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Horizons ETFs Announces December 2022 Distributions for Certain ETFs

21/12/22 - 12:00 am

TORONTO – December 21, 2022 – Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (“Horizons ETFs”) is pleased to announce the distribution amounts per security (the “Distributions”) for certain of its exchange traded funds (the “ETFs”), for the 2022 tax year end, as indicated in the table below.

Each ETF is required to distribute any net income and capital gains that they have earned in the year. All of the Distributions indicated as “Cash Distribution per Security” in the table (the “Cash Distributions”) will be paid in cash unless the securityholder has enrolled in the dividend reinvestment plan (“DRIP”) of the respective ETF.

The estimated annual non-cash Distributions, indicated as “Reinvested Annual Non-Cash Distributions per Security (Est.)” in the table (the “Non-Cash Distributions”), will not be paid in cash but will be reinvested and reported as taxable Distributions and will be used to increase each securityholder’s adjusted cost base of their securities of the respective ETF. The Non-Cash Distributions will be reinvested automatically in additional securities of the respective ETFs and immediately consolidated so that the number of securities held by the securityholder, the securities outstanding of the ETFs and the net asset value of the ETFs will not change as a result of the Non-Cash Distributions. The annual Non-Cash Distribution rates in the table below are presented on an estimated basis. A press release confirming the final annual Non-Cash Distribution rates will be disseminated on or about the record date of the Distributions.

The ex-dividend date for the Distributions is anticipated to be December 29, 2022, for all ETFs except for the Horizons High Interest Savings ETF (“CASH”). The ex-dividend date for the Distribution for CASH is anticipated to be December 30, 2022. The record date for all ETFs will be December 30, 2022. The Distributions for securities of each ETF will be paid in cash or, if the securityholder has enrolled in the respective ETF’s dividend reinvestment plan, reinvested in additional securities of the applicable ETF, on or about January 12, 2023. The nominal payment date applied to the Non-Cash Distributions will also be January 12, 2023, though in actuality there will be no physical payment made as would be the case with the Cash Distributions.

Horizons ETFs has made an additional announcement regarding the December distributions for its family of covered call ETFs in a separate press release.

ETF NameTicker
Symbol
Distribution per
Security
Annualized
Yield*
FrequencyReinvested
Non-Cash
Income Distribution
per Security (Est.)
Estimated
Non-Cash Distribution
as % of NAV
Horizons Seasonal Rotation ETFHAC$0.090000.36%Annually$0.095950.39%
Horizons Robotics and Automation Index ETF(1)RBOT$0.105500.51%Annually
RBOT.U$0.105500.51%Annually
Horizons Global Uranium Index ETFHURA$0.319001.50%Annually$0.895404.21%
Horizons Balanced TRI ETF Portfolio(2)HBAL$0.003180.03%Annually
Horizons Conservative TRI ETF Portfolio(2)HCON$0.001980.02%Annually
Horizons Growth TRI ETF Portfolio(2)HGRO$0.004490.04%Annually
Horizons Big Data & Hardware Index ETF(3)HBGD$0.142821.18%Annually
HBGD.U$0.142821.18%Annually
Horizons Emerging Markets Leaders ETFHEMC$0.021790.31%Annually
Horizons Global Lithium Producers Index ETFHLIT$0.632621.77%Annually
Horizons Global Semiconductor Index ETF(4)CHPS$0.183130.94%Annually
CHPS.U$0.183130.94%Annually
Horizons North American Infrastructure Development Index ETFBLDR$0.112390.46%Annually
Horizons Global Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Index ETFHVAX$0.103240.62%Annually
Horizons GX Cybersecurity Index ETFHBUG$0.063470.36%Annually
Horizons Copper Producers Index ETFCOPP$0.293771.20%Annually
Horizons Active Cdn Dividend ETFHAL$0.265605.40%Quarterly$0.065151.33%
Horizons Active Global Dividend ETFHAZ$0.292004.30%Quarterly
Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF(5)HMMJ$0.084752.80%Quarterly
HMMJ.U$0.084752.80%Quarterly
Horizons Pipelines & Energy Services Index ETFHOG$0.092713.80%Quarterly$0.2586010.59%
Horizons Inovestor Canadian Equity Index ETFINOC$0.015840.53%Quarterly
Horizons Global Sustainability Leaders Index ETFETHI$0.068160.71%Quarterly
Horizons S&P Green Bond Index ETFHGGB$0.272805.00%Quarterly
Horizons Active Corporate Bond ETFHAB$0.037494.63%Monthly
Horizons Active Cdn Bond ETFHAD$0.027813.73%Monthly
Horizons Active Global Fixed Income ETFHAF$0.033855.81%Monthly
Horizons Active Hybrid Bond and Preferred Share ETFHYBR$0.036325.72%Monthly
Horizons Active Ultra-Short Term Investment Grade Bond ETFHFR$0.042295.21%Monthly
Horizons Active Cdn Municipal Bond ETFHMP$0.030123.89%Monthly
Horizons Active Preferred Share ETFHPR$0.037015.99%Monthly
Horizons Active Floating Rate Senior Loan ETFHSL$0.052226.98%Monthly
Horizons Active Ultra-Short Term US Investment Grade Bond ETF(6)HUF.U$0.034684.23%Monthly
HUF$0.034684.23%Monthly
Horizons Active High Yield Bond ETFHYI$0.045897.22%Monthly
Horizons Tactical Absolute Return Bond ETFHARB.J$0.036755.00%Monthly
Horizons Active ESG Corporate Bond ETFHAEB$0.033544.62%Monthly
Horizons High Interest Savings ETFCASH$0.188724.52%Monthly
Horizons Canadian Utility Services High Dividend Index ETFUTIL$0.080074.39%Monthly

