Seven Million VIPERS Trade in First Week

June 11, 2001 ( - The average daily volume of Vanguard Total Stock Market VIPERS shares traded during their first week on the market was 1,182,533 shares per day, a total of 7,095,200 during the six-day period, according to the American Stock Exchange.

On May 31, the first day of trading, the VIPERS, the first in an expected series of Vanguard exchange traded funds (ETFs) closed the day with a total of $17,241,000 in assets, increasing to $65,405,609 at the close of business on June 7.

The VIPERS, or Vanguard Index Participation Equity Receipts, are the only ETFs to track the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index.

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