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FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund

QDEF seeks to provide exposure to the long-term growth potential of U.S. securities while providing dividend payments. It is intended as a core stock market option that also helps investors try to meet their income needs. The strategy applies a proprietary scoring model approach that determines a "quality factor" and an optimization process that seeks to maximize this factor, target a beta lower than the Parent Index (Northern Trust 1250) and improve on the Parent Index's dividend yield. If occurring, dividends from net investment income are generally declared and paid quarterly. Distributions of net realized securities gains, if any, are generally declared and paid once a year, but the Fund may make such distributions on a more frequent basis.

Spotlight on QDEF

Fund Facts

as of 11/25/2014
Inception12/14/2012
CUSIP33939L845
Total Net Assets$ 150,657,411.64
Shares Outstanding4,200,001
# of Holdings210
Gross Expense Ratio.38%
Net Expense Ratio*.37%
Index ProviderNORTHERN TRUST
Primary ExchangeNYSE
Options AvailableN
MarginableY
Derivative UseY
Securities LendingN
*NTI has contractually agreed to reimburse the fees and expenses of the Fund’s independent trustees and independent legal counsel until March 1, 2015.

Tickers

ETF TickerQDEF
Related IndexNTUQDDF
NAVQDEF.NV
IOPVQDEF.IV
Shares OutstandingQDEF.SO
Estimated CashQDEF.EU
Total CashQDEF.TC

Fund Characteristics

 as of 11/25/2014
SEC Subsidized Yield*
 (as of 10/31/2014)
2.75%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield**
 (as of 10/31/2014)
2.74%
Distribution Yield***2.27%
12-Month Dividend Yield****2.81%
Weighted Average Dividend Yield*****3.16%
Weighted Average Market Cap124,175,376,623.27
Weighted Average Beta.86
Price to Earnings (as of 10/31/2014)19.76
Price to Book  (as of 10/31/2014)4.73
Price to Cash Flow  (as of 10/31/2014)12.90
Price to Sales  (as of 10/31/2014)2.43
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*SEC 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.
**SEC 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.
***Distribution 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 quarterly, an NA will be displayed if the fund has not distributed within the last 95 days.
****Dividend Yield
For an equity security, dividend yield is calculated using the (expected) annual dividend divided by the most recent closing price. To calculate annual dividend, we utilize the most recent dividend payment and multiply that payment by the expected frequency over a year. For example, if the most recent dividend for a company is $2.50 and dividends are expected to be paid quarterly (4 dividend payments/year), the annual expected dividend would be calculated as $2.50 x 4 dividend payments/year, or $10.
*****Weighted Average Dividend Yield
For a portfolio of equities, this is the sum of the dividend yield of the underlying securities weighed by its market value with respect to the total market value of the portfolio.

Market Cap (%)

as of 11/25/2014
Large-Cap78.24
Mid-Cap21.23
Small-Cap.02
Micro-Cap.51
Total100.00

Style (%)

as of 11/26/2014
Value56.59
Core34.96
Growth8.45
Total100.00

SECTOR ALLOCATIONS

Sector 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 12/19/2012, 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.

Month End Performance (%)

as of 10/31/2014
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 YearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price3.043.0410.4214.4722.43
NAV3.493.4910.4814.7922.49
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index (NTUQDDFT)3.543.5410.9615.2822.92
Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index (DJDVY)5.895.8912.6115.9922.37

Quarter End Performance (%)

as of 09/30/2014
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 YearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price-1.41.337.1716.5421.57
NAV-1.81.016.7516.1721.33
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index (NTUQDDFT)-2.02-.187.1716.6221.75
Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index (DJDVY)-2.91-3.206.3515.3419.66
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 12/19/2012, 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 11/25/2014
Gross Expense Ratio.38%
Net Expense Ratio*.37%
*NTI has contractually agreed to reimburse the fees and expenses of the Fund’s independent trustees and independent legal counsel until March 1, 2015.


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 11/25/2014
Price$35.86
Price $ Change$ .00
Price % Change.01%
Avg Bid/Ask Spread$.16
Bid/Ask Midpoint$35.90
Closing Bid Price$35.86
Closing Ask Price$35.94

Trading

as of 11/25/2014
52-Week High$35.98
52-Week Low$30.38
Premium/Discount$.03
Daily Trading Volume (Shares)8,435
Average Trading Volume (Shares)29,787
Shares Outstanding4,200,001

