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ETRACS TO RING THE OPENING BELL OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE

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New York, January 18, 2012 – UBS Investment Bank today announced that the ETRACS team, Dennis Gartman and Mark Fisher will ring the Opening Bell of the NYSE this morning to mark the recent successful launches of the ETRACS Fisher-Gartman Risk On ETN (Ticker: ONN) and the ETRACS Fisher-Gartman Risk Off ETN (Ticker: OFF).  The November 30th, 2011 launch of ONN established an all-time, opening-day trading volume record for a new ETN*, highlighting investors’ interest in this ETN.

“With correlation between asset classes and across geographic regions remaining high, and continued volatility a very real possibility, investors recognize the value in being able to execute comprehensive ‘risk on’ or ‘risk off’ trades quickly and cheaply through these ETNs,” said Christopher Yeagley, Managing Director and US Head of Equity Structured Products.

* Source: NYSE

About ETRACS Risk ETNs

ONN and OFF are linked to the daily long and daily inverse performances, respectively, of The Fisher-Gartman Risk Index. These ETNs provide investors with the ability to implement comprehensive “risk on” and “risk off” trades with the convenience of exchange-traded securities.

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, Alerian Natural Gas MLP 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. 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