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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 03/25/2015
Inception12/14/2012
CUSIP33939L845
Total Net Assets$ 180,206,680.11
Shares Outstanding5,000,001
# 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 03/25/2015
SEC Subsidized Yield*
 (as of 02/28/2015)
2.66%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield**
 (as of 02/28/2015)
2.65%
Distribution Yield***2.43%
12-Month Dividend Yield****2.50%
Weighted Average Dividend Yield*****3.16%
Weighted Average Market Cap119,839,969,496.65
Weighted Average Beta.86
Price to Earnings (as of 02/28/2015)20.27
Price to Book  (as of 02/28/2015)6.04
Price to Cash Flow  (as of 02/28/2015)13.95
Price to Sales  (as of 02/28/2015)2.55
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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 03/25/2015
Large-Cap80.21
Mid-Cap19.75
Small-Cap.02
Micro-Cap.02
Total100.00

Style (%)

as of 03/26/2015
Value56.06
Core35.44
Growth8.50
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 02/28/2015
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 YearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price4.563.273.2717.3122.12
NAV4.533.333.3317.2122.07
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index (NTUQDDFT)4.633.473.4717.5622.41
Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index (DJDVY).61.18.1814.4820.15

Quarter End Performance (%)

as of 12/31/2014
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 YearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price.166.0313.6313.6322.12
NAV.106.2613.4313.4322.04
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index (NTUQDDFT) .006.1013.7113.7122.32
Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index (DJDVY)1.488.4815.3615.3621.79
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 03/25/2015
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 03/25/2015
Price$36.07
Price $ Change$-.46
Price % Change-1.26%
Avg Bid/Ask Spread$.06
Bid/Ask Midpoint$36.07
Closing Bid Price$36.05
Closing Ask Price$36.09

Trading

as of 03/25/2015
52-Week High$37.21
52-Week Low$31.86
Premium/Discount$.03
Daily Trading Volume (Shares)7,541
Average Trading Volume (Shares)17,508
Shares Outstanding5,000,001

NAV Price

as of 03/25/2015
Price$36.04
Price $ Change$-.45
Price % Change-1.23%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS

as of 03/25/2015
NameTickerFund
Weight %
SectorMarket CapCountry
EXXON MOBIL CORP XOMXOM4.4025EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
PFIZER INC PFEPFE3.8902Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
WELLS FARGO & CO WFCWFC3.5951FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
APPLE INC AAPLAAPL3.4845Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP IBMIBM3.1196Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
MERCK & CO. INC. MRKMRK2.8262Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
ALTRIA GROUP INC MOMO2.3371Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC UNHUNH1.9434Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL PMPM1.8862Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
MICROSOFT CORP MSFTMSFT1.7436Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PEPSICO INC PEPPEP1.6527Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE-CL B UPSUPS1.5978IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
CHEVRON CORP CVXCVX1.5485EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJJNJ1.4591Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO GEGE1.4182IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
ACCENTURE PLC-CL A ACNACN US1.2827Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
AT&T INC TT1.2711Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
CONOCOPHILLIPS COPCOP1.2461EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC TXNTXN1.2360Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CISCO SYSTEMS INC CSCOCSCO1.1594Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP LMTLMT1.1174IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
MCDONALDS CORP MCDMCD0.9698Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
TARGET CORP TGTTGT0.9624Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
WAL-MART STORES INC WMTWMT0.8675Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
LYONDELLBASELL INDU-CL A LYBLYB0.8487MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
BIOMED REALTY TRUST INC BMRBMR0.8397FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO EMREMR0.8088IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
DIGITAL REALTY TRUST INC DLRDLR0.7742FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
TRAVELERS COS INC/THE TRVTRV0.7492FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
HOME DEPOT INC HDHD0.7149Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
HCC INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC HCCHCC0.6879FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ANTHEM INC ANTMANTM0.6676Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC DPSDPS0.6673Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIO BRBR0.6371Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
BANK OF HAWAII CORP BOHBOH0.6318FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
COACH INC COHCOH0.6231Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
NUCOR CORP NUENUE0.6038MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORP LLTCLLTC0.6025Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE PGPG0.5966Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC EDED0.5918UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CARDINAL HEALTH INC CAHCAH0.5847Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
KOHLS CORP KSSKSS0.5829Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
GUESS™ INC GESGES0.5828Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
BEMIS COMPANY BMSBMS0.5763MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP LVSLVS0.5726Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
RR DONNELLEY & SONS CO RRDRRD0.5684IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
AMTRUST FINANCIAL SERVICES AFSIAFSI0.5627FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CVR ENERGY INC CVICVI0.5595EnergyMid-CapUnited States
GAMESTOP CORP-CLASS A GMEGME0.5543Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO BMYBMY0.5431Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
SONOCO PRODUCTS CO SONSON0.5418MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
OLIN CORP OLNOLN0.5378MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
FEDERATED INVESTORS INC-CL B FIIFII0.5365FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
RPC INC RESRES0.5364EnergyMid-CapUnited States
HOLLYFRONTIER CORP HFCHFC0.5201EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
NAVIENT CORP NAVINAVI0.5182FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
HASBRO INC HASHAS0.5145Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
TARGA RESOURCES CORP TRGPTRGP0.5123EnergyMid-CapUnited States
GEO GROUP INC/THE GEOGEO0.5055FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC EATEAT0.5021Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO JPMJPM0.5020FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP KMBKMB0.5008Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CLOROX COMPANY CLXCLX0.5004Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
LORILLARD INC LOLO0.4948Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CORRECTIONS CORP OF AMERICA CXWCXW0.4938FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
NATL HEALTH INVESTORS INC NHINHI0.4926FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GP PEGPEG0.4893UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
STAPLES INC SPLSSPLS0.4821Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CA INC CACA0.4814Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD VRVR US0.4672FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
US BANCORP USBUSB0.4583FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
RAYTHEON COMPANY RTNRTN0.4578IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
WESTERN UNION CO WUWU0.4562Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
DOMTAR CORP UFSUFS US0.4508MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC DRIDRI0.4398Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
SANTANDER CONSUMER USA HOLDI SCSC0.4355FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP TUPTUP0.4342Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP NOCNOC0.4290IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER AEPAEP0.4238UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
EVEREST RE GROUP LTD RERE US0.4130FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
ERIE INDEMNITY COMPANY-CL A ERIEERIE0.4121FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ALLIED WORLD ASSURANCE CO AWHAWH US0.4105FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CAMPBELL SOUP CO CPBCPB0.4053Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
INTEGRYS ENERGY GROUP INC TEGTEG0.3969UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
PAYCHEX INC PAYXPAYX0.3757Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
WILLIS GROUP HOLDINGS PLC WSHWSH US0.3653FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS CORP FTRFTR0.3622Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC CHRWCHRW0.3581IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY CBRLCBRL0.3539Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL INC-A LXKLXK0.3498Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
3M CO MMMMMM0.3471IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
VECTREN CORP VVCVVC0.3406UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
MACYS INC MM0.3379Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
LEGGETT & PLATT INC LEGLEG0.3355Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
PROASSURANCE CORP PRAPRA0.3352FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PARTNERRE LTD PREPRE US0.3345FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CO-CL A SMGSMG0.3313MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
ENTERGY CORP ETRETR0.3283UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
KRAFT FOODS GROUP INC KRFTKRFT0.3269Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST HPTHPT0.3207FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HELMERICH & PAYNE HPHP0.3141EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES NNNNNN0.3094FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
LEIDOS HOLDINGS INC LDOSLDOS0.3061Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
HEALTH CARE REIT INC HCNHCN0.2932FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP OXYOXY0.2897EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
MARVELL TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD MRVLMRVL US0.2864Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS OHIOHI0.2859FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON HOLDINGS BAHBAH0.2804Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY STXSTX0.2619Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ABBOTT LABORATORIES ABTABT0.2560Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
