Desjardins Announces 2017 Annual Reinvested Capital Gains Distributions Final Amounts for Desjardins ETFs

Montreal, December 27, 2017 - Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. (DGAM), acting as manager and portfolio advisor of the Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), announces today the annual reinvested capital gains distributions final amounts for the Desjardins ETFs listed on the TSX. Unitholders of record on December 29, 2017 will receive the special distributions payable in respect of these ETFs on or about January 5, 2018. The special distributions will be reinvested and the resulting units will be immediately consolidated, so the number of units held by each investor will not change. Investors holding their units outside registered plans will have taxable amounts to report and an increase in the adjusted cost base of their units.


These final amounts are for the special distributions only, and do not include the ongoing periodic cash distribution amounts which are being announced in a separate press release. These special distributions generally consist of capital gains only.


Below is the special distributions final amount to be paid per unit for the Desjardins ETF(s) that will pay special distributions:

Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)

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Annual Reinvested Capital Gains Distribution Per Unit ($)


Desjardins Canadian Fixed Income ETFs



Desjardins Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF



Desjardins Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF



Desjardins 1-5 year Laddered Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF




Desjardins 1-5 year Laddered Canadian Government Bond Index ETF





Desjardins Canadian Preferred Share ETF



Desjardins Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF



Desjardins Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETFs



Desjardins Canada Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF



Desjardins USA Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF



Desjardins Developed ex-USA ex-Canada Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF



Desjardins Emerging Markets Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF



To obtain additional information about the Desjardins ETFs, visit the manager's website at


The Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds are not guaranteed, their value fluctuates frequently and their past performance is not indicative of their future returns. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with an investment in exchange traded funds. Please read the prospectus before investing. Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc.  is the manager and portfolio manager of the Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds. The Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds are offered by registered dealers.

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