Market Vectors - Nuclear Energy ETF Remains Pure Play Leader

As it enters its ninth month of operation, the Market Vectors - Nuclear Energy ETF (Amex: NLR) continues as the nations sole ETF offering pure play exposure to the global nuclear energy industry. NLR provides investors with a convenient, low-cost way to gain diversified exposure to the industry that currently supplies 16% of the worlds electricity and has the potential to double in size by 2030.

Launched on August 15, 2007, NLR was the first nuclear energy ETF listed in the U.S. and seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the DAXglobal® Nuclear Energy Index (DXNE). DXNE generally includes only those companies that derive at least 50% of their current or prospective revenues from the nuclear energy industry. This makes NLR potentially attractive to investors seeking to gain targeted exposure to the global nuclear energy industry.

DXNE is currently comprised of a basket of securities of 38 companies from around the world that are engaged in nuclear plant infrastructure, uranium mining, uranium enrichment, uranium storage, nuclear generation, nuclear equipment and nuclear fuel transportation. The index includes many companies of global prominence, including Areva, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi and Cameco.

NLR had assets under management of $160 million as of March 31, 2008. Its total net expense ratio is 0.65%.

About the DAXglobal® Nuclear Energy Index

The Index is intended to give investors an efficient way to track the performance of equity securities of selected companies engaged in the nuclear energy industry. It is calculated using a modified market capitalization weighting methodology. The Index is weighted based on the market capitalization of each of the component stocks, modified to conform to various asset diversification requirements, which are applied in conjunction with the scheduled quarterly adjustments to the Index. The value of the Index is disseminated every 15 seconds between the hours of approximately 9:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time. The Index is a total return index.

The DAXglobal® Nuclear Energy Index, a trademark of Deutsche Börse AG, is licensed for use by Van Eck Associates Corporation in connection with NLR. Deutsche Börse AG does not sponsor or endorse NLR and makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy and/or completeness of the Index or results to be obtained by any person from use of the Index in connection with trading NLR.

About Deutsche Börse AG

Deutsche Börse Group offers more than a marketplace for trading shares and other securities. It is a transaction services provider with advanced technology to afford companies and investors access to global capital markets.

Deutsche Börse has a broader basis than any of its competitors. Its product and services mix cover the entire process chain: securities and derivatives trading, transaction settlement, provision of market information as well as the development and operation of electronic trading systems. With its process-oriented business model, Deutsche Börse increases capital markets efficiency. Issuers benefit from low capital costs and investors enjoy the advantages of high liquidity and low transaction costs.

About Van Eck Global

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 the 50+ year tradition by offering global investment choices in hard assets, emerging markets, precious metals including gold, and other specialized asset classes.

Van Eck also offers a number of mutual funds. Van Ecks mutual funds are sold nationwide through retail brokers, financial planners and investment advisors. Designed for investors seeking innovative choices for portfolio diversification, they are often categorized in asset classes having returns with low correlations to those of more traditional U.S. equity and fixed income investments.

Van Eck also offers exchange-traded funds, separate accounts and alternative investments. In addition, it offers the Worldwide Insurance Trust Funds, a series of investment choices within the variable annuity contracts and variable life policies of widely known and highly regarded insurers.

NLR is subject to risks associated with the stock market, index tracking, sector investing, investing in small- or mid-cap companies, replication management, non-diversified investments, absence of prior active market, trading issues, fluctuation of net asset value and risks of investing in nuclear energy investments. Because of their narrow focus, sector investments tend to be more volatile than investments that diversify across many sectors and companies.

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.

Investors may call 1.888.MKT.VCTR or visit for a free prospectus. They should consider the investment objective, risks, and charges and expenses of Market Vectors-Nuclear Energy ETF carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about NLR. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Please call 1.888.MKT.VCTR or visit for the most recent month-end performance of Market Vectors-Nuclear Energy ETF. This information will be available no later than seven business days after the most recent month end.

Van Eck Securities Corporation, Distributor, 99 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016


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