June 27, 2006

Trading Currency on the NYSE

Rydex launches exchange traded products tracking currency movements

Investors looking to take advantage of the movement of six international currencies relative to the U.S. dollar can now do so on the New York Stock Exchange. Rydex Investments has launched six new currency-based exchange traded products which will track the price movements of the Australian Dollar, British Pound Sterling, Canadian Dollar, Mexican Peso, Swedish Krona and Swiss Franc.

Shares of the trusts, called CurrencyShares, will track the price movements of their associated underlying currencies--the Australian Dollar, British Pound Sterling, Canadian Dollar, Swiss Franc, Mexican Peso, and the Swedish Krona. Shares of each currency trust will equal approximately 100 units of the underlying currency in the case of the first four and approximately 1,000 of the Mexican and Swedish currencies.

Although each share will represent ownership of a block of overseas currency, shares are expected to be purchased and redeemed in U.S. dollars.

ETF Trust Name

NYSE Ticker

Cusip

Shares Registered

Shares Registered

CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust

FXA

23129U101

13,500,000

Bear Hunter Structured Products LLC

CurrencyShares Britich Pound Sterling Trust

FXB

23129S106

8,000,000

Goldman Sachs Execution and Clearing, LP

CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar Trust

FXC

23129X105

11,500,000

Goldman Sachs Execution and Clearing, LP

CurrencyShares Mexican Peso Trust

FXM

23130H107

12,000,000

LaBranche Structured Products, LLC

CurrencyShares Swedish Krona Trust

FXS

23129R108

7,500,000

Bear Hunter Structured Products LLC

CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust

FXF

23129V109

12,500,000

Bear Hunter Structured Products LLC

A copy of the final prospectus related to these securities may be obtained for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC web site at www.sec.gov or by contacting: Rydex Investments, 9601 Blackwell Road, Suite 500, Rockville, MD, 20850 (800.820.0888).

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