SOUTHERN CO/THE SOSO0.2546UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
KELLOGG CO KK0.2482Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
MARSH & MCLENNAN COS MMCMMC0.2449FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
SYMANTEC CORP SYMCSYMC0.2395Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
HARRIS CORP HRSHRS0.2340Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PROGRESSIVE CORP PGRPGR0.2295FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
KINDER MORGAN INC KMIKMI0.2194EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
DUKE ENERGY CORP DUKDUK0.2189UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
EPR PROPERTIES EPREPR0.2181FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HOME PROPERTIES INC HMEHME0.2177FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GENUINE PARTS CO GPCGPC0.2137Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC RAIRAI0.2087Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
FIDELITY NATIONAL INFO SERV FISFIS0.2086Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
EXELIS INC XLSXLS0.2057IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL PNWPNW0.2053UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
BANK OF AMERICA CORP BACBAC0.2033FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CABLEVISION SYSTEMS-NY GRP-A CVCCVC0.2020Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
WALT DISNEY CO/THE DISDIS0.2004Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
ELI LILLY & CO LLYLLY0.1992Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
DOMINOS PIZZA INC DPZDPZ0.1987Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
DU PONT (E.I.) DE NEMOURS DDDD0.1982MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
BEST BUY CO INC BBYBBY0.1969Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CMS ENERGY CORP CMSCMS0.1927UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT IN NLYNLY0.1916FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
AGL RESOURCES INC GASGAS0.1897UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
WESTERN DIGITAL CORP WDCWDC0.1886Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CITIGROUP INC CC0.1875FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
WISCONSIN ENERGY CORP WECWEC0.1874UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING ADPADP0.1808Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
WASTE MANAGEMENT INC WMWM0.1754IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL MILLS INC GISGIS0.1690Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
GILEAD SCIENCES INC GILDGILD0.1570Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
HEWLETT-PACKARD CO HPQHPQ0.1539Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PEOPLES UNITED FINANCIAL PBCTPBCT0.1480FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
COMPASS MINERALS INTERNATION CMPCMP0.1457MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
HCP INC HCPHCP0.1432FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
OWENS & MINOR INC OMIOMI0.1428Health CareMid-CapUnited States
FNF GROUP FNFFNF0.1408FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC WINWIN0.1382Telecommunication ServicesMid-CapUnited States
REPUBLIC SERVICES INC RSGRSG0.1321IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
ORACLE CORP ORCLORCL0.1302Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIE GLPIGLPI0.1293FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDS HEHE0.1234UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
COCA-COLA CO/THE KOKO0.1181Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES VV0.1181Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
H&R BLOCK INC HRBHRB0.1179Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
NOBLE CORP PLC NENE US0.1143EnergyMid-CapUnited States
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS MXIMMXIM0.1142Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
TIME WARNER CABLE TWCTWC0.1107Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
FOOT LOCKER INC FLFL0.1080Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND CO ADMADM0.1024Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
MATTEL INC MATMAT0.0973Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA PKGPKG0.0953MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
GANNETT CO GCIGCI0.0943Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
SCHLUMBERGER LTD SLBSLB0.0935EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
DELTA AIR LINES INC DALDAL0.0931IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
KAR AUCTION SERVICES INC KARKAR0.0930IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
REALTY INCOME CORP OO0.0930FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP-A RGCRGC0.0908Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL CORP CINFCINF0.0894FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
MERCURY GENERAL CORP MCYMCY0.0888FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
TECO ENERGY INC TETE0.0850UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
PITNEY BOWES INC PBIPBI0.0834IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
AMEREN CORPORATION AEEAEE0.0815UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
MEREDITH CORP MDPMDP0.0781Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE PLC DLPHDLPH US0.0697Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL FAFFAF0.0688FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
WEST CORP WSTCWSTC0.0677IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP NYCBNYCB0.0671FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
LANDSTAR SYSTEM INC LSTRLSTR0.0652IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS LLLLLL0.0627IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
PBF ENERGY INC-CLASS A PBFPBF0.0618EnergyMid-CapUnited States
OLD REPUBLIC INTL CORP ORIORI0.0613FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
L BRANDS INC LBLB0.0597Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
DOW CHEMICAL CO/THE DOWDOW0.0564MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
CENTURYLINK INC CTLCTL0.0545Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
SYSCO CORP SYYSYY0.0523Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
HIGHWOODS PROPERTIES INC HIWHIW0.0516FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
RENT-A-CENTER INC RCIIRCII0.0475Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
MFA FINANCIAL INC MFAMFA0.0454FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GARMIN LTD GRMNGRMN US0.0431Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
OMNICOM GROUP OMCOMC0.0426Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
COMCAST CORP-CLASS A CMCSACMCSA0.0413Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CULLEN/FROST BANKERS INC CFRCFR0.0385FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC CNPCNP0.0381UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
DIEBOLD INC DBDDBD0.0329Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
WILEY (JOHN) & SONS-CLASS A JW/AJW/A0.0294Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP SIXSIX0.0242Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
ONEOK INC OKEOKE0.0238EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
CDK GLOBAL INC CDKCDK0.0235Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
FNFV GROUP FNFVFNFV0.0187FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BANKUNITED INC BKUBKU0.0177FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SLM CORP SLMSLM0.0168FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
P G & E CORP PCGPCG0.0164UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST INC MPWMPW0.0163FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
QUALCOMM INC QCOMQCOM0.0151Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
AMERICAN NATIONAL INSURANCE ANATANAT0.0135FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
TEEKAY CORP TKTK US0.0123EnergyMid-CapUnited States
WP CAREY INC WPCWPC0.0117FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
IAC/INTERACTIVECORP IACIIACI0.0113Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
VECTRUS INC VECVEC0.0112IndustrialsMicro-CapUnited States
GREIF INC-CL A GEFGEF0.0111MaterialsSmall-CapUnited States
SPECTRA ENERGY CORP SESE0.0102EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
IRON MOUNTAIN INC IRMIRM0.0082IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
ARTHUR J GALLAGHER & CO AJGAJG0.0069FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
REMY INTERNATIONAL INC REMYREMY0.0058Consumer DiscretionarySmall-CapUnited States
SAFEWAY CASA LEY CVR COMMON STOCK0.0048Micro-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.