NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UBS AG (“UBS”) announced today that, pursuant to the terms of the consent solicitation (the “Consent Solicitation”) for its Exchange Traded Access Securities (ETRACS) linked to the UBS Bloomberg Constant Maturity Commodity Index Total Return due 2038, CUSIP No. 902641778 (the “Securities”) launched on October 16, 2012, it has declared 5:00, p.m., New York City time, on November 7, 2012 to be the “Effective Time” (as that term is defined in the Consent Solicitation Statement, dated October 16, 2012, related to the Consent Solicitation).
Inquiries regarding the Consent Solicitation should be directed to UBS Securities LLC, at its address and telephone number below.
UBS Securities LLC, the Solicitor for the Consent Solicitation can be contacted at:
UBS Securities LLC
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10019
For further information about ETRACS ETNs, go to http://www.etracs.com.
Exchange Traded Access Securities, ETRACS, are exchange-traded notes (ETNs), 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. ETNs 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, 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. We urge you to read the more detailed explanation of risks described under “Risk Factors” in the prospectus supplement for the ETRACS ETN.
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