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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 06/24/2016
Inception12/14/2012
CUSIP33939L845
Total Net Assets$ 213,025,156.64
Shares Outstanding5,950,001
# of Holdings*188
Gross Expense Ratio.38%
Net Expense Ratio**.37%
Index ProviderNORTHERN TRUST
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 TickerQDEF
Related IndexNTUQDDF
NAVQDEF.NV
IOPVQDEF.IV
Shares OutstandingQDEF.SO
Estimated CashQDEF.EU
Total CashQDEF.TC

Fund Characteristics1

 as of 06/24/2016
SEC Subsidized Yield2
 (as of 05/31/2016)
3.22%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield3
 (as of 05/31/2016)
3.21%
Distribution Yield42.66%
12-Month Dividend Yield52.96%
Weighted Average Dividend Yield*****3.54%
Weighted Average Market Cap97,985,300,270.48
Weighted Average Beta.79
Price to Earnings (as of 05/31/2016)21.83
Price to Book  (as of 05/31/2016)6.91
Price to Cash Flow  (as of 05/31/2016)13.20
Price to Sales  (as of 05/31/2016)2.45
View Standardized Performance

Market Cap (%)

as of 06/24/2016
Large-Cap77.34
Mid-Cap22.55
Small-Cap.11
Micro-Cap .00
Total100.00

Style (%)

as of 06/23/2016
Value55.40
Core32.23
Growth12.37
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.

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 05/31/2016
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 Year3 YearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price1.341.005.942.0710.5114.31
NAV1.25.925.762.1210.5114.27
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index (NTUQDDFTR)1.26.925.752.5410.9414.73
Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index (DJDVY)1.051.5611.349.8812.6915.34

Quarter End Performance (%)

as of 03/31/2016
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 Year3 yearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price7.244.894.892.3111.4314.74
NAV7.254.804.802.3711.4514.73
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index (NTUQDDFTR)7.274.794.792.9711.9115.21
Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index (DJDVY)7.419.639.638.8712.8115.64
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 06/24/2016
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, 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 06/24/2016
Price$35.87
Price $ Change$-.95
Price % Change-2.58%
Avg Bid/Ask Spread$.04
Bid/Ask Midpoint$35.85
Closing Bid Price$35.82
Closing Ask Price$35.87

Trading

as of 06/24/2016
52-Week High$36.98
52-Week Low$31.27
Premium/Discount$.04
Daily Trading Volume (Shares)48,417
Average Trading Volume (Shares)15,862
Shares Outstanding5,950,001

NAV Price

as of 06/24/2016
Price$35.80
Price $ Change$-.99
Price % Change-2.69%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS

as of 06/23/2016
NameTickerFund
Weight %
SectorMarket CapCountry
WELLS FARGO & CO WFCWFC3.3206FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
MERCK & CO. INC. MRKMRK3.2726Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC UNHUNH2.7541Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
WAL-MART STORES INC WMTWMT2.7075Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
ALTRIA GROUP INC MOMO2.6676Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
APPLE INC AAPLAAPL2.3007Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
EXXON MOBIL CORP XOMXOM2.2580EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJJNJ1.9890Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
BOEING CO/THE BABA1.9783IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
HOME DEPOT INC HDHD1.8442Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE-CL B UPSUPS1.7289IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL PMPM1.6877Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC TXNTXN1.5466Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC VZVZ1.5300Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
PFIZER INC PFEPFE1.5088Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP LMTLMT1.4561IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
CHEVRON CORP CVXCVX1.3929EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
INTEL CORP INTCINTC1.2749Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CISCO SYSTEMS INC CSCOCSCO1.2282Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PEPSICO INC PEPPEP1.1760Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP IBMIBM1.1548Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP KMBKMB1.1496Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
MCDONALDS CORP MCDMCD0.9805Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO GEGE0.9752IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
TARGET CORP TGTTGT0.9535Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
YUM! BRANDS INC YUMYUM0.8452Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
QUALCOMM INC QCOMQCOM0.8259Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO EMREMR0.7833IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP CCICCI0.7510FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER AEPAEP0.7425UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
ANTHEM INC ANTMANTM0.7385Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
P G & E CORP PCGPCG0.7098UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
WESTERN DIGITAL CORP WDCWDC0.6971Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ELI LILLY & CO LLYLLY0.6951Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYS BRCDBRCD0.6890Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
HP INC HPQHPQ0.6611Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC EDED0.6260UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CARDINAL HEALTH INC CAHCAH0.6149Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
GAP INC/THE GPSGPS0.6086Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO JPMJPM0.5917FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
AMEREN CORPORATION AEEAEE0.5883UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
ONEOK INC OKEOKE0.5866EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
MACYS INC MM0.5857Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CA INC CACA0.5854Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE PGPG0.5846Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
XILINX INC XLNXXLNX0.5834Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CENTURYLINK INC CTLCTL0.5815Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
XEROX CORP XRXXRX0.5811Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
VIACOM INC-CLASS B VIABVIAB0.5798Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
JABIL CIRCUIT INC JBLJBL0.5765Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
H&R BLOCK INC HRBHRB0.5695Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS MXIMMXIM0.5675Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
LIBERTY PROPERTY TRUST LPTLPT0.5595FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CLOROX COMPANY CLXCLX0.5576Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
GENUINE PARTS CO GPCGPC0.5542Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC DRIDRI0.5537Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
WESTERN UNION CO WUWU0.5508Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
KOHLS CORP KSSKSS0.5496Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL PNWPNW0.5493UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
STAPLES INC SPLSSPLS0.5479Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
LPL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC LPLALPLA0.5470FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS AEOAEO0.5449Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
VIACOM INC-CLASS A VIAVIA0.5448Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOG IGTIGT0.5441Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
PROGRESSIVE CORP PGRPGR0.5363FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
IRON MOUNTAIN INC IRMIRM0.5338IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
DUKE ENERGY CORP DUKDUK0.5337UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
GEO GROUP INC/THE GEOGEO0.5313FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
FIRSTENERGY CORP FEFE0.5293UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
XENIA HOTELS & RESORTS INC XHRXHR0.5274FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP TUPTUP0.5264Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
BANK OF HAWAII CORP BOHBOH0.5238FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SONOCO PRODUCTS CO SONSON0.5228MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
J2 GLOBAL INC JCOMJCOM0.5211Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
NORDSTROM INC JWNJWN0.5185Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC CHRWCHRW0.5150IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
EVEREST RE GROUP LTD RERE US0.5140FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD VRVR US0.5111FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CORRECTIONS CORP OF AMERICA CXWCXW0.5102FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC EATEAT0.5086Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
RR DONNELLEY & SONS CO RRDRRD0.5078IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
GNC HOLDINGS INC-CL A GNCGNC0.5075Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
ERIE INDEMNITY COMPANY-CL A ERIEERIE0.5060FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES INC JKHYJKHY0.4934Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
FRANKS INTERNATIONAL NV FIFI US0.4867EnergyMid-CapUnited States
RETAIL PROPERTIES OF AME - A RPAIRPAI0.4867FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ALLEGIANT TRAVEL CO ALGTALGT0.4863IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
HERSHEY CO/THE HSYHSY0.4831Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL-A WDRWDR0.4813FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
DSW INC-CLASS A DSWDSW0.4758Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
PITNEY BOWES INC PBIPBI0.4705IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
NAVIENT CORP NAVINAVI0.4651FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
DOMTAR CORP UFSUFS0.4645MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
GAMESTOP CORP-CLASS A GMEGME0.4620Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
HOLLYFRONTIER CORP HFCHFC0.4595EnergyMid-CapUnited States
SOUTHERN CO/THE SOSO0.4354UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CAL-MAINE FOODS INC CALMCALM0.4350Consumer StaplesMid-CapUnited States
