ProFunds Announces Reverse Share Splits of Five Mutual Funds
Bethesda, MD, October 5, 2011 — ProFunds, a premier provider of alternative mutual funds, announced today reverse share splits of the Investor and Service classes of five of its mutual funds. The reverse splits will not change the value of a shareholder's investment.
Two funds will reverse split shares 1-for-5.
|UltraShort NASDAQ 100||USPIX||USPSX||1:5|
|UltraShort Small Cap||UCPIX||UCPSX||1:5|
Three funds will reverse split shares 1-for-10.
|UltraShort Emerging Mkts||UVPIX||UVPSX||1:10|
|Mobile Telecom UltraSector||WCPIX||WCPSX||1:10|
All reverse splits will apply to shareholders of record as of the close of the markets on October 14, 2011. The funds will trade at their post-split prices on October 17, 2011. The ticker symbols and CUSIP numbers for the funds will not change.
The reverse splits will increase the price per share of each fund with a proportionate decrease in the number of shares outstanding. For example, for the 1-for-5 reverse splits, every five pre-split shares held by a shareholder will result in the receipt of one post-split share, which will be priced five times higher than the net asset value ("NAV") of a pre-split share.
Illustration of a Reverse Split
The following table shows the effect of a hypothetical 1-for-5 reverse split:
|# of Shares Owned||
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(888) 776-5717, profunds.com1 As of 8/31/2011Ultra or Short ProShares and leveraged or inverse ProFunds seek returns that are multiples or inverse multiples (e.g., -2x) of the return of an index or other benchmark (target) for a single day, as measured from one NAV calculation to the next, before fees and expenses. Due to the compounding of daily returns, ProShares and ProFunds' returns over periods other than one day will likely differ in amount and possibly direction from the target return for the same period. Investors should monitor their holdings consistent with their strategies, as frequently as daily. For more on correlation, leverage and other risks, please read the ProShares or ProFunds prospectus.