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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
- 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.


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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


    S&P 500 Gold Hedged                                                                                                 SPGH

    Fisher-Gartman Risk On ETN                                                                               ONN

    Fisher-Gartman Risk Off ETN                                                                               OFF


    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



    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



    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 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.

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