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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 07/30/2015
Inception12/14/2012
CUSIP33939L845
Total Net Assets$ 193,250,639.85
Shares Outstanding5,350,001
# of Holdings197
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 07/30/2015
SEC Subsidized Yield*
 (as of 06/30/2015)
3.21%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield**
 (as of 06/30/2015)
3.21%
Distribution Yield***2.88%
12-Month Dividend Yield****2.49%
Weighted Average Dividend Yield*****3.38%
Weighted Average Market Cap121,067,318,081.43
Weighted Average Beta.82
Price to Earnings (as of 06/30/2015)19.91
Price to Book  (as of 06/30/2015)5.81
Price to Cash Flow  (as of 06/30/2015)12.66
Price to Sales  (as of 06/30/2015)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 07/30/2015
Large-Cap81.01
Mid-Cap18.89
Small-Cap.09
Micro-Cap.01
Total100.00

Style (%)

as of 07/30/2015
Value58.61
Core30.72
Growth10.67
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 06/30/2015
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 YearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price-2.66-1.45.637.0517.74
NAV-2.50-1.37.777.0817.74
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index (NTUQDDFT)-2.54-1.231.277.2518.19
Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index (DJDVY)-3.25-2.64-3.571.2515.53

Quarter End Performance (%)

as of 06/30/2015
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 YearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price-2.66-1.45.637.0517.74
NAV-2.50-1.37.777.0817.74
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index (NTUQDDFT)-2.54-1.231.277.2518.19
Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index (DJDVY)-3.25-2.64-3.571.2515.53
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 07/30/2015
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 07/30/2015
Price$36.17
Price $ Change$.04
Price % Change.11%
Avg Bid/Ask Spread$.05
Bid/Ask Midpoint$36.15
Closing Bid Price$36.12
Closing Ask Price$36.17

Trading

as of 07/30/2015
52-Week High$37.27
52-Week Low$31.86
Premium/Discount$.02
Daily Trading Volume (Shares)17,682
Average Trading Volume (Shares)14,480
Shares Outstanding5,350,001

NAV Price

as of 07/30/2015
Price$36.12
Price $ Change$.01
Price % Change.03%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS

as of 07/29/2015
NameTickerFund
Weight %
SectorMarket CapCountry
WELLS FARGO & CO WFCWFC4.0660FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
EXXON MOBIL CORP XOMXOM3.6976EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
MERCK & CO. INC. MRKMRK3.2257Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
APPLE INC AAPLAAPL3.1994Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PEPSICO INC PEPPEP3.1915Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP IBMIBM3.1091Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL PMPM2.2850Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
ALTRIA GROUP INC MOMO2.1303Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
MICROSOFT CORP MSFTMSFT2.0328Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PFIZER INC PFEPFE2.0065Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
HOME DEPOT INC HDHD1.9725Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC UNHUNH1.9103Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJJNJ1.6682Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
ACCENTURE PLC-CL A ACNACN US1.4901Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC VZVZ1.4873Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
AT&T INC TT1.2517Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE-CL B UPSUPS1.2473IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO GEGE1.2267IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC TXNTXN1.2046Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP LMTLMT1.1412IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
CISCO SYSTEMS INC CSCOCSCO1.1312Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CONOCOPHILLIPS COPCOP1.0269EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
TARGET CORP TGTTGT1.0255Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP KMBKMB0.9905Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
LYONDELLBASELL INDU-CL A LYBLYB0.9808MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
ANTHEM INC ANTMANTM0.9468Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
MCDONALDS CORP MCDMCD0.9230Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO EMREMR0.9084IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
CHEVRON CORP CVXCVX0.8764EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
HCC INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC HCCHCC0.8680FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
TRAVELERS COS INC/THE TRVTRV0.7978FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
P G & E CORP PCGPCG0.7232UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO JPMJPM0.7096FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
BANK OF HAWAII CORP BOHBOH0.6932FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC CNPCNP0.6853UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
AMTRUST FINANCIAL SERVICES AFSIAFSI0.6684FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GP PEGPEG0.6577UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC DPSDPS0.6449Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP LVSLVS0.6315Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE PGPG0.6269Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
WASTE MANAGEMENT INC WMWM0.6211IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL PNWPNW0.6160UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
GUESS™ INC GESGES0.6157Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC CHRWCHRW0.6096IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
GAMESTOP CORP-CLASS A GMEGME0.6082Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
HOLLYFRONTIER CORP HFCHFC0.6051EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORP CIMCIM0.5971FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CARDINAL HEALTH INC CAHCAH0.5851Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
TARGA RESOURCES CORP TRGPTRGP0.5707EnergyMid-CapUnited States
ONEOK INC OKEOKE0.5639EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
GENUINE PARTS CO GPCGPC0.5490Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIO BRBR0.5438Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CVR ENERGY INC CVICVI0.5368EnergyMid-CapUnited States
PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA PKGPKG0.5308MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC DRIDRI0.5240Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
PARTNERRE LTD PREPRE US0.5233FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
PROGRESSIVE CORP PGRPGR0.5202FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
WAL-MART STORES INC WMTWMT0.5132Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
SPECTRA ENERGY CORP SESE0.5090EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
GEO GROUP INC/THE GEOGEO0.5073FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CAMPBELL SOUP CO CPBCPB0.5068Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD VRVR US0.5017FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CORRECTIONS CORP OF AMERICA CXWCXW0.4989FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
RR DONNELLEY & SONS CO RRDRRD0.4978IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS MXIMMXIM0.4957Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CLOROX COMPANY CLXCLX0.4950Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
FEDERATED INVESTORS INC-CL B FIIFII0.4948FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
DUNKIN BRANDS GROUP INC DNKNDNKN0.4929Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST HPTHPT0.4886FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
EVEREST RE GROUP LTD RERE US0.4715FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CA INC CACA0.4686Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
NAVIENT CORP NAVINAVI0.4676FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIE GLPIGLPI0.4673FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ERIE INDEMNITY COMPANY-CL A ERIEERIE0.4669FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PROASSURANCE CORP PRAPRA0.4655FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ALLIED WORLD ASSURANCE CO AWHAWH US0.4620FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
WEC ENERGY GROUP INC WECWEC0.4607UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CO-CL A SMGSMG0.4596MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
KOHLS CORP KSSKSS0.4585Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
LEIDOS HOLDINGS INC LDOSLDOS0.4565Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP TUPTUP0.4525Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
BEMIS COMPANY BMSBMS0.4490MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
IRON MOUNTAIN INC IRMIRM0.4425IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
WP GLIMCHER INC WPGWPG0.4347FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
WESTERN UNION CO WUWU0.4122Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
AGL RESOURCES INC GASGAS0.4023UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL INC-A LXKLXK0.3993Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
HASBRO INC HASHAS0.3931Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
STAPLES INC SPLSSPLS0.3751Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
OLIN CORP OLNOLN0.3686MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
SOUTHERN CO/THE SOSO0.3680UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
DOMTAR CORP UFSUFS US0.3627MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
SONOCO PRODUCTS CO SONSON0.3587MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
LEGGETT & PLATT INC LEGLEG0.3454Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
NATL HEALTH INVESTORS INC NHINHI0.3448FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
RAYTHEON COMPANY RTNRTN0.3360IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
BANK OF AMERICA CORP BACBAC0.3342FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
WILLIS GROUP HOLDINGS PLC WSHWSH US0.3173FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CENTURYLINK INC CTLCTL0.3166Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
