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Defiance ETFs Announces Plans to Launch Full Suite of “Junior” Disruptive Technology Sector ETFs

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The suite of “junior” disruptive technology sector ETFs will aim to provide targeted exposure to transformative industries.

Junior ETFs are small cap companies that have strong potential for growth.

Today, Defiance ETFs announced the registration for seven new funds, with plans to launch the first full suite of “junior” disruptive technology sector ETFs, providing investors with exposure to small cap disruptive technology companies.

The proposed junior suite of funds will aim to offer investors targeted exposure to disruptive technologies covering a wide range of industries including, robotics (JBOT), cybersecurity (JHAK), cloud computing (JSKY), artificial intelligence (AIJR), and biotechnology (JBIO).

“We are excited to expand our ETF offerings with this junior suite,” says Matthew Bielski, CEO of Defiance ETFs. “We founded Defiance with the vision that more investors should be able to tap into the growth driving the truly disruptive technologies that will permanently change the way we live. For the first time, advisors will soon be able to build a full ETF model portfolio of disruptive technology sectors."

In addition to its small cap offerings, Defiance also filed for 5G (FIVG), with the goal of making it the first 5G ETF on the market.

“The technology behind 5G will bring faster speeds, less time-lag, more wireless coverage and will transform nearly every industry,” Bielski said. “We believe this fund offers a tremendous opportunity to invest in the future.”

In August, Defiance ETFs launched its first fund, the Defiance Future Tech ETF (AUGR), which was followed shortly thereafter by the Defiance Quantum ETF (QTUM) in September.

About Defiance ETFs

Defiance ETFs offers investors access to transformative technology via targeted portfolios. Defiance ETFs’ distinct approach to disruptive investing empowers investors to be on the leading edge of technological developments that have the potential to alter industries, and change how we experience the world.

The Funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses must be considered carefully before. The prospectus and summary prospectus contain this and other important information about the investment company. The prospectus can be obtained by calling 1-833-333-9383. Please read it carefully before investing.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may an offer to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such State.

Investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. As an ETF, the fund may trade at a premium or discount to NAV. Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. The Fund is not actively managed and would not sell a security due to current or projected under performance unless that security is removed from the Index or is required upon a reconstitution of the Index. A portfolio concentrated in a single industry or country, may be subject to a higher degree of risk. The value of stocks of information technology companies are particularly vulnerable to rapid changes in technology product cycles, rapid product obsolescence, government regulation and competition. The Fund is considered to be non-diversified, so it may invest more of its assets in the securities of a single issuer or a smaller number of issuers. Investments in foreign securities involve certain risks including risk of loss due to foreign currency fluctuations or to political or economic instability. This risk is magnified in emerging markets. Small and mid-cap companies are subject to greater and more unpredictable price changes than securities of large-cap companies.

The BlueStar Augmented and Virtual Reality Index is a rules-based index tracking the performance of a group of globally-listed stocks of companies engaged in the research & development or commercialization of products and services related to augmented and virtual reality within one of the following categories: Gaming systems and video games; artificial intelligence, including machine vision and natural language processing; graphic processing units; cloud computing infrastructure; simultaneous localization and mapping; displays including holographic and adaptive interfaces; and sensors for depth perception and positioning. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

The “BlueStar Augmented and Virtual Reality Index™” and “BAUGTR™ Index” (collectively “Augmented and Virtual Reality Index”), is the exclusive property and a trademark of BlueStar Global Investors LLC d/b/a BlueStar Indexes® and has been licensed for use for certain purposes by Defiance ETFs LLC. Products based on the Augmented and Virtual Reality Index are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by BlueStar Global Investors, LLC or BlueStar Indexes®, and BlueStar Global Investors, LLC and BlueStar Indexes® makes no representation regarding the advisability of trading in such product(s).

The “BlueStar Quantum Computing and Machine Learning Index™”, “BQTUM™ Index” (collectively “Quantum Computing and Machine Learning Index”), is the exclusive property and a trademark of BlueStar Global Investors LLC d/b/a BlueStar Indexes® and has been licensed for use for certain purposes by Defiance ETFs LLC. Products based on the Quantum Computing and Machine Learning Index are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by BlueStar Global Investors, LLC or BlueStar Indexes®, and BlueStar Global Investors, LLC and BlueStar Indexes® makes no representation regarding the advisability of trading in such product(s).

It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Defiance ETFs, LLC is the adviser to the Funds which are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.

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