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UBS Announces Redemption of Eight ETNs

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New York, June 8, 2018 – UBS Investment Bank today announced that it will redeem all of the outstanding securities in each of the series set forth in the following table (collectively, the "Affected Securities"):

NYSE Arca Ticker

ETN Name and Prospectus / Pricing Supplement*

CUSIP

Call Settlement Date

MLPS

ETRACS 1xMonthly Short Alerian MLP Infrastructure Total Return Index ETN

902641612

June 26, 2018

UBM

ETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Industrial Metals Total Return ETN

902641752

June 26, 2018

UBN

ETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Energy Total Return ETN

902641745

June 26, 2018

UBC

ETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Livestock Total Return ETN

902641828

June 26, 2018

LSVX

VelocitySharesTM VIX Variable Long/Short ETN

90274D176

June 26, 2018

BSWN

VelocitySharesTM VIX Tail Risk ETN

90274D168

June 26, 2018

XIVH

VelocitySharesTM Short Volatility Hedged ETN

90274D150

June 26, 2018

SPLX

ETRACS Monthly Reset 2xLeveraged S&P 500® Total Return ETN

90270L792

June 26, 2018

* The table above provides a hyperlink to the relevant prospectus, as supplemented by a prospectus supplement or product supplement and pricing supplement, as applicable, for each of the Affected Securities, which are identified by their names.

Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the relevant prospectus and (i) prospectus supplement or (ii) product supplement and pricing supplement, as applicable, for the Affected Securities.

With respect to each series of Affected Securities, the Call Settlement Amount (or, in the case of UBM, UBN, and UBC, the Redemption Amount) payable on the Call Settlement Date will be calculated as specified in the relevant prospectus and (i) prospectus supplement or (ii) product supplement and pricing supplement, as applicable, for the Affected Securities. UBS will pay the applicable Call Settlement Amount or Redemption Amount to investors holding Affected Securities on the applicable Call Settlement Date.

Each series of Affected Securities will be delisted from the NYSE Arca exchange prior to the open of trading on the Call Settlement Date.

Holders of the Affected Securities may choose to continue to hold their securities until the Call Settlement Date or choose to sell or redeem their Affected Securities prior to the applicable Call Settlement Date, in accordance with the terms of the Affected Securities.

None of the other ETNs offered by UBS are affected by this announcement.

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About ETRACS

ETRACS ETNs are senior unsecured notes issued by UBS AG, 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 AG. Investors are not guaranteed any coupon or distribution amount under the ETNs. We urge you to read the more detailed explanation of risks described under “Risk Factors” in the applicable prospectus supplement, or product supplement and pricing supplement, as applicable, for the ETRACS ETN.

UBS AG has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus and supplements thereto) with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, for the offerings of securities to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the applicable prospectus, pricing or product supplement, dated as of various dates, and the prospectus dated April 29, 2016 to understand fully the terms of the securities and other considerations that are important in making a decision about investing in the ETRACS. The applicable offering document for each ETRACS may be obtained by clicking on the name of each ETRACS identified in the table above. You may also get these documents without cost by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, you can request the applicable prospectus supplement, or product supplement and pricing supplement, by calling toll-free (+1-877-387 2275). In the US, securities underwriting, trading and brokerage activities and M&A advisor activities are provided by UBS Securities LLC, a registered broker/dealer that is a wholly owned subsidiary of UBS AG, a member of the New York Stock Exchange and other principal exchanges, and a member of SIPC. UBS Financial Services Inc. is a registered broker/dealer and affiliate of UBS Securities LLC.

The securities related to the offerings are not deposit liabilities and are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency of the United States, Switzerland or any other jurisdiction.

About UBS

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS' strategy is centered on our leading global wealth management business and our premier universal bank in Switzerland, enhanced by Asset Management and the Investment Bank. The bank focuses on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term structural growth or profitability outlook.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 52 countries, with about 34% of its employees working in the Americas, 34% in Switzerland, 18% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 14% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs approximately 61,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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ETRACS ETNs are sold only in conjunction with the relevant offering materials. UBS has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus, as supplemented by the applicable prospectus supplement, or product supplement and pricing supplement, for the offering of the ETRACS ETNs) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for the offering 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. 

Alerian MLP Index, Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index, Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index, AMZ, AMZI, and ANGI are trademarks of Alerian and their use is granted under a license from Alerian.

The S&P 500® Total Return Index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates ("SPDJI"), and has been licensed for use by UBS AG. Standard & Poor's® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P"); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones"); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by UBS AG. ETRACS Monthly Reset 2xLeveraged S&P 500® Total Return ETN is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the S&P 500® Total Return Index.

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