AdvisorShares Announces August 2011 Distributions

BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 08/30/11 -- AdvisorShares Investments, a sponsor of actively managed Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), today announced August 2011 income distributions for ETFs which pay monthly dividends. Shareholders of record on August 29, 2011 will receive cash distributions payable on August 31, 2011 in the following amounts:

ETF Name                        Ticker      Distribution Amount
Madrona Global Bond ETF         FWDB        $0.07/per share
Peritus High Yield ETF          HYLD        $0.28/per share

To request more information on AdvisorShares, please contact Noah Hamman at 202-657-6383 or at nh@advisorshares.com.

About AdvisorShares

AdvisorShares is one of the leading providers of actively managed ETFs. As of 08/01/2011 AdvisorShares offers 10 active ETFs with over $360,000,000 of assets under management, including:

Alternative Strategies

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

Core Long/Short Strategies
Mars Hill Global Relative Value ETF (NYSE: GRV)

Core Short Strategies
Active Bear ETF (NYSE: HDGE)

Core Domestic Strategies
Madrona Domestic ETF (NYSE: FWDD)

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

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:
Noah Hamman
AdvisorShares
202-657-6383
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