PowerShares announced today
that it has
exceeded $5 billion in assets under management. The PowerShares
ETF family
currently consists of 37 different funds.

"Advisors are continuing to embrace PowerShares and to incorporate
into client portfolios," said Bruce Bond, CEO of PowerShares
Management. "We are very encouraged with these early trends
and remain
committed to providing the most compelling ETF investments
possible to
investment professionals."

PowerShares was recently purchased by Advescap PLC, a London-based financial company who also owns and distributes the AIM mutual funds.

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