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FlexShares STOXX Global ESG Impact 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 STOXX Global ESG Impact IndexSM (Underlying Index).

Different, by Design

1. Track STOXX index designed to serve as a core equity holding with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) exposure in an effort to enhance risk adjusted returns
2. Index assesses global companies based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in ESG categories
3. Index aggregates criteria into one score and "tilts" the portfolio to companies with the highest scores
4. Constraints are utilized in an effort to minimize overall risk within the strategy

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Fund Facts

as of 01/20/2017
Inception07/13/2016
CUSIP33939L688
Total Net Assets$ 7,924,649.73
Shares Outstanding100,001
# of Holdings*726
Gross Expense Ratio.43%
Net Expense Ratio**.42%
Index ProviderSTOXX
Primary ExchangeNASDAQ
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 July 5, 2017.

Tickers

ETF TickerESGG
Related IndexSXEIMGL
NAVESGG.NV
IOPVESGG.IV
Shares OutstandingESGG.SO
Estimated CashESGG.EU
Total CashESGG.TC

Fund Characteristics1

as of 01/20/2017
SEC Subsidized Yield2 (as of 12/31/2016)2.23%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield3
 (as of 12/31/2016)
2.20%
Distribution Yield42.24%
Weighted Average Market Cap138,039,711,943.67
Price to Earnings (as of 12/31/2016)24.19
Price to Book  (as of 12/31/2016)4.62
Price to Cash Flow  (as of 12/31/2016)15.51
Price to Sales  (as of 12/31/2016)2.85

Market Cap (%)

as of 01/20/2017
Large-Cap90.49
Mid-Cap8.49
Small-Cap1.02
Micro-Cap .00
Total100.00

Style (%)

as of 01/19/2017
Value33.99
Core40.85
Growth25.16
Total100.00

SECTOR ALLOCATIONS

COUNTRY 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 07/14/2016, when the fund first traded on NASDAQ. 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.

Month End Performance (%)

as of 12/31/2016
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 YearSince Inception
07/13/2016
Market Price.27-.81 N/A N/A2.26
NAV2.811.92 N/A N/A4.81
STOXX Global ESG Impact Index (SXEIMGV)2.831.89 N/A N/A4.83
MSCI World Index (M1WO)2.391.86 N/A N/A4.17

Quarter End Performance (%)

as of 12/31/2016
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 YearSince Inception
07/13/2016
Market Price.27-.81 N/A N/A2.26
NAV2.811.92 N/A N/A4.81
STOXX Global ESG Impact Index (SXEIMGV)2.831.89 N/A N/A4.83
MSCI World Index (M1WO)2.391.86 N/A N/A4.17
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 11/24/2015, when the fund first traded on NASDAQ. 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 01/20/2017
Gross Expense Ratio.43%
Net Expense Ratio*.42%
*NTI has contractually agreed to reimburse the fees and expenses of the Fund’s independent trustees and independent legal counsel until July 5, 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 01/20/2017
Price$79.58
Price $ Change$ .00
Price % Change .00%
Avg Bid/Ask Spread$.18
Bid/Ask Midpoint$79.58
Closing Bid Price$79.54
Closing Ask Price$79.62

Trading

as of 01/20/2017
52-Week High$79.82
52-Week Low$74.89
Premium/Discount$.33
Daily Trading Volume (Shares)28
Average Trading Volume (Shares)101
Shares Outstanding100,001

NAV Price

as of 01/20/2017
Price$79.25
Price $ Change$.35
Price % Change.44%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS

as of 01/20/2017
NameTickerFund
Weight %
SectorMarket CapCountry
APPLE INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.00001AAPL4.8143Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
MICROSOFT CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.00000625MSFT3.0476Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO COMMON STOCK USD 0.06GE1.9760IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
BANK OF AMERICA CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.01BAC1.6913FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
WELLS FARGO & CO COMMON STOCK USD 1.666WFC1.5452FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
EXXON MOBIL CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0XOM1.2933EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
INTEL CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.001INTC1.2672Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ALPHABET INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.001GOOG1.2060Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CITIGROUP INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01C1.2025FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
PFIZER INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.05PFE1.1963Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP COMMON STOCKIBM1.1000Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.1VZ1.0736Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
FACEBOOK INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.000006FB1.0645Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
NESTLE SA COMMON STOCK CHF 0.1NESN VX1.0468Consumer StaplesLarge-CapSwitzerland
MERCK & CO INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.5MRK1.0400Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
WALT DISNEY CO/THE COMMON STOCK USD 0.01DIS0.9869Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
AT&T INC COMMON STOCK USD 1T0.9472Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
SCHLUMBERGER LTD COMMON STOCK USD 0.01SLB0.9092EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP COMMON STOCK JPY7203 JP0.9006Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapJapan
NOVARTIS AG COMMON STOCK CHF 0.5NOVN VX0.8936Health CareLarge-CapSwitzerland
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE COMMON STOCK USD 0PG0.8349Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
COCA-COLA CO/THE COMMON STOCK USD 0.25KO0.8310Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
ROCHE HOLDING AG COMMON STOCK CHF 0ROG VX0.7962Health CareLarge-CapSwitzerland
AMAZON.COM INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01AMZN0.7800Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
PEPSICO INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.017PEP0.7655Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.0033BRK/B0.7160FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 0.5HSBA LN0.7012FinancialsLarge-CapUnited Kingdom
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA COMMON STOCK AUD 0CBA AU0.6426FinancialsLarge-CapAustralia
3M CO COMMON STOCK USD 0.01MMM0.6390IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
MCDONALD'S CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.01MCD0.6302Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
STARBUCKS CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.001SBUX0.6296Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
TORONTO-DOMINION BANK/THE COMMON STOCK CAD 0TD CN0.6115FinancialsLarge-CapCanada
CISCO SYSTEMS INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.001CSCO0.5908Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ACCENTURE PLC COMMON STOCK USD 0.0000225ACN US0.5873Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC COMMON STOCKRDSA NA0.5861EnergyLarge-CapUnited Kingdom
AMGEN INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.0001AMGN0.5734Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC COMMON STOCK USD 0PM0.5619Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CVS HEALTH CORPCVS0.5405Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
ALTRIA GROUP INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.333MO0.5298Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
SIEMENS AG COMMON STOCK EUR 0SIE GR0.4981IndustrialsLarge-CapGermany
ABBVIE INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01ABBV0.4953Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
MEDTRONIC PLC COMMON STOCK USD 0.1MDT US0.4817Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01WBA0.4752Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
SANOFI COMMON STOCK EUR 2SAN FP0.4675Health CareLarge-CapFrance
ELI LILLY & CO COMMON STOCK USD 0LLY0.4661Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
HONDA MOTOR CO LTD COMMON STOCK JPY7267 JP0.4624Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapJapan
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC COMMON STOCK USD 1TXN0.4593Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ABBOTT LABORATORIES COMMON STOCK USD 0ABT0.4541Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
ORACLE CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.01ORCL0.4475Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP COMMON STOCK USD 1UTX0.4445IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
 

DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

View by year:
Ex-DateRecord DatePayable DateIncomeShort-Term
Capital Gains
Long-Term
Capital Gains
Return of CapitalTotal Distribution
12/21/201712/26/201712/28/2017
09/18/201709/20/201709/22/2017
06/19/201706/21/201706/23/2017
03/20/201703/22/201703/24/2017
12/22/201612/27/201612/29/20160.4467560000.446756
09/19/201609/21/201609/23/20160.2325740000.232574

The STOXX® Global ESG Impact Index offers exposure to a set of global, developed-market companies that is tilted towards companies scoring better with respect to a select set of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) key performance indicators (KPIs). Eligible securities are selected from the STOXX Global 1800 Index. The bottom 50% of such companies based on their ESG KPI scores are excluded from the Index, as are companies that do not adhere to the UN Global compact principles, are involved in controversial weapons or are coal miners (ICB Subsector 1771). Components are then weighted by free-float market cap combined with a cap factor that is based on a company’s aggregate ESG KPI score. Component weightings may also be adjusted to ensure that the weight representation of each country in the Underlying Index does not vary from that in the STOXX Global 1800 Index by more than +/-1 percentage point and that the weight of a single company is less than 5% at time of each index rebalancing or reconstitution.