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BMO Global Asset Management Inc. Announces Annual Reinvested Distributions for BMO Exchange Traded Funds and ETF Series

TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - BMO Asset Management Inc. and BMO Investments Inc. today announced the 2018 annual reinvested distributions for BMO Exchange Traded Funds (BMO ETFs) and ETF Series of the BMO Mutual Funds (ETF Series)1. These annual reinvested distributions generally represent realized capital gains and special income within the BMO ETFs and ETF Series, and are paid to unitholders, as required, to ensure that the BMO ETFs and ETF Series are not liable for ordinary income tax.

Unitholders of record at close of business on December 28, 2018, will receive the 2018 annual reinvested distributions. The actual taxable amounts, including the tax characteristics, will be reported in 2019.

Please note that the cash distributions will be reported separately and may be applicable for some ETFs and/or ETF Series making annual reinvested distributions.

Details of the per unit reinvested distribution amounts are as follows:

BMO ETFs

Ticker

Reinvested
Distribution
($)

BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF

ZAG

0.000

BMO Discount Bond Index ETF

ZDB

0.000

BMO Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF

ZST

0.000

BMO Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF (Accumulating Units)

ZST.L

0.900

BMO Short Federal Bond Index ETF

ZFS

0.000

BMO Short Federal Bond Index ETF (Accumulating)

ZFS.L

0.320

BMO Mid Federal Bond Index ETF

ZFM

0.000

BMO Long Federal Bond Index ETF

ZFL

0.000

BMO Real Return Bond Index ETF

ZRR

0.220

BMO Short Provincial Bond Index ETF

ZPS

0.000

BMO Short Provincial Bond Index ETF (Accumulating Units)

ZPS.L

0.420

BMO Mid Provincial Bond Index ETF

ZMP

0.000

BMO Long Provincial Bond Index ETF

ZPL

0.000

BMO Short-Term US Treasury Bond Index ETF

ZTS

0.000

BMO Short-Term US Treasury Bond Index ETF (US Dollar Units)

ZTS.U

0.000

BMO Mid-Term US Treasury Bond Index ETF

ZTM

0.000

BMO Mid-Term US Treasury Bond Index ETF (US Dollar Units)

ZTM.U

0.000

BMO Long-Term US Treasury Bond Index ETF

ZTL

0.000

BMO Long-Term US Treasury Bond Index ETF (US Dollar Units)

ZTL.U

0.000

BMO Short Corporate Bond Index ETF

ZCS

0.000

BMO Short Corporate Bond Index ETF (Accumulating Units)

ZCS.L

0.000

BMO Mid Corporate Bond Index ETF

ZCM

0.540

BMO Long Corporate Bond Index ETF

ZLC

0.000

BMO Short-Term US IG Corporate Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETF

ZSU

0.000

BMO Mid-Term US IG Corporate Bond Index ETF

ZIC

0.000

BMO Mid-Term US IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (US Dollar Units)

ZIC.U

0.000

BMO Mid-Term US IG Corporate Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETF

ZMU

0.000

BMO High Yield US Corporate Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETF

ZHY

0.000

BMO High Yield US Corporate Bond Index ETF

ZJK

0.130

BMO Floating Rate High Yield ETF

ZFH

0.330

BMO Emerging Markets Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETF

ZEF

0.000

BMO Laddered Preferred Share Index ETF

ZPR

0.000

BMO US Preferred Share Index ETF

ZUP

0.000

BMO US Preferred Share Index ETF (US Dollar Units)

ZUP.U

0.000

BMO US Preferred Share Hedged to CAD Index ETF

ZHP

0.400

BMO Monthly Income ETF

ZMI

0.040

BMO Canadian High Dividend Covered Call ETF

ZWC

0.000

BMO Covered Call Canadian Banks ETF

ZWB

0.580

BMO Covered Call Utilities ETF

ZWU

0.000

BMO Covered Call Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD ETF

ZWA

0.000

BMO US High Dividend Covered Call ETF

ZWH

0.000

BMO US High Dividend Covered Call ETF (US Dollar Units)

ZWH.U

0.000

BMO Europe High Dividend Covered Call Hedged to CAD ETF

ZWE

0.260

BMO US Put Write ETF

ZPW

0.000

BMO US Put Write ETF (US Dollar Units)

