AdvisorShares Announces the Closing of Two Funds

Dec 31, 2014, 13:30 ET from AdvisorShares

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvisorShares, a leading sponsor of actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today that the AdvisorShares Accuvest Global Opportunities ETF (NYSE Arca: ACCU) and the AdvisorShares Athena International Bear ETF (NYSE Arca: HDGI) will close. The AdvisorShares Board of Trustees approved the closings and subsequent liquidations of ACCU and HDGI. Following their last day of trading on January 9, 2015, both ETFs will cease operations, withdraw their assets, and distribute the remaining proceeds to shareholders on or after January 16, 2015.

Noah Hamman, chief executive officer of AdvisorShares, said, "As we do with our entire active ETF suite, we continuously assess performance and if our products are growing towards meeting shareholder and investor needs. After a careful, thorough review and close collaboration with the sub-advisors, we determined it was in our collective best interests to close these funds."

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AdvisorShares is one of the leading providers of actively managed ETFs. As of December 26, 2014, AdvisorShares offers 26 active ETFs with $1.3 billion of assets under management. AdvisorShares provides educational support to help financial advisors and investors understand the benefits of actively managed ETFs and their underlying investment strategies.

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