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FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt Index Fund

Objective and Strategy

The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Morningstar® Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt IndexSM (Underlying Index).

Different, by Design

1. "Tilt" the portfolio to the small cap and value segments of the developed markets equity universe
2. Exposure to 97% of the investable market in 23 countries outside the US while minimizing turnover

Fund Facts

as of 09/23/2016
Inception09/25/2012
CUSIP33939L803
Total Net Assets$ 632,375,459.22
Shares Outstanding11,200,001
# of Holdings*2,860
Gross Expense Ratio.43%
Net Expense Ratio**.42%
Index ProviderMorningstarĀ®
Primary ExchangeNYSE
MarginableY
Derivative UseY
*Cash positions and derivatives such as futures and currency forwards are not included in the number of holdings.

**NTI has contractually agreed to reimburse the fees and expenses of the Fund’s independent trustees and independent legal counsel until March 1, 2017.

Tickers

ETF TickerTLTD
Related IndexMDXUSFT
NAVTLTD.NV
IOPVTLTD.IV
Shares OutstandingTLTD.SO
Estimated CashTLTD.EU
Total CashTLTD.TC

Fund Characteristics1

as of 09/23/2016
SEC Subsidized Yield2 (as of 08/31/2016)2.90%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield3
 (as of 08/31/2016)
2.90%
Distribution Yield4.48%
12-Month Dividend Yield54.60%
Weighted Average Market Cap30,406,101,941.27
Price to Earnings (as of 08/31/2016)20.52
Price to Book  (as of 08/31/2016)2.47
Price to Cash Flow  (as of 08/31/2016)12.55
Price to Sales  (as of 08/31/2016)2.29
View Standardized Performance

Market Cap (%)

as of 09/23/2016
Large-Cap48.53
Mid-Cap13.64
Small-Cap37.60
Micro-Cap.23
Total100.00

Style (%)

as of 09/23/2016
Value46.98
Core30.64
Growth22.38
Total100.00

SECTOR ALLOCATIONS

COUNTRY ALLOCATIONS

Performance information presented on this website is historical, and is not indicative of future results. Investment returns and principal may vary, and at the time of sale an investment may be worth more or worth less than its original value. For most recent month end performance please call 1-855-353-9383 (1-855-FlexETF). All performance figures assume reinvestment of dividend and capital gains at net asset value; actual returns may differ. Performance 1-year and less are cumulative; performance over 1-year are average annualized total returns. The fund inception date is generally several days prior to when the fund begins trading. NAV prices are used to calculate market price performance prior to 09/28/2012, when the fund first traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Market performance is determined using the bid/ask midpoint at 4:00pm Eastern time, when the NAV is typically calculated. They do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Index performance does not represent FlexShares fund performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Definitions

1All Fund Characteristics terms are defined in the glossary.
2SEC Subsidized Yield
The 30-Day SEC Subsidized Yield is computed under an SEC standardized formula based on net income earned over the past 30 days. It is a "subsidized" yield, which means it includes contractual expense reimbursements and it would be lower without those reimbursements. It may also include an inflation adjustment that can cause the yield to vary substantially from one month to the next.
3SEC Unsubsidized Yield
The 30-Day SEC Unsubsidized Yield calculation is also computed under the same SEC standardized formula based on net income earned over the past 30 days, but excludes contractual expense reimbursements, resulting in a lower yield. It may also include an inflation adjustment that can cause the yield to vary substantially from one month to the next.
4Distribution Yield
This yield is calculated by taking the most recent distribution annualized and dividing by the fund NAV from the as of date. For Funds that distribute monthly, an NA will be displayed if the fund has not distributed within the last 35 days.
512-Month Dividend Yield
This yield is calculated by assuming any income distributions over the past twelve months and dividing by the sum of the most recent NAV and any capital gain distributions made over the past twelve months.

