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WisdomTree Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend Distributions

Friday 23rd December '16

London, Wednesday, 28 December 2016: WisdomTree, the exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor today announced the dividend distributions for the fourth quarter of 2016 of the WisdomTree UCITS ETFs, as detailed below:

Announcement Date: 28 December 2016

Ex-Date: 05 January 2017

Record Date: 06 January 2017

Payment Date: 17 January 2017

Sub-Fund/Share Class ISIN Currency Amount per Share
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income UCITS ETF IE00BQQ3Q067 USD 0.3295
WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend UCITS ETF IE00BQZJBM26 USD 0.2295
WisdomTree US Equity Income UCITS ETF IE00BQZJBQ63 USD 0.1235
WisdomTree US SmallCap Dividend UCITS ETF IE00BQZJBT94 USD 0.1038
WisdomTree Europe Equity Income UCITS ETF IE00BQZJBX31 EUR 0.1524
WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend UCITS ETF IE00BQZJC527 EUR 0.1117
WisdomTree Emerging Asia Equity Income UCITS ETF IE00BYPGT035 USD 0.2675
WisdomTree ISEQ 20 UCITS ETF IE00BVFB1H83 EUR 0.0857
WisdomTree Japan Equity UCITS ETF - USD Hedged IE00BVXC4854 USD 0.1272
WisdomTree Japan Equity UCITS ETF - GBP Hedged IE00BYQCZF74 GBP 0.0967
WisdomTree Europe Equity UCITS ETF - USD Hedged IE00BVXBH163 USD 0.0224
WisdomTree Europe Equity UCITS ETF - GBP Hedged IE00BYQCZQ89 GBP 0.0510
WisdomTree UK Equity Income UCITS ETF IE00BYPGTJ26 GBP 0.1179
WisdomTree Germany Equity UCITS ETF - GBP Hedged IE00BVXBGY20 GBP nil
WisdomTree Germany Equity UCITS ETF - USD Hedged IE00BYQCZ682 USD nil
WisdomTree Enhanced Commodity UCITS ETF - USD IE00BZ1GHD37 USD nil

 

Key points to note:

1) WisdomTree’s Equity Income ETFs tilt around defensive sectors such as energy, utilities and financials, offering an approach that hunts for valuation opportunities in different regional equity markets.

2) The yield premium attained with WisdomTree’s Equity Income approach was harnessed by three key components:

+ By screening for the highest dividend-yielding segment of the stock market, all non-dividend payers were automatically excluded from the index, unlike market-cap weighted indices, where size will potentially expose investors to low yields or non-dividend payers.

+ By weighting by total cash-dividends as opposed