NAV Price

as of 11/25/2014
Price$35.87
Price $ Change$-.05
Price % Change-.14%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS

as of 11/25/2014
NameTickerFund
Weight %
SectorMarket CapCountry
APPLE INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.00001AAPL6.0610Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
EXXON MOBIL CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0XOM3.8868EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
PFIZER INC USD0.05PFE3.3919Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
MERCK & CO INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.5MRK2.8834Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
ALTRIA GROUP INC USD0.333MO2.3793Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
WELLS FARGO & CO COM STK USD1 2/3WFC2.2959FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CONOCOPHILLIPS USD0.01COP2.0814EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. USD0.06GE1.7787IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC USD0.01 BUPS1.7105IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
CHEVRON CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.75CVX1.6387EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
HOME DEPOT INC USD0.05HD1.3409Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC USD1TXN1.2876Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC NPVPM1.2867Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CISCO SYSTEMS INC USD0.001CSCO1.2819Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PEPSICO INC CAP STK USD0.0166PEP1.2627Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC USD0.01UNH1.2047Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
AT&T INC USD1T1.1858Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
WAL-MART STORES INC USD0.10WMT1.1256Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP USD1LMT1.0744IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO NPVPG0.9860Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
ACCENTURE PLC COMMON STOCK USD 0.0000225ACN0.9718Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES NV COMMON STOCK USDLYB0.9650MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
MCDONALD'S CORP USD0.01MCD0.8744Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO USD0.10BMY0.8357Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
TRAVELERS COS INC/THETRV0.8288FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP USD1.25KMB0.8210Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC USD0.01DPS0.7904Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS CORP USD0.25 BFTR0.7491Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO COMMON STOCK USD 1JPM0.7110FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
LORILLARD INC USD0.01LO0.7038Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
JOHNSON & JOHNSON COMMON STOCK USD 1JNJ0.6962Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP USD1NOC0.6684IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC COM STK NPVCNP0.6595UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CARDINAL HEALTH INC NPVCAH0.6512Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
DU PONT(E.I.)DE NEMOURS & CO USD0.30DD0.6297MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
DOMINOS PIZZA INC USD0.01DPZ0.6265Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
MARSH & MCLENNAN COS INC COM USD1MMC0.6227FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GROUP INC NPVPEG0.6224UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
ERIE INDEMNITY CO NPV AERIE0.6120FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ENTERGY CORP USD0.01ETR0.6096UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
NAVIENT CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.01NAVI0.6085FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
WELLPOINT INC COM STK USD0.01WLP0.6077Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
GENUINE PARTS CO USD1GPC0.6072Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST USD0.01HPT0.6040FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
NATIONAL HEALTH INVESTORS INC USD0.01NHI0.5912FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
INTEGRYS ENERGY GROUP INC USD1TEG0.5731UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
SAFEWAY INC USD0.01SWY0.5681Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CLOROX CO USD1CLX0.5654Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC COM STK USD0.0001RAI0.5650Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOL NPVBR0.5593Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
NATIONAL RETAIL PPTYS INC COMNNN0.5582FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ALLIED WORLD ASSURANCE COMPANYHOLDINGS AGAWH0.5547FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CORRECTIONS CORPORATIONS OF AMERICA COM USD0.01CXW0.5494FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PAYCHEX INC USD0.01PAYX0.5384Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
RAYTHEON CO USD0.01RTN0.5359IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
DOMTAR CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.01UFS0.5347MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
PBF ENERGY INC USD0.001 APBF0.5347EnergyMid-CapUnited States
AMTRUST FINANCIAL SERVICE USD0.01AFSI0.5261FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC USD0.01 ANLY0.5260FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
KOHLS CORP USD0.01KSS0.5202Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP USD0.001LVS0.5183Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC USD0.0001WIN0.5122Telecommunication ServicesMid-CapUnited States
BEMIS CO INC USD0.10BMS0.5082MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
SONOCO PRODUCTS CO NPVSON0.5060MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
SYSCO CORP USD1SYY0.5025Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PLC USD0.00001STX0.4967Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
LEIDOS HOLDINGS INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.0001LDOS0.4965Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
GEO GROUP INC NEW10.4940FinancialsMicro-CapUnited States
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP COMMON STOCKIBM0.4907Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL USD0.10EAT0.4871Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
VALIDUS HOLDING LTD USD0.175VR0.4794FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CMS ENERGY CORP USD0.01CMS0.4786UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
VECTREN CORP COM NPVVVC0.4783UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