PAPA JOHNS INTL INC PZZAPZZA0.4335Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
GENERAL MILLS INC GISGIS0.4088Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
AMGEN INC AMGNAMGN0.3912Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
AMTRUST FINANCIAL SERVICES AFSIAFSI0.3869FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
COCA-COLA CO/THE KOKO0.3819Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
RAYTHEON COMPANY RTNRTN0.3759IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
NATL HEALTH INVESTORS INC NHINHI0.3642FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
QUESTAR CORP STRSTR0.3530UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
WASTE MANAGEMENT INC WMWM0.2775IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
KLA-TENCOR CORP KLACKLAC0.2659Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PPL CORP PPLPPL0.2544UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GP PEGPEG0.2349UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
WELLTOWER INC HCNHCN0.2316FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
FAIR ISAAC CORP FICOFICO0.2225Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
BANK OF AMERICA CORP BACBAC0.2195FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
VENTAS INC VTRVTR0.2109FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
SPECTRA ENERGY CORP SESE0.2108EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC ATVIATVI0.2106Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC DPSDPS0.1973Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
ACCENTURE PLC-CL A ACNACN US0.1950Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
XCEL ENERGY INC XELXEL0.1937UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
SYMANTEC CORP SYMCSYMC0.1916Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
FORD MOTOR CO FF0.1912Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
PAYCHEX INC PAYXPAYX0.1815Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
HELMERICH & PAYNE HPHP0.1739EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL CORP CINFCINF0.1688FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO IPIP0.1680MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INC DGXDGX0.1673Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
ENTERGY CORP ETRETR0.1669UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
REPUBLIC SERVICES INC RSGRSG0.1662IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
SCANA CORP SCGSCG0.1638UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORP LLTCLLTC0.1615Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY STXSTX0.1606Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC CNPCNP0.1605UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CITIGROUP INC CC0.1555FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
MATTEL INC MATMAT0.1540Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIO BRBR0.1530Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
COMMUNICATIONS SALES & LE CSALCSAL0.1528Telecommunication ServicesMid-CapUnited States
WP CAREY INC WPCWPC0.1508FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
LEGGETT & PLATT INC LEGLEG0.1453Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES NNNNNN0.1451FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
WILLIAMS COS INC WMBWMB0.1429EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
ASSURANT INC AIZAIZ0.1420FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
EPR PROPERTIES EPREPR0.1395FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
AGL RESOURCES INC GASGAS0.1370UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST HPTHPT0.1356FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PROASSURANCE CORP PRAPRA0.1335FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PEOPLES UNITED FINANCIAL PBCTPBCT0.1322FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY CBRLCBRL0.1318Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
SENIOR HOUSING PROP TRUST SNHSNH0.1316FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORP CIMCIM0.1313FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GARMIN LTD GRMNGRMN US0.1301Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC MSIMSI0.1301Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
BLACKBAUD INC BLKBBLKB0.1271Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
BEMIS COMPANY BMSBMS0.1271MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
BOK FINANCIAL CORPORATION BOKFBOKF0.1269FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
MARVELL TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD MRVLMRVL US0.1263Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
OLD REPUBLIC INTL CORP ORIORI0.1238FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HANCOCK HOLDING CO HBHCHBHC0.1233FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIE GLPIGLPI0.1223FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES LHOLHO0.1211FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BGC PARTNERS INC-CL A BGCPBGCP0.1190FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ARTISAN PARTNERS ASSET MA -A APAMAPAM0.1182FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
VECTOR GROUP LTD VGRVGR0.1179Consumer StaplesMid-CapUnited States
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP TWOTWO0.1176FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
FNF GROUP FNFFNF0.1173FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
ALLIED WORLD ASSURANCE CO AWHAWH US0.1170FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP MENTMENT0.1170Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
AMERICAN NATIONAL INSURANCE ANATANAT0.1146FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CULLEN/FROST BANKERS INC CFRCFR0.1129FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
NEW RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT NRZNRZ0.1111FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP-A RGCRGC0.1091Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CO-CL A SMGSMG0.1058MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
VIRTU FINANCIAL INC-CLASS A VIRTVIRT0.1053FinancialsSmall-CapUnited States
FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL FAFFAF0.1006FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GILEAD SCIENCES INC GILDGILD0.1003Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
MFA FINANCIAL INC MFAMFA0.0958FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
DUNKIN BRANDS GROUP INC DNKNDNKN0.0952Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP SIXSIX0.0926Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
STORE CAPITAL CORP STORSTOR0.0916FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP OXYOXY0.0899EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORP NATINATI0.0881Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
MERCURY GENERAL CORP MCYMCY0.0773FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
WESTERN REFINING INC WNRWNR0.0695EnergyMid-CapUnited States
CVR ENERGY INC CVICVI0.0583EnergyMid-CapUnited States
CMS ENERGY CORP CMSCMS0.0572UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CVS HEALTH CORP CVSCVS0.0463Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
SCHLUMBERGER LTD SLBSLB0.0392EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
3M CO MMMMMM0.0381IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
SAFEWAY CASA LEY CVR COMMON STOCKBVVSQX40.0039Micro-CapUnited States
SAFEWAY PDC LLV CVR COMMON STOCKBVVSR750.0002Micro-CapUnited States

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
09/19/201609/21/201609/23/2016
06/20/201606/22/201606/24/20160.2375190000.237519
03/21/201603/23/201603/28/20160.2594930000.259493
12/29/201512/31/201501/05/20160.3275630000.327563
09/18/201509/22/201509/24/20150.2368190000.236819
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.