstar® is a service mark of Morningstar, Inc. and has been licensed for use for certain purposes by FocusShares, LLC. The Focus™ Morningstar ETFs are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Morningstar, Inc., and Morningstar, Inc. makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in such ETFs.

ETFs are subject to commission costs each time a “buy” or “sell” is executed. Depending on the amount of trading activity, the low costs of ETFs may be outweighed by commissions and related trading costs.

Before investing in any Focus™ Morningstar ETF, you should carefully consider the applicable fund’s investments objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in the applicable fund’s prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by visiting the FocusShares website at . Please read the fund prospectus carefully before you invest.

An investment in any Focus™ Morningstar fund is subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal amount invested. Sector funds tend to be riskier and more volatile than broad market funds because they are less diversified. Investments in mid- and small-capitalization companies may be more volatile than investments in larger companies. The Focus™ Morningstar funds are new, and there can be no assurance that active trading markets will develop or be maintained.

Foreside Fund Services, LLC is the distributor of the Focus™ Morningstar funds.

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