UBS Launches Five New ETRACS ETNs

NEW YORK--()--UBS Investment Bank today announced that five new ETRACS Series B ETNs will begin trading on NYSE Arca®.

BDCY is linked to the monthly compounded 2x leveraged performance of the Wells Fargo Diversified Business Development Company Index.

LMLB is linked to the monthly compounded 2x leveraged performance of the Wells Fargo Master Limited Partnership Ex-Energy Index.

HDLB is linked to the monthly compounded 2x leveraged performance of the Solactive US High Dividend Low Volatility Index.

DJCB is linked to the performance of the Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return.

CEFZ is linked to the monthly compounded 2x leveraged performance of the ISE High Income Index.

About the Wells Fargo Diversified Business Development Company Index

The Wells Fargo Diversified Business Development Company Index is a float and dividend-adjusted, capitalization-weighted Index that is intended to measure the performance of Business Development Companies (“BDC”) that are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE MKT or NASDAQ and that satisfy specified market capitalization and other eligibility requirements. To qualify as a BDC, the company must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and have elected to be regulated as a BDC under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Index was created in February 2019 and has no performance history prior to that date.

About the Wells Fargo® Master Limited Partnership Ex-Energy Index

The Wells Fargo® Master Limited Partnership Ex-Energy Index is intended to measure the performance of all non-energy master limited partnerships (“MLPs”) listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE MKT or NASDAQ that satisfy market capitalization and other eligibility requirements. The Index is a modified market capitalization-weighted index of master limited partnerships that do not have an energy focus and that have a market capitalization of at least $100 million at the time of inclusion. The capitalization weighting methodology is referred to as modified because it includes a 10% weighting limit under which the MLP classes of a particular issuer may not exceed 10% of the total capitalization of the Index. The Index was created on April 1, 2014, and has no performance history prior to that date.

About the Solactive US High Dividend Low Volatility Index

The Solactive US High Dividend Low Volatility Index is calculated and distributed by Solactive AG and is intended to track the price movements of stocks which are publicly traded on US stock exchanges and fulfill certain minimum requirements in terms of liquidity and market capitalization. From this universe, the stocks with high Forward Looking Distribution Yield and low 12-Month Trailing Realized Volatility are selected (each of the preceding capitalized terms as defined in the applicable pricing supplement). The Index was launched on September 18, 2014 and has no performance history prior to that date.

About the Bloomberg Commodity Index TR

The Bloomberg Commodity Index TR is designed to provide diversified commodity exposure with weightings based on each underlying commodity’s liquidity and economic significance. The Index measures the collateralized returns from a basket of 23 commodity futures contracts representing the energy, precious metals, industrial metals, grains, softs and livestock sectors. In addition, the Index is rebalanced once a year to ensure that no commodity sector may constitute more than 33% of the Index as of the date of such rebalancing. The Index was created in July 1998 and has no performance history prior to that date.

About the ISE High Income Index™

The ISE High Income™ Index measures the performance of 30 U.S. closed-end funds, as selected and ranked by the Index sponsor in accordance with the Index methodology. To be eligible for inclusion in the Index, a fund must be domiciled in the U.S., be listed on a U.S. securities exchange and satisfy minimum market capitalization and liquidity requirements. Each eligible fund is ranked in descending order in accordance with a multivariate ranking scheme based on three factors: yield; share price discount from net asset value; and trading liquidity, with the 30 highest-ranking funds included in the Index. The Index constituent weights are determined by a modified linear weighting methodology that results in higher-ranked funds receiving a greater Index weighting than lower-ranked funds. The Index is rebalanced yearly to ensure that Index constituents do not exceed Index target weightings. The Index is a price return index (i.e., the reinvestment of dividends is not reflected in the Index; rather, any cash distributions on the Index constituents are reflected in the variable monthly coupon that may be paid to investors of CEFZ). The Index was created on April 11, 2013 and has no performance history prior to that date.

For more information on the ETNs:

BDCY Prospectus Supplement
LMLB Prospectus Supplement
HDLB Prospectus Supplement
DJCB Prospectus Supplement
CEFZ Pricing Supplement

Notes to Editors

About ETRACS

ETRACS ETNs are senior unsecured notes issued by UBS AG, are traded on NYSE Arca, and can be bought and sold through a broker or financial advisor. An investment in ETRACS ETNs is subject to a number of risks, including the risk of loss of some or all of the investor’s principal, and is subject to the creditworthiness of UBS AG. Investors are not guaranteed any coupon or distribution amount under the ETNs. We urge you to read the more detailed explanation of risks described under “Risk Factors” in the applicable prospectus supplement, or product supplement and pricing supplement, for the ETRACS ETN.

