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Friday, April 01, 2011

An ETF Provider Bids to Join an Exchange

Reported by Neil Anderson, Managing Editor

WisdomTree [see profile] may soon be traded on the Nasdaq or the NYSE. Yesterday the New York-based ETF specialist filed with the SEC to list its stock (ticker WSDT, currently traded on the pink sheets) on an unnamed "national securities exchange [see filing].

There are currently 14 national securities exchanges, according to the SEC [see list]. Stuart Bell, a spokesman for WisdomTree, confirmed that the listing "does not entail the issuing of new stock" and provided a hint as to where the company might list when leaving the pink sheets behind.

"We meet listing requirements for the Nasdaq and NYSE Amex," Bell told The MFWire in an e-mailed statement. "We believe we currently remain on track for a late Q2 or early Q3 listing."

WisdomTree specializes in fundamental indexing and manages more than $11 billion in 46 ETFs. As of March 21, the mutual fund firm had 115,460,300 shares of stock outstanding at $5.75 per share, for a market cap of almost $664 million, and the firm had more than $14 million in cash on hand as of December 31.
Company Press Release

NEW YORK--WisdomTree (Pink Sheets: WSDT), an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) sponsor and asset manager, today announced that it has filed a Registration Statement on Form 10 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with the planned listing of its common stock on a national securities exchange.

A copy of the Form 10 is available at the SEC’s website at: www.sec.gov or on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at: www.wisdomtree.com/ir.

About WisdomTree

WisdomTree® is a New York-based exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) sponsor and asset manager. WisdomTree currently offers 46 ETFs across Equities, Currency Income, Fixed Income and Alternatives asset classes. WisdomTree also licenses its indexes to third parties for proprietary products and offers a platform to promote the use of WisdomTree ETFs in 401(k) plans. WisdomTree currently has over $11 billion in ETF assets under management. For more information, please visit www.wisdomtree.com.

WisdomTree is the marketing name for WisdomTree Investments, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc. and WisdomTree Retirement Services, Inc. WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc. is a registered investment advisor and is the investment advisor to the WisdomTree Trust and the WisdomTree ETFs. The WisdomTree Trust is a registered open-end investment company. Each WisdomTree ETF is a series of the WisdomTree Trust. WisdomTree Retirement Services, Inc. supports the use of the WisdomTree ETFs in retirement plans by financial professionals. 

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