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Vail Valley Foundation signs PowerShares QQQ as national sponsor for 2015 Worlds

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September 17, 2014, 10:38 am

The Vail Valley Foundation, host and organizer of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, announced that PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ: QQQ), an exchange-traded fund based on the Nasdaq-100 Index®,has signed on as a National Sponsor.

Scheduled from February 215 of 2015, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are expected to showcase athletes from over 70 nations, with an estimated 750 million worldwide television viewers and an onsite media and broadcast entourage of 1,500 members.

2015 World Championships logo“We are extremely pleased to welcome PowerShares QQQ to the 2015 family of partners,” offered Michael Imhof, Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations for the Vail Valley Foundation.  “We are very much looking forward to working with PowerShares QQQ in 2015 creating an exceptional event platform and experience for their brand to shine.”

The FIS Alpine World Championships are the second largest ski racing event in the world, after only the Olympics.  2015 will mark the fourth Championships held in the United States, and the third time that the Vail Valley will host this momentous international event.

“The drive for excellence that FIS Alpine athlete’s exhibit is truly inspirational; and is reflective of the leading companies represented in PowerShares QQQ,” said Jason Schoepke, Chief Marketing Officer at Invesco PowerShares. “We are proud to become a National Sponsor for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and look forward to a terrific event in the year ahead.”

PowerShares QQQ™ is an exchange-traded fund that invests in some of the world’s most innovative companies across industry groups such as information technology, healthcare, consumer discretionary and staples, industrials, materials and telecommunication services.

For additional information on the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, visit www.vailbeavercreek2015.com.

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