With reference to the Circular to the Shareholders and Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting dated 8 September 2021 (the “Original Notice“) informing shareholders of the Fund (the “Shareholders“) about material changes to the methodology of the Reference Index of the Fund (the “Index Changes“) and the notice to Shareholders dated 1 October 2021 which postponed the effective date of the Index Changes, we hereby inform you that:
Hence, from 12 April 2022:
the Fund shall change its name to Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets ESG Screened UCITS ETF;
the Reference Index of the Fund shall change to MSCI EM Select ESG Screened Index (the “New Reference Index“). The original Reference Index (FTSE All-World ex UK Index) was designed to reflect the performance of shares of companies from developed countries and emerging markets worldwide excluding the UK, whereas the New Reference Index is designed to reflect the performance of the shares of large and medium capitalisation companies in emerging markets only which meet certain minimum Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG“) criteria;
the Index Administrator shall change to MSCI Limited;
the Management Company Fee, Platform Fee, and All-in Fee shall be reduced, as described in the Original Notice;
the Minimum Initial Investment Amount, Minimum Additional Investment Amount and Minimum Redemption Amount shall all change as described in the Original Notice; and
the Securities Lending Language of the Supplement shall be amended to provide that, where the Fund enters into Securities Lending Transactions, the collateral received in relation to such transactions shall comply with ESG standards.
Capitalised terms not defined herein shall have the meaning given to them in the prospectus of the Company (the “Prospectus“) and the supplement in respect of the Fund (the “Supplement“).
Further information regarding the changes mentioned above, are contained in the Original Notice. The revised Supplement, as well as the revised key investor information document in relation to the Fund shall be made available on the website of the Company (www.Xtrackers.com), and a copy of which may be obtained free of charge at the Company’s registered office or at the foreign representatives’ offices.
This notice is for information purposes only. Shareholders are not required to take any action. 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. All shareholders are strongly advised to consult their tax advisor to assess (1) the impact of the changes and any potential tax consequences thereof and (2) any potential changes between the current and / or future taxation of their investment under the laws of the countries of their nationality, residence, domicile or incorporation.
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.
For and on behalf of
Xtrackers (IE) plc
Registered in Dublin as an open-ended variable capital umbrella investment company with limited liability and as an umbrella fund with segregated liability between sub-funds.
Registration Number 393802. Registered Office as above.
Directors: Tom Murray (Irish), Michael Whelan (Irish), Gerry Grimes (Irish), Julien Boulliat (French), Philippe Ah-Sun (British)
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Xtrackers (IE) plc
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE SHAREHOLDERS OF XTRACKERS FTSE ALL-WORLD EX UK UCITS