Month End Performance (%)

as of 08/31/2016
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 Year3 YearSince Inception
09/25/2012
Market Price1.246.342.811.562.585.06
NAV.456.272.401.462.665.00
Morningstar® Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt Index (MDXUSFTN).486.312.401.632.835.19
MSCI World ex USA Investable Market Index (MIMUWXUN)-.045.022.211.302.714.84

Quarter End Performance (%)

as of 06/30/2016
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 Year3 YearSince Inception
09/25/2012
Market Price-4.28-1.90-3.32-10.182.103.58
NAV-4.91-2.08-3.64-10.352.143.55
Morningstar® Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt Index (MDXUSFTN)-4.86-2.03-3.67-10.282.333.73
MSCI World ex USA Investable Market Index (MIMUWXUN)-3.24-1.09-2.68-8.992.453.71
Performance information presented on this website is historical, and is not indicative of future results. Investment returns and principal may vary, and at the time of sale an investment may be worth more or worth less than its original value. For most recent month end performance please call 1-855-353-9383 (1-855-FlexETF). All performance figures assume reinvestment of dividend and capital gains at net asset value; actual returns may differ. Performance 1-year and less are cumulative; performance over 1-year are average annualized total returns. The fund inception date is generally several days prior to when the fund begins trading. NAV prices are used to calculate market price performance prior to 09/28/2012, when the fund first traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Market performance is determined using the bid/ask midpoint at 4:00pm Eastern time, when the NAV is typically calculated. They do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Index performance does not represent FlexShares fund performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Expense Ratios

as of 09/23/2016
Gross Expense Ratio.43%
Net Expense Ratio*.42%
*NTI has contractually agreed to reimburse the fees and expenses of the Fund’s independent trustees and independent legal counsel until March 1, 2017.


Definitions

  • Net Asset Value (NAV)
    NAV is a fund’s price per share, which is calculated by dividing the total value of all the securities in the fund’s portfolio plus cash, interest and receivables less any liabilities by the number of fund shares outstanding.
  • Market Price
    Because ETFs trade like stocks, ETF shares trade at market value on the secondary market, which can be a dollar value above (trading at a premium) or below (trading at a discount) the fund’s NAV.

Market Price

as of 09/23/2016
Price$56.35
Price $ Change$-.31
Price % Change-.55%
Avg Bid/Ask Spread$.11
Bid/Ask Midpoint$56.40
Closing Bid Price$56.35
Closing Ask Price$56.44

Trading

as of 09/23/2016
52-Week High$58.86
52-Week Low$47.55
Premium/Discount$-.07
Daily Trading Volume (Shares)31,910
Average Trading Volume (Shares)32,307
Shares Outstanding11,200,001

NAV Price

as of 09/23/2016
Price$56.46
Price $ Change$-.36
Price % Change-.63%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS

