2013 Weights for the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Announced by S&P Dow Jones Indices and UBS Investment Bank

Hard Red Winter Wheat and Soybean Meal Futures Contracts Added to the Index

NEW YORK (October 24, 2012) – S&P Dow Jones Indices and UBS Investment Bank announced today new target weightings for the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index and the addition of the Hard Red Winter Wheat and Soybean Meal futures contracts as new components of the Index. Changes to the Index are scheduled to be effective in January 2013.

The Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Supervisory Committee cited several factors for adding the two additional futures contracts to the Index. For the Hard Red Winter Wheat contract, which is traded on the Kansas City Board of Trade, the increase in dollar volume traded on both an absolute and relative basis contributed to its inclusion in the Index. The inclusion of the Soybean Meal futures contract now puts the entire soybean complex into the Index. The addition of both contracts contributes to the diversification of the Index, one of the core principles underlying its design and construction.

Target weightings of all Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index components for 2013, as well as their comparative weights in 2012, are listed below:

2013 Target Weights
2012 Target Weights
Natural Gas
10.4235920%
10.7651090%
WTI Crude Oil
9.2058850%
9.6871640%
Brent Crude
5.7941150%
5.3128360%
Unleaded Gasoline
3.4613410%
3.4059820%
Heating Oil
3.5193580%
3.4595290%
Live Cattle
3.2834170%
3.6349880%
Lean Hogs
1.8997650%
2.1126600%
Wheat
3.4332700%
4.9618090%
KCBT Wheat
1.3206450%
0.0000000%
Corn
7.0531450%
6.6705200%
Soybeans
5.4947720%
7.0841970%
Soybean Oil
2.7426180%
3.3723860%
Soy Meal
2.6066650%
0.0000000%
Aluminum
4.9131960%
5.8767470%
Copper
7.2773320%
7.0639490%
Zinc
2.5192160%
3.1187350%
Nickel
2.2436190%
2.5798400%
Gold
10.8186130%
9.7936330%
Silver
3.8975030%
2.7691330%
Sugar
3.8839680%
3.7583900%
Cotton
1.7658200%
2.0000000%
Coffee
2.4421460%
2.5723950%

The target weights are determined in accordance with construction rules described in the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Handbook. These rules generally account for liquidity and production data in a 2:1 ratio, subject to further requirements for diversification and minimum weightings. The Supervisory Committee decided to relax the rule limiting the weight reduction to no lower than 2% due to the liquidity ratio constraint application. The commodities with target weights for 2013 falling under 2% are Lean Hogs, KCBT Wheat, and Cotton. The resulting weights will be used to determine the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Multipliers for 2013. These Multipliers, computed once a year in January, are factors used to express the percentage weights in U.S. dollar-denominated terms when calculating the Index.

Launched in 1998, the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index family includes the benchmark Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index, 28 single commodity indices and indices for various commodity sectors, as well as indices that exclude one or more sectors. Also available are multiple modified-roll indices, including forward-month indices and the Dow Jones-UBS Roll Select Commodity Index. Each of these indices is available in both excess return and total return versions, and select indices are available in multiple currencies and currency hedged versions. The series also includes the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Spot Index and spot indices for each of the commodity sectors. As of December 31, 2011, an estimated $74.2 billion in assets tracked the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index family.

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