Vanguard announces revised estimated 2013 annual capital gains distributions for the Vanguard ETFs

16 December 2013 | News from Vanguard



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Toronto, December 13, 2013 – Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. today announced revised estimated annual capital gains distributions for the Vanguard ETFsTM listed below for the 2013 tax year. These estimates replace the previous estimates issued in a press release dated December 5, 2013. Please note that these are estimated amounts only as of December 10, 2013 and reflect forward-looking information which may cause the estimates to change before the ETFs’ December 15, 2013 tax year-end.

These estimates are for the year-end capital gains distributions only, which will be re-invested and the resulting units immediately consolidated, so that the number of units held by each investor will not change. These estimates do not include estimates of ongoing monthly or quarterly distribution amounts.

Vanguard expects to announce the final year-end distribution amounts, as well as the monthly and quarterly cash distribution amounts, on or about December 18, 2013. The ex-dividend date for the 2013 annual distributions will be December 27, 2013. The record date for the 2013 annual distributions will be December 31, 2013, payable on January 6, 2014.

Vanguard ETF™ TSX Ticker Symbol Net asset value (NAV) per unit as at Dec 10, 2013 ($) Estimated annual capital gain per unit as at Dec 10, 2013 ($)  Estimated annual capital gain per unit as % of NAV at Dec 10, 2013
Vanguard FTSE Canada Index ETF VCE 27.8679 0.1374 0.4931%
Vanguard FTSE Canada All Cap Index ETF VCN 26.6130 0.0102 0.0382%
Vanguard FTSE Canadian High Dividend Yield Index ETF VDY 29.4057 0.0611 0.2076%
Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF VFV 34.0151 0.0010 0.0029%
Vanguard FTSE Canadian Capped REIT Index ETF VRE 24.1712 0.0324 0.1340%
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Index ETF VEE 26.4115 0.0041 0.0155%

Vanguard’s ten other TSX-listed ETFs are not expected to make capital gains distributions.

Forward-looking information

This notice contains forward-looking statements with respect to the estimated December 2013 capital gains distributions for the Vanguard ETFs. By their nature, these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual distributions to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Material factors that could cause the actual distributions to differ from the estimated distributions include, but are not limited to, the actual amounts of distributions received by the Vanguard ETFs, portfolio transactions, currency hedging transactions, and subscription and redemption activity.

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