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UBS Extends Acceptance Period for Auction Rate Securities Rights Offer Until December 19, 2008
To provide additional time for clients to respond, UBS has extended the acceptance period for its Auction Rate Securities (ARS) Rights Offer until 5:00 p.m., Eastern time, on December 19, 2008, unless extended further. More than 94% of the market value of ARS Rights Series A, 96% of Series B, 90% of Series C and 97% of Series G have been accepted by clients since the offer period began on October 7, 2008.
Eligible clients who accept UBS's ARS Rights Offer may continue to hold their securities or sell them to UBS at par at any time during specific exercise periods, which are determined by the types of clients and the sizes of their corresponding marketing households. Complete details of the Rights Offer are available in the prospectus that was delivered to eligible clients at the beginning of the offer.
The Rights are for ARS that were not successfully clearing at auction from August 8, 2008, to October 7, 2008, and were either:
1) Purchased between October 1, 2007, and February 13, 2008, and transferred to another firm prior to February 13, 2008, or
2) Held in a UBS account on February 13, 2008, or transacted in an execution account at UBS but custodied away from UBS (also known as Delivery vs. Payment, or DVP, account) for which UBS had bidding rights.
UBS clients - individuals, charities, government entities, small businesses, corporations and institutions - with ARS who are eligible to receive UBS's ARS Rights were sent personalized notifications from UBS by mail following the beginning of the offer on October 7, 2008.
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Kris Kagel +1-212-882-5691
New York , November 14, 2008
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