Xtrackers (IE) plc
Investment Company with Variable Capital
Registered Office: 78 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland Registered Number: 393802
Important Notice to Shareholders of
Xtrackers FTSE All-World ex UK UCITS ETF
ISIN - IE00BM67HJ62
12 June 2019
The board of directors of the Company (the “Board of Directors”) hereby informs the shareholders of the Sub-Fund (the “Shareholders”) of certain changes relating to the Sub-Fund’s Reference Index, the FTSE All World ex UK Index.
FTSE International Limited, the index provider of the Reference Index (the “Index Provider”), has announced the upgrade of China A-Shares from ‘Unclassified’ to ‘Secondary Emerging Market’ status in response to progression towards market reforms and increased access for global investors.
As a result, the Index Provider will commence with the inclusion of China A-Shares within the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (which includes the Reference Index) on a phased basis. The first phase (“Phase 1”) will be carried out in three separate tranches as part of the quarterly/semi-annual index reviews, respectively on 24 June 2019, September 2019 and March 2020.
Under Phase 1, China A-Shares will be included in the Reference Index based on 25% of the investability weight of each security available under the Northbound China Stock Connect Scheme Buy-and-Sell list, and implemented in the following proportions: 20% for the first tranche, and 40% for each subsequent tranche.
Accordingly, as a result of the above changes, the Sub-Fund may invest directly in China A-Shares via Stock Connect.
Based on current index levels, it is anticipated that following the completion of Phase 1, the weighting of China A-Shares in the Reference Index will be approximately 0.6%.
Further information and Risk Factors regarding the usage of Stock Connect and exposure to China A-Shares will be included in the revised Supplement, and copies of the revised Supplement and the key investor information document of the Sub-Fund reflecting the inclusion will be made available on the website of the Company (www.Xtrackers.com), and copies thereof may be obtained on request free of charge at the registered office of the Company or at the offices of foreign representatives, once available.
Capitalised terms not defined herein shall have the meaning given to them in the 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 advisor, accountant or other independent financial advisor.
Shareholders should also consult their own professional advisors as to any specific tax or legal implications under the laws of the countries of their nationality, residence, domicile or incorporation.
Further information in relation to the above change may be obtained from the legal entities mentioned under ‘Contact information’ below, the offices of foreign representatives, by sending an email to Xtrackers@dws.com, or at the following websites:
Neither the contents of the Company's website nor the contents of any other website accessible from hyperlinks on the Company's website is incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement.
Xtrackers (IE) plc
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