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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 09/01/2015
Inception12/14/2012
CUSIP33939L845
Total Net Assets$ 177,390,903.35
Shares Outstanding5,350,001
# of Holdings187
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 09/01/2015
SEC Subsidized Yield*
 (as of 07/31/2015)
3.07%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield**
 (as of 07/31/2015)
3.06%
Distribution Yield***3.14%
12-Month Dividend Yield****2.71%
Weighted Average Dividend Yield*****3.74%
Weighted Average Market Cap98,004,560,659.39
Weighted Average Beta.85
Price to Earnings (as of 07/31/2015)20.71
Price to Book  (as of 07/31/2015)5.97
Price to Cash Flow  (as of 07/31/2015)13.63
Price to Sales  (as of 07/31/2015)2.47
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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 09/01/2015
Large-Cap79.83
Mid-Cap20.05
Small-Cap.12
Micro-Cap .00
Total100.00

Style (%)

as of 09/01/2015
Value56.72
Core35.73
Growth7.55
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 07/31/2015
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 YearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price1.691.692.3310.9417.87
NAV1.601.602.3910.9917.84
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index (NTUQDDFT)1.761.763.0511.3118.34
Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index (DJDVY)1.581.58-2.057.3915.68

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 09/01/2015
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 09/01/2015
Price$33.07
Price $ Change$-1.08
Price % Change-3.16%
Avg Bid/Ask Spread$.08
Bid/Ask Midpoint$33.14
Closing Bid Price$33.10
Closing Ask Price$33.17

Trading

as of 09/01/2015
52-Week High$37.27
52-Week Low$31.30
Premium/Discount$-.02
Daily Trading Volume (Shares)31,322
Average Trading Volume (Shares)23,597
Shares Outstanding5,350,001

NAV Price

as of 09/01/2015
Price$33.16
Price $ Change$-.93
Price % Change-2.73%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS

as of 08/31/2015
NameTickerFund
Weight %
SectorMarket CapCountry
WELLS FARGO & CO WFCWFC3.7617FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP IBMIBM3.1523Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
MERCK & CO. INC. MRKMRK3.1494Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
PEPSICO INC PEPPEP3.0954Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
APPLE INC AAPLAAPL2.9592Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC UNHUNH2.7341Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
ALTRIA GROUP INC MOMO2.3032Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL PMPM2.2980Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
HOME DEPOT INC HDHD2.2542Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
EXXON MOBIL CORP XOMXOM2.0594EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
BOEING CO/THE BABA2.0561IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJJNJ1.7465Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE-CL B UPSUPS1.6814IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
AT&T INC TT1.5119Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
PFIZER INC PFEPFE1.4539Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
ACCENTURE PLC-CL A ACNACN US1.4049Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CHEVRON CORP CVXCVX1.3128EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP LMTLMT1.2901IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC TXNTXN1.2328Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
INTEL CORP INTCINTC1.1794Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
TARGET CORP TGTTGT1.1397Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CISCO SYSTEMS INC CSCOCSCO1.1248Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
MCDONALDS CORP MCDMCD0.9309Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
QUALCOMM INC QCOMQCOM0.9037Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ANTHEM INC ANTMANTM0.8793Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
LYONDELLBASELL INDU-CL A LYBLYB0.8517MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO EMREMR0.7678IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
TRAVELERS COS INC/THE TRVTRV0.7448FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO JPMJPM0.6813FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
AGL RESOURCES INC GASGAS0.6736UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO INC NOVNOV0.6711EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
CARDINAL HEALTH INC CAHCAH0.6497Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
CONOCOPHILLIPS COPCOP0.6362EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
NOBLE CORP PLC NENE US0.6107EnergyMid-CapUnited States
PROGRESSIVE CORP PGRPGR0.5959FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
FRANKS INTERNATIONAL NV FIFI US0.5936EnergyMid-CapUnited States
HELMERICH & PAYNE HPHP0.5921EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
P G & E CORP PCGPCG0.5917UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
HEALTH CARE REIT INC HCNHCN0.5905FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GP PEGPEG0.5903UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
PPL CORP PPLPPL0.5888UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
VIACOM INC-CLASS B VIABVIAB0.5834Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
STAPLES INC SPLSSPLS0.5796Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CENTURYLINK INC CTLCTL0.5796Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
GENUINE PARTS CO GPCGPC0.5701Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CLOROX COMPANY CLXCLX0.5677Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC DPSDPS0.5604Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
HCC INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC HCCHCC0.5597FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
DOMTAR CORP UFSUFS US0.5587MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC CHRWCHRW0.5525IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
ENTERGY CORP ETRETR0.5469UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
DIGITAL REALTY TRUST INC DLRDLR0.5451FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
EVEREST RE GROUP LTD RERE US0.5428FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CAMPBELL SOUP CO CPBCPB0.5414Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
HOME PROPERTIES INC HMEHME0.5376FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
RR DONNELLEY & SONS CO RRDRRD0.5369IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC CNPCNP0.5351UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORP CIMCIM0.5332FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CA INC CACA0.5331Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC DRIDRI0.5330Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
KOHLS CORP KSSKSS0.5302Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
IAC/INTERACTIVECORP IACIIACI0.5263Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
PITNEY BOWES INC PBIPBI0.5199IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
HSN INC HSNIHSNI0.5163Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE PGPG0.5161Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
SONOCO PRODUCTS CO SONSON0.5159MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
NEW RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT NRZNRZ0.5154FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CORRECTIONS CORP OF AMERICA CXWCXW0.5146FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD VRVR US0.5127FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
WESTERN UNION CO WUWU0.5113Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
VECTREN CORP VVCVVC0.5112UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP TUPTUP0.5110Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
PROASSURANCE CORP PRAPRA0.5097FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
VIACOM INC-CLASS A VIAVIA0.5089Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC EATEAT0.5079Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
CVR ENERGY INC CVICVI0.5061EnergyMid-CapUnited States
LEIDOS HOLDINGS INC LDOSLDOS0.5047Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
FEDERATED INVESTORS INC-CL B FIIFII0.5043FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ALLIED WORLD ASSURANCE CO AWHAWH US0.5027FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HOLLYFRONTIER CORP HFCHFC0.5008EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
GAMESTOP CORP-CLASS A GMEGME0.4994Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
BANK OF HAWAII CORP BOHBOH0.4974FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
DUKE ENERGY CORP DUKDUK0.4968UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
ERIE INDEMNITY COMPANY-CL A ERIEERIE0.4964FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST HPTHPT0.4948FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
AMTRUST FINANCIAL SERVICES AFSIAFSI0.4937FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
NAVIENT CORP NAVINAVI0.4906FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ARTISAN PARTNERS ASSET MA -A APAMAPAM0.4683FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC FDSFDS0.4501Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
MACYS INC MM0.4385Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
WAL-MART STORES INC WMTWMT0.4343Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
SOUTHERN CO/THE SOSO0.3995UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP KMBKMB0.3985Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
WILLIAMS COS INC WMBWMB0.3606EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
AMGEN INC AMGNAMGN0.3605Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
MURPHY OIL CORP MURMUR0.3571EnergyMid-CapUnited States
BANK OF AMERICA CORP BACBAC0.3473FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL MILLS INC GISGIS0.3471Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
PIEDMONT OFFICE REALTY TRU-A PDMPDM0.3373FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
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RAYTHEON COMPANY RTNRTN0.3167IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
ABBOTT LABORATORIES ABTABT0.3146Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
COCA-COLA CO/THE KOKO0.3105Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CITIGROUP INC CC0.3017FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
GILEAD SCIENCES INC GILDGILD0.2745Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER AEPAEP0.2708UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
3M CO MMMMMM0.2701IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
KRAFT HEINZ CO/THE KHCKHC0.2502Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING ADPADP0.2433Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
WASTE MANAGEMENT INC WMWM0.2289IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
SCANA CORP SCGSCG0.2261UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIO BRBR0.2163Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
SPECTRA ENERGY CORP SESE0.2019EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC EDED0.1942UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
VENTAS INC VTRVTR0.1895FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP LVSLVS0.1894Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
COMCAST CORP-CLASS A CMCSACMCSA0.1873Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
HCP INC HCPHCP0.1782FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
MARATHON OIL CORP MROMRO0.1745IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
H&R BLOCK INC HRBHRB0.1697Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES VV0.1693Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
SYMANTEC CORP SYMCSYMC0.1667Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PAYCHEX INC PAYXPAYX0.1644Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTE SAICSAIC0.1564Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS MXIMMXIM0.1539Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
MATTEL INC MATMAT0.1516Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
REALTY INCOME CORP OO0.1512FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORP LLTCLLTC0.1507Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ONEOK INC OKEOKE0.1475EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
HASBRO INC HASHAS0.1461Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
REPUBLIC SERVICES INC RSGRSG0.1460IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
KLA-TENCOR CORP KLACKLAC0.1458Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INC DGXDGX0.1449Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
COLUMBIA PIPELINE GROUP CPGXCPGX0.1446UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
AMEREN CORPORATION AEEAEE0.1435UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP NYCBNYCB0.1405FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL CORP CINFCINF0.1367FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
WILLIS GROUP HOLDINGS PLC WSHWSH US0.1356FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL PNWPNW0.1343UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CABLEVISION SYSTEMS-NY GRP-A CVCCVC0.1330Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
RESMED INC RMDRMD0.1326Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
LEGGETT & PLATT INC LEGLEG0.1319Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY STXSTX0.1312Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
TEEKAY CORP TKTK US0.1288EnergyMid-CapUnited States
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY CBRLCBRL0.1284Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA PKGPKG0.1275MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS CORP FTRFTR0.1270Telecommunication ServicesMid-CapUnited States
DUNKIN BRANDS GROUP INC DNKNDNKN0.1251Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES NNNNNN0.1238FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
WP CAREY INC WPCWPC0.1228FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PEOPLES UNITED FINANCIAL PBCTPBCT0.1224FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP OXYOXY0.1214EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
BEMIS COMPANY BMSBMS0.1209MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
VIRTU FINANCIAL INC-CLASS A VIRTVIRT0.1202FinancialsSmall-CapUnited States
CULLEN/FROST BANKERS INC CFRCFR0.1190FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
LIBERTY PROPERTY TRUST LPTLPT0.1186FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SPIRIT REALTY CAPITAL INC SRCSRC0.1186FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GARMIN LTD GRMNGRMN US0.1184Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
IRON MOUNTAIN INC IRMIRM0.1178IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
OLD REPUBLIC INTL CORP ORIORI0.1166FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
OUTFRONT MEDIA INC OUTOUT0.1156Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL FAFFAF0.1154FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CO-CL A SMGSMG0.1145MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
PEPCO HOLDINGS INC POMPOM0.1132UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
HEALTHCARE TRUST OF AME-CL A HTAHTA0.1126FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
RETAIL PROPERTIES OF AME - A RPAIRPAI0.1118FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC MSIMSI0.1116Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS AEOAEO0.1112Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
MFA FINANCIAL INC MFAMFA0.1110FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
COMPASS MINERALS INTERNATION CMPCMP0.1106MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
TIME INC TIMETIME0.1098Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDS HEHE0.1091UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
EPR PROPERTIES EPREPR0.1088FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIE GLPIGLPI0.1084FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP-A RGCRGC0.1073Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
GEO GROUP INC/THE GEOGEO0.1070FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST INC MPWMPW0.1067FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
AMERICAN NATIONAL INSURANCE ANATANAT0.1061FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
COMMUNICATIONS SALES & LE CSALCSAL0.1050Telecommunication ServicesMid-CapUnited States
NATL HEALTH INVESTORS INC NHINHI0.1047FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BIOMED REALTY TRUST INC BMRBMR0.1033FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SENIOR HOUSING PROP TRUST SNHSNH0.1016FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CVS HEALTH CORP CVSCVS0.0669Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CBL & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES CBLCBL0.0548FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SCHLUMBERGER LTD SLBSLB0.0413EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
SAFEWAY CASA LEY CVR COMMON STOCK0.0048Micro-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.