Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, in its capacity as the initial depositor in each of the issuer trusts set forth in the table below, today announced that, in connection with NYSE Euronext’s acquisition of the American Stock Exchange (“Amex”), the listing of the HOLDRSSM Trusts set forth below (the “Securities”), which are currently listed on the NYSE Alternext US, LLC (formerly American Stock Exchange), will be transferred to NYSE Arca. The voluntary NYSE Alternext US, LLC delisting of the Securities is occurring in order to transfer the listing of such Securities to NYSE Arca due to the acquisition of the Amex by NYSE Euronext and to comply with NYSE Euronext’s plans to consolidate all listed exchange-traded funds and structured products on NYSE Arca.
The transfer in listing of each of the Securities is expected to occur on or about November 24, 2008.
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S) is one of the world’s leading broker-dealers. MLPF&S, together with its affiliates (the Company), provides investment, financing, and related services to individuals and institutions on a global basis. Services provided to clients include securities brokerage, trading, and underwriting; investment banking, strategic advisory services, including mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate finance activities; origination, brokerage, dealer and related activities in swaps, options, forwards, exchange-traded futures, other derivatives and foreign exchange products; securities clearance and settlement financing services and investment advisory and related record keeping services. The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
The following Securities will transfer to NYSE Arca:
|Issuer Trusts||Depositary Receipts||Ticker Symbol||CUSIP|
|Biotech HOLDRSSM Trust||Biotech HOLDRSSM||BBH||09067D201|
|Broadband HOLDRSSM Trust||Broadband HOLDRSSM||BDH||11130P104|
|B2B Internet HOLDRSSM Trust||B2B Internet HOLDRSSM||BHH||056033103|
|Europe 2001 HOLDRSSM Trust||Europe 2001 HOLDRSSM||EKH||29875G105|
|Internet HOLDRSSM Trust||Internet HOLDRSSM||HHH||46059W102|
|Internet Architecture HOLDRSSM Trust||Internet Architecture HOLDRSSM||IAH||46060A107|
|Internet Infrastructure HOLDRSSM Trust||Internet Infrastructure HOLDRSSM||IIH||46059V104|
|Market 2000+ HOLDRSSM Trust||Market 2000+ HOLDRSSM||MKH||57059Y204|
|Oil Services HOLDRSSM Trust||Oil Services HOLDRSSM||OIH||678002106|
|Pharmaceutical HOLDRSSM Trust||Pharmaceutical HOLDRSSM||PPH||71712A206|
|Regional Bank HOLDRSSM Trust||Regional Bank HOLDRSSM||RKH||75902E100|
|Retail HOLDRSSM Trust||Retail HOLDRSSM||RTH||76127U101|
|Semiconductor HOLDRSSM Trust||Semiconductor HOLDRSSM||SMH||816636203|
|Telecom HOLDRSSM Trust||Telecom HOLDRSSM||TTH||87927P200|
|Utilities HOLDRSSM Trust||Utilities HOLDRSSM||UTH||918019100|
|Wireless HOLDRSSM Trust||Wireless HOLDRSSM||WMH||97653L208|