January 7, 2022 – UBS AG announced today that it will not issue any new notes in three of its outstanding custom ETNs (the “Custom ETNs”), which are listed in Table-1 below. In addition, UBS AG will cap the maximum number of each Custom ETN that could be outstanding at any time to the number of Custom ETNs outstanding as of December 31, 2021 as set forth in the last column of Table-1 below. UBS AG expects that its affiliate UBS Securities LLC may continue to sell the Custom ETNs that UBS AG has previously issued or that UBS Securities LLC may acquire in the future, subject to the maximum number of each Custom ETN outstanding as specified in the last column of Table-1 below. UBS AG expects that these Custom ETNs will continue to trade on the NYSE Arca and that its affiliate UBS Securities LLC may continue to make markets in these Custom ETNs.
In addition, UBS AG highlights that the Custom ETNs reference the London interbank offered rate (British Banker’s Association) for three-month deposits in U.S. Dollars (three-month U.S. Dollar LIBOR rate) in the calculation of “Accrued Financing Charges” as used to calculate the Redemption Amount, the Acceleration Amount, the Call Settlement Amount or the payment at maturity, in each case as defined and described in the applicable prospectus supplement for the Custom ETN. In the event that the three-month U.S. Dollar LIBOR rate calculation is discontinued or is no longer representative of the underlying market or economic reality, UBS AG currently expects to exercise its call right and fully redeem the Custom ETNs.
This announcement does not affect the terms of the outstanding Custom ETNs identified below, including the right of noteholders to require UBS AG to redeem their notes on the terms, and at the redemption price, set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement and the right of UBS AG to call the notes at the prices and under the circumstances set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement.
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As disclosed in more detail in the applicable prospectus supplement for each of the Custom ETNs, the market value of the notes may be influenced by, among other things, supply and demand for the notes. It is possible that the discontinuance of further issuances of these notes by UBS AG, as described above, may influence the market value of the Custom ETNs. The suspension of new issuances of these notes could affect the liquidity of the market for the notes, potentially leading to insufficient supply and causing the notes to trade at a premium above their closing or intraday indicative value. Any such premium may subsequently decrease at any time and for any reason without warning, resulting in financial loss to sellers who paid this premium when they acquired their notes. In addition, if investors elect to redeem their Custom ETNs, any redemption will be at the redemption value set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement and will not include any premium above that value. Investors should always consult their financial advisors and compare the intraday indicative value of the notes with the notes‘ then-prevailing market price before purchasing or selling these Custom ETNs, especially notes with premium characteristics. The applicable prospectus supplement for each Custom ETN identified above can be accessed by clicking on the name of each Custom ETN identified in the table above as well as on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
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