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UBS Announces Redemption of ETRACS S&P GCSI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN due February 22, 2046


New York, April 21, 2020 – UBS Investment Bank today announced that it will redeem all of the outstanding securities of the series set forth in the following table (the "Securities"): 


ETN Ticker ETN Name an Prospectus Supplements* CUSIP Call Settlement Date
OILX ETRACS S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN 90270L354 May 1, 2020


* The table above provides the hyperlink to the relevant prospectus supplement for the Securities. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the prospectus supplement for the Securities. 


With respect to the Securities, the Call Settlement Amount payable on the Call Settlement Date will be calculated as specified in the prospectus supplement. UBS will pay the Call Settlement Amount to investors holding the Securities on the Call Settlement Date. The Call Settlement Amount for the Securities will equal the Current Principal Amount of the security on April 28, 2020.


The Securities will be delisted from the NYSE Arca exchange prior to the open of trading on the Call Settlement Date. Holders of the Securities may choose to continue to hold their securities until the Call Settlement Date or choose to sell or redeem their Securities prior to the applicable Call Settlement Date, in accordance with the terms of the Securities. 


Additionally, UBS today announced that it has suspended further sales from inventory of the Securities. This suspension of further sales will remain in effect until the redemption of the Securities on the Call Settlement Date. UBS does not intend to make future sales of previously issued but unsold Securities or Securities that UBS Securities LLC may acquire in the future. 


As disclosed in more detail in the prospectus supplement relating to the Securities, the market value of the Securities may be influenced by, among other things, supply and demand for the Securities. Given the suspension of any further sales of the Securities by UBS and investors’ recent high level of demand for the Securities, there is a substantial possibility that the suspension of any further sales of these Securities by UBS AG, as described above, may influence the market value of the Securities and the liquidity of the market for the Securities, potentially leading to insufficient supply and causing the Securities to trade at a premium above their closing or intraday indicative value. Any such premium may subsequently decrease at any time and for any reason without warning, resulting in financial loss to investors who paid this premium when they acquired their Securities. In addition, on the Call Settlement Date, holders will receive the Call Settlement Amount but will not receive any premium thereto. Accordingly, investors who purchase the Securities at any time prior to the Call Settlement Date for an amount that is greater than the Call Settlement Amount (including paying any premium to the indicative value of the Securities) will suffer a loss on their investment.


If investors elect to redeem their Securities prior to the Call Settlement Date, any redemption will be at the redemption value set forth in the prospectus supplement and will not include any premium above that value. Investors should always consult their financial advisors and compare the intraday indicative value of the Securities with the Securities’ then-prevailing market price before purchasing or selling the Securities, especially Securities with premium characteristics. 


This announcement does not affect the terms of the outstanding Securities, including the right of noteholders to require UBS AG to redeem their Securities on the terms and at the redemption price set forth in the prospectus supplement.


None of the other ETNs offered by UBS are affected by this announcement.


For more information regarding the redemption, including how the Call Settlement Amount will be determined, see the prospectus supplement relating to the Securities. The prospectus supplement for the Securities can be accessed on EDGAR, the SEC website, at



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