Important Notice to Shareholders


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Investment company with variable capital

Registered office: 49, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg

R.C.S. Luxembourg B-119.899

(the “Company”)



(1C: LU0292108619)

db x-trackers S&P 500 UCITS ETF

(1C: LU0490618542)

(together referred to as the “Sub-Funds”)

7 August 2015

The Board of Directors hereby informs the shareholders of the Sub-Funds (the Shareholders”) that it has resolved to change the investment manager of the Sub-Funds as described below with effect as from the following dates:

  • db x-trackers MSCI EM LATAM INDEX UCITS ETF: 9 September 2015
  • db x-trackers S&P 500 UCITS ETF: 24 September 2015

(each date an “Effective Date”).

Currently, State Street Global Advisors Limited ("SSGA") acts as investment manager of the Sub-Funds. SSGA shall be replaced by Deutsche Asset Management (UK) Limited ("DeAM (UK)") in order to act as the new investment manager of the Sub-Funds. DeAM (UK) was incorporated in the United Kingdom on 16 September 2004 and is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Furthermore, DeAM (UK) will appoint Deutsche International Corporate Services (Ireland) Limited (“DICSIL”) to provide certain operational support services in respect to the Sub-Funds. For the avoidance of any doubt, DICSIL will not carry out any portfolio management functions. DICSIL was incorporated under the laws of Ireland on 19 September 1989 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG. The principal activity of DICSIL is to manage and/or administer collective investment schemes and special purpose vehicles. DICSIL is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

The above mentioned changes have been decided in order to optimise and rationalise the portfolio management set-up of the Sub-Funds.

There will be no increase in the fees levied on the Sub-Funds as a result of this replacement. In addition, no costs or expenses relating to the above mentioned change and its implementation will be borne by Shareholders.

The Investment Objective and Policy of the Sub-Funds will remain unchanged and the investment style and investment philosophy will remain the same.

Shareholders who subscribe or redeem shares in the Sub-Funds on the primary market and who do not agree with the above change are entitled to redeem their shares in the Sub-Funds in accordance with the prospectus of the Company. Such redemption shall be free of any Redemption Charge until one day prior to the relevant Effective Date. Please note that the Company does not charge any redemption fee for the sale of shares in the secondary market. Orders to sell shares through a stock exchange can be placed via an authorized intermediary or stockbroker. However, shareholders should note that orders in the secondary market may incur costs over which the Company has no control and to which the above exemption of Redemption Charge does not apply.

The above mentioned change will be reflected in a revised prospectus of the Company (the “Prospectus”) to be issued on or around the Effective Date. Revised copies of the Prospectus reflecting the above change will be available on the website of the Company (, and may be obtained free of charge at the Company’s registered office or at the foreign representatives’ offices, once available.

Capitalised terms used in this letter shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the current Prospectus unless the context otherwise requires.

If you have any queries or if any of the above is not clear, you should seek advice from your stockbroker, bank manager, legal adviser, accountant or other independent financial advisor.

Shareholders should also consult their own professional advisers as to the specific tax implications under the laws of the countries of their nationality, residence, domicile or incorporation.

Further information in relation to the above may also be obtained from the legal entities mentioned under ‘Contact information’ below or by sending an email to

Neither the contents of the Index Sponsor’s or Company's website, nor the contents of any other website accessible from hyperlinks on the Index Sponsor’s or Company's website, is incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement.

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The board of directors

Contact information

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49, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Investment S.A.

2, boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-1115 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Short Name: db x-trackers
Category Code: MSC
Sequence Number: 477622
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150731T153826+0100


Deutsche Bank AG


Deutsche Bank AG