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UBS declares coupon payments on seven ETRACS exchange traded notes

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- three linked to ALERIAN MLP INDEXES
- one linked to the WELLS FARGO MLP INDEX
- two linked to the WELLS FARGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY INDEX
- one linked to the FISHER-GARTMAN RISK INDEX

UBS Investment Bank today announced coupon payments for seven ETRACS exchange traded notes (the “ETNs”), all traded on the NYSE Arca. Three of the ETNs are linked to Alerian MLP Indexes:  ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure ETN (Ticker: MLPI), ETRACS 2x Monthly Leveraged Long Alerian MLP Infrastructure ETN (Ticker: MLPL) and ETRACS Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index ETN (Ticker: MLPG). One ETN is linked to the Wells Fargo MLP Index: ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP ETN (Ticker: MLPW). Two of the ETNs are linked to the Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index: ETRACS Wells Fargo Business Development Company ETN (Ticker: BDCS) and ETRACS 2x Leveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company ETN (Ticker: BDCL). And finally, one ETN linked to The Fisher-Gartman Risk Index: ETRACS Fisher-Gartman Risk On ETN (Ticker: ONN).

The table below summarizes the relevant coupon information for the seven ETNs:

* "Current Yield"equals the current Coupon Amount annualized and divided by the closing price of the ETNs on December 30, 2011 or, if the closing price is not available on December 30, 2011, the previous available closing price, and rounded to two decimal places for ease of analysis. The Current Yield is not indicative of future coupon payments, if any, on the ETNs. You are not guaranteed any coupon or distribution amount under the ETNs.

About ETRACS

For further information about ETRACS ETNs, go to http://www.etracs.com.

Exchange Traded Access Securities ETNs (“ETRACS ETNs”), are exchange-traded notes, an innovative class of investment products offering access to markets and strategies that may not be readily available to investors, and offer unique diversification opportunities in a number of different sectors. ETRACS ETNs may offer:

  • Access to asset classes with historically low correlations to more traditional asset classes
  • Convenience of an exchange-traded security
  • Transparent exposure to a published index

ETRACS ETNs are senior unsecured notes issued by UBS AG (“UBS”), are traded on NYSE Arca, and can be bought and sold through a broker or financial advisor. An investment in ETRACS ETNs is subject to a number of risks, including the risk of loss of some or all of the investor’s principal, and is subject to the creditworthiness of UBS. We urge you to read the more detailed explanation of risks described under “Risk Factors” in the prospectus supplement for the ETRACS ETN.

There are 41 ETRACS ETNs:

ETRACS ETN Name                                                                                                        Ticker

Master Limited Partnerships

    Alerian MLP Infrastructure                                                                                           MLPI

    2x Monthly Leveraged Long Alerian MLP Infrastructure                                          MLPL

    1x Monthly Short Alerian MLP Infrastructure TR*                                                    MLPS

    Alerian Natural Gas MLP                                                                                              MLPG

    Wells Fargo MLP Index                                                                                                 MLPW

Business Development Companies

    Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index                                                BDCS

    2x Monthly Leveraged Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index         BDCL

Alpha Strategies

    Long-Short S&P 500 VIX Futures                                                                                 XVIX

    Natural Gas Futures Contango ETN                                                                            GASZ

    Oil Futures Contango ETN                                                                                           OILZ

Hybrid

    S&P 500 Gold Hedged                                                                                                 SPGH

    Fisher-Gartman Risk On ETN                                                                               ONN

    Fisher-Gartman Risk Off ETN                                                                               OFF

Commodities

    CMCI TR                                                                                                                         UCI

    CMCI Agriculture TR                                                                                                    UAG

    CMCI Energy TR                                                                                                            UBN

    CMCI Food TR                                                                                                               FUD

    CMCI Gold TR                                                                                                               UBG

    CMCI Industrial Metals TR                                                                                           UBM

    CMCI Livestock TR                                                                                                        UBC

    CMCI Long Platinum ER*                                                                                            PTM

    CMCI Short Platinum ER                                                                                              PTD

    CMCI Silver TR                                                                                                               USV

    DJ-UBS Commodity Index TR                                                                                       DJCI

 

Equities

    Next Generation Internet ETN                                                                                     EIPO

    Monthly 2xLeveraged Next Generation Internet ETN                                               EIPL

    Long ISE Solid State Drive Index                                                                          SSDD

    2xLeveraged Long ISE Solid State Drive Index                                                      SSDL

    Monthly 2xLeveraged ISE Cloud Computing TR                                                  LSKY

 

Volatility                                                                                                                          

    Long-Short S&P 500 VIX Futures                                                                         XVIX

    Long 1-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures                                                                           VXAA

    Long 2-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures                                                                           VXBB

    Long 3-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures                                                                           VXCC

    Long 4-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures                                                                           VXDD

    Long 5-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures                                                                           VXEE

    Long 6-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures                                                                           VXFF

    Short 1-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures                                                                          AAVX

    Short 2-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures                                                                          BBVX

    Short 3-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures                                                                          CCVX

    Short 4-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures                                                                          DDVX

    Short 5-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures                                                                          EEVX

    Short 6-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures                                                                          FFVX