PAYCHEX INC PAYXPAYX0.3162Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY CBRLCBRL0.3134Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
COCA-COLA CO/THE KOKO0.3088Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CITIGROUP INC CC0.2901FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
OLD REPUBLIC INTL CORP ORIORI0.2850FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ABBVIE INC ABBVABBV0.2811Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
NOBLE CORP PLC NENE US0.2800EnergyMid-CapUnited States
ABBOTT LABORATORIES ABTABT0.2799Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL MILLS INC GISGIS0.2798Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CABLEVISION SYSTEMS-NY GRP-A CVCCVC0.2791Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
VECTREN CORP VVCVVC0.2716UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
INTEL CORP INTCINTC0.2662Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC EATEAT0.2454Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
ENTERGY CORP ETRETR0.2353UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC RAIRAI0.2347Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
WALT DISNEY CO/THE DISDIS0.2346Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP NOCNOC0.2334IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES NNNNNN0.2331FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GILEAD SCIENCES INC GILDGILD0.2266Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
HCP INC HCPHCP0.2255FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
BIOMED REALTY TRUST INC BMRBMR0.2048FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
DIGITAL REALTY TRUST INC DLRDLR0.2029FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC EDED0.1953UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
COMPASS MINERALS INTERNATION CMPCMP0.1876MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER AEPAEP0.1784UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
MFA FINANCIAL INC MFAMFA0.1760FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HEALTH CARE REIT INC HCNHCN0.1706FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
H&R BLOCK INC HRBHRB0.1685Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
ELI LILLY & CO LLYLLY0.1651Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
WP CAREY INC WPCWPC0.1600FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PEOPLES UNITED FINANCIAL PBCTPBCT0.1525FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING ADPADP0.1520Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
SENIOR HOUSING PROP TRUST SNHSNH0.1478FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
FNF GROUP FNFFNF0.1422FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
PEPCO HOLDINGS INC POMPOM0.1414UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
REPUBLIC SERVICES INC RSGRSG0.1364IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
SCHLUMBERGER LTD SLBSLB0.1361EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES VV0.1361Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
MATTEL INC MATMAT0.1358Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
SCANA CORP SCGSCG0.1356UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
TIME WARNER CABLE TWCTWC0.1310Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
EPR PROPERTIES EPREPR0.1300FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
COMCAST CORP-CLASS A CMCSACMCSA0.1293Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
COACH INC COHCOH0.1284Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY STXSTX0.1216Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
REALTY INCOME CORP OO0.1204FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
DOMINOS PIZZA INC DPZDPZ0.1134Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
FOOT LOCKER INC FLFL0.1124Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS CORP FTRFTR0.1113Telecommunication ServicesMid-CapUnited States
KRAFT HEINZ CO/THE KHCKHC0.1066Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL CORP CINFCINF0.1060FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
FIDELITY NATIONAL INFO SERV FISFIS0.1050Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
TIME INC TIMETIME0.0984Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
ORACLE CORP ORCLORCL0.0957Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDS HEHE0.0946UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
MARSH & MCLENNAN COS MMCMMC0.0911FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
MERCURY GENERAL CORP MCYMCY0.0848FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC WINWIN0.0840Telecommunication ServicesSmall-CapUnited States
DIEBOLD INC DBDDBD0.0826Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL FAFFAF0.0800FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP NYCBNYCB0.0788FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CULLEN/FROST BANKERS INC CFRCFR0.0768FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HEALTHCARE TRUST OF AME-CL A HTAHTA0.0732FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
TEGNA INC TGNATGNA0.0715Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON HOLDINGS BAHBAH0.0650Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST INC MPWMPW0.0642FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
OWENS & MINOR INC OMIOMI0.0640Health CareMid-CapUnited States
REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP-A RGCRGC0.0614Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS LLLLLL0.0581IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
BEST BUY CO INC BBYBBY0.0550Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
DOW CHEMICAL CO/THE DOWDOW0.0532MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
PPL CORP PPLPPL0.0525UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
L BRANDS INC LBLB0.0494Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
VENTAS INC VTRVTR0.0485FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
GARMIN LTD GRMNGRMN US0.0478Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
IAC/INTERACTIVECORP IACIIACI0.0348Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
HARRIS CORP HRSHRS0.0344Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
LIBERTY PROPERTY TRUST LPTLPT0.0325FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HEWLETT-PACKARD CO HPQHPQ0.0274Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
AMEREN CORPORATION AEEAEE0.0266UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CDK GLOBAL INC CDKCDK0.0251Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
KAR AUCTION SERVICES INC KARKAR0.0224IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
FNFV GROUP FNFVFNFV0.0182FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BANKUNITED INC BKUBKU0.0181FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PBF ENERGY INC-CLASS A PBFPBF0.0179EnergyMid-CapUnited States
PITNEY BOWES INC PBIPBI0.0089IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
SANTANDER CONSUMER USA HOLDI SCSC0.0081FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
REMY INTERNATIONAL INC REMYREMY0.0069Consumer DiscretionarySmall-CapUnited States
ARTHUR J GALLAGHER & CO AJGAJG0.0067FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
MEREDITH CORP MDPMDP0.0049Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
SAFEWAY CASA LEY CVR COMMON STOCK0.0045Micro-CapUnited States
VECTRUS INC VECVEC0.0033IndustrialsMicro-CapUnited States
AMERICAN NATIONAL INSURANCE ANATANAT0.0025FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP SIXSIX0.0021Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
SLM CORP SLMSLM0.0021FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
FNB CORP FNBFNB0.0017FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
DU PONT (E.I.) DE NEMOURS DDDD0.0007MaterialsLarge-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
06/19/201506/23/201506/25/20150.2596120000.259612
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.