Tue, 3rd Feb 2015 10:00
db x-trackersInvestment company with variable capitalRegistered office: 49, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 LuxembourgR.C.S. Luxembourg B-119.899(the “Company”)IMPORTANT NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS OFdb x-trackers Harvest CSI300 INDEX UCITS ETF (DR)1D: LU0875160326(the “Sub-Fund”)
3 February 2015
The Board of Directors hereby informs the shareholders of the Sub-Fund (the “Shareholders”) that the Sub-Fund will be allowed to invest and have direct access to certain eligible China A-shares via the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect (“Stock Connect”). The Stock Connect is a securities trading and clearing linked program developed by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Shanghai Stock Exchange (“SSE”) and China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation Limited, with an aim to achieve mutual stock market access between the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong.
The Stock Connect comprises a Northbound Trading Link (for investment in China A-shares) by which investors, through their Hong Kong brokers and a securities trading service company established by the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, may be able to place orders to trade eligible shares listed on the SSE by routing orders to the SSE.
Further information about the Stock Connect is available online at the website: http://www.hkex.com.hk/eng/market/sec_tradinfra/chinaconnect/chinaconnect.htm
For the avoidance of doubt, the Sub-Fund will also continue to benefit from and invest through the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) quota given to Harvest Global Investments Limited. The objective of the proposed change is to expand the capacity of the Sub-Fund by benefiting from an additional direct access to China A-Shares listed on the SSE.
The Investment Policy of the Sub-Fund will remain unchanged and the Sub-Fund will continue to follow a Direct Investment Policy. Harvest Global Investments Limited will continue to perform the investment management function with respect to the assets of the Sub-Fund. In addition, no costs or expenses relating to the above mentioned change and their implementation will be borne by Shareholders.
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, which will be 4 February 2015. Revised copies of the Prospectus reflecting the above change will be available on the website of the Company (http://www.etf.db.com), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neither the contents of the Company's, nor the contents of any other website accessible from hyperlinks on this announcement, is incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement.
The board of directors
49, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
DB Platinum Advisors
2, boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-1115 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
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