Investment Company with Variable Capital
Registered office: 49, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg,
R.C.S. Luxembourg B-119.899
Important Notice to Shareholders of
Xtrackers DAX UCITS ETF
Xtrackers ShortDAX Daily Swap UCITS ETF
Xtrackers ShortDAX x2 Daily Swap UCITS ETF
Xtrackers LevDAX Daily Swap UCITS ETF
Xtrackers DAX Income UCITS ETF
17 September 2021
The board of directors of the Company (the "Board of Directors") hereby informs the shareholders of the Sub-Funds (the "Shareholders") of certain changes to the Reference Index of each Sub-Fund, as detailed below (collectively referred to as the “Changes”).
Capitalised terms used in this notice shall have the same meaning ascribed to them in the latest version of the prospectus of the Company (the “Prospectus”), unless the context otherwise requires.
A) CHANGES TO THE REFERENCE INDEX
1. The Reference Index of each Sub-Fund is either the DAX® Index or is linked to the DAX® Index (the “Index”). The Index is administered by STOXX Ltd. (the "Index Administrator").
The Index Administrator has announced that, effective from 20 September 2021 (the “Effective Date”), the number of index constituents will increase from 30 to 40, such that the Index will reflect the performance of the shares of 40 of the largest companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange which meet the applicable eligibility criteria.
2. From the September 2021 review onwards, the constituents will be selected by market capitalization only. The exchange turnover will no longer be part of the ranking process. Instead, constituents will need to fulfil requirements in terms of minimum turnover.
Full details on the announcement can be found at: https://www.dax-indices.com/document/Resources/Market_Consultation/Results_of_Market_Consultation_DAX_Index_ENG.pdf.
For the avoidance of doubt this is not a material change to each Reference Index, and the Sub-Funds’ names, investment policies, risk profiles and fees remain unchanged.
B) GENERAL INFORMATION
Copies of the revised Prospectus and the key information documents of the Sub-Funds reflecting the Changes will be made available on the Company’s Website on or around the Effective Date, 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.
Shareholders who have any queries or to whom any of the above is not clear should seek advice from their stockbroker, bank manager, legal advisor, accountant or other independent financial advisor. Shareholders should also consult their own professional advisors 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 Changes may be obtained from the legal entities mentioned under Contact information below, the offices of foreign representatives or by sending an email to Xtrackers@dws.com.
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.
The Board of Directors