STAPLES INC USD0.0006SPLS0.4754Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON HLDG CORP USD0.01BAH0.4746Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
CA INC USD0.10CA0.4742Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
FIDELITY NATIONAL INFO SERVICES INC USD0.01FIS0.4741Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PITNEY BOWES INC USD1PBI0.4739IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
SOUTHERN CO USD5SO0.4721UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
DONNELLEY(R.R.)& SONS CO USD1.25RRD0.4693IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
PARTNERRE USD1PRE0.4571FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
EVEREST RE GROUP USD0.01RE0.4551FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
AGL RESOURCES USD5GAS0.4532UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
PROASSURANCE CORP COM STK USD0.01PRA0.4514FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INCCBRL0.4486Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
LEGGETT & PLATT INC COM STK USD0.01LEG0.4466Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CO NPV ASMG0.4442MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
TARGET CORP USD0.0833TGT0.4230Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
DIGITAL REALTY TRUST INC USD0.01DLR0.4143FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP COM STK USD0.01TUP0.4142Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
SYMANTEC CORP USD0.01SYMC0.4130Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
HOLLYFRONTIER CORP USD0.01HFC0.4032EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
WESTERN DIGITAL CORP USD0.01WDC0.3965Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
GAMESTOP CORPORATION NEW CLASS 'A' COM USD0.001GME0.3810Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
MACY'S INC COM STK USD0.01M0.3767Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
HELMERICH & PAYNE INC USD0.10HP0.3753EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
HARRIS CORP USD1HRS0.3742Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
WILLIS GROUP HLDGS PLC ORD SHS USD0.000115WSH0.3714FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC USD0.10ED0.3670UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS USD0.10OHI0.3626FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL INC USD0.01 ALXK0.3571Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
RPC INC USD0.10RES0.3440EnergyMid-CapUnited States
GREIF INC NPV AGEF0.3434MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
OLIN CORP USD1OLN0.3426MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORP NY GROUP USD0.01CVC0.3310Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
ONEOK INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01OKE0.3292EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
DUKE ENERGY CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.001DUK0.3239UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
BANK OF AMERICA CORP USD0.01BAC0.3156FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
WP CAREY INC REIT USD 0.001WPC0.3140FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
HEALTH CARE REIT INC USD1HCN0.3026FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
FEDERATED INVESTORS INC USD0.01 BFII0.2985FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CITIGROUP INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01C0.2907FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL CORP USD2.50PNW0.2899UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
COACH INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01COH0.2791Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
KELLOGG CO USD0.25K0.2722Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CVR ENERGY INC USD0.01CVI0.2701EnergyMid-CapUnited States
CENTURYLINK INCCTL0.2658Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING INC USD0.10ADP0.2636Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
EXELIS INC USD0.01XLS0.2563IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
BEST BUY CO INC USD0.10BBY0.2541Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER CO INC USD6.50AEP0.2493UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
HEWLETT-PACKARD CO USD0.01HPQ0.2478Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ABBOTT LABORATORIES NPVABT0.2464Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
KRAFT FOODS GROUP INC NPVKRFT0.2463Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
WESTERN UNION COMPANY (THE) USD0.01WU0.2418Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
LILLY(ELI)& CO NPVLLY0.2348Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL MILLS INC USD0.1GIS0.2335Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
COCA-COLA CO USD0.25KO0.2314Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
HCP INC COM STK USD1HCP0.2255FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
BANK OF HAWAII CORP USD2BOH0.2237FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
KINDER MORGAN INC DELAWARE USD0.01KMI0.2204EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
EPR PROPERTIES SBI USD0.01EPR0.2164FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
COLUMBIA PROPERTY TRUST INC REIT USD 0.01CXP0.2118FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
TECO ENERGY INC USD1TE0.2114UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
WISCONSIN ENERGY CORP USD0.01WEC0.2110UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
WALT DISNEY(HLDG)CO DISNEY USD0.01DIS0.1993Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
SPECTRA ENERGY CORP COM USD0.001SE0.1800EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
SCHLUMBERGER LTD COMMON STOCK USD 0.01SLB0.1689EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.001LLTC0.1618Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
WASTE MANAGEMENT INC USD0.01WM0.1596IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
PEOPLE'S UTD FINL COM STK USD0.01PBCT0.1590FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CH ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC COM STK USD0.10CHRW0.1526IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
FNF GROUP COMMON STOCK USDFNF/WI0.1514FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
OWENS & MINOR INC COM STK USD2OMI0.1474Health CareMid-CapUnited States
NOBLE CORP PLC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01NE0.1438EnergyMid-CapUnited States
WEST CORP USD0.001WSTC0.1418IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND CO NPVADM0.1409Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
ORACLE CORP USD0.01ORCL0.1378Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP USD0.001 ARGC0.1362Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
