Market Vectors ETFs Announces 2012 Distributions

Market Vectors ETFs Announces 2012 Distributions

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Market Vectors ETF Trust announced today the following 2012 annual distributions per share for the Market Vectors equity exchange-traded funds.

The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations:

Ex-Date

Record Date

Payable Date

December 24, 2012

December 27, 2012

December 31, 2012

MARKET VECTORS EQUITY ETFs DIVIDENDS AND CAPITAL GAIN DISTRIBUTIONS 2012

Short-Term

Long-Term

Equity ETFs

Ticker

Dividend

Capital Gain

Capital Gain

Market Vectors Africa Index ETF

AFK

$1.063

None

None

Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF

MOO

$0.972

None

None

Market Vectors Bank and Brokerage ETF

RKH

$0.860

None

None

Market Vectors Biotech ETF

BBH

$0.018

$0.166

None

Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF

BRF

$0.616

None

$0.025

Market Vectors China ETF

PEK

None

None

None

Market Vectors Coal ETF

KOL

$0.425

None

None

Market Vectors Colombia ETF

COLX

$0.332

None

None

Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF

EGPT

$0.933

None

None

Market Vectors Environmental Services ETF

EVX

$0.788

None

None

Market Vectors Gaming ETF

BJK

$1.382

None

None

Market Vectors Germany Small-Cap ETF

GERJ

$0.614

None

None

Market Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF

GEX

$0.207

None

None

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF

GDX

$0.462

None

None

Market Vectors Gulf States Index ETF

MES

$0.606

None

None

Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF

SCIF

$0.013

None

None

Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF

IDX

$0.509

None

None

Market Vectors Indonesia Small-Cap ETF

IDXJ

$0.267

None

None

Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF

GDXJ

$0.750

None

None

Market Vectors Latin America Small-Cap Index ETF

LATM

$1.091

None

None

Market Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat Research ETF

MOAT

$0.136

None

None

Market Vectors Oil Services ETF

OIH

$0.403

$0.007

None

Market Vectors Pharmaceutical ETF

PPH

$1.347

None

None

Market Vectors Poland ETF

PLND

$0.820

None

None

Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF

REMX

$0.227

None

None

Market Vectors Retail ETF

RTH

$0.846

None

None

Market Vectors Russia ETF

RSX

$0.729

None

None

Market Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF

RSXJ

$0.308

None

None

Market Vectors RVE Hard Assets Producers ETF

HAP

$0.853

None

None

Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF

SMH

$0.700

None

None

Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF

KWT

$1.317

None

None

Market Vectors Steel ETF

SLX

$1.075

None

None

Market Vectors Unconventional Oil and Gas ETF

FRAK

$0.218

None

None

Market Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF

NLR

$0.632

None

None

Market Vectors Vietnam ETF

VNM

$0.367

None

None


Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) Income

Several Market Vectors ETFs may make investments in non-U.S. corporations classified as "passive foreign investment companies." Generally speaking, PFICs are non-U.S. corporations having 50% or more of their assets invested in cash or securities, or having 75% or more of their gross income originating from passive sources, including but not limited to interest, dividends and rents. In other words, these foreign companies primarily derive their revenue streams from investments (rather than operations). Please refer to your Market Vectors ETF's Statement of Additional Information (SAI) for further information on PFICs. The table above contains information regarding the PFIC tax adjustment for each year-end dividend per share.

IRS Circular 230 disclosure: Van Eck does not provide legal, tax or accounting advice. Any statement contained in this communication concerning U.S. tax matters is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding penalties imposed on the relevant taxpayer. Shareholders or potential shareholders of the Market Vectors ETFs should obtain their own independent tax advice based on their particular circumstances.

The amount of dividends paid by each fund may vary from time to time. Past amounts of dividends are no guarantee of future dividend payment amounts.

If you have any questions concerning this information or the Market Vectors ETFs in general, please call 1.888.MKT.VCTR between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

About Market Vectors

Founded in 1955, Van Eck Associates Corporation was among the first U.S. money managers helping investors achieve greater diversification through global investing. Today the firm continues this tradition by offering innovative, actively managed investment portfolios in hard assets, emerging markets, precious metals including gold, fixed income, and other alternative asset classes.

Market Vectors exchange-traded products have been sponsored by Van Eck Global since 2006 when the firm launched the nation's first gold-mining ETF. Today, Market Vectors ETFs and ETNs span several asset classes, including equities, fixed income (municipal and international bonds) and currency markets. Market Vectors is currently the U.S.'s fifth largest provider of ETPs and eighth largest worldwide.

Van Eck Global also offers mutual funds, insurance trust funds, separate accounts and alternative investments. Designed for investors seeking innovative choices for portfolio diversification, Van Eck Global's investment products are often categorized in asset classes having returns with low correlations to those of more traditional U.S. equity and fixed income investments.

Please call 888.MKT.VCTR or visit our website for the most recent month-end performance of Market Vectors ETFs. This information will be available no later than seven business days after the most recent month end.

The principal risks of investing in Market Vectors ETFs include sector, market, economic, political, foreign currency, world event, index tracking and non-diversification risks, as well as fluctuations in net asset value and the risks associated with investing in less developed capital markets. The Funds may loan their securities, which may subject them to additional credit and counterparty risk. Please see the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus of each Fund for more complete information regarding its specific risks.

Fund shares are not individually redeemable and will be issued and redeemed at their NAV only through certain authorized broker-dealers in large, specified blocks of shares called "creation units" and otherwise can be bought and sold only through exchange trading. Creation units are issued and redeemed principally in kind. Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market.

Investors may call 888.MKT.VCTR or visitvaneck.com/etffor a freeprospectusandsummary prospectus.Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. An investor should consider the investment objective, risks, and charges and expenses of Market Vectors ETFs carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contains this and other information. Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing.

Van Eck Securities Corporation, Distributor, 335 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017

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