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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 DOW JONES GLOBAL EX-U.S. SELECT REAL ESTATE SECURITIES INDEX

 

New York, April 9, 2012 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 is linked to The Dow Jones Global ex-U.S. Select Real Estate Securities Index: ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN (Ticker: RWXL).

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

NYSE Arca Ticker Name
Coupon valuation date
Ex-date
Record date
Payment date
Coupon amount per note

Current yield

(annualized)*

MLPI** ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure ETN 3/30/2012 04/11/2012 04/13/2012 04/23/2012 $0.4084 4.88%
MLPL** ETRACS 2xMonthly Leveraged  Long Alerian MLP Infrastructure ETN 3/30/2012 04/11/2012 04/13/2012 04/23/2012 $1.0671
10.25%
MLPG** ETRACS Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index ETN 3/30/2012 04/11/2012 04/13/2012 04/23/2012 $0.4366
5.77%
MLPW** ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP ETN 3/30/2012 04/11/2012 04/13/2012 04/23/2012 $0.3516
5.04%
BDCS** ETRACS Wells Fargo Business Development Company ETN 3/30/2012 04/11/2012 04/13/2012 04/23/2012 $0.3894
6.93%
BDCL** ETRACS 2x Leveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company ETN 3/30/2012 04/11/2012 04/13/2012 04/23/2012 $0.7378
14.05%
RWXL** ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN 3/30/2012 04/11/2012 04/13/2012 04/23/2012 $0.089
4.29%

* “Current Yield” equals the current Coupon Amount annualized and divided by the closing price of the ETNs on March 30, 2012 or, if the closing price is not available on March 30, 2012, 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.


** Pays a variable quarterly coupon


*** Pays a variable monthly coupon; RWXL launched on March 21, 2012 


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 42 ETRACS ETNs:

ETRACS ETN Name Ticker
Master Limited Parnterships  

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
Income  

Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN                   

RWXL

Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index                                           

BDCS

2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index              

BDCL

Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index                                                                        

MLPI

2xMonthly Leveraged Long Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index

MLPL

Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index                                                                           

MLPG

Wells Fargo MLP Index                                                                                        

MLPW

*TR=Total Return and ER=Excess Return


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© 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. All rights reserved. UBS assumes sole responsibility for this marketing material, which has not been reviewed by Bloomberg or any other third party. “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, and Wells Fargo® Master Limited Partnership Index are trademarks of Wells Fargo & Company and have been licensed for use by UBS AG. ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index is not issued, guaranteed, sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted 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 advisability of investing in securities generally or in this ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index particularly or the ability of any data supplied by Wells Fargo or any Index to track financial instruments comprising the Index or any trading market. 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 this ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index. Wells Fargo has no obligation to take into consideration the ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP 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 listing, registration, distribution, administration, marketing, trading or redemption or settlement by the issuer or otherwise of this ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP 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 MLP 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.

The “Dow Jones Global ex-U.S. Select Real Estate Securities Index SM” is a product of Dow Jones Indexes, the marketing name and a licensed trademark of CME Group Index Services LLC ("CME"), and has been licensed for use.  "Dow Jones®", “Dow Jones Global ex-U.S. Select Real Estate Securities Index SM” and "Dow Jones Indexes" are service marks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings, LLC ("Dow Jones") have been licensed to CME and have been sublicensed for use for certain purposes by UBS AG. The ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones, CME or their respective affiliates.  Dow Jones, CME and their respective affiliates make no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN or any member of the public regarding the advisability of trading in the Product(s).  Dow Jones', CME’s and their respective affiliates’ only relationship to the Licensee is the licensing of certain trademarks and trade names of Dow Jones and of the Dow Jones Global ex-U.S. Select Real Estate Securities Index which is determined, composed and calculated by CME without regard to UBS AG or the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN.  Dow Jones and CME have no obligation to take the needs of UBS AG or the owners of the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN into consideration in determining, composing or calculating “Dow Jones Global ex-U.S. Select Real Estate Securities Index SMDow Jones, CME and their respective affiliates are not responsible for and have not participated in the determination of the timing of, prices at, or quantities of the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN to be sold or in the determination or calculation of the equation by which the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN are to be converted into cash.  Dow Jones, CME and their respective affiliates have no obligation or liability in connection with the administration, marketing or trading of the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN. Notwithstanding the foregoing, CME Group Inc. and its affiliates may independently issue and/or sponsor financial products unrelated to the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN currently being issued by UBS AG, but which may be similar to and competitive with the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN.  In addition, CME Group Inc. and its affiliates may trade financial products which are linked to the performance of the Dow Jones Global ex-U.S. Select Real Estate Securities IndexSM.  It is possible that this trading activity will affect the value of the Dow Jones Global ex-U.S. Select Real Estate Securities Index SM and ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN.

DOW JONES, CME AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF THE DOW JONES GLOBAL EX-U.S. SELECT REAL ESTATE SECURITIES INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN AND DOW JONES, CME AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INTERRUPTIONS THEREIN.  DOW JONES, CME AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY UBS AG, OWNERS OF THE ETRACS MONTHLY PAY 2XLEVERAGED DOW JONES INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE ETN, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF THE DOW JONES GLOBAL EX-U.S. SELECT REAL ESTATE SECURITIES INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN.  DOW JONES, CME AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE WITH RESPECT TO THE DOW JONES GLOBAL EX-U.S. SELECT REAL ESTATE SECURITIES INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN.  WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL DOW JONES, CME OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  THERE ARE NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF ANY AGREEMENTS OR ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN CME AND UBS AG, OTHER THAN THE LICENSORS OF CME.

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