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Invesco PowerShares Launches the First Fundamental Pure Style ETFs

June 16, 2011 - Chicago, IL

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today that its suite of nine PowerShares Fundamental Pure Style ETFs based on the Research Affiliates® Fundamental Index® (RAFI®) methodology have begun trading on the NYSE Arca.

The names and tickers for the PowerShares Fundamental Pure Style ETFs are listed below.

Value Core Growth
PowerShares PowerShares PowerShares
Fundamental Pure Fundamental Pure Fundamental Pure
Large Large Value Large Core Large Growth
Portfolio (PXLV) Portfolio (PXLC) Portfolio (PXLG)
PowerShares PowerShares PowerShares
Fundamental Pure Fundamental Pure Fundamental Pure
Mid Mid Value Mid Core Mid Growth
Portfolio (PXMV) Portfolio (PXMC) Portfolio (PXMG)
PowerShares PowerShares PowerShares
Fundamental Pure Fundamental Pure Fundamental Pure
Small Small Value Small Core Small Growth
Portfolio (PXSV) Portfolio (PXSC) Portfolio (PXSG)

"We are very pleased to be expanding our partnership with Research Affiliates to offer investors the first suite of fundamentals-weighted style box ETFs,(1)" said Ben Fulton, Invesco PowerShares managing director of global ETFs. "The PowerShares Fundamental Pure Style ETFs utilize a fundamental rules-based process to attain precise style delineation and provide investors with accurate, stylistically pure market access. We believe the application of the Fundamental Index methodology to style box investing offers advisors and investors a compelling new tool to manage portfolios with the potential to produce improved risk-adjusted returns compared to cap-weighted benchmarks."

The PowerShares Fundamental Pure Style ETFs are designed to address the structural performance drag caused by market cap-weighting, which over time tends to overweight overvalued stocks and underweight undervalued stocks. The RAFI methodology uses four measures of economic size rather than market capitalization to weight each position. Selecting and weighting by economic size rather than market-cap breaks the link between market price and index weight.

"The new U.S. style indexes illustrate how the Fundamental Index methodology can be effectively applied in individual style categories, every bit as effectively as cap-weight indexes can," said Rob Arnott, chairman and CEO of Research Affiliates, LLC. "We are thrilled to partner with Invesco PowerShares on this and future additional extensions of our approach."

"Invesco PowerShares currently offers six equity ETFs based on the Fundamental Index methodology and they have all outperformed their respective market cap-weighted benchmarks since their inception dates,(2)" said John Feyerer, head of product strategy & research at Invesco PowerShares. "We believe investors seeking precise style classification with the potential for improved performance will have affinity for the PowerShares Fundamental Pure Style ETFs."

(1) On June 16, 2011, Invesco PowerShares changed the indexes, names and ticker symbols for seven existing ETFs in its Intellidex style/size lineup to the RAFI Fundamental US Style Index Series (RAFI Index Series). In addition, Invesco PowerShares listed two new funds; the PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio (PXLG), and the PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Value Portfolio (PXLV), to provide investors with a complete suite of style box ETFs based on the RAFI Fundamental Index methodology. The rebranded portfolios management fees will be reduced to 0.29% and their operating expenses (excluding certain expenses) will be capped at 0.39% until at least Aug. 31, 2012.

(2) Source: Bloomberg L.P., as of May 31, 2011

The PowerShares Fundamental Pure Style ETFs are based on the RAFI Fundamental US Style Index Series. The indexes are constructed from the 2,500 largest U.S. listed companies, based on the following four fundamental measures of firm size: latest available book value, cash flow averaged over the prior five years, sales averaged over the prior five years and total dividend distributions averaged over the prior five years. A composite fundamental weight is calculated for each firm by equally weighting the four fundamental measures. For companies that have never paid dividends, that measure will be excluded from the average. Each company is then classified as "large," "mid" or "small" and "growth," "core" or "value" in the following manner:

1) Stocks are segregated into three size groups: "large," "mid" and "small." Companies are divided amongst these groups based on their fundamental weight. Securities which have a substantially different fundamental weight relative to their market cap weight are excluded.

2) Once classified into the three size groups, RAFI methodology uses fundamental measures of growth and value to give each company a style score. Based on this style score companies are classified as "growth," "core" or "value."

3) Stocks within each sub-index are weighted by their composite fundamental weight.

Each index in the RAFI Fundamental US Style Index Series is reconstituted and rebalanced annually on the third Friday of March.