UBS AG has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus and supplements thereto) with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, for the offerings of securities to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus, along with the applicable prospectus, pricing or product supplement to understand fully the terms of the securities and other considerations that are important in making a decision about investing in the ETRACS. The applicable offering document for the ETRACS ETN may be obtained by clicking where indicated above. You may also get these documents without cost by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, you can request the applicable prospectus supplement, or product supplement and pricing supplement, by calling toll-free (+1-877-387 2275). In the US, securities underwriting, trading and brokerage activities and M&A advisor activities are provided by UBS Securities LLC, a registered broker/dealer that is a wholly owned subsidiary of UBS AG, a member of the New York Stock Exchange and other principal exchanges, and a member of SIPC. UBS Financial Services Inc. is a registered broker/dealer and affiliate of UBS Securities LLC.

The securities related to the offerings are not deposit liabilities and are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency of the United States, Switzerland or any other jurisdiction.

About UBS

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS's strategy is centered on our leading global wealth management business and our premier universal bank in Switzerland, enhanced by Asset Management and the Investment Bank. The bank focuses on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term structural growth or profitability outlook.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 50 countries, with about 31% of its employees working in the Americas, 32% in Switzerland, 19% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 18% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs over 67,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

This material is issued by UBS AG and/or any of its subsidiaries and/or any of its affiliates ("UBS"). Products and services mentioned in this material may not be available for residents of certain jurisdictions. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Please consult the restrictions relating to the product or service in question for further information. Activities with respect to US securities are conducted through UBS Securities LLC, a US broker/dealer. Member of SIPC (http://www.sipc.org/).

ETRACS ETNs are sold only in conjunction with the relevant offering materials. UBS has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus, as supplemented by the applicable prospectus supplement, or product supplement and pricing supplement, for the offering of the ETRACS ETNs) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read these documents and any other documents that UBS has filed with the SEC for more complete information about UBS and the offering to which this communication relates. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.

Wells Fargo Securities, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo Diversified Business Development Company Index and Wells Fargo® Master Limited Partnership Ex-Energy Index are trademarks of Wells Fargo® & Company and have been licensed for use by UBS AG. The ETRACS 2x Monthly Pay Leveraged Wells Fargo Diversified Business Development Company Index ETN Series B and ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN Series B are not issued, guaranteed, sponsored, or advised by Wells Fargo & Company, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC or their subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, "Wells Fargo"). Wells Fargo makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to investors in the ETRACS ETNs or any member of the public regarding the ability of any data supplied by Wells Fargo or any Index to track financial instruments comprising the Index or any trading market and no guarantee of performance of the ETRACS 2x Monthly Pay Leveraged Wells Fargo Diversified Business Development Company Index ETN Series B and ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN Series B. Wells Fargo & Company does not guarantee that the Index referenced by the ETRACS ETNs has been accurately calculated and shall not have any liability for any error in the calculation. Wells Fargo's only relationship to UBS AG is the licensing of certain intellectual property rights relating to the Index as well as trademarks and trade names of Wells Fargo and of the data supplied by Wells Fargo that is determined, composed, compiled and calculated by Wells Fargo or a third party index calculator, without regard to the ETRACS 2x Monthly Pay Leveraged Wells Fargo Diversified Business Development Company Index ETN Series B and ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN Series B. Wells Fargo has no obligation to take into consideration the ETRACS 2x Monthly Pay Leveraged Wells Fargo Diversified Business Development Company Index ETN Series B and ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN Series B or investors in the ETRACS ETNs when determining, composing, compiling or calculating the data. Wells Fargo has no obligation or liability in connection with the issuance, listing, registration, distribution, administration, trading or redemption or settlement by the issuer or otherwise of the ETRACS 2x Monthly Pay Leveraged Wells Fargo Diversified Business Development Company Index ETN Series B and ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN Series B.

WELLS FARGO DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF THE INDEX OR OF ANY DATA SUPPLIED BY IT OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WELLS FARGO MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY UBS AG AND THE ETRACS WELLS FARGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY INDEX, ETRACS WELLS FARGO MLP INDEX, ETRACS 2XLEVERAGED LONG WELLS FARGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY INDEX, WELLS FARGO MASTER LIMITED PARTNERSHIP EX-ENERGY INDEX OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF INDEX OR OF THE DATA SUPPLIED BY WELLS FARGO OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WELLS FARGO MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE WITH RESPECT TO THE INDEX AND THE DATA SUPPLIED BY WELLS FARGO OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL WELLS FARGO HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

The ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged US High Dividend Low Volatility ETN Series B is not sponsored, promoted, sold or supported in any other manner by Solactive AG nor does Solactive AG offer any express or implicit guarantee or assurance either with regard to the results of using the Index and/or Index trade mark or the Index Price at any time or in any other respect. The Index is calculated and published by Solactive AG. Solactive AG uses its best efforts to ensure that the Index is calculated correctly. Irrespective of its obligations towards the Issuer, Solactive AG has no obligation to point out errors in the Index to third parties including but not limited to investors and/or financial intermediaries of the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged US High Dividend Low Volatility ETN Series B. Neither publication of the Index by Solactive AG nor the licensing of the Index or Index trade mark for the purpose of use in connection with the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged US High Dividend Low Volatility ETN Series B constitutes a recommendation by Solactive AG to invest capital the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged US High Dividend Low Volatility ETN Series B nor does it in any way represent an assurance or opinion of Solactive AG with regard to any investment in the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged US High Dividend Low Volatility ETN Series B.

NONE OF BLOOMBERG, UBS AG, UBS SECURITIES LLC OR ANY OF THEIR SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES GUARANTEES THE ACCURACY AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF THE BLOOMBERG COMMODITY INDEXSM OR ANY DATA RELATED THERETO AND NONE OF BLOOMBERG, UBS AG, UBS SECURITIES LLC OR ANY OF THEIR SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR INTERRUPTIONS THEREIN. NONE OF BLOOMBERG, UBS AG, UBS SECURITIES OR ANY OF THEIR SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES MAKES ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY OWNERS OF THE SECURITIES OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF THE BLOOMBERG COMMODITY INDEXSM OR ANY DATA RELATED THERETO. NONE OF BLOOMBERG, UBS AG, UBS SECURITIES LLC OR ANY OF THEIR SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES MAKES ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE WITH RESPECT TO THE BLOOMBERG COMMODITY INDEXSM OR ANY DATA RELATED THERETO. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, BLOOMBERG, ITS LICENSORS (INCLUDING UBS), AND ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS AND VENDORS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY INJURY OR DAMAGES— WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE—ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE BLOOMBERG COMMODITY INDEX TOTAL RETURNSM OR THE BLOOMBERG COMMODITY INDEXSM OR ANY DATA OR VALUES RELATING THERETO—WHETHER ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF. THERE ARE NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF ANY AGREEMENTS OR ARRANGEMENTS AMONG BLOOMBERG AND UBS SECURITIES LLC, OTHER THAN UBS AG.

“ISE High Income™”, “ISE™®” and “International Securities Exchange®” are trademarks of International Securities Exchange, LLC and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by UBS Securities LLC and its affiliates. UBS AG’s ETRACS based on the ISE High Income™ Index are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by ISE, and ISE makes no representation regarding the advisability of trading in such products.

The Securities are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by ISE. ISE makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the Securities or any member of the public regarding the advisability of trading in the Securities. ISE’s only relationship to UBS is the licensing of certain trademarks and trade names of ISE and of the Index, which is determined, composed and calculated by ISE without regard to UBS or the Securities. ISE has no obligation to take the needs of UBS or the owners of the Securities into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the Index. ISE is not responsible for and has not participated in the determination of the timing of, prices at, or quantities of the Securities to be listed or in the determination or calculation of the equation by which the Securities are to be converted into cash. ISE has no obligation or liability in connection with the administration, marketing or trading of the Securities.

ISE DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF THE INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN AND ISE SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INTERRUPTIONS THEREIN. ISE MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY UBS, OWNERS OF THE SECURITIES, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF THE INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. ISE MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE WITH RESPECT TO THE INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL ISE HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THERE ARE NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF ANY AGREEMENTS OR ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN ISE AND UBS.

The financial instrument is not sponsored, promoted, sold or supported in any other manner by Solactive AG nor does Solactive AG offer any express or implicit guarantee or assurance either with regard to the results of using the Index and/or Index trade mark or the Index Price at any time or in any other respect. The Index is calculated and published by Solactive AG. Solactive AG uses its best efforts to ensure that the Index is calculated correctly. Irrespective of its obligations towards the Issuer, Solactive AG has no obligation to point out errors in the Index to third parties including but not limited to investors and/or financial intermediaries of the financial instrument. Neither publication of the Index by Solactive AG nor the licensing of the Index or Index trade mark for the purpose of use in connection with the financial instrument constitutes a recommendation by Solactive AG to invest capital in said financial instrument nor does it in any way represent an assurance or opinion of Solactive AG with regard to any investment in this financial instrument.

UBS specifically prohibits the redistribution or reproduction of this material in whole or in part without the prior written permission of UBS and UBS accepts no liability whatsoever for the actions of third parties in this respect.

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Contacts

Media
Erica Chase
+1 212 713 1302
erica.chase@ubs.com

Investors
+1-877-387 2275