TRANSOCEAN LTD CHF15RIG0.1362EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
TIME WARNER CABLE INC USD0.01TWC0.1348Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
REPUBLIC SERVICES INC USD0.01RSG0.1334IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
BLOCK(H & R) INC NPVHRB0.1235Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL CORP USD2CINF0.1227FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
MERCURY GENERAL CORP NPVMCY0.1226FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GARMIN LTD CHF0.01GRMN0.1222Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
FOOT LOCKER INC USD0.01FL0.1201Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES NPVHE0.1132UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA USD0.01PKG0.1121MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
DELTA AIR LINES INC USD0.01DAL0.1119IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
CULLEN FROST BANKERS USD5CFR0.1093FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
KAR AUCTION SERVICES INC USD0.01KAR0.1073IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING INC USD0.01DO0.1055EnergyMid-CapUnited States
QUALCOMM INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.0001QCOM0.1055Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
SEADRILL LTD USD2SDRL0.1037EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
GANNETT CO INC USD1GCI0.1029Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
US BANCORP DELAWARE USD0.01USB0.1008FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS USD0.001MXIM0.0996Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
AMEREN CORP USD0.01AEE0.0983UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
HASBRO INC USD0.50HAS0.0955Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
LANDSTAR SYSTEMS INC USD0.01LSTR0.0947IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
MEREDITH CORP USD1MDP0.0908Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
MICROSOFT CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.00000625MSFT0.0885Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
REALTY INCOME CORP USD1O0.0836FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
DIEBOLD INC USD1.25DBD0.0831Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP INC COMMON STOCK USDNYCB0.0830FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE PLC ORD USD0.01DLPH0.0785Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HLDGS INC USD0.01LLL0.0757IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
DOW CHEMICAL CO USD2.50DOW0.0751MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO USD0.50EMR0.0702IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
RENT-A-CENTER INC USD0.01RCII0.0701Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL CORP USD1ORI0.0642FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL CORP USD0.00001FAF0.0630FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
COMMERCIAL METALS CO USD5CMC0.0626MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
L BRANDS INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.5LB0.0615Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.1VZ0.0599Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
HIGHWOODS PROPERTIES INC USD0.01HIW0.0591FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SLM CORP COM STK USD0.20SLM0.0558FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
KLA TENCOR CORP USD0.001KLAC0.0547Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
TEEKAY CORP NPVTK0.0547EnergyMid-CapUnited States
OMNICOM GROUP INC USD0.15OMC0.0510Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
COMCAST CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.01CMCSA0.0500Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
MFA FINANCIAL INC COM STK USD0.01MFA0.0489FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PIEDMONT OFFICE REALTY TRUST INC CLS A USD0.01PDM0.0470FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
VISA INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.0001V0.0368Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
WILEY(JOHN)& SONS INC CLASS'A'COM STK USD1JW A0.0348Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
CDK GLOBAL INC COMMON STOCK USDCDK0.0237Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
NORTH ATLANTIC DRILLING LTD COMMON STOCK USD 5NADL0.0230EnergySmall-CapUnited States
FNFV GROUP COMMON STOCK USD 0.00010.0225FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
AMERICAN NATIONAL INSURANCE CO USD1ANAT0.0212FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SIX FLAGS ENTMT CORP NEW COMSIX0.0206Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
BANKUNITED INC USD0.01BKU0.0199FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GALLAGHER(ARTHUR J.)& CO COM USD1AJG0.0186FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
PG&E CORP NPVPCG0.0185UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST INC USD0.001MPW0.0185FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SANTANDER CONSUMER USA HOLDINGS INC COMMON STOCKSC0.0175FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
VECTRUS INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01VEC0.0149IndustrialsMicro-CapUnited States
IAC/INTERACTIVE CORP COM STK USD0.001IACI0.0094Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
3M CO USD0.01MMM0.0045IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
FNB CORP PA USD0.01FNB0.0021FinancialsMid-CapUnited States

DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

View by year:
Ex-DateRecord DatePayable DateIncomeShort-Term
Capital Gains
Long-Term
Capital Gains
Return of CapitalTotal Distribution
12/29/201412/31/201401/05/2015
09/19/201409/23/201409/25/20140.2054450000.205445
06/20/201406/24/201406/26/20140.2593820000.259382
03/21/201403/25/201403/27/20140.2189980000.218998
12/27/201312/31/201301/03/20140.3257180000.325718
09/03/201309/05/201309/09/20130.1845670000.184567
06/03/201306/05/201306/07/20130.1391670000.139167
03/01/201303/05/201303/07/20130.0338420000.033842
12/27/201212/31/201201/03/20130.0607100000.060710

The Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index is designed to provide exposure to a high-quality income-oriented portfolio of long-only U.S. equity securities, with an emphasis on long-term capital growth and a targeted overall beta that is generally between 0.5 to 1.0 times that of the Northern Trust 1250 Index (Parent Index). Companies included in the index are selected based on expected dividend payment and fundamental factors such as profitability, solid management, and reliable cash flow.