 As of 3/31/11--------------------------------------------------------------- Ticker Inception LipperName Date Classification---------------------------------------------------------------PowerShares FTSE RAFI PRF 12/19/05 Large-Cap CoreUS 1000Russell 1000 Index---------------------------------------------------------------PowerShares FTSE RAFI PRFZ 9/20/06 Small-Cap CoreUS 1500 Small-MidRussell 2000 Index---------------------------------------------------------------PowerShares FTSE RAFI PXH 9/27/07 Emerging MarketsEmerging MarketsMSCI Emerging MarketsIndex---------------------------------------------------------------PowerShares FTSE RAFI PXF 6/25/07 InternationalDev Markets ex-U.S. Large-Cap CoreMSCI EAFE Index---------------------------------------------------------------PowerShares FTSE RAFI PDN 9/27/07 InternationalDev Markets ex-U.S. S/M S/M-Cap CoreMSCI EAFE Small Cap Index---------------------------------------------------------------PowerShares FTSE RAFI PAF 6/25/07 Pacific Ex JapanAsia Pacific ex-JapanMSCI Pacific ex-JapanIndex--------------------------------------------------------------- As of 3/31/11---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Since Since Inception Inception Annualized 1 Year 5 Year LipperName Performance Lipper Rank Lipper Rank Rank----------------------------------------------------------------------------PowerShares FTSE RAFI 12.00% 10.00% 10%US 1000 5.03% (118 of 1067) (74 of 788) (71 of 767)Russell 1000 Index 3.49%----------------------------------------------------------------------------PowerShares FTSE RAFI 52.00% 14%US 1500 Small-Mid 8.10% (385 of 746) (76 of 547)Russell 2000 Index 4.52%----------------------------------------------------------------------------PowerShares FTSE RAFI 52.00% 18%Emerging Markets 2.26% (188 of 365) (41 of 235)MSCI Emerging MarketsIndex 1.38%----------------------------------------------------------------------------PowerShares FTSE RAFI 45.00% 21%Dev Markets ex-U.S. -2.89% (174 of 393) (68 of 327)MSCI EAFE Index -4.53%----------------------------------------------------------------------------PowerShares FTSE RAFI 59.00% 3%Dev Markets ex-U.S. S/M 1.95% (34 of 57) (1 of 40)MSCI EAFE Small Cap Index -2.06%----------------------------------------------------------------------------PowerShares FTSE RAFI 22.00% 23%Asia Pacific ex-Japan 7.50% (12 of 56) (8 of 35)MSCI Pacific ex-JapanIndex 3.45%---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

Sources: Lipper, as of March 31, 2011. Annualized fund and index performance is since each fund's inception date. *Since Inception Lipper Rank begins the month-end date of the ETF's inception month. Lipper fund percentile rankings are based on total returns, excluding sales charges and including fees and expenses, and are versus all funds in the category tracked by Lipper. Past performance does not guarantee future results. An investor cannot invest directly in an index.

 --------------------------------------As of March 31, 2011 Annualized Returns (%)---------------------------------------------------------------------------- NAV After Tax Held --------------------------------------PowerShares FTSE RAFI® Exp.Portfolio Ratio 1 Yr 5 Yr Incept. 1 Yr 5 Yr Incept.----------------------------------------------------------------------------US 1000 0.39%* 16.50 4.42 5.03 15.80 3.82 4.44US 1500 Small-Mid 0.39%* 25.14 8.10 24.80 7.78Emerging Markets 0.85% 16.64 2.26 16.20 1.76Developed Markets ex-U.S. 0.75% 11.05 -2.89 10.07 -3.57Developed Markets ex-U.S. S/M 0.75% 18.72 1.95 17.51 1.24Asia Pacific ex-Japan 0.80% 22.72 7.50 21.73 6.20---------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------As of March 31, 2011 Annualized Returns (%)---------------------------------------------------------------------------- After Tax Sold Market Price --------------------------------------PowerShares FTSE RAFI® Exp.Portfolio Ratio 1 Yr 5 Yr Incept. 1 Yr 5 Yr Incept.----------------------------------------------------------------------------US 1000 0.39%* 10.68 3.41 3.95 16.47 4.42 5.09US 1500 Small-Mid 0.39%* 16.31 6.80 25.13 8.09Emerging Markets 0.85% 10.80 1.60 15.93 1.61Developed Markets ex-U.S. 0.75% 7.12 -2.85 12.23 -2.74Developed Markets ex-U.S. S/M 0.75% 11.83 1.21 16.46 1.49Asia Pacific ex-Japan 0.80% 14.69 5.59 23.33 7.78-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Inception Dates----------------------------------------------------------------------------US 1000 12/19/2005 Emerging Markets 9/27/2007 Developed Markets 9/27/2007 ex-U.S. S/MUS 1500 9/20/2006 Developed Markets 6/25/2007 Asia Pacific 6/25/2007Small-Mid ex-U.S. ex-Japan---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

Performance data quoted represents past performance. As stated in each Fund's prospectus, expense ratios are expressed as a unitary fee to cover expenses incurred in connection with managing the portfolios. *The PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 and US 1500 Small-Mid Portfolios have gross expense ratios of 0.45% and 0.51%, respectively. However, the Adviser has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or pay certain Fund expenses which resulted in the total net operating expense of 0.39% for each fund. These waivers and reimbursement contracts extend through at least Aug. 30, 2011. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results; current performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and Shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Shares' performance reflects fee waivers, absent which performance would have been lower. See to find the most recent month-end performance numbers. After Tax Held represents total return after taxes on distributions and assumes Shares have not been sold. After Tax Sold represents total return after taxes on distributions and the sale of Fund Shares. After-tax returns reflect the highest federal income tax rate but exclude state and local taxes. Market returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4 p.m. ET and do not represent the returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times.

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC is leading the Intelligent ETF Revolution® through its family of more than 140 domestic and international exchange-traded funds, which seek to outperform traditional benchmark indexes while providing advisors and investors access to an innovative array of focused investment opportunities. With franchise assets over $60 billion as of March 31, 2011, PowerShares ETFs trade on both U.S. stock exchanges. For more information, please visit us at or follow us on Twitter @PowerShares.

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