FlexShares To Transfer Exchange Listing of Two ETFs to Cboe Global Markets

December 14, 2018

Media Contacts:

Doug Holt
Tom Pinto




CHICAGO -- Northern Trust's FlexShares® Exchange Traded Funds today announced plans to transfer the listings of FlexShares Morningstar® U.S. Market Factor Tilt Index Fund (TILT) and FlexShares STOXX® US ESG Impact Index Fund (ESG) from NYSE and Nasdaq respectively to the Cboe Global Markets, effective on or about December 28, 2018. Current shareholders in these funds are not required to take any actions as a result of these changes.

FlexShares' Capital Markets team is dedicated to optimizing the ETF trading experience by consistently evaluating each product listing to select the top exchange for its funds. With this transfer, FlexShares is aiming to diversify the exchanges on which its ETFs trade. Many FlexShares ETFs remain listed on NYSE and Nasdaq, as FlexShares continues to consider them strong listing partners.

About FlexShares

FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds are designed to pursue specific investment goals across both passive and active strategies. FlexShares offers differentiated ETF strategies that can improve and simplify the investment decision process for the long-term investor. Follow us on Twitter @FlexSharesETFs.

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and 23 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of September 30, 2018, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$10.8 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.1 trillion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. For more information, visit www.northerntrust.com.

Before investing carefully consider the FlexShares investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses.  This and other information is in the prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by visiting https://www.flexshares.com.  Read the prospectus carefully before you invest. Foreside Fund Services, LLC, distributor.

An investment in FlexShares is subject to numerous risks, including possible loss of principal. Fund returns may not match the return of the respective indexes. The Funds are subject to the following principal risks: asset class; commodity; concentration; counterparty; currency; derivatives; dividend; emerging markets; equity securities; fluctuation of yield; foreign securities; geographic; income; industry concentration; inflation-protected securities; infrastructure-related companies; interest rate / maturity risk; issuer; large cap; management; market; market trading; mid cap stock; MLP; momentum; natural resources; new funds; non-diversification; passive investment; privatization; small cap stock; tracking error; value investing; and volatility risk. A full description of risks is in the prospectus.