* Based on the applicable December 20, 2022 net asset value per security, which is available at www.HorizonsETFs.com.

(1) Distributions for Horizons Robotics and Automation Index ETF are declared and paid in Canadian dollars, including those listed under the U.S. dollar traded ticker RBOT.U. The approximate U.S. dollar equivalent distribution rate for RBOT.U is $0.07748 per security. For securityholders who hold the U.S. dollar traded RBOT.U, distribution payments will typically be converted to U.S. dollars by the securityholder’s account holder.

(2) Distributions for Horizons Balanced TRI ETF Portfolio (HBAL), Horizons Conservative TRI ETF Portfolio (HCON) and Horizons Growth TRI ETF Portfolio (HGRO) are in respect to securities lending revenue generated by the ETFs and are income in nature.

(3) Distributions for Horizons Big Data & Hardware Index ETF are declared and paid in Canadian dollars, including those listed under the U.S. dollar traded ticker HBGD.U. The approximate U.S. dollar equivalent distribution rate for HBGD.U is $0.10489 per security. For securityholders who hold the U.S. dollar traded HBGD.U, distribution payments will typically be converted to U.S. dollars by the securityholder’s account holder.

(4) Distributions for Horizons Global Semiconductor Index ETF are declared and paid in Canadian dollars, including those listed under the U.S. dollar traded ticker CHPS.U. The approximate U.S. dollar equivalent distribution rate for CHPS.U is $0.13449 per security. For securityholders who hold the U.S. dollar traded CHPS.U, distribution payments will typically be converted to U.S. dollars by the securityholder’s account holder.

(5) Distributions for Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF are declared and paid in Canadian dollars, including those listed under the U.S. dollar traded ticker HMMJ.U. The approximate U.S. dollar equivalent distribution rate for HMMJ.U is $0.06224 per security. For securityholders who hold the U.S. dollar traded HMMJ.U, distribution payments will typically be converted to U.S. dollars by the securityholder’s account holder.

(6) Distributions for the Horizons Active Ultra-Short Term US Investment Grade Bond ETF are declared and paid in U.S. dollars, including those listed under the Canadian dollar-traded ticker HUF. The approximate Canadian dollar equivalent distribution rate for HUF is $0.04722 per security. For securityholders who hold the Canadian dollar-traded HUF, distribution payments will typically be converted to Canadian dollars by the securityholder’s account holder.

Distributions for the ETFs will vary from period to period. For further information regarding the Distributions, please visit www.HorizonsETFs.com.

About Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (www.HorizonsETFs.com)

Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is an innovative financial services company and offers one of the largest suites of exchange traded funds in Canada. The Horizons ETFs product family includes a broadly diversified range of solutions for investors of all experience levels to meet their investment objectives in a variety of market conditions. Horizons ETFs has more than $22 billion of assets under management and 107 ETFs listed on major Canadian stock exchanges.

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