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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.

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Fund Facts

as of 05/22/2015
Inception12/14/2012
CUSIP33939L845
Total Net Assets$ 192,280,933.19
Shares Outstanding5,200,001
# of Holdings219
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, 2016.

Tickers

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

Fund Characteristics

 as of 05/22/2015
SEC Subsidized Yield*
 (as of 04/30/2015)
2.75%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield**
 (as of 04/30/2015)
2.74%
Distribution Yield***2.37%
12-Month Dividend Yield****2.43%
Weighted Average Dividend Yield*****3.18%
Weighted Average Market Cap125,285,821,698.02
Weighted Average Beta.84
Price to Earnings (as of 04/30/2015)20.50
Price to Book  (as of 04/30/2015)5.71
Price to Cash Flow  (as of 04/30/2015)13.27
Price to Sales  (as of 04/30/2015)2.49
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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 05/22/2015
Large-Cap80.68
Mid-Cap19.22
Small-Cap.09
Micro-Cap.01
Total100.00

Style (%)

as of 05/22/2015
Value59.04
Core31.97
Growth8.99
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 04/30/2015
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 YearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price.58.582.7012.7320.13
NAV.58.582.7612.4020.09
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index (NTUQDDFT).74.743.3012.6820.59
Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index (DJDVY).53.53-.438.4218.30

Quarter End Performance (%)

as of 03/31/2015
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 YearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price-1.132.112.1113.7620.62
NAV-1.132.172.1713.7420.58
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index (NTUQDDFT)-.912.532.5314.2121.01
Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index (DJDVY)-1.14-.96-.9610.1318.74
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 05/22/2015
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, 2016.


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 05/22/2015
Price$37.01
Price $ Change$-.15
Price % Change-.40%
Avg Bid/Ask Spread$.06
Bid/Ask Midpoint$37.01
Closing Bid Price$36.98
Closing Ask Price$37.03

Trading

as of 05/22/2015
52-Week High$37.27
52-Week Low$31.86
Premium/Discount$.03
Daily Trading Volume (Shares)19,040
Average Trading Volume (Shares)18,646
Shares Outstanding5,200,001

NAV Price

as of 05/22/2015
Price$36.98
Price $ Change$-.14
Price % Change-.38%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS

as of 05/21/2015
NameTickerFund
Weight %
SectorMarket CapCountry
EXXON MOBIL CORP XOMXOM4.3676EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
PFIZER INC PFEPFE3.7619Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
APPLE INC AAPLAAPL3.5821Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
WELLS FARGO & CO WFCWFC3.5640FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP IBMIBM3.2789Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
MERCK & CO. INC. MRKMRK3.0555Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL PMPM2.0212Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC UNHUNH1.9391Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
MICROSOFT CORP MSFTMSFT1.9251Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ALTRIA GROUP INC MOMO1.7913Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
PEPSICO INC PEPPEP1.6279Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJJNJ1.6154Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE-CL B UPSUPS1.6151IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO GEGE1.5730IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
CHEVRON CORP CVXCVX1.4923EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
ACCENTURE PLC-CL A ACNACN US1.3593Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
AT&T INC TT1.3192Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC TXNTXN1.1341Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CISCO SYSTEMS INC CSCOCSCO1.0639Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP LMTLMT1.0467IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
LYONDELLBASELL INDU-CL A LYBLYB0.9922MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP KMBKMB0.9516Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
MCDONALDS CORP MCDMCD0.9471Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
TARGET CORP TGTTGT0.9036Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO EMREMR0.8513IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
WAL-MART STORES INC WMTWMT0.7838Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CONOCOPHILLIPS COPCOP0.7678EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
BIOMED REALTY TRUST INC BMRBMR0.7559FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
TRAVELERS COS INC/THE TRVTRV0.6929FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
ANTHEM INC ANTMANTM0.6870Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
HCC INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC HCCHCC0.6811FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HOME DEPOT INC HDHD0.6799Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
HELMERICH & PAYNE HPHP0.6508EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC DPSDPS0.6485Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
BANK OF HAWAII CORP BOHBOH0.6431FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
DUKE ENERGY CORP DUKDUK0.6398UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
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RPC INC RESRES0.6114EnergyMid-CapUnited States
HASBRO INC HASHAS0.5938Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
OLIN CORP OLNOLN0.5840MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
NUCOR CORP NUENUE0.5800MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC EDED0.5788UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
AMTRUST FINANCIAL SERVICES AFSIAFSI0.5774FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BEMIS COMPANY BMSBMS0.5695MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
RR DONNELLEY & SONS CO RRDRRD0.5655IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
CARDINAL HEALTH INC CAHCAH0.5622Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
GENUINE PARTS CO GPCGPC0.5579Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
FEDERATED INVESTORS INC-CL B FIIFII0.5493FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
COACH INC COHCOH0.5428Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO JPMJPM0.5419FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO BMYBMY0.5367Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
ENTERGY CORP ETRETR0.5363UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
SONOCO PRODUCTS CO SONSON0.5310MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP LVSLVS0.5268Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
GUESS™ INC GESGES0.5264Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
WESTERN UNION CO WUWU0.5110Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC CNPCNP0.5036UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
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PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GP PEGPEG0.4981UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
KOHLS CORP KSSKSS0.4966Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
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HCP INC HCPHCP0.4737FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
SANTANDER CONSUMER USA HOLDI SCSC0.4695FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
SOUTHERN CO/THE SOSO0.4655UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CA INC CACA0.4607Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
TARGA RESOURCES CORP TRGPTRGP0.4595EnergyMid-CapUnited States
VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD VRVR US0.4592FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
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NATL HEALTH INVESTORS INC NHINHI0.4467FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC EATEAT0.4453Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE PGPG0.4445Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
RAYTHEON COMPANY RTNRTN0.4370IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
NAVIENT CORP NAVINAVI0.4354FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
GAMESTOP CORP-CLASS A GMEGME0.4331Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
PITNEY BOWES INC PBIPBI0.4285IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
GEO GROUP INC/THE GEOGEO0.4281FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
DOMTAR CORP UFSUFS US0.4262MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
MACYS INC MM0.4217Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
EVEREST RE GROUP LTD RERE US0.4208FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
ALLIED WORLD ASSURANCE CO AWHAWH US0.4196FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CO-CL A SMGSMG0.4120MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
CORRECTIONS CORP OF AMERICA CXWCXW0.4118FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
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CAMPBELL SOUP CO CPBCPB0.4044Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP NOCNOC0.4032IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC DRIDRI0.3990Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP TUPTUP0.3964Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
CVR ENERGY INC CVICVI0.3884EnergyMid-CapUnited States
PARTNERRE LTD PREPRE US0.3836FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
KELLOGG CO KK0.3779Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
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LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL INC-A LXKLXK0.3559Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
PROASSURANCE CORP PRAPRA0.3547FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
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PROGRESSIVE CORP PGRPGR0.3498FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
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CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY CBRLCBRL0.3169Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST HPTHPT0.2929FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES NNNNNN0.2772FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CABLEVISION SYSTEMS-NY GRP-A CVCCVC0.2658Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
DIGITAL REALTY TRUST INC DLRDLR0.2646FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
ABBOTT LABORATORIES ABTABT0.2621Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
HEALTH CARE REIT INC HCNHCN0.2587FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS CORP FTRFTR0.2561Telecommunication ServicesMid-CapUnited States
HARRIS CORP HRSHRS0.2537Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
SPECTRA ENERGY CORP SESE0.2530EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
SYMANTEC CORP SYMCSYMC0.2486Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS OHIOHI0.2472FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
MARSH & MCLENNAN COS MMCMMC0.2402FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON HOLDINGS BAHBAH0.2325Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
HOLLYFRONTIER CORP HFCHFC0.2324EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
HOME PROPERTIES INC HMEHME0.2273FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
KINDER MORGAN INC KMIKMI0.2197EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC RAIRAI0.2085Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
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EXELIS INC XLSXLS0.1994IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL PNWPNW0.1920UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
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INVESCO MORTGAGE CAPITAL IVRIVR0.1841FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
DU PONT (E.I.) DE NEMOURS DDDD0.1813MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
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WISCONSIN ENERGY CORP WECWEC0.1531UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
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LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORP LLTCLLTC0.1349Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
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GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIE GLPIGLPI0.1248FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BANK OF AMERICA CORP BACBAC0.1188FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC CHRWCHRW0.1149IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
TIME WARNER CABLE TWCTWC0.1141Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
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GANNETT CO GCIGCI0.0878Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
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PBF ENERGY INC-CLASS A PBFPBF0.0590EnergyMid-CapUnited States
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L BRANDS INC LBLB0.0526Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
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COMCAST CORP-CLASS A CMCSACMCSA0.0405Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
OMNICOM GROUP OMCOMC0.0397Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
DIEBOLD INC DBDDBD0.0296Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
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FNFV GROUP FNFVFNFV0.0181FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SLM CORP SLMSLM0.0179FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
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IAC/INTERACTIVECORP IACIIACI0.0122Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
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VECTRUS INC VECVEC0.0103IndustrialsMicro-CapUnited States
WP CAREY INC WPCWPC0.0099FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GREIF INC-CL A GEFGEF0.0070MaterialsSmall-CapUnited States
ARTHUR J GALLAGHER & CO AJGAJG0.0068FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
REMY INTERNATIONAL INC REMYREMY0.0053Consumer DiscretionarySmall-CapUnited States
SAFEWAY CASA LEY CVR COMMON STOCK0.0045Micro-CapUnited States
FNB CORP FNBFNB0.0017FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SAFEWAY PDC LLV CVR COMMON STOCK0.0002Micro-CapUnited States

DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

View by year:
Ex-DateRecord DatePayable DateIncomeShort-Term
Capital Gains
Long-Term
Capital Gains
Return of CapitalTotal Distribution
12/29/201512/31/201501/05/2016
09/18/201509/22/201509/24/2015
06/19/201506/23/201506/25/2015
03/20/201503/24/201503/26/20150.2159280000.215928
12/29/201412/31/201401/05/20150.2192240000.219224
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.