FlexShares Announces Liquidation of Exchange Traded Fund
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHICAGO, June 26, 2023 -- Northern Trust’s FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds announced the liquidation and termination of the FlexShares ESG & Climate High Yield Corporate Core Index Fund (Ticker: FEHY) (the “Fund”). Prior to and through the close of regular trading (the “Close of Trading”) on the NYSE Arca, Inc. (“NYSE Arca”) on or about July 11, 2023 (the “Closing Date”), the Fund will undertake the process of closing down and liquidating its portfolio.
Upon the close of business on or about July 7, 2023, the Fund will discontinue accepting orders for the purchase of creation units. Trading of the Fund’s shares will be suspended prior to the open of regular trading (i.e., 9:30 a.m., Eastern time) on the NYSE Arca on July 12, 2023. Accordingly, the final date of trading of the Fund’s shares on the NYSE Arca will be July 11, 2023. Shareholders may sell their shares on or before the Close of Trading on July 11, 2023, and may incur customary brokerage charges associated with such sales.
Shareholders who do not sell their shares on or before the Close of Trading on July 11, 2023, will receive cash equal to the amount of the net asset value of their shares calculated as of the close of business on the Closing Date. Proceeds of the liquidation are currently expected to be sent to shareholders on or about July 18, 2023. Those shareholders remaining in the Fund on the Closing Date will not be charged any transaction fees by the Fund, but the net asset value of the Fund on the Closing Date will reflect trading costs associated with the sale of portfolio securities of the Fund.
If Fund shareholders sell their shares or receive a liquidating distribution, it is generally considered a taxable event and they should consult their tax advisor about the potential tax consequences.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. Visit us on FlexShares.com.
About Northern Trust Asset Management
Northern Trust Asset Management is a global investment manager that helps investors navigate changing market environments in efforts to realize their long-term objectives. Entrusted with $1 trillion in assets under management as of March 31, 2023, we understand that investing ultimately serves a greater purpose and believe investors should be compensated for the risks they take — in all market environments and any investment strategy. That’s why we combine robust capital markets research, expert portfolio construction and comprehensive risk management in an effort to craft innovative and efficient solutions that seek to deliver targeted investment outcomes. As engaged contributors to our communities, we consider it a great privilege to serve our investors and our communities with integrity, respect and transparency.
Northern Trust Asset Management is composed of Northern Trust Investments, Inc., Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, Northern Trust Fund Managers (Ireland) Limited, Northern Trust Global Investments Japan, K.K., NT Global Advisors, Inc., 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC, Northern Trust Asset Management Australia Pty Ltd and investment personnel of The Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong Limited and The Northern Trust Company.
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 a global presence with offices in 25 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and across 23 locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of March 31, 2023, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$14.2 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.3 trillion. For more than 130 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit us on northerntrust.com. Follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust or Northern Trust Corporation on LinkedIn.
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