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Exchange Bulletin

BMO Low Volatility International Equity Hedged to CAD ETF (ZLD) To Trade On Toronto Stock Exchange


February 9, 2016

BMO Low Volatility International Equity Hedged to CAD ETF (the “BMO ETF”) - An application has been granted for the original listing in the Non-Corporate Issuer category of 100,000 CAD Units (the “Units) of the BMO ETF, all of which will be issued and outstanding upon completion of an initial public offering (the “Offering”).

Listing of the Units will become effective at 5:01 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in anticipation of the Offering closing prior to the opening of business on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The Units will be posted for trading at the opening of business on February 10, 2016 upon confirmation of the closing of the Offering.

The BMO ETF is authorized to issue an unlimited number of Units, each of which represents an equal, undivided interest in the net assets of the BMO ETF. Units of the BMO ETF are being issued and sold on a continuous basis and there is no maximum number of Units that may be issued.

Registration of interests in, and transfer of, the Units will be made only through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. (“CDS”). Beneficial owners will not have the right to receive physical certificates evidencing their ownership of the Units. Units must be purchased, transferred and surrendered for exchange or redemption only through a CDS participant.

Additional information on the Units may be found in the prospectus dated January 29, 2016 (the “Prospectus”), which is available at www.SEDAR.com. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein are as defined in the Prospectus.

 

Stock Symbol: "ZLD" CUSIP: 05582R 10 5 Currency: CDN$

 

Designated Market Maker: BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.
Other Markets: None
Head Office Address: 100 King Street West, 43rd Floor
Toronto, ON
M5X 1A1
Website: www.bmo.com/etflegal
Email: kevin.gopaul@bmo.com
Head Office Telephone Number: (416) 359-7635
Fax Number: (416) 359-5991
Investor Relations: Kevin R. Gopaul
(416) 359-7635
kevin.gopaul@bmo.com
Chief Financial Officer: Thomas Burian
Corporate Secretary: Benjamin Iraya
Incorporation: The BMO ETF was established under the laws of the Province of Ontario on January 29, 2016 pursuant to a master declaration of trust dated May 12, 2009, as may be amended or amended and restated from time to time.
Manager and Trustee: BMO Asset Management Inc.
Transfer Agent & Registrar: CST Trust Company at its principal offices in Toronto.
Fiscal Year End: December 31
Nature of Business: The BMO ETF seeks to provide Unitholders with exposure to the performance of a portfolio of international stocks with the potential for long-term capital appreciation. Securities will be selected from the international equity universe. The securities that have lower sensitivity to market movements (beta) will be selected for the portfolio and it will be weighted so that a higher allocation is given to securities with lower beta. The currency exposures are hedged back to Canadian dollars.
Distributions: Cash distributions on Units of the BMO ETF are expected to be paid on a quarterly basis primarily out of dividends or distributions, and other income or gains, received by the BMO ETF less the expenses of the BMO ETF. To the extent that the expenses of the BMO ETF exceed the income generated by the BMO ETF in any given quarter, no distribution will be paid.

On an annual basis, the BMO ETF will ensure that all of its income and net realized capital gains have been distributed to Unitholders to such an extent that the BMO ETF will not be liable for ordinary income tax thereon.
Sponsor: Not applicable
Initial Issuance of Units: Pursuant to the terms of the Prospectus, Units will be issued and sold on a continuous basis and there will be no maximum number of Units that may be issued. Units sold in connection with the Offering for the BMO ETF will amount to 100,000 CAD Units at a price of $20.00 per Unit.