AdvisorShares Announces September 2013 Distributions

AdvisorsharesAdvisorShares, a leading sponsor of 18 actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today announced September 2013 income distributions for ETFs that pay monthly or quarterly dividends. Shareholders of record on September 26, 2013 will receive cash distributions paid on September 30, 2013 in the following amounts:

ETF Name                                                                  Ticker Distribution Amount
AdvisorShares Madrona Global Bond ETF FWDB $0.0732/per share
AdvisorShares Peritus High Yield ETF HYLD $0.2734/per share
AdvisorShares Newfleet Multi-Sector Income ETF MINC $0.1056/per share
AdvisorShares WCM/BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR ETF AADR $0.0139/per share

For Non-Resident Alien (“NRA”) shareholders who are normally subject to a 30% (or lower tax treaty rate depending on the country) NRA withholding tax on ETF dividend income and short-term capital gain dividends, unless such dividends are designated as exempt from NRA withholding tax, 87.08% of the AdvisorShares Peritus High Yield ETF distribution, 47.68% of the AdvisorShares Madrona Global Bond ETF distribution, and 100% of the AdvisorShares Newfleet Multi-Sector Income ETF distribution have been designated as exempt.

To request more information on AdvisorShares, please contact Ryan Graham at 202-684-6442 or [email protected].  For financial professionals and investors requesting more information, please visit www.advisorshares.com or call the AdvisorShares Investment Consultant Team at 1-877-THE-ETF1 (1-877-843-3831).

About AdvisorShares

AdvisorShares is one of the leading providers of actively managed ETFs. As of 9/25/2013, AdvisorShares offers 18 active ETFswith approximately $960,000,000 of assets under management. AdvisorShares provides educational support to help financial advisors and investors understand the benefits of actively managed ETFs and their underlying investment strategies. Please visit www.advisorshares.com to register for free weekly economic commentary. For educational insight into the active ETF marketplace, visit www.alphabaskets.com, follow @AdvisorShares on Twitter and ‘Like’ us on Facebook. Every Thursday at4:00pm EDT, AdvisorShares hosts an educational conference call for Financial Professionals featuring our portfolio managers and leading investment industry experts—Dial: 1-800-977-8002; Code: 777534#

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