Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. Regional Bank HOLDRs Trust (the Fund), formerly Market Vectors Bank and Brokerage ETF, focuses to replicate the price and yield performance of the Market Vectors the United States Listed Bank and Brokerage 25 Index. The Index is a rules-based index focused to track the performance of 25 of the United States listed, publicly traded retail companies. The Fund invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities, which comprise the Fund�s benchmark index. The Index is consisted of common stock and depository receipts of the United States exchange listed companies engaged primarily on a global basis in the banking sector. These companies include foreign companies that are listed on a the United States exchange. Van Eck Associates Corporation acts as investment advisor of the Fund.