      *TR=Total Return and ER=Excess Return

The contents of any website referred to in this communication are not part of, or incorporated by reference in, this communication. UBS has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus, as supplemented by a prospectus supplement for the offerings of the ETRACS ETNs) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for the offerings to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read these documents and any other documents that UBS has filed with the SEC for more complete information about UBS and the offering to which this communication relates. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, you can request the prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement by calling toll-free (+1.877.387.2275). Futures and futures options trading is speculative, involves a high degree of risk and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

© UBS 2012. The key symbol, UBS and ETRACS are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of UBS. “UBS Bloomberg Constant Maturity Commodity Index” and “CMCI” are service marks of UBS and/or Bloomberg. “Dow Jones,” “DJ-UBS Commodity Index” and “DJ-UBSCI” are service marks of Dow Jones & Company Inc. and UBS AG, as the case may be. “Standard & Poor’s®,” “S&P®,” “S&P 500®,” “Standard & Poor’s 500™,” “S&P 500 Gold Hedged,” “S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index,” “S&P 500 VIX 2-Month Futures Index,” “S&P 500 VIX 3-Month Futures Index,” “S&P 500 VIX 4-Month Futures Index,” “S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures Index,” and “S&P 500 VIX 6-Month Futures Index” are trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”) and have been licensed for use by UBS. “VIX” is a registered trademark of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (“CBOE”) and has been licensed to S&P. The ETRACS ETNs are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P or CBOE and neither S&P nor CBOE makes any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the ETNs. “ISE Cloud Computing™ Total Return Index”, “ISE Solid State Drive™ Index”, “ISE Oil Futures Spread™”, “ISE Natural Gas Futures Spread™”, “ISE™®”, and “International Securities Exchange®” are trademarks of International Securities Exchange, LLC ("ISE" or "Licensor") and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by UBS Securities LLC and its affiliates. UBS AG’s ETRACS Monthly 2xLeveraged ISE Cloud Computing TR Index ETN, ETRACS ISE Solid State Drive Index ETN, ETRACS Monthly 2xLeveraged ISE Solid State Drive Index ETN, ETRACS Natural Gas Futures Contango ETN and ETRACS Oil Futures Contango ETN based on the ISE Cloud Computing™ Total Return Index, ISE Solid State Drive™ Index, ISE Natural Gas Futures Spread™ Index and the ISE Oil Futures Spread™ Index, respectively, are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by ISE, and ISE makes no representation regarding the advisability of trading in such product(s). Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index, Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index, Alerian MLP Infrastructure Total Return Index, AMZI, AMZIX and ANGI are trademarks of GKD Index Partners, LLC d/b/a Alerian and their use is granted under a license from GKD Index Partners. Wells Fargo Securities, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index and Wells Fargo® Master Limited Partnership Index are trademarks of Wells Fargo & Company and have been licensed for use by UBS AG. The ETRACS Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index, ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index and ETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index are not issued, guaranteed, sponsored, or advised by Wells Fargo & Company, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC or their subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, "Wells Fargo"). Wells Fargo makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to investors in the ETRACS ETNs or any member of the public regarding the ability of any data supplied by Wells Fargo or any Index to track financial instruments comprising the Index or any trading market and no guarantee of performance of the ETRACS Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index, ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index or ETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index. Wells Fargo & Company does not guarantee that the Index referenced by the ETRACS ETNs has been accurately calculated and shall not have any liability for any error in the calculation. Wells Fargo's only relationship to UBS AG is the licensing of certain intellectual property rights relating to the Index as well as trademarks and trade names of Wells Fargo and of the data supplied by Wells Fargo that is determined, composed, compiled and calculated by Wells Fargo or a third party index calculator, without regard to the ETRACS Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index, ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index or ETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index. Wells Fargo has no obligation to take into consideration the ETRACS Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index, ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index, ETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index or investors in the ETRACS ETNs when determining, composing, compiling or calculating the data. Wells Fargo has no obligation or liability in connection with the issuance, listing, registration, distribution, administration, trading or redemption or settlement by the issuer or otherwise of the ETRACS Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index, ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index or ETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index.WELLS FARGO DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF THE INDEX OR OF ANY DATA SUPPLIED BY IT OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WELLS FARGO MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY UBS AG AND THE ETRACS WELLS FARGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY INDEX, ETRACS WELLS FARGO MLP INDEX, OR ETRACS 2XLEVERAGED LONG WELLS FARGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY INDEX OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF INDEX OR OF THE DATA SUPPLIED BY WELLS FARGO OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WELLS FARGO MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE WITH RESPECT TO THE INDEX AND THE DATA SUPPLIED BY WELLS FARGO OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL WELLS FARGO HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. "MBF Index Holdings, LLC”, “The Fisher-Gartman Risk Index”, “The Fisher-Gartman Equity Subindex” and “The Fisher-Gartman Sovereign Bond Subindex”  are trademarks of MBF Index Holdings, LLC and have been licensed for use by UBS AG. The ETRACS Fisher-Gartman Risk On ETN and ETRACS Fisher-Gartman Risk Off ETN are not issued by, sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by MBF Index Holdings, LLC or its affiliates and MBF Index Holdings, LLC makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the product. MBF Index Holdings, LLC does not guarantee that the Index referenced by the product has been accurately calculated and shall not have any liability for any error in the calculation. Other marks may be trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved. UBS assumes sole responsibility for this marketing material, which has not been reviewed by Bloomberg.-Ends-

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