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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 10/30/2014
Inception12/14/2012
CUSIP33939L845
Total Net Assets$ 121,235,606.44
Shares Outstanding3,500,001
# 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 10/30/2014
SEC Subsidized Yield* (as of 09/30/2014)2.85%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield**
 (as of 09/30/2014)
2.85%
Distribution Yield***2.35%
12-Month Dividend Yield****2.91%
Weighted Average Dividend Yield*****3.25%
Weighted Average Market Cap117,098,728,282.58
Weighted Average Beta.86
Price to Earnings (as of 09/30/2014)19.06
Price to Book  (as of 09/30/2014)4.48
Price to Cash Flow  (as of 09/30/2014)11.86
Price to Sales  (as of 09/30/2014)2.31
View Standardized Performance
*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 10/30/2014
Large-Cap79.17
Mid-Cap19.96
Small-Cap.35
Micro-Cap.52
Total100.00

Style (%)

as of 10/31/2014
Value56.88
Core34.04
Growth9.08
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 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

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 10/30/2014
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 10/30/2014
Price$34.72
Price $ Change$.40
Price % Change1.17%
Avg Bid/Ask Spread$.16
Bid/Ask Midpoint$34.64
Closing Bid Price$34.54
Closing Ask Price$34.73

Trading

as of 10/30/2014
52-Week High$34.78
52-Week Low$30.38
Premium/Discount$ -.00
Daily Trading Volume (Shares)1,674
Average Trading Volume (Shares)59,356
Shares Outstanding3,500,001

NAV Price

as of 10/30/2014
Price$34.64
Price $ Change$.25
Price % Change.73%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS

as of 10/30/2014
NameTickerFund
Weight %
SectorMarket CapCountry
APPLE INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.00001AAPL5.6713Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
EXXON MOBIL CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0XOM3.9840EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
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MERCK & CO INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.5MRK2.8644Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
ALTRIA GROUP INC USD0.333MO2.3503Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
WELLS FARGO & CO COM STK USD1 2/3WFC2.2993FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CONOCOPHILLIPS USD0.01COP2.1296EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. USD0.06GE1.7485IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
CHEVRON CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.75CVX1.7008EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC USD0.01 BUPS1.6965IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
HOME DEPOT INC USD0.05HD1.3865Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC NPVPM1.3549Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
PEPSICO INC CAP STK USD0.0166PEP1.2557Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
AT&T INC USD1T1.2088Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC USD0.01UNH1.1883Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
CISCO SYSTEMS INC USD0.001CSCO1.1638Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP USD1LMT1.1088IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC USD1TXN1.0633Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
WAL-MART STORES INC USD0.10WMT1.0419Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES NV COMMON STOCK USDLYB0.9965MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO NPVPG0.9929Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
ACCENTURE PLC COMMON STOCK USD 0.0000225ACN0.9445Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO USD0.10BMY0.8663Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
MCDONALD'S CORP USD0.01MCD0.8658Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP USD1.25KMB0.8428Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
TRAVELERS COS INC/THETRV0.8242FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
TARGET CORP USD0.0833TGT0.7674Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC USD0.01DPS0.7650Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO COMMON STOCK USD 1JPM0.7202FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
JOHNSON & JOHNSON COMMON STOCK USD 1JNJ0.7184Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS CORP USD0.25 BFTR0.7091Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
LORILLARD INC USD0.01LO0.6975Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC COM STK NPVCNP0.6812UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP USD1NOC0.6668IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
ENTERGY CORP USD0.01ETR0.6497UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CARDINAL HEALTH INC NPVCAH0.6467Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GROUP INC NPVPEG0.6378UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
DOMINOS PIZZA INC USD0.01DPZ0.6148Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
DU PONT(E.I.)DE NEMOURS & CO USD0.30DD0.6114MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
ERIE INDEMNITY CO NPV AERIE0.6096FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
MARSH & MCLENNAN COS INC COM USD1MMC0.6062FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
WELLPOINT INC COM STK USD0.01WLP0.6061Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST USD0.01HPT0.6020FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
NATIONAL HEALTH INVESTORS INC USD0.01NHI0.6020FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
INTEGRYS ENERGY GROUP INC USD1TEG0.5989UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
SAFEWAY INC USD0.01SWY0.5835Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
NAVIENT CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.01NAVI0.5826FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
ALLIED WORLD ASSURANCE COMPANYHOLDINGS AGAWH0.5765FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CLOROX CO USD1CLX0.5747Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
NATIONAL RETAIL PPTYS INC COMNNN0.5719FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CORRECTIONS CORPORATIONS OF AMERICA COM USD0.01CXW0.5714FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC COM STK USD0.0001RAI0.5585Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOL NPVBR0.5542Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC USD0.0001WIN0.5518Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
PAYCHEX INC USD0.01PAYX0.5393Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
RAYTHEON CO USD0.01RTN0.5346IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC USD0.01 ANLY0.5307FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
DOMTAR CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.01UFS0.5235MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP USD0.001LVS0.5159Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP COMMON STOCKIBM0.5128Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
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SYSCO CORP USD1SYY0.5052Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
BEMIS CO INC USD0.10BMS0.5018MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
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CMS ENERGY CORP USD0.01CMS0.4948UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
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PBF ENERGY INC USD0.001 APBF0.4616EnergyMid-CapUnited States
AMTRUST FINANCIAL SERVICE USD0.01AFSI0.4596FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
LEIDOS HOLDINGS INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.0001LDOS0.4594Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
EVEREST RE GROUP USD0.01RE0.4541FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CA INC USD0.10CA0.4525Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CO NPV ASMG0.4434MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
GAMESTOP CORPORATION NEW CLASS 'A' COM USD0.001GME0.4410Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
STAPLES INC USD0.0006SPLS0.4359Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
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CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INCCBRL0.4265Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
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HARRIS CORP USD1HRS0.3695Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
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GENUINE PARTS CO USD1GPC0.3565Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL INC USD0.01 ALXK0.3562Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
SONOCO PRODUCTS CO NPVSON0.3536MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
MACY'S INC COM STK USD0.01M0.3511Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
DUKE ENERGY CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.001DUK0.3464UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
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ONEOK INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01OKE0.3437EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
OLIN CORP USD1OLN0.3338MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
BANK OF AMERICA CORP USD0.01BAC0.3233FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
WP CAREY INC REIT USD 0.001WPC0.3231FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORP NY GROUP USD0.01CVC0.3207Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
KOHLS CORP USD0.01KSS0.3033Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
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FEDERATED INVESTORS INC USD0.01 BFII0.3005FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CITIGROUP INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01C0.2926FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
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HEWLETT-PACKARD CO USD0.01HPQ0.2870Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CENTURYLINK INCCTL0.2858Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
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CVR ENERGY INC USD0.01CVI0.2718EnergyMid-CapUnited States
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EXELIS INC USD0.01XLS0.2505IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
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EPR PROPERTIES SBI USD0.01EPR0.2227FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
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KINDER MORGAN INC DELAWARE USD0.01KMI0.2144EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
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TIME WARNER CABLE INC USD0.01TWC0.1590Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
PEOPLE'S UTD FINL COM STK USD0.01PBCT0.1583FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
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CH ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC COM STK USD0.10CHRW0.1487IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
OWENS & MINOR INC COM STK USD2OMI0.1469Health CareMid-CapUnited States
NOBLE CORP PLC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01NE0.1462EnergyMid-CapUnited States
WEST CORP USD0.001WSTC0.1455IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
FOOT LOCKER INC USD0.01FL0.1454Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
REPUBLIC SERVICES INC USD0.01RSG0.1382IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP USD0.001 ARGC0.1347Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
ORACLE CORP USD0.01ORCL0.1326Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA USD0.01PKG0.1323MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL CORP USD2CINF0.1249FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
DELTA AIR LINES INC USD0.01DAL0.1226IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
GANNETT CO INC USD1GCI0.1226Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
MERCURY GENERAL CORP NPVMCY0.1213FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BLOCK(H & R) INC NPVHRB0.1202Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
GARMIN LTD CHF0.01GRMN0.1195Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES NPVHE0.1188UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
SEADRILL LTD USD2SDRL0.1168EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
QUALCOMM INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.0001QCOM0.1161Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING INC USD0.01DO0.1160EnergyMid-CapUnited States
CULLEN FROST BANKERS USD5CFR0.1155FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
MEREDITH CORP USD1MDP0.1099Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
LANDSTAR SYSTEMS INC USD0.01LSTR0.1092IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
MICROSOFT CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.00000625MSFT0.1060Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
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MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS USD0.001MXIM0.1004Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
US BANCORP DELAWARE USD0.01USB0.0992FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
HASBRO INC USD0.50HAS0.0976Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
KAR AUCTION SERVICES INC USD0.01KAR0.0955IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE PLC ORD USD0.01DLPH0.0913Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HLDGS INC USD0.01LLL0.0903IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
DOW CHEMICAL CO USD2.50DOW0.0870MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
REALTY INCOME CORP USD1O0.0863FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP INC COMMON STOCK USDNYCB0.0844FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO USD0.50EMR0.0836IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
DIEBOLD INC USD1.25DBD0.0827Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
RENT-A-CENTER INC USD0.01RCII0.0798Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.1VZ0.0748Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
COMMERCIAL METALS CO USD5CMC0.0744MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
HIGHWOODS PROPERTIES INC USD0.01HIW0.0723FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
TEEKAY CORP NPVTK0.0717EnergyMid-CapUnited States
L BRANDS INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.5LB0.0693Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
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MFA FINANCIAL INC COM STK USD0.01MFA0.0507FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
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FNFV GROUP COMMON STOCK USD 0.00010.0257FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CDK GLOBAL INC COMMON STOCK USDCDK0.0249Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
BANKUNITED INC USD0.01BKU0.0239FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PG&E CORP NPVPCG0.0231UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
GALLAGHER(ARTHUR J.)& CO COM USD1AJG0.0224FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST INC USD0.001MPW0.0218FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SIX FLAGS ENTMT CORP NEW COMSIX0.0213Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
SANTANDER CONSUMER USA HOLDINGS INC COMMON STOCKSC0.0179FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
VECTRUS INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01VEC0.0154IndustrialsMicro-CapUnited States
IAC/INTERACTIVE CORP COM STK USD0.001IACI0.0099Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
3M CO USD0.01MMM0.0045IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
FNB CORP PA USD0.01FNB0.0025FinancialsMid-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
12/19/201412/23/201412/26/2014
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.