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VanEck Announces Yearend Distributions for VanEck Vectors Equity ETFs

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

VanEck announced today the following 2017 annual distributions per share for its VanEck Vectors® equity exchange-traded funds.

 

Ex-Date: December 18, 2017

      Record Date: December 19, 2017       Payable Date: December 22, 2017
 
 
Hard Assets ETFs         Ticker     Income    

Approximate
% of Income
from PFICs

   

Short-Term
Capital Gain

   

Long-Term
Capital Gain

VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF         MOO     $0.884     < 1%     None     None
VanEck Vectors Coal ETF         KOL     $0.556     None     None     None
VanEck Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF         GEX     $0.767     None     None     None
VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF         GDX     $0.176     31%     None     None
VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF         GDXJ     $0.011     100%     None     None
VanEck Vectors Natural Resources ETF         HAP     $0.750     < 1%     None     None
VanEck Vectors Oil Refiners ETF         CRAK     $0.391     None     None     $0.060
VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF         OIH     $0.678     None     None     None
VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF         REMX     $0.870     100%     None     None
VanEck Vectors Steel ETF         SLX     $1.091     None     None     None
VanEck Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF         FRAK     $0.110     21%     None     None
VanEck Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF         NLR     $2.382     None     None     None
 
                       
Country/Regional ETFs         Ticker     Income    

Approximate
% of Income
from PFICs

   

Short-Term
Capital Gain

   

Long-Term
Capital Gain

VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF         AFK     $0.494     97%     None     None
VanEck Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF         BRF     $1.063     48%     None     None
VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC CSI 300 ETF         PEK     $0.524     2%     None     None
VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF         CNXT     $0.065     100%     None     None
VanEck Vectors Egypt Index ETF         EGPT     $0.253     100%     None     None
VanEck Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF         SCIF     $0.070     100%     None     None
VanEck Vectors Indonesia Index ETF         IDX     $0.460     < 1%     None     None
VanEck Vectors Israel ETF         ISRA     $0.479     38%     None     None
VanEck Vectors Poland ETF         PLND     $0.972     10%     None     None
VanEck Vectors Russia ETF         RSX     $0.913     < 1%     None     None
VanEck Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF         RSXJ     $1.465     < 1%     None     None
VanEck Vectors Vietnam ETF         VNM     $0.152     None     None     None
 
                       
Strategic Equity ETFs         Ticker     Income    

Approximate
% of Income
from PFICs

   

Short-Term
Capital Gain

   

Long-Term
Capital Gain

VanEck Vectors Global Spin-Off ETF         SPUN     $0.224     None     None     None
VanEck Vectors Morningstar International Moat ETF         MOTI     $0.977     35%     $0.891     $0.133
VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF         MOAT     $0.456     None     None     None
 
                       
Industry ETFs         Ticker     Income    

Approximate
% of Income
from PFICs

   

Short-Term
Capital Gain

   

Long-Term
Capital Gain

VanEck Vectors Biotech ETF         BBH     $0.683     None     None     None
VanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF         EVX     $0.775     None     None     None
VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF         BJK     $1.077     None     None     None
VanEck Vectors Generic Drugs ETF         GNRX     $0.367     None     None     None
VanEck Vectors Retail ETF         RTH     $1.428     None     None     None
VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF         SMH     $1.396     None     None     None
 

About VanEck

VanEck’s mission is to offer investors forward-looking, 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 innovative 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, 2017, VanEck managed approximately $43.2 billion in assets, including mutual funds, ETFs, and institutional accounts.

Please call 800.826.2333 or visit vaneck.com for the most recent month-end performance of VanEck Vectors ETFs. This information will be available no later than seven business days after the most recent month end.

The principal risks of investing in VanEck Vectors ETFs include sector, market, economic, political, foreign currency, world event, index tracking and non-diversification risks, as well as fluctuations in net asset value and the risks associated with investing in less developed capital markets. The assets of some Funds may be concentrated in a particular sector and may be subject to more risk than investments in a diverse group of sectors. The Funds may loan their securities, which may subject them to additional credit and counterparty risk.

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 income distributions may vary by individual taxpayer. There is no guarantee that income 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 distributions 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. 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.

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.

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