Montreal, December 19, 2018 - Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. (DGAM), acting as manager and portfolio advisor of the Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), announces today the estimated December 2018 cash distributions for the Desjardins ETFs listed on the TSX. Unitholders of record on December 31, 2018 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of these ETFs on January 8, 2019.

DGAM expects to issue a press release on or about December 27, 2018 to provide the final cash distributions for all ETFs. The cash distribution per unit may vary between December 19, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

Here is a list of the Desjardins ETFs that will pay cash distributions for December 2018 as well as the estimated distribution amount per unit to be paid :

Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) Ticker symbols
Estimated cash distribution
per unit ($)
Desjardins Canadian Fixed Income ETFs
Desjardins Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF DCU 0.0470
Desjardins Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETFDCS 0.0863
Desjardins 1-5 year Laddered Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF DCC 0.0500
Desjardins 1-5 year Laddered Canadian Government Bond Index ETF DCG 0.0500
Desjardins Canadian Preferred Share ETF
Desjardins Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF DCP 0.0860
Desjardins Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETFs
Desjardins Canada Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF DFC 0.1575
Desjardins USA Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF DFU 0.0750
Desjardins Developed ex-USA, ex-Canada Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF DFD 0.1765
Desjardins Emerging Markets Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF DFE 0.2533
Desjardins Multifactor Low CO2 ETFs
Desjardins RI Canada Multifactor - Low CO2 ETF DRFC 0.1300
Desjardins RI USA Multifactor - Low CO2 ETF DRFU 0.0750
Desjardins RI Developed ex-USA ex-Canada Multifactor - Low CO2 ETF DRFD 0.1302
Desjardins Cap-Weighted Low CO2 ETFs
Desjardins RI Canada - Low CO2 Index ETF DRMC 0.1300
Desjardins RI USA - Low CO2 Index ETF DRMU 0.0750
Desjardins Active ETF
Desjardins RI Active Canadian Bond - Low CO2 ETF DRCU 0.0470

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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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