ZPW.U

0.000

BMO US Put Write Hedged to CAD ETF

ZPH

0.000

BMO S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF

ZCN

0.000

BMO Canadian Dividend ETF

ZDV

0.000

BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETF

ZLB

0.180

BMO MSCI Canada Value Index ETF

ZVC

0.000

BMO Dow Jones Industrial Average Hedged to CAD Index ETF

ZDJ

0.290

BMO S&P 500 Index ETF

ZSP

0.290

BMO S&P 500 Index ETF (US Dollar Units)

ZSP.U

0.000

BMO S&P 500 Hedged to CAD Index ETF

ZUE

0.000

BMO MSCI USA High Quality Index ETF

ZUQ

0.770

BMO US Dividend ETF

ZDY

1.610

BMO US Dividend ETF (US Dollar Units)

ZDY.U

1.432

BMO US Dividend Hedged to CAD ETF

ZUD

0.590

BMO Low Volatility US Equity ETF

ZLU

0.310

BMO Low Volatility US Equity ETF (US Dollar Units)

ZLU.U

0.224

BMO Low Volatility US Equity Hedged to CAD ETF

ZLH

0.110

BMO Shiller Select US Index ETF

ZEUS

1.020

BMO MSCI USA Value Index ETF

ZVU

1.220

BMO MSCI EAFE Index ETF

ZEA

0.025

BMO MSCI EAFE Hedged to CAD Index ETF

ZDM

0.560

BMO International Dividend ETF

ZDI

0.000

BMO International Dividend Hedged to CAD ETF

ZDH

0.340

BMO Low Volatility International Equity ETF

ZLI

0.700

BMO Low Volatility International Equity Hedged to CAD ETF

ZLD

1.040

BMO MSCI Europe High Quality Hedged to CAD Index ETF

ZEQ

0.015

BMO MSCI EAFE Value Index ETF

ZVI

0.300

BMO MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF

ZEM

0.130

BMO Low Volatility Emerging Markets Equity ETF

ZLE

0.090

BMO MSCI All Country World High Quality Index ETF

ZGQ

0.450

BMO China Equity Index ETF

ZCH

1.440

BMO India Equity Index ETF

ZID

1.080

BMO Equal Weight Banks Index ETF

ZEB

0.000

BMO Equal Weight Oil & Gas Index ETF

ZEO

0.000

BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index ETF

ZUT

0.080

BMO Equal Weight REITs Index ETF

ZRE

1.050

BMO Equal Weight Industrials Index ETF

ZIN

1.530

BMO Nasdaq 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF

ZQQ

0.000

BMO Equal Weight US Health Care Hedged to CAD Index ETF

ZUH

2.390

BMO Equal Weight US Banks Index ETF

ZBK

0.920

BMO Equal Weight US Banks Hedged to CAD Index ETF

ZUB

0.280

BMO Global Infrastructure Index ETF

ZGI

0.260

BMO Equal Weight Global Base Metals Hedged to CAD Index ETF

ZMT

0.000

BMO Equal Weight Global Gold Index ETF

ZGD

0.000

BMO Global Banks Hedged to CAD Index ETF

BANK

0.000

BMO Global Insurance Hedged to CAD Index ETF

INSR

0.000

BMO Global Consumer Discretionary Hedged to CAD Index ETF

DISC

0.000

BMO Global Consumer Staples Hedged to CAD Index ETF

STPL

0.000

BMO Junior Gold Index ETF

ZJG

0.000

BMO Junior Oil Index ETF

ZJO

0.000

BMO Junior Gas Index ETF

ZJN

0.000

BMO US High Dividend Covered Call Hedged to CAD ETF

ZWS

0.000

BMO Europe High Dividend Covered Call ETF

ZWP

0.000

BMO Short-Term Bond Index ETF

ZSB

0.000

BMO Government Bond Index ETF

ZGB

0.000

BMO Corporate Bond Index ETF

ZCB

0.000

BMO Global Communications Index ETF

COMM

0.065

BMO Core Plus Bond Fund – ETF Series

ZCPB

0.000

BMO Global Multi-Sector Bond Fund – ETF Series

ZMSB

0.000

BMO Global Strategic Bond Fund – ETF Series

ZGSB

0.000

BMO Women In Leadership Fund – ETF Series

WOMN

0.640

BMO SIA Focused Canadian Equity Fund – ETF Series

ZFC

0.000

BMO SIA Focused North American Equity Fund – ETF Series

ZFN

0.000

 

1 BMO ETFs are managed by BMO Asset Management Inc., which is an investment fund manager and a portfolio manager, and a separate legal entity from Bank of Montreal. ETF Series of the BMO Mutual Funds are managed by BMO Investments Inc., which is an investment fund manager and a separate legal entity from Bank of Montreal.

2 Forward-looking information: This notice contains forward-looking statements with respect to the estimated annual distributions for the 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 ETFs; portfolio transactions; and subscription and redemption activity.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index CAD Hedged is a product of Dow Jones Opco, LLC ("Dow Jones Opco"), a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, and has been licensed for use. "Dow Jones®" and "Industrial Average Index CAD Hedged" are service marks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings, LLC ("Dow Jones"), and have been licensed to Dow Jones Opco and sublicensed by BMO Asset Management Inc. in connection with ZWA and ZDJ. ZWA and ZDJ are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones Opco, Dow Jones and their respective affiliates, and they make no representation regarding the advisability of trading or investing in ZWA and ZDJ.

S&P®, S&P/TSX Capped Composite®, S&P 500® are trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P"). "TSX" is a trademark of TSX Inc. These trademarks have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and sublicensed to BMO Asset Management Inc. in connection with ZCN, ZUE, ZSP and ZSP.U. These BMO ETFs are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P Dow Jones LLC, S&P, TSX, or their respective affiliates and S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, S&P, TSX and their affiliates make no representation regarding the advisability of trading or investing in such BMO ETFs.

The BMO ETFs or securities referred to herein are not sponsored, endorsed or promoted by MSCI Inc. ("MSCI"), and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such BMO ETFs or securities or any index on which such BMO ETFs or securities are based. The prospectus of the BMO ETFs contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with BMO Asset Management Inc. and any related BMO ETFs.

Shiller Barclays CAPE® US Single Stock Index is the intellectual property of Barclays Bank PLC and has been licensed for use in connection with ZEUS. ZEUS is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Barclays Bank PLC or any of its affiliates. Neither Barclays Bank PLC nor any of its affiliates make any representations or warranties to holders of ZEUS or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in ZEUS.

Nasdaq®, OMX®, NASDAQ OMX®, Nasdaq-100®, and Nasdaq-100 Index®, are registered trademarks of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the "Corporations") and are licensed for use by BMO Asset Management Inc. The BMO Nasdaq 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF has not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability and is not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO The BMO Nasdaq 100 Equity Hedged to CAD Index ETF.

®/™Registered trade-marks/trade-mark of Bank of Montreal, used under licence.

BMO Global Asset Management is a brand name that comprises BMO Asset Management Inc., BMO Investments Inc., BMO Asset Management Corp., BMO Asset Management Limited and BMO's specialized investment management firms.

BMO ETFs are managed by BMO Asset Management Inc., which is an investment fund manager and a portfolio manager, and a separate legal entity from Bank of Montreal. ETF Series of the BMO Mutual Funds are managed by BMO Investments Inc., which is an investment fund manager and a separate legal entity from Bank of Montreal.

Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in BMO ETFs and ETF Series of the BMO Mutual Funds. Please read the ETF Facts or prospectus of the relevant BMO ETF or ETF Series before investing. BMO ETFs and ETF Series are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

For a summary of the risks of an investment in the BMO ETFs or ETF Series of the BMO Mutual Funds, please see the specific risks set out in the prospectus. BMO ETFs and ETF Series trade like stocks, fluctuate in market value and may trade at a discount to their net asset value, which may increase the risk of loss.  Distributions are not guaranteed and are subject to change and/or elimination.

About BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Established in May 2009, BMO Financial Group's ETF business is a leading ETF provider in Canada. BMO ETFs and ETF Series of the BMO Mutual Funds provide Canadian investors with broader choices and greater access to an innovative portfolio of investment products.

About BMO Financial Group
Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider - the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $774 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

SOURCE BMO Financial Group


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