May 30, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
AdvisorShares Announces May 2012 Distributions

BETHESDA, Md., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvisorShares, a leading sponsor of actively managed Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), today announced May 2012 income distributions for ETFs that pay monthly dividends. Shareholders of record on May 29, 2012 will receive cash distributions paid on May 31, 2012 in the following amounts:

ETF Name

Ticker        

Distribution Amount

Madrona Global Bond ETF

FWDB           

$0.0493/per share 

Peritus High Yield ETF 

HYLD       

$0.3652/per share

For Non-Resident Alien ("NRA") shareholders who are normally subject to a 30% (or lower tax treaty rate depending on the country) NRA withholding tax on ETF dividend income and short-term capital gain dividends, unless such dividends are designated as exempt from NRA withholding tax, 91.81% of the Peritus High Yield ETF distribution and 59.94% of the Madrona Global Bond ETF distribution has been designated as exempt.

To request more information on AdvisorShares, please contact Ryan Graham at 202-684-6442 or rg@advisorshares.com.  For financial professionals and investors requesting more information, please visit www.advisorshares.com or call the AdvisorShares Investment Consultant Team at 1-877-THE-ETF1 (1-877-843-3831).

About AdvisorShares

AdvisorShares is one of the leading providers of actively managed ETFs.  As of 5/24/2012 AdvisorShares offers 14 active ETFs with approximately $560,000,000 of assets under management, including:

Alternative Strategies

Tactical
Dent Tactical ETF (NYSE: DENT)
Cambria Global Tactical ETF (NYSE: GTAA)
Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF (NYSE: MATH)

Long/Short
Accuvest Global Long Short ETF (NYSE: AGLS)
Rockledge SectorSAM ETF (NYSE: SSAM)

Short
Active Bear ETF (NYSE: HDGE)

Sustainable
Global Echo ETF (NYSE: GIVE)

Domestic Equity Strategies
Madrona Domestic ETF (NYSE: FWDD)
TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (NYSE: TTFS)

International Equity Strategies
WCM/BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR ETF (NYSE: AADR)
Madrona International ETF (NYSE: FWDI)

Global Equity Strategies
Accuvest Global Opportunities ETF (NYSE: ACCU)

Income Strategies
Peritus High Yield ETF (NYSE: HYLD)
Madrona Global Bond ETF (NYSE: FWDB)

AdvisorShares provides educational support to help investors understand ETFs, and the underlying investment strategy for each of the AdvisorShares ETFs.  AdvisorShares continues to seek qualified sub-advisor investment partners to offer compelling investment strategies in an active ETF structure. Visit our website at www.advisorshares.com to learn more about us. Follow the AdvisorShares Team on Twitter or 'Like' us on Facebook.

Before investing you should carefully consider the Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in the prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by visiting the Fund's website at www.AdvisorShares.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest.

Foreside Fund Services, LLC, distributor.

An investment in ETFs is subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal amount invested. The risks associated with each Fund include the risks associated with the underlying ETFs, which can result in higher volatility, and are detailed in each Fund's prospectus and on each Fund's webpage. The Funds may not be suitable for all investors.

Contact:

Ryan Graham


AdvisorShares


202-684-6442


rg@advisorshares.com

SOURCE AdvisorShares

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