as of 09/23/2016
NameTickerFund
Weight %
SectorMarket CapCountry
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP COMMON STOCK JPY7203 JP1.0420Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapJapan
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 0.5HSBA LN0.8906FinancialsLarge-CapUnited Kingdom
NESTLE SA COMMON STOCK CHF 0.1NESN VX0.8532Consumer StaplesLarge-CapSwitzerland
NOVARTIS AG COMMON STOCK CHF 0.5NOVN VX0.7435Health CareLarge-CapSwitzerland
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC COMMON STOCKRDSA LN0.6793EnergyLarge-CapUnited Kingdom
ROCHE HOLDING AG COMMON STOCK CHF 0ROG VX0.6183Health CareLarge-CapSwitzerland
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA COMMON STOCK CAD 0RY CN0.5528FinancialsLarge-CapCanada
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 0.07RDSB LN0.5137EnergyLarge-CapUnited Kingdom
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC COMMON STOCK8306 JP0.4604FinancialsLarge-CapJapan
DAIMLER AG COMMON STOCK EUR 0DAI GR0.4230Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapGermany
ALLIANZ SE COMMON STOCK EUR 0ALV GR0.4185FinancialsLarge-CapGermany
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 25BATS LN0.4130Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited Kingdom
TOTAL SA COMMON STOCK EUR 2.5FP FP0.4123EnergyLarge-CapFrance
BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA/THE COMMON STOCK CAD 0BNS CN0.3880FinancialsLarge-CapCanada
BANCO SANTANDER SA COMMON STOCK EUR 0.5SAN SM0.3827FinancialsLarge-CapSpain
BP PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 0.25BP/ LN0.3760EnergyLarge-CapUnited Kingdom
ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV COMMON STOCK EUR 0ABI BB0.3688Consumer StaplesLarge-CapBelgium
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LTD COMMONANZ AU0.3668FinancialsLarge-CapAustralia
GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 25GSK LN0.3627Health CareLarge-CapUnited Kingdom
BNP PARIBAS SA COMMON STOCK EUR 2BNP FP0.3564FinancialsLarge-CapFrance
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LTD COMMON STOCK AUD 0NAB AU0.3389FinancialsLarge-CapAustralia
HONDA MOTOR CO LTD COMMON STOCK JPY7267 JP0.3380Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapJapan
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA COMMON STOCK AUD 0CBA AU0.3318FinancialsLarge-CapAustralia
SIEMENS AG COMMON STOCK EUR 0SIE GR0.3201IndustrialsLarge-CapGermany
UBS GROUP AG COMMON STOCK CHF 0.1UBSG VX0.3195FinancialsLarge-CapSwitzerland
SANOFI COMMON STOCK EUR 2SAN FP0.3173Health CareLarge-CapFrance
TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD COMMON STOCKTEVA IT0.3125Health CareLarge-CapIsrael
SAP SE COMMON STOCK EUR 0SAP GR0.3060Information TechnologyLarge-CapGermany
SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP INC COMMON STOCK8316 JP0.3002FinancialsLarge-CapJapan
ASTRAZENECA PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 0.25AZN LN0.2946Health CareLarge-CapUnited Kingdom
BAYER AG COMMON STOCK EUR 0BAYN GR0.2940Health CareLarge-CapGermany
ING GROEP NV COMMON STOCK EUR 0.01INGA NA0.2871FinancialsLarge-CapNetherlands
NOVO NORDISK A/S COMMON STOCK DKK 0.2NOVOB DC0.2870Health CareLarge-CapDenmark
TORONTO-DOMINION BANK/THE COMMON STOCK CAD 0TD CN0.2831FinancialsLarge-CapCanada
UNILEVER NV DUTCH CERT EUR 0.16UNA NA0.2784Consumer StaplesLarge-CapNetherlands
LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 10LLOY LN0.2772FinancialsLarge-CapUnited Kingdom
AIA GROUP LTD COMMON STOCK HKD 01299 HK0.2770FinancialsLarge-CapHong Kong
MIZUHO FINANCIAL GROUP INC COMMON STOCK JPY8411 JP0.2737FinancialsLarge-CapJapan
WESTPAC BANKING CORP COMMON STOCK AUD 0WBC AU0.2687FinancialsLarge-CapAustralia
VODAFONE GROUP PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 0.2095VOD LN0.2636Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited Kingdom
BASF SE COMMON STOCK EUR 0BAS GR0.2628MaterialsLarge-CapGermany
AXA SA COMMON STOCK EUR 2.29CS FP0.2538FinancialsLarge-CapFrance
BANK OF MONTREAL COMMON STOCK CAD 0BMO CN0.2521FinancialsLarge-CapCanada
DIAGEO PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 28.93518DGE LN0.2512Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited Kingdom
INDIVIOR PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 0.1INDV LN0.2474Health CareSmall-CapUnited Kingdom
BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA SA COMMON STOCKBBVA SM0.2416FinancialsLarge-CapSpain
ZURICH INSURANCE GROUP AG COMMON STOCK CHF 0.1ZURN VX0.2356FinancialsLarge-CapSwitzerland
MITSUBISHI CORP COMMON STOCK JPY8058 JP0.2135IndustrialsLarge-CapJapan
ORANGE SA COMMON STOCK EUR 4ORA FP0.2133Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapFrance
SYDBANK A/S COMMON STOCK DKK 10SYDB DC0.2116FinancialsSmall-CapDenmark
 

DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

View by year:
Ex-DateRecord DatePayable DateIncomeShort-Term
Capital Gains
Long-Term
Capital Gains
Return of CapitalTotal Distribution
12/22/201612/27/201612/29/2016
09/19/201609/21/201609/23/20160.2738490000.273849
06/20/201606/22/201606/24/20160.7338670000.733867
03/21/201603/23/201603/28/20160.1788480000.178848
12/23/201512/28/201512/30/20151.4103380001.410338
12/29/201412/31/201401/05/20151.7956880001.795688
12/27/201312/31/201301/03/20140.7216810000.721681
12/27/201212/31/201201/03/20130.1133100000.113310

The Morningstar® Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt IndexSM measures the performance of stocks located in developed countries across the world (as defined by Morningstar, excluding the United States) with increased exposure to small-capitalization and value stocks. Stocks that are deemed to be small capitalization or small value have an overweighting in the index compared to their weight in a corresponding market-capitalization-weighted index. Like­wise, stocks designated as "large" or "growth" stocks have underweighting compared to a standard market-capitalization weighting.