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FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund

Objective and Strategy

The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive IndexSM (Underlying Index).

Different, by Design

1. Assess the current financial state of US companies based on a proprietary quality factor
2. Maximize exposure to quality and dividends while maintaining a beta generally less than 1
3. Utilize constraints in an effort to minimize the overall risk of the strategy

Spotlight on QDEF

Fund Facts

as of 08/29/2016
Inception12/14/2012
CUSIP33939L845
Total Net Assets$ 248,848,513.74
Shares Outstanding6,550,001
# of Holdings*187
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 08/29/2016
SEC Subsidized Yield2
 (as of 07/31/2016)
3.08%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield3
 (as of 07/31/2016)
3.08%
Distribution Yield42.51%
12-Month Dividend Yield52.79%
Weighted Average Dividend Yield*****3.35%
Weighted Average Market Cap100,537,328,454.95
Weighted Average Beta.81
Price to Earnings (as of 07/31/2016)22.23
Price to Book  (as of 07/31/2016)7.24
Price to Cash Flow  (as of 07/31/2016)14.41
Price to Sales  (as of 07/31/2016)2.68
View Standardized Performance

Market Cap (%)

as of 08/29/2016
Large-Cap77.61
Mid-Cap22.19
Small-Cap.20
Micro-Cap .00
Total100.00

Style (%)

as of 08/30/2016
Value52.09
Core32.46
Growth15.45
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 07/31/2016
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 Year3 YearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price3.143.1411.648.6610.6515.26
NAV3.173.1711.528.7010.6215.24
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index (NTUQDDFTR)3.173.1711.579.0811.0815.70
Russell 1000 Index (RU10INTR)3.813.817.694.8410.9214.90

Quarter End Performance (%)

as of 06/30/2016
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 Year3 yearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price2.183.208.247.1311.3914.65
NAV2.203.148.097.0511.3614.62
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index (NTUQDDFTR)2.263.208.147.5911.8115.09
Russell 1000 Index (RU10INTR).232.543.742.9311.4714.07
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 08/29/2016
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 08/29/2016
Price$38.02
Price $ Change$.33
Price % Change.87%
Avg Bid/Ask Spread$.04
Bid/Ask Midpoint$38.02
Closing Bid Price$37.99
Closing Ask Price$38.04

Trading

as of 08/29/2016
52-Week High$38.43
52-Week Low$31.27
Premium/Discount$.02
Daily Trading Volume (Shares)13,690
Average Trading Volume (Shares)23,660
Shares Outstanding6,550,001

NAV Price

as of 08/29/2016
Price$37.99
Price $ Change$.21
Price % Change.56%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS

as of 08/29/2016
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Weight %
SectorMarket CapCountry
MERCK & CO. INC. MRKMRK3.4836Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
WELLS FARGO & CO WFCWFC3.3471FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
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EXXON MOBIL CORP XOMXOM2.1053EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJJNJ1.9800Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
BOEING CO/THE BABA1.9183IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
HOME DEPOT INC HDHD1.8944Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE-CL B UPSUPS1.7145IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC TXNTXN1.6661Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL PMPM1.6180Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
PFIZER INC PFEPFE1.4923Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP LMTLMT1.4443IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC VZVZ1.4317Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
INTEL CORP INTCINTC1.3387Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CHEVRON CORP CVXCVX1.3262EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
CISCO SYSTEMS INC CSCOCSCO1.2935Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PEPSICO INC PEPPEP1.1849Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP IBMIBM1.1569Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP KMBKMB1.0764Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO GEGE0.9554IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
TARGET CORP TGTTGT0.9461Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
QUALCOMM INC QCOMQCOM0.9124Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
MCDONALDS CORP MCDMCD0.9097Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
YUM! BRANDS INC YUMYUM0.8701Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO EMREMR0.7641IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
GAP INC/THE GPSGPS0.7503Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
ELI LILLY & CO LLYLLY0.7201Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
HP INC HPQHPQ0.7178Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP CCICCI0.7139FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER AEPAEP0.7082UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
ANTHEM INC ANTMANTM0.6945Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
P G & E CORP PCGPCG0.6942UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
NORDSTROM INC JWNJWN0.6928Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
MACYS INC MM0.6615Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYS BRCDBRCD0.6503Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
XILINX INC XLNXXLNX0.6489Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS AEOAEO0.6478Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
KOHLS CORP KSSKSS0.6460Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
WESTERN DIGITAL CORP WDCWDC0.6294Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOG IGTIGT0.6238Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
CARDINAL HEALTH INC CAHCAH0.6118Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
LPL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC LPLALPLA0.6036FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO JPMJPM0.6026FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
JABIL CIRCUIT INC JBLJBL0.5973Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE PGPG0.5973Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC EDED0.5972UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
H&R BLOCK INC HRBHRB0.5963Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS MXIMMXIM0.5959Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
WESTERN UNION CO WUWU0.5944Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CA INC CACA0.5826Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ONEOK INC OKEOKE0.5776EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC EATEAT0.5748Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
CENTURYLINK INC CTLCTL0.5712Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
DSW INC-CLASS A DSWDSW0.5710Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
GENUINE PARTS CO GPCGPC0.5709Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
LIBERTY PROPERTY TRUST LPTLPT0.5676FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP TUPTUP0.5664Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
AMEREN CORPORATION AEEAEE0.5540UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
XEROX CORP XRXXRX0.5476Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
HERSHEY CO/THE HSYHSY0.5412Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
EVEREST RE GROUP LTD RERE US0.5402FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
SONOCO PRODUCTS CO SONSON0.5392MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
VIACOM INC-CLASS B VIABVIAB0.5388Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CLOROX COMPANY CLXCLX0.5321Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD VRVR US0.5289FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
J2 GLOBAL INC JCOMJCOM0.5236Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
PROGRESSIVE CORP PGRPGR0.5234FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL PNWPNW0.5221UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
NAVIENT CORP NAVINAVI0.5200FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
XENIA HOTELS & RESORTS INC XHRXHR0.5194FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
IRON MOUNTAIN INC IRMIRM0.5183FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
STAPLES INC SPLSSPLS0.5178Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
VIACOM INC-CLASS A VIAVIA0.5128Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
BANK OF HAWAII CORP BOHBOH0.5100FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
DUKE ENERGY CORP DUKDUK0.5098UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
ERIE INDEMNITY COMPANY-CL A ERIEERIE0.5093FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
FIRSTENERGY CORP FEFE0.5070UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
RR DONNELLEY & SONS CO RRDRRD0.5058IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
RETAIL PROPERTIES OF AME - A RPAIRPAI0.5056FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES INC JKHYJKHY0.4988Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
GAMESTOP CORP-CLASS A GMEGME0.4953Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC DRIDRI0.4860Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC CHRWCHRW0.4844IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
PITNEY BOWES INC PBIPBI0.4709IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
PAPA JOHNS INTL INC PZZAPZZA0.4696Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
HOLLYFRONTIER CORP HFCHFC0.4653EnergyMid-CapUnited States
CAL-MAINE FOODS INC CALMCALM0.4585Consumer StaplesMid-CapUnited States
WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL-A WDRWDR0.4565FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
DOMTAR CORP UFSUFS0.4546MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
ALLEGIANT TRAVEL CO ALGTALGT0.4477IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
AMGEN INC AMGNAMGN0.4293Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
SOUTHERN CO/THE SOSO0.4266UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL MILLS INC GISGIS0.4260Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
NATL HEALTH INVESTORS INC NHINHI0.3996FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
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GNC HOLDINGS INC-CL A GNCGNC0.3780Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
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QUESTAR CORP STRSTR0.3440UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
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WASTE MANAGEMENT INC WMWM0.2743IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
FAIR ISAAC CORP FICOFICO0.2438Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
BANK OF AMERICA CORP BACBAC0.2413FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
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KLA-TENCOR CORP KLACKLAC0.2379Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
WELLTOWER INC HCNHCN0.2377FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GP PEGPEG0.2214UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
PPL CORP PPLPPL0.2198UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
VENTAS INC VTRVTR0.2195FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC ATVIATVI0.2177Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY STXSTX0.2156Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
SYMANTEC CORP SYMCSYMC0.2121Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
SPECTRA ENERGY CORP SESE0.2093EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC DPSDPS0.1940Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORP LLTCLLTC0.1930Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PAYCHEX INC PAYXPAYX0.1906Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO IPIP0.1849MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
XCEL ENERGY INC XELXEL0.1843UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
ACCENTURE PLC-CL A ACNACN US0.1835Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
WILLIAMS COS INC WMBWMB0.1793EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL CORP CINFCINF0.1772FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
FORD MOTOR CO FF0.1733Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INC DGXDGX0.1707Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
REPUBLIC SERVICES INC RSGRSG0.1648IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
ENTERGY CORP ETRETR0.1627UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CITIGROUP INC CC0.1611FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
SCANA CORP SCGSCG0.1592UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIO BRBR0.1581Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
MATTEL INC MATMAT0.1562Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
COMMUNICATIONS SALES & LE CSALCSAL0.1534FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HELMERICH & PAYNE HPHP0.1533EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC CNPCNP0.1509UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES NNNNNN0.1501FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
GARMIN LTD GRMNGRMN US0.1470Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST HPTHPT0.1460FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
MARVELL TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD MRVLMRVL US0.1454Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
LEGGETT & PLATT INC LEGLEG0.1447Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC MSIMSI0.1441Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
HANCOCK HOLDING CO HBHCHBHC0.1430FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
EPR PROPERTIES EPREPR0.1423FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
WP CAREY INC WPCWPC0.1418FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ASSURANT INC AIZAIZ0.1418FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
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LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES LHOLHO0.1384FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PROASSURANCE CORP PRAPRA0.1367FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BOK FINANCIAL CORPORATION BOKFBOKF0.1365FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORP CIMCIM0.1342FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PEOPLES UNITED FINANCIAL PBCTPBCT0.1293FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ALLIED WORLD ASSURANCE CO AWHAWH US0.1266FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BEMIS COMPANY BMSBMS0.1247MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP MENTMENT0.1244Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
BLACKBAUD INC BLKBBLKB0.1219Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CO-CL A SMGSMG0.1218MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
OLD REPUBLIC INTL CORP ORIORI0.1207FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
FNF GROUP FNFFNF0.1204FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CULLEN/FROST BANKERS INC CFRCFR0.1193FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
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TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP TWOTWO0.1179FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY CBRLCBRL0.1168Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
VECTOR GROUP LTD VGRVGR0.1167Consumer StaplesMid-CapUnited States
NEW RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT NRZNRZ0.1145FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
AMERICAN NATIONAL INSURANCE ANATANAT0.1121FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BGC PARTNERS INC-CL A BGCPBGCP0.1107FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP-A RGCRGC0.1100Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL FAFFAF0.1083FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
DUNKIN BRANDS GROUP INC DNKNDNKN0.1057Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
MFA FINANCIAL INC MFAMFA0.0994FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ARTISAN PARTNERS ASSET MA -A APAMAPAM0.0987FinancialsSmall-CapUnited States
STORE CAPITAL CORP STORSTOR0.0985FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
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OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP OXYOXY0.0872EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORP NATINATI0.0857Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
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SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP SIXSIX0.0775Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
MERCURY GENERAL CORP MCYMCY0.0772FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CMS ENERGY CORP CMSCMS0.0541UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CVR ENERGY INC CVICVI0.0460EnergyMid-CapUnited States
CVS HEALTH CORP CVSCVS0.0446Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
SCHLUMBERGER LTD SLBSLB0.0389EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
3M CO MMMMMM0.0385IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
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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.