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Franklin Templeton Investments Canada Announces Estimated December Cash Distributions and Annual Reinvested Distributions for Franklin LibertyShares™ ETFs

TORONTO , Dec. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - Franklin Templeton Investments Canada today announced the estimated December 2018 cash distributions and the annual reinvested distributions for Franklin LibertyShares ETFs available to Canadian investors.

Estimated December 2018 Cash Distributions

As detailed in the table below, unitholders of record on December 31, 2018 will receive a per-unit cash distribution payable in Canadian dollars on January 8, 2019 :

Fund Name

Ticker

Type

Estimated
Cash
Distribution
Per Unit ($)

Payment
Frequency

Franklin Liberty Canadian Investment Grade Corporate ETF

FLCI

Active

0.082017

Monthly

Franklin Liberty Core Balanced ETF

FLBA

Active

0.117152

Quarterly

Franklin Liberty Global Aggregate Bond ETF (CAD-Hedged)

FLGA

Active

0.073004

Monthly

Franklin Liberty Risk Managed Canadian Equity ETF

FLRM

Active

0.127421

Quarterly

Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF (CAD-Hedged)

FLSL

Active

0.482851

Monthly

Franklin Liberty U.S. Investment Grade Corporate ETF (CAD-Hedged)

FLUI

Active

0.086845

Monthly

Franklin LibertyQT Emerging Markets Index ETF

FLEM

Smart Beta

0.202373

Semi-annually

Franklin LibertyQT Global Dividend Index ETF

FLGD

Smart Beta

0.231017

Monthly

Franklin LibertyQT International Equity Index ETF

FLDM

Smart Beta

0.407259

Semi-annually

Franklin LibertyQT U.S. Equity Index ETF

FLUS

Smart Beta

0.109590

Quarterly

 

Estimated Annual Reinvested Distributions

The estimated annual reinvested distributions, as applicable, will not be paid in cash but reinvested in additional units and reported as taxable distributions, with a corresponding increase in each unitholder's adjusted cost base of their units of the respective ETF. The additional ETF units will be immediately consolidated so that the number of units held by the unitholder, the outstanding units and the net asset value of the ETFs will not change as a result of the annual reinvested distribution. The annual reinvested distributions, as applicable, are expected to be capital gains in nature for each of the ETFs.

As detailed in the table below, unitholders of record on December 31, 2018 will receive a per-unit reinvested distribution payable in Canadian dollars on January 8, 2019 :

Fund Name

Ticker

Type

Estimated
Annual
Reinvested
Distribution
Per Unit ($)

Franklin Liberty Canadian Investment Grade Corporate ETF

FLCI

Active

0.000000

Franklin Liberty Core Balanced ETF

FLBA

Active

0.000000

Franklin Liberty Global Aggregate Bond ETF (CAD-Hedged)

FLGA

Active

0.263771

Franklin Liberty Risk Managed Canadian Equity ETF

FLRM

Active

0.049101

Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF (CAD-Hedged)

FLSL

Active

0.000000

Franklin Liberty U.S. Investment Grade Corporate ETF (CAD-Hedged)

FLUI

Active

0.000000

Franklin LibertyQT Emerging Markets IndexETF

FLEM

Smart Beta

0.000000

Franklin LibertyQT Global Dividend Index ETF

FLGD

Smart Beta

0.080946

Franklin LibertyQT International Equity Index ETF

FLDM

Smart Beta

0.000000

Franklin LibertyQT U.S. Equity Index ETF

FLUS

Smart Beta

0.433946

 

If there are any changes to these year-end distribution amounts, the final amounts will be announced on December 28, 2018 . The actual taxable amounts of cash and reinvested distributions for 2018, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. in early 2019.

For more information on Franklin LibertyShares ETFs, please visit franklintempleton.ca/etf.

About Franklin Templeton Investments  
Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. (known as Franklin Templeton Investments Canada) is a subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN]. Franklin Resources, Inc. is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments, which provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes – including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The company's more than 650 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in over 30 countries, the California -based company has 70 years of investment experience and over US$683 billion (C$908 billion) in assets under management as of November 30, 2018 . For more information, please visit franklintempleton.ca.

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Commissions, management fees and expenses may all be associated with investments in ETFs. Investors should carefully consider an ETF's investment objectives and strategies, risks, fees and expenses before investing. The prospectus and ETF facts contain this and other information. Please read the prospectus and ETF facts carefully before investing. ETFs trade like stocks, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETF's net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns. Performance of an ETF may vary significantly from the performance of an index, as a result of transaction costs, expenses and other factors. ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual distributions to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements.

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