27 New Commodity Stocks Added; 16 Stocks Deleted from "Rogers"™ - Van Eck Hard Assets Producers Index in Quarterly Rebalancing

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The "Rogers"™ - Van Eck Hard Assets Producers Index (TICKER: RVEI) will add 27 new components, effective 6:00 PM (EST) Sunday, September 21, 2008. 16 stocks will be deleted from the index, changing the number of index components to 331. The changes result from the index's quarterly rebalancing.

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The "Rogers"™ - Van Eck Hard Assets Producers Index (TICKER: RVEI) will add 27 new components, effective 6:00 PM (EST) Sunday, September 21, 2008. 16 stocks will be deleted from the index, changing the number of index components to 331. The changes result from the index's quarterly rebalancing.

One stock will be deleted from the "Rogers"™ - Van Eck Hard Assets Agricultural Producers Index, while one stock will be added, maintaining the number of 47 index components.

Seven stocks will be deleted from the "Rogers"™ - Van Eck Hard Assets Energy Producers Index, while 15 stocks will be added, changing the number of index components to 140.

Five stocks will be deleted from the "Rogers"™ - Van Eck Hard Assets Metals Producers Index, while 11 stocks will be added, changing the number of index components to 102.

A complete list of constituent changes is available on the RVE Index Family web site,
(http://rve.snetglobalindexes.com/media/RVE%20Q3%20Rebalancing%20Announcement_821651537.pdf)

The "Rogers"™ - Van Eck Hard Assets Producers Index is a capitalization-weighted, float-adjusted index of the most prominent commodity stocks in the world. To be included in the RVEI, stocks must pass multiple screens, including for capitalization, float, exchange listing, share price and turnover. The index is divided into six sectors: a) Energy, b) Agriculture, c) Base and Industrial Metals, d) Forest products, e) Precious Metals and f) Alternatives (Renewable Energy and Water)

Detailed information, including constituent data, rules and price information, on the "Rogers"™ - Van Eck Hard Assets Producers Index is available at http://www.rveindexes.com. Data is also available through most vendors of financial data.

Index: "Rogers"™ - Van Eck Hard Assets Producers Index (USD)                
Ticker: RVEI

Index: "Rogers"™ - Van Eck Hard Assets Producers Index (EUR)             
Ticker: RVEIE

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