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UBS tops European equity rankings for twelfth successive year

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UBS recognized as the leading European equity house in the Thomson Reuters Extel Survey

London, 12 June 2012 – UBS is today named the leading Pan European Brokerage firm for Equity Linked Research for a record twelfth consecutive year, in the Thomson Reuters Extel Survey. The survey also ranked UBS number one in Sales (eleventh consecutive year) and Equity Trading and Execution (third consecutive year and up from second position in 2009). This year UBS was also named the Leading Pan European Brokerage firm for Operations for the fifth consecutive year.

Phil Allison, Head of EMEA Equities said, "It is a remarkable achievement to remain number one in all major categories, particularly in a challenging year characterized by continued macro uncertainty. We are very proud that our clients continue to support us year after year and we will continue to rise to the market challenges and meet our clients’ needs.’’

Mark Stockdale, Head of European Equity Research commented, "This achievement is the result of having a well established European research team that closely collaborates across macro, strategy and single stock research to provide in depth and comprehensive regional analysis with global insight. I would like to thank our clients for their continued support and the team for its hard work and commitment.''

For further information please visit www.extelsurveys.com/ or contact Jenna Ward, UBS Media Relations, tel: +44(0)207 567 4714.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. The firm combines its wealth management, investment banking and asset management businesses with its Swiss operations to deliver superior financial solutions.

UBS is present in all major financial centres worldwide. It has offices in over 50 countries, with about 37% of its employees working in the Americas, 37% in Switzerland, 16% in the rest of Europe and 10% in Asia Pacific. UBS employs about 65,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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