NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nasdaq Global Funds, Inc. (NGF) today announced that a quarterly dividend of $0.0234 will be paid to the holders of record of the NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking Stock(r) (Nasdaq:QQQQ) as of September 19, 2006.
The NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking Stock is a security that represents an interest in the portfolio of equity securities held by a unit investment trust (Trust), but that trade like shares of common stock. It is intended to provide investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the NASDAQ-100 Index(r).
The amount of the distribution was determined after the close of business today, and payments will be made on October 31, 2006.
The Trust underlying the NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking Stock is sponsored by NGF, a subsidiary of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., (NASDAQ(r)) (Nasdaq:NDAQ). The trustee of the Trust is The Bank of New York. The distributor for the Trust is ALPS Distributors, Inc., a registered broker-dealer.
NGF is behind one of the largest ETF fund families - both in the U.S. and globally. Ranking third in the U.S. in terms of assets under management, NGF sponsors five ETFs: the NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking Stock and the BLDRS Index Funds Trust(sm), which consists of four separate ETFs that are designed to correspond to the price and yield performance of four of The Bank of New York American Depository Receipt Indices. The BLDRS(sm) fund family includes two international market index funds, and two international regional index funds. In addition, NGF's European subsidiary manages the NASDAQ-100 Index European Tracker(r) (available only to investors in certain European countries).
NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market (See note). It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ Web site at http://www.nasdaq.com or the NASDAQ Newsroom at http://www.nasdaq.com/newsroom/.
An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information about QQQQ and BLDRS, unit investment trusts, please call 888.627.3837. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ETFs are subject to investment risk including possible loss of principal.
ALPS Distributors, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for QQQQ and BLDRS.
Note -- Source: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.
CONTACT: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Media Contact Wayne Lee (301) 978-4875 Issuer & Investor Contact Susan Arthur (301) 978-5280