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FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund

For investors seeking an investment that emphasizes developed markets quality and low volatility.

The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Northern Trust Developed Markets ex US Quality Low Volatility Index (the “Underlying Index”).

$24.06 (-1.30%)

$24.09

0.32%

$28.21/$21.06

OBJECTIVE AND STRATEGY

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Northern Trust Developed Markets ex US Quality Low Volatility Index

Diagraming the index process

Targeting Volatility and Non-US Quality

In depth discussion of the index and fund process

INDEX

The Northern Trust Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Index (Underlying Index) is designed to reflect the performance of a selection of companies that, in aggregate, possess lower overall absolute volatility characteristics relative to the Northern Trust Global Index, excluding the United States. The Underlying Index looks to select companies from the Parent Index that are designated as Large/Mid cap companies as defined by the Parent Index and exhibit financial strength and stability (i.e., quality) characteristics. The Underlying Index seeks to enhance risk-return characteristics and have lower volatility to the broader developed ex-US equity market.

Index Methodology

The FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund (QLVD) 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 higher portfolio turnover. Although the fund seeks lower volatility than the broader developed international equity market, there is no guarantee it will be successful as securities or other assets in the Fund’s portfolio may be subject to greater price volatility than the market as a whole. Foreign and emerging market securities involve certain risks such as currency volatility, political and social instability and reduced market liquidity. The Fund may also invest in derivative instruments. 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.

The Northern Trust Developed Markets ex US Quality Low Volatility 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.