AdvisorShares Announces December 2012 Distributions

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvisorShares, a leading sponsor of 17 actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today announced December 2012 income distributions for ETFs that pay monthly, quarterly or yearly dividends. Shareholders of record on December 27, 2012 will receive cash distributions paid on December 31, 2012 in the following amounts per share:

ETF Name

Ticker 

Total

Distribution Amount 

Dividend 

Short Term Capital Gain 

Long Term Capital Gain







Global Echo ETF

GIVE

$0.2343

None

$0.2343

None

Madrona Domestic ETF

FWDD

$0.1286

$0.1286

None

None

Madrona Global Bond ETF

FWDB

$0.0840

$0.0805

None

$0.0036

Madrona International ETF

FWDI

$0.2965

$0.2965

None

None

Peritus High Yield ETF

HYLD

$0.4347

$0.4289

$0.0058

None

Ranger Equity Bear ETF

HDGE

$0.0000

None

None

None

TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF

TTFS

$0.3364

$0.2133

$0.1231

None

WCM/BNY Mellon

AADR

$0.0558

None

None

None

Focused Growth ADR ETF






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Shareholders of record on December 31, 2012 will receive cash distributions paid on January 3, 2013 in the following amounts per share:

ETF Name

Ticker 

Total

Distribution Amount 

Dividend 

Short Term Capital Gain 

Long Term Capital Gain







Accuvest Global Long Short ETF

AGLS

$0.0000

None

None

None

Accuvest Global Opportunities ETF

ACCU

$0.3091

$0.3091

None

None

Cambria Global Tactical ETF

GTAA

$0.5581

$0.5581

None

None

Global Alpha & Beta ETF

RRGR

$0.1540

$0.1351

$0.0189

None

Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF

MATH

$0.2337

$0.2337

None

None

QAM Equity Hedge ETF

QEH

$0.1776

$0.0752

$0.1024

None

Rockledge SectorSAM ETF

SSAM

$0.3793

None

$0.3793

None

STAR Global Buy-Write ETF

VEGA

$0.1982

$0.1670

$0.0312

None

For Non-Resident Alien ("NRA") shareholders who are normally subject to a 30% (or lower tax treaty rate depending on the country) NRA withholding tax on ETF dividend income and short-term capital gain dividends, unless such dividends are designated as exempt from NRA withholding tax, 93.22% of the Peritus High Yield ETF distribution and 62.96% of the Madrona Global Bond ETF distribution has been designated as exempt.

To request more information on AdvisorShares, please contact Ryan Graham at 202-684-6442 or rg@advisorshares.com.  For financial professionals and investors requesting more information, please visit www.advisorshares.com or call the AdvisorShares Investment Consultant Team at 1-877-THE-ETF1 (1-877-843-3831).

About AdvisorShares

AdvisorShares is one of the leading providers of actively managed ETFs. As of 12/27/2012, AdvisorShares offers 17 active ETFs with approximately $620,000,000 of assets under management.

To sign up for our free weekly economic commentary, please register at www.advisorshares.com. For insight into the ETF marketplace, please follow AdvisorShares on Twitter and 'Like' us on Facebook.  Every Thursday at 4:00pm EST, AdvisorShares hosts an educational conference call for Financial Professionals featuring our portfolio managers and leading investment industry experts—Dial: 1-800-977-8002; Code: 777534#

Before investing you should carefully consider the Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in the prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by visiting the Fund's website at www.AdvisorShares.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest.

Foreside Fund Services, LLC, distributor.

An investment in ETFs is subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal amount invested. The risks associated with each Fund include the risks associated with the underlying ETFs, which can result in higher volatility, and are detailed in each Fund's prospectus and on each Fund's webpage. The Funds may not be suitable for all investors.

Contact:

Ryan Graham


AdvisorShares


202-684-6442


rg@advisorshares.com

SOURCE AdvisorShares



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