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The KBW Nasdaq family of indexes and KBW Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) provide investors with a method to track the performance of the Banking, Broker/Dealer, Asset Management, Insurance, Financial Technology, and Equity REITs sectors within the financial services industry. The Indexes comprise publicly traded companies, and the components are generally chosen on the basis of relevance to the particular market sector and various trading criteria. The ETFs are based on a specific index and track the performance of that index by holding in its portfolio either the securities replicating the index or a representative sample of the securities in the index. The table below shows the KBW Nasdaq family of indexes and KBW ETFs. Click on an Index or ETF symbol below for additional information.

KBW and Nasdaq maintain and publish analysis on the KBW Nasdaq family of indexes. These indexes are intended to provide industry benchmarks for the specific sectors within the financial industry.

The KBW Nasdaq family of indexes currently includes one global financial index and nine U.S. financial sector indexes. The U.S. financial sector indexes serve as the basis for a family of ETFs through our partnership with INVESCO PowerShares.

KBW Nasdaq Indexes & KBW ETFs

Index SymbolIndex NameETF SymbolETF NameMethodology
BKXKBW Nasdaq Bank IndexKBWBPowerShares KBW Bank PortfolioModified Market-Cap Weighted
KSXKBW Nasdaq Capital Markets IndexN/AN/AModified Market-Cap Weighted
KDXKBW Nasdaq Financial Sector Dividend Yield IndexKBWDPowerShares KBW High Dividend Yield Financial PortfolioModified Yield Weighted
KFTXKBW Nasdaq Financial Technology IndexN/AN/AEqual Weighted
GBKXKBW Nasdaq Global Bank IndexN/AN/AEqual Weighted
KIXKBW Nasdaq Insurance IndexN/AN/AModified Market-Cap Weighted
KYXKBW Nasdaq Premium Yield Eq. REIT IndexKBWYPowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio Modified Yield Weighted
KPXKBW Nasdaq Property & Casualty Insurance IndexKBWPPowerShares KBW Property & Casualty Insurance PortfolioModified Market-Cap Weighted
KRXKBW Nasdaq Regional Banking IndexKBWRPowerShares KBW Regional Banking PortfolioModified Market-Cap Weighted

An investor cannot invest directly in an index.
N/A - There is no ETF associated with this index.

KBW Nasdaq Indexes Rules for Index Management. Please click here for the Indexes methodology.

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The following indexes: U.S.: KBW Nasdaq Bank Index (BKX), KBW Nasdaq Insurance Index (KIX), KBW Nasdaq Capital Markets Index (KSX), KBW Nasdaq Regional Banking Index (KRX), KBW Nasdaq Property & Casualty Index (KPX), KBW Nasdaq Financial Technology Index (KFTX), KBW Nasdaq Premium Yield Equity REIT Index (KYX); KBW Nasdaq Financial Sector Dividend Yield Index (KDX) and Global: KBW Nasdaq Global Bank Index (GBKX) are the property of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. (KBW) and Nasdaq.

KBW and Nasdaq do not guarantee the accuracy and/or completeness of the Indexes, makes no express or implied warranties with respect to the Indexes and shall have no liability for any damages, claims, losses or expenses caused by errors in the index calculation. KBW and Nasdaq make no representation regarding the advisability of investing in options on the Index Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

ETFs-Important Disclosures: The shares ("Shares") of ETFs are not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by KBW. KBW makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the Shares or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the Shares particularly or the ability of its Indexes to track general stock market performance. The only relationship of KBW to Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC is the licensing of certain trademarks and trade names of KBW and its Indexes which are determined, composed, and calculated by KBW without regard to Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, the fund, or the Shares. KBW has no obligation to take the needs of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC or the owners of the shares into consideration in determining, composing, or calculating the Indexes. KBW is not responsible for and has not participated in any determination or calculation made with respect to issuance or redemption of the Shares. KBW has no obligation or liability in connection with the administration, marketing, or trading of the Shares.

Compensation. KBW and Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC are parties to an index licensing agreement wherein KBW licenses its Indexes to Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC and KBW receives as compensation payments based on the amount of assets under management in the ETFs (which the licensed Indexes underlie) and which may be recommended in this report.

ETF and Index Reports. The author of index and related ETF reports is the Director of KBW's Research Department, who is also the head of the KBW Index Committee. This Index Committee selects index components for the indexes upon which the recommended ETFs are based.

ETF Risks. There are risks involved with investing in ETFs, including possible loss of money. ETFs may not always trade or price as expected. Generally, security classifications used in calculating allocation tables are as of the last trading day of the previous month. ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETFs net asset value. Diversification does not ensure a profit and may not protect against loss in declining markets. Investors should refer to the individual ETF prospectus for a more detailed discussion of the specific risks and considerations for an individual ETF.

Investing in a single sector may be subject to more volatility than funds investing in a diverse group of sectors. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns. In general, ETFs can be expected to move up or down in value with the value of the applicable index. Although ETFs may be bought and sold on the exchange through any brokerage account, ETFs are not individually redeemable from the Fund. Investors may acquire ETFs and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only, please see the prospectus (link below) for more details. Shares are not actively managed and are subject to risks including those regarding short selling and margin maintenance requirements. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

An investor should consider the Funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. This and other information can be found in their prospectuses. For this and more complete information about the Funds, call InvescoPowerShares at 1-800-983-0903 or visit https://www.powershares.com for a prospectus. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

Shares of the ETFs funds are not guaranteed or insured by the FDIC or by another governmental agency; they are not obligations of the FDIC nor are they deposits or obligations of or guaranteed by KBW, or Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC. ETFs are distributed by Invesco Distributors, Inc. the distributor of the PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II. PowerShares® is a registered trademark of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC.

This communication is not an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy the securities mentioned. The information relating to any company herein is derived from publicly available sources and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of such information.