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FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund (QDF)

Quick StatsAs Of 11/14/2018

Market Price
$44.27 (-0.83%)
52-Week High
$48.14
52-Week Low
$42.23
Inception
12/14/2012
Primary Exchange
NYSE
CUSIP
33939L860
Total Net Assets
$1.74B
Number of Holdings*
139
SEC Subsidized Yield1 (as of 10/31/2018)
2.79%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield2 (as of 10/31/2018)
2.79%
Distribution Yield3
2.95%
12-Month Dividend Yield4
2.77%
Gross Expense Ratio
.38%
Net Expense Ratio**
.37%
Price to Earnings (as of 10/31/2018)
$20.97
Price to Book (as of 10/31/2018)
$6.69
Weighted Average Market Cap
$164.21B
*Cash positions and derivatives such as futures & currency forwards are not included in the number of holdings.
**Northern Trust Investments, Inc. ("NTI" or "Investment Adviser") has contractually agreed to reimburse the fees and expenses of the Trust’s independent trustees and their independent legal counsel until March 1, 2019.

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 IndexTM (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 near 1
3. Utilize constraints in an effort to minimize the overall risk of the strategy

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FLEXSHARES STRATEGY

Income Generation

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PRICING AND PERFORMANCE

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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. 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.
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Pricing information presented here is historical, and is not indicative of future results. Investment pricing may vary, and at the time of purchase or sale of an investment it may not be indicative of the numbers above. For most recent pricing please call 1-855-353-9383 (1-855-FlexETF).

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. 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.
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Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. The Growth of $10,000 chart is hypothetical based upon the historical performance of the Fund. It includes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains at net asset value: actual returns may differ. It does not reflect the deduction of other fees and expenses, in which case the performance would have been lower. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

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. 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.
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HOLDINGS

Top 10 holdings for QDF make up _!HOLDINGPERCENT of the fund's total holdings

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

QDF holdings span _!SECTORNUMBER sectors

MARKET CAP

QDF holdings lean towards Large Cap but are diverse

STYLE

QDF is style balanced with a lean towards Value

COUNTRY BREAKDOWN

INDEX

The Northern Trust Quality Dividend 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 similar to 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.

Index Methodology

Definitions

1SEC 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.
2SEC 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.
3Distribution 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.
412-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.

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