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FlexShares International Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund

For investors seeking a defensive approach to international quality.

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

$19.57 (-1.22%)

$19.82

0.47%

$24.32/$16.86

OBJECTIVE AND STRATEGY

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Northern Trust International Quality Dividend Defensive Index

Diagraming the index process

Defensive Approach to Dividend Quality

In depth discussion of the index and fund process

INDEX

The Northern Trust International Quality Dividend Defensive Index is designed to provide exposure to a high-quality income-oriented portfolio of long-only international securities issued by non-U.S.-based companies, 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 International Large Cap IndexSM (Parent Index). Companies that are 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

FlexShares International Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund (IQDE) is passively managed and uses a representative sampling strategy to track its Underlying Index. Use of a representative sampling strategy creates Tracking Risk where the Fund's performance could vary substantially from the performance of the Underlying Index along with the risk of high portfolio turnover. Additionally, the Fund is at increased Dividend Risk, as the issuers of the underlying stock might not declare a dividend, or the dividend rate may not remain at current levels. The Fund is also is at increased risk of Industry Concentration, where it may be more than 25% invested in the assets of a single industry. Investments in foreign market securities involve certain risks such as currency volatility, political and social instability and reduced market liquidity. To the extent that the Fund invests in Emerging markets, those investments may be subject to increased price volatility and may be more susceptible to adverse economic, market, political or regulatory occurrences affecting that country, market, industry, sector or asset class. The Fund may be more susceptible to adverse economic, market, political or regulatory occurrences affecting that country, market, industry, sector or asset class. Finally, the Fund may also be subject to increased Volatility Risk, where volatility may not equal the target of the Underlying Index.

The Northern Trust International Quality Dividend Defensive Index is the intellectual property (including registered trademarks) of Northern Trust and/or its licensors ("Licensors"), which is used under license. The securities based on the Index are in no way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Northern Trust and its Licensors and neither of the Licensors shall have any liability with respect thereto.

All data provided by: Northern Trust, J.P. Morgan, Refinitiv and Morningstar.