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American Stock Exchange Trades Options on Eight PowerShares DB Commodity ETFs

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American Stock Exchange

Today the American Stock Exchange(R) (Amex(R)) launched trading in options on the following Amex-listed exchange traded funds:

-- PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (DBA)

-- PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund (DBB)

-- PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC)

-- PowerShares DB Energy Fund (DBE)

-- PowerShares DB Oil Fund (DBO)

-- PowerShares DB Precious Metals (DBP)

-- PowerShares DB Silver Fund (DBS)

-- PowerShares DB Gold Fund (DGL)

PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund options will open with strike prices of 20-30 (1 pt increments) and position limits of 5,000,000 shares. The options will trade on the January expiration cycle. The specialist will be Bluefin Specialist, LLC. The Fund is designed to track the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index-Optimum Yield Agriculture Excess Return(TM) (DBLCI-OY Agriculture ER(TM)), which is intended to reflect the agricultural sector. The Index Commodities consist of Corn, Wheat, Soybeans and Sugar

PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund options will open with strike prices of 20-35 (1 pt increments) and position limits of 2,500,000 shares. The options will trade on the January expiration cycle. The specialist will be Group One Trading, LP. The Fund is designed to track the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index-Optimum Yield Industrial Metals Excess Return(TM) (DBLCI-OY Industrial Metals ER(TM)), which is intended to reflect the base metals sector. The Index Commodities consist of Aluminum, Zinc and Copper-Grade A.

PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund options will open with strike prices of 20-30 (1 pt increments) and position limits of 2,500,000 shares. The options will trade on the January expiration cycle. The specialist will be Bluefin Specialist, LLC. The Fund seeks to track changes, whether positive or negative, in the level of the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index-Optimum Yield Excess Return(TM), or the Index, over time, plus the excess, if any, of the Master Fund's interest income from its holdings of United States Treasury and other high credit quality short-term fixed income securities over the expenses of the Fund and the Master Fund. The Index Commodities are Light, Sweet Crude Oil, Heating Oil, Aluminum, Gold, Corn and Wheat.

PowerShares DB Energy Fund options will open with strike prices of 20-35 (1 pt increments) and position limits of 2,500,000 shares. The options will trade on the January expiration cycle. The specialist will be Bluefin Specialist, LLC. The Fund is designed to track the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index-Optimum Yield Energy Excess Return(TM) (DBLCI-OY Energy ER(TM)), which is intended to reflect the energy sector.

PowerShares DB Oil Fund options will open with strike prices of 20-30 (1 pt increments) and position limits of 2,500,000 shares. The options will trade on the January expiration cycle. The specialist will be AGS/STR/OTA. The Fund is designed to track the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index-Optimum Yield Crude Oil Excess Return(TM) (DBLCI-OY CL ER(TM)), which is intended to reflect the changes in market value of crude oil.

PowerShares DB Precious Metals options will open with strike prices of 20- 35 (1 pt increments) and position limits of 2,500,000 shares. The options will trade on the January expiration cycle. The specialist will be Group One Trading, LP. The Fund is designed to track the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index-Optimum Yield Precious Metals Excess Return(TM) (DBLCI-OY Precious Metals ER(TM)), which is intended to reflect the precious metals sector.

PowerShares DB Silver Fund options will open with strike prices of 20-35 (1 pt increments) and position limits of 2,500,000 shares. The options will trade on the January expiration cycle. The specialist will be Group One Trading, LP. The Fund is designed to track the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index-Optimum Yield Silver Excess Return(TM) (DBLCI-OY SI ER(TM)), which is intended to reflect the changes in market value of silver.

PowerShares DB Gold Fund options will open with strike prices of 20-35 (1 pt increments) and position limits of 2,500,000 shares. The options will trade on the January expiration cycle. The specialist will be Group One Trading, LP. The Fund is designed to track the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index-Optimum Yield Gold Excess Return(TM) (DBLCI-OY GC ER(TM)), which is intended to reflect the changes in market value of gold.

About the American Stock Exchange

The American Stock Exchange(R) (Amex(R)) offers trading across a full range of equities, options and exchange traded funds (ETFs), including structured products and HOLDRS(SM). In addition to its role as a national equities market, the Amex is the pioneer of the ETF, responsible for bringing the first domestic product to market in 1993. Leading the industry in ETF listings, the Amex lists 291 ETFs to date. The Amex is also one of the largest options exchanges in the U.S., trading options on broad-based and sector indexes as well as domestic and foreign stocks. For more information, please visit http://www.amex.com.

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