NEW YORK, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit Suisse AG announced today that it will implement a 1-for-5 reverse split of its VelocityShares™ 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN ("DGAZ"), a 1-for-5 reverse split of its VelocityShares™ VIX Short Term ETN ("VIIX"), a 1-for-10 reverse split of its VelocityShares™ Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN ("TVIX") and a 1-for-5 reverse split of its VelocityShares™ Daily 2x VIX Medium Term ETN ("TVIZ"), each expected to be effective as of March 16, 2017 (DGAZ, VIIX, TVIX and TVIZ, each an "ETN" and together, the "ETNs").
The reverse splits will be effective at the open of trading on March 16, 2017. DGAZ will begin trading on the NYSE Arca on a reverse split-adjusted basis on March 16, 2017 and VIIX, TVIX and TVIZ will each begin trading on the NASDAQ Stock Market on a reverse split-adjusted basis on March 16, 2017. Holders of DGAZ, VIIX and TVIZ who purchased such ETNs prior to March 16, 2017 will receive one reverse split-adjusted unit of such ETNs for every five pre-reverse split units of such ETNs, respectively. Holders of TVIX who purchased such ETN prior to March 16, 2017 will receive one reverse split-adjusted unit of such ETN for every ten pre-reverse split units of such ETN. In addition, such purchasers that hold a number of units of an ETN not evenly divisible by five or ten, as applicable, will receive a cash payment for any fractional number of units remaining of such ETN (the "partials"). The cash amount due on any partials will be determined on March 22, 2017 based on the respective closing indicative values of DGAZ, VIIX, TVIX and TVIZ on such date and will be paid by Credit Suisse AG on or about March 27, 2017.
The closing indicative values of DGAZ, VIIX and TVIZ on March 15, 2017 will be multiplied by five to determine their respective reverse split-adjusted closing indicative values, and the closing indicative value of TVIX on March 15, 2017 will be multiplied by ten to determine its reverse split-adjusted closing indicative value. Following the reverse splits, DGAZ, VIIX, TVIX and TVIZ will have new CUSIPs but will retain their same ticker symbols.
The reverse splits will affect the trading denominations of DGAZ, VIIX, TVIX and TVIZ but they will not have any effect on the stated principal amount of any ETN, except that the stated principal amount of each will be reduced by the corresponding aggregate amount of any cash payments for "partials."
None of the other exchange traded notes issued by Credit Suisse AG are affected by these announcements.
CUSIP / New CUSIP
VelocityShares™ 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN due February 9, 2032
22542D530 / 22542D373
VelocityShares™ VIX Short Term ETN due December 4, 2030
22539T621 / 22542D365
VelocityShares™ Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN due December 4, 2030
22539T274 / 22542D357
VelocityShares™ Daily 2x VIX Medium Term ETN due December 4, 2030
22539T100 / 22542D340
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