Market Vectors Equity ETFs Announce 2014 Yearend Distributions

NEW YORK--()--The Market Vectors ETF Trust announced today the following 2014 annual distributions per share for the Market Vectors equity exchange-traded funds.

The following dates apply to today’s distribution declarations:

Ex-Date

   

Record Date

   

Payable Date

December 22, 2014 December 24, 2014 December 29, 2014
Equity ETFs  

Ticker

 

Dividend

 

Short-Term
Capital Gain

 

Long-Term
Capital Gain

Market Vectors Africa Index ETF AFK $0.757 None None
Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF MOO $1.688 None None
Market Vectors Biotech ETF BBH None None None
Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF BRF $0.892 None None
Market Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF PEK None None None
Market Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF CNXT None None None
Market Vectors Coal ETF KOL $0.366 None None
Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF EGPT $2.758 None None
Market Vectors Environmental Services ETF EVX $1.052 None None
Market Vectors Gaming ETF BJK $1.884 None None
Market Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF GEX $0.113 None None
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF GDX $0.121 None None
Market Vectors Gulf States Index ETF MES $1.036 None None
Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF SCIF $0.435 None None
Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF IDX $0.503 None None
Market Vectors Indonesia Small-Cap ETF IDXJ $0.600 None None
Market Vectors Israel ETF ISRA $0.281 $0.462 None
Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF GDXJ $0.178 None None
Market Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF MOAT $0.416 None None

Market Vectors Natural Resources ETF HAP

HAP $0.851 None None
Market Vectors Oil Services ETF OIH $0.855 None None
Market Vectors Poland ETF PLND $0.795 None None
Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF REMX $0.386 None None
Market Vectors Retail ETF RTH $0.291 None None
Market Vectors Russia ETF RSX $0.638 None None
Equity ETFs  

Ticker

 

Dividend

 

Short-Term
Capital Gain

 

Long-Term
Capital Gain

Market Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF RSXJ $0.406 None None
Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF SMH $0.632 None None
Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF KWT $0.450 None None
Market Vectors Steel ETF SLX $1.159 None None
Market Vectors Unconventional Oil and Gas ETF FRAK $0.292 None None
Market Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF NLR $1.273 None None
Market Vectors Vietnam ETF VNM $0.510 None None

Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) Income

Several Market Vectors ETFs may make investments in non-U.S. corporations classified as “passive foreign investment companies.” Generally speaking, PFICs are non-U.S. corporations having 50% or more of their assets invested in cash or securities, or having 75% or more of their gross income originating from passive sources, including but not limited to interest, dividends and rents. In other words, these foreign companies primarily derive their revenue streams from investments (rather than operations). Please refer to your Market Vectors ETF’s Statement of Additional Information (SAI) for further information on PFICs.

IRS Circular 230 disclosure: Van Eck does not provide legal, tax or accounting advice. Any statement contained in this communication concerning U.S. tax matters is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding penalties imposed on the relevant taxpayer. Shareholders or potential shareholders of the Market Vectors ETFs should obtain their own independent tax advice based on their particular circumstances.

The amount of dividends paid by each fund may vary from time to time. Past amounts of dividends are no guarantee of future dividend payment amounts.

If you have any questions concerning this information or the Market Vectors ETFs in general, please call 1.888.MKT.VCTR between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

About Market Vectors ETFs

Founded in 1955, Van Eck Associates Corporation was among the first U.S. money managers helping investors achieve greater diversification through global investing. Today the firm continues this tradition by offering innovative, actively managed investment portfolios in hard assets, emerging markets, precious metals including gold, fixed income, and other alternative asset classes.

Market Vectors exchange-traded products have been sponsored by Van Eck Global since 2006 when the firm launched the nation’s first gold-mining ETF. Today, Market Vectors ETFs and ETNs span several asset classes, including equities, fixed income (municipal and international bonds) and currency markets. Market Vectors is one of the largest ETP families in the U.S and worldwide.

Van Eck Global also offers mutual funds, insurance trust funds, separate accounts and alternative investments. Designed for investors seeking innovative choices for portfolio diversification, Van Eck Global’s investment products are often categorized in asset classes having returns with low correlations to those of more traditional U.S. equity and fixed income investments.

Please call 888.MKT.VCTR or visit our website for the most recent month-end performance of Market Vectors ETFs. This information will be available no later than seven business days after the most recent month end.

The principal risks of investing in Market Vectors Equity ETFs include sector, market, economic, political, foreign currency, world event, index tracking and non-diversification risks, as well as fluctuations in net asset value and the risks associated with investing in less developed capital markets. The Funds may loan their securities, which may subject them to additional credit and counterparty risk. Please see the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus of each Fund for more complete information regarding its specific risks.

Fund shares are not individually redeemable and will be issued and redeemed at their NAV only through certain authorized broker-dealers in large, specified blocks of shares called “creation units” and otherwise can be bought and sold only through exchange trading. Creation units are issued and redeemed principally in kind. Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market. You will incur brokerage expenses when trading Fund shares in the secondary market.

The “net asset value” (NAV) of an ETF is determined at the close of each business day, and represents the dollar value of one share of the ETF; it is calculated by taking the total assets of an ETF subtracting total liabilities, and dividing by the total number of shares outstanding. The NAV is not necessarily the same as an ETF's intraday trading value. Investors should not expect to buy or sell shares at NAV. Total returns are based upon closing “market price” (price) of the ETF on the dates listed.

Investors may call 888.MKT.VCTR or visit marketvectorsetfs.com for a free prospectus and summary prospectus. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. An investor should consider the investment objective, risks, and charges and expenses of Market Vectors ETFs carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contains this and other information. Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing.

Van Eck Securities Corporation, Distributor, 335 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Contacts

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Contacts

MacMillan Communications
Mike MacMillan/Chris Sullivan
212-473-4442
chris@macmillancom.com