Mon, 4th Sep 2017 09:00
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
db x-trackers Harvest FTSE China A-H 50 Index UCITS ETF (DR)
4 September 2017
The board of directors of the Company hereby informs the shareholders of the Sub-Fund (the “Shareholders”) that the index provider (“FTSE”) of the FTSE China A-H 50 Index (the “Reference Index”) tracked by the Sub-Fund has decided to change the calculation methodology in respect of the Reference Index as follows, with an effective date of 18 September 2017 (the “Effective Date”):
(i) To clarify that FTSE is the Benchmark Administrator of the Reference Index; and
(ii) To amend the universe from which the constituents of the Reference Index are selected such that from the Effective Date the China A Shares included in the Reference Index will no longer be comprised of companies comprising the FTSE China A All-Share Index, and will instead be comprised of companies comprising the FTSE China A All Cap Free Index.
The FTSE China A All Cap Free Index includes all China A share classes of equity listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange (provided that certain shares may be excluded). The review of the FTSE China A All Cap Free Index takes place in March and September.
For the avoidance of doubt, shareholders should note that the investment objective and the relevant Reference Index of the Sub-Fund will remain unchanged (with the exception of the changes described above).
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 (www.Xtrackers.com), and may be obtained free of charge at the Company’s registered office or at the foreign representatives’ offices, once available.
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.
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 Xtrackers@db.com.
49, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Deutsche Asset Management S.A.
2, boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-1115 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
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