DWS today announced the impending closure and liquidation of two Xtrackers ETFs: Xtrackers Eurozone Equity ETF (Cboe BZX: EURZ) and Xtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF (NYSE Arca: JPN).
Xtrackers Eurozone Equity ETF is listed on Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. Xtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF is listed on NYSE Arca, Inc. After the close of business on March 7, 2022, the liquidating funds will no longer accept creation orders and the final day of trading on the exchanges will be March 7, 2022. Proceeds of the liquidation are currently scheduled to be sent to shareholders on or about March 16, 2022.
When the liquidating fund commences liquidation of its portfolio securities, the liquidating fund may hold cash and securities that may not be consistent with the liquidating fund’s investment objective and strategy. During this period, the liquidating fund is likely to incur higher tracking error than is typical for the liquidating fund. Furthermore, during the time between market open on March 8, 2022 and March 16, 2022, because shares will not be traded on the exchanges, DWS cannot assure investors that there will be a market for their shares.
Shareholders may sell their holdings of a liquidating fund on the relevant exchange until the market close on March 7, 2022, and may incur typical transaction fees from their broker-dealer. If a shareholder still holds shares on March 16, 2022, each liquidating fund will automatically redeem those shares for cash at the current net asset value as of the close of business on that date. Shareholders generally will recognize a capital gain or loss on the redemptions. The liquidating funds may or may not, depending upon each liquidating fund’s circumstances, pay one or more dividends or other distributions prior to or along with the redemption payments. Investors should consult their personal tax advisor about the potential tax consequences.
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ETF shares are not individually redeemable, and owners of shares may acquire those shares from the Fund, or tender such shares for the redemption to the Fund, in Creation Units only.
Consider each fund’s investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other important information can be found in each fund’s prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 1-855-DBX-ETFS (1-855-329-3837) or by viewing or downloading a prospectus at www.Xtrackers.com. Please read it carefully before investing.
Xtrackers ETFs are managed by DBX Advisors LLC (the Advisor), and distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. (ALPS). The Advisor is a wholly owned subsidiary of DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA, and is not affiliated with ALPS.Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Stocks may decline in value. Bond investments are subject to interest‐rate, credit, liquidity and market risks to varying degrees. When interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. Foreign investing involves greater and different risks than investing in US companies, including currency fluctuations, less liquidity, less developed or less efficient trading markets, lack of comprehensive company information, political instability and differing auditing and legal standards. Emerging markets tend to be more volatile and less liquid than the markets of more mature economies, and generally have less diverse and less mature economic structures and less stable political systems than those of developed countries. Funds investing in a single industry, country or in a limited geographic region generally are more volatile than more diversified funds. Performance of a fund may diverge from that of an underlying index due to operating expenses, transaction costs, cash flows, use of sampling strategies or operational inefficiencies. There are additional risks associated with investing in high‐yield bonds, aggressive growth stocks, non‐diversified/concentrated funds and small‐ and mid‐cap stocks which are more fully explained in the prospectuses, as applicable. An investment in any fund should be considered only as a supplement to a complete investment program for those investors willing to accept the risks associated with that fund. Please read the applicable prospectus for more information.
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