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VanEck Announces Year-End Distributions for Vaneck Vectors Equity ETFs

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

VanEck announced today the following 2016 annual distributions per share for its VanEck VectorsTM equity exchange-traded funds.

Ex-Date: December 19, 2016   Record Date: December 21, 2016   Payable Date: December 23, 2016
           
Hard Assets ETFs     Ticker   Dividend  

Approximate %
of Dividends
from PFICs

 

Short-Term
Capital
Gain

 

Long-Term
Capital
Gain

VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF    

MOO

  $1.098   < 1%   None   None
VanEck Vectors Coal ETF     KOL   $0.132   15%   None   None
VanEck Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF     GEX   $1.071   None   None   None
VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF     GDX   $0.055   27%   None   None
VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF     GDXJ   $1.507   99%   None   None
VanEck Vectors Natural Resources ETF     HAP   $0.643   < 1%   None   None
VanEck Vectors Oil Refiners ETF     CRAK   $0.713   7%   None   None
VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF     OIH   $0.466   None   None   None
VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF     REMX   $0.380   5%   None   None
VanEck Vectors Solar Energy ETF     KWT   $1.425   None   None   None
VanEck Vectors Steel ETF     SLX   $0.402   None   None   None
VanEck Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF     FRAK   $0.063   19%   None   None
VanEck Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF     NLR   $1.719   None   None   None
 
           
Country/Regional ETFs     Ticker   Dividend  

Approximate %
of Dividends
from PFICs

 

Short-Term
Capital
Gain

 

Long-Term
Capital
Gain

VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF     AFK   $0.528   6%   None   None
VanEck Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF     BRF   $0.676   23%   None   None
VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC CSI 300 ETF     PEK   $0.168   None   $0.026   $0.254
VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF     CNXT   None   None   None   None
VanEck Vectors Egypt Index ETF     EGPT   None   None   None   None
VanEck Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF     SCIF   $0.566   37%   None   None
VanEck Vectors Indonesia Index ETF     IDX   $0.247   < 1%   None   None
VanEck Vectors Israel ETF     ISRA   $0.435   None   None   None
VanEck Vectors Poland ETF     PLND   $0.264   None   None   None
VanEck Vectors Russia ETF     RSX   $0.334   None   None   None
VanEck Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF     RSXJ   $0.780   10%   None   None
VanEck Vectors Vietnam ETF     VNM   $0.318   < 1%   None   None
 
           
Strategic Equity ETFs     Ticker   Dividend  

Approximate %
of Dividends
from PFICs

 

Short-Term
Capital
Gain

 

Long-Term
Capital
Gain

VanEck Vectors Global Spin-Off ETF     SPUN   $0.324   None   None   None
VanEck Vectors Morningstar International Moat ETF     MOTI   $0.370   10%   None   None
VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF     MOAT   $0.408   None   None   None
 

Ex-Date: December 19, 2016

  Record Date: December 21, 2016   Payable Date: December 23, 2016
           
Industry ETFs     Ticker   Dividend  

Approximate %
of Dividends
from PFICs

 

Short-Term
Capital
Gain

 

Long-Term
Capital
Gain

VanEck Vectors Biotech ETF     BBH   $0.327   None   None   None
VanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF     EVX   $0.531   None   None   None
VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF     BJK   $1.066   None   None   None
VanEck Vectors Generic Drugs ETF     GNRX   $0.097   78%   None   None
VanEck Vectors Retail ETF     RTH   $1.394   None   None   None
VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF     SMH   $0.576   None   None   None
 

About VanEck

VanEck’s mission is to offer intelligently designed investment strategies that take advantage of targeted market opportunities. Founded in 1955, the firm is a pioneer in global investing with a history of placing clients’ interests first in all market environments. Today, VanEck continues this tradition by offering active and passive investment portfolios in hard assets, emerging markets equity and debt, precious metals, fixed income, and other alternative asset classes. VanEck Vectors exchange-traded products are one of the largest ETP families in the world, managing more than 70 funds that span a range of sectors, asset classes, and geographies. As of November 30, 2016, VanEck managed approximately $37.8 billion in assets, including mutual funds, ETFs, and institutional accounts.

Important Disclosures

Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) Income

Several VanEck Vectors ETFs may make investments in non-U.S. corporations classified as “passive foreign investment companies.” Generally speaking, PFICs are non-U.S. corporations having 50% or more of their assets invested in cash or securities, or having 75% or more of their gross income originating from passive sources, including but not limited to interest, dividends and rents. In other words, these foreign companies primarily derive their revenue streams from investments (rather than operations). Please refer to your VanEck Vectors ETF’s Statement of Additional Information (SAI) for further information on PFICs.

IRS Circular 230 disclosure: VanEck does not provide legal, tax or accounting advice. Any statement contained in this communication concerning U.S. tax matters is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding penalties imposed on the relevant taxpayer. Shareholders or potential shareholders of the VanEck Vectors ETFs should obtain their own independent tax advice based on their particular circumstances.

All registered investment companies, including VanEck Vectors ETFs, are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at yearend regardless of performance. Trading VanEck Vectors ETFs will also generate tax consequences and transaction expenses. The information provided is not intended to be tax advice. Tax consequences of dividend distributions may vary by individual taxpayer. There is no guarantee that dividends will be paid.

To receive a distribution, you must have been a registered shareholder of the relevant VanEck Vectors ETFs on the record date. Distributions are paid to shareholders on the payment date. Past distribution are not indicative of future distributions.

Fund shares are not individually redeemable and will be issued and redeemed at their Net Asset Value (NAV) only through certain authorized broker-dealers in large, specified blocks of shares called "creation units" and otherwise can be bought and sold only through exchange trading. Creation units are issued and redeemed principally in kind. Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market. You will incur brokerage expenses when trading Fund shares in the secondary market. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Returns for actual Fund investments may differ from what is shown because of differences in timing, the amount invested, and fees and expenses.

Investing involves substantial risk and high volatility, including possible loss of principal. Bonds and bond funds will decrease in value as interest rates rise. An investor should consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses of a Fund carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 800.826.2333 or visit vaneck.com. Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing.

Van Eck Securities Corporation, Distributor

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New York, NY 10017

800.826.2333

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