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facts on gas Mobile Apps for Customer Engagement Almost half of U.S. consumers use an app on their mobile device 10+ times per day. FOR MORE STATISTICS, VISIT www. .org OPERATING RIGS As of Dec. 29, 2011 Gas Oil 809 1,193 40% 60% NATIONAL HEATING-DEGREE DAYS Weighted by gas home-heating equipment 77% would find a utility customer service app useful. December 2011 18.8% warmer than ’10 12.3% warmer than normal 30-year normal for December December 2010 CHANGE IN CONSUMER PRICE INDEX 12 months ending November 2011 U.S. HOUSING STARTS November 2011 775 884 955 +3.4% 685,000 551,000 667 MINUTES Apps account for an average of November 2010 U.S. WORKING GAS IN UNDERGROUND STORAGE (Bcf) Weekly by region for period ending Dec. 23, 2011 Week 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/23/10 EASTERN CONSUMING REGION 2,058 2,008 1,945 1,892 1,686 of face time per month for smartphone users. WESTERN CONSUMING REGION 517 PRODUCING REGION 493 1,228 3,729 470 1,214 3,629 451 1,205 3,548 446 1,120 3,252 1,256 SOURCES: ClickFox Mobile Apps Consumer Survey, October 2011; Zokem Survey Study, January 2011 TOTAL 3,831 A timely idea, regardless of the time frame Invest in the growth potential of AGA natural gas members leading the way today for a clean, efficient and safe energy future tomorrow: FBR Gas Utility Index Fund (GASFX) 888.200.4710 Respecting Your Money® The Fund has outperformed the Morningstar Utilities Category for the past 1, 3, 5, 10 and 15 years ending December 31, 2011. Average Annualized Total Return GASFX Mstar Cat: Utilities 1 Yr 25.15% 10.51% 3 Yr 20.35% 12.41% 0.76% 5 Yr 7.34% 2.21% 10 Yr 8.53% 6.38% 15 Yr 9.29% 6.99% Annual Total Expense Ratio: PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS. The performance data quoted represents past performance and the current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal will fluctuate so that investors’ shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The performance data does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or redemption fees. The Fund charges a redemption fee of 1.00% on shares redeemed or exchanged within 90 days; if reflected, the redemption fee would reduce the performance quoted. To obtain performance data current to the most recent month-end please call 888.200.4710. Investments are focused in the natural gas industry, which is sensitive to rising interest rates, weather and the wholesale pricing of alternative fuels. Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. This and other information about the fund can be found in the prospectus. Please call 888.200.4710 or visit to obtain a free prospectus. Read it carefully before investing. ©2011 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Morningstar and/or its content providers are the proprietors of this information; do not permit its unauthorized copying or distribution; do not warrant it to be accurate, complete or timely; and are not responsible for damages or losses arising from its use. The FBR Funds are distributed by FBR Investment Services Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. FEBRUARY 2012 AMERICAN GAS 36

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Gas - February 2012

American Gas - February 2012
President’s Message
In the News
Go, Team!
Going for the Gold
Places to Be
Advertisers' Index
Facts on Gas

American Gas - February 2012