In order to comply with Executive Order 13959 entitled Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies dated November 12, 2020 (together with relevant guidance issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), the “Executive Order”) prohibiting transactions by United States persons in publicly traded securities of certain Chinese companies (collectively, “Sanctioned Securities”), Northern Trust Investments, Inc. (“NTI”), on behalf of FlexShares Trust and Northern Funds, has taken the following steps to act in accordance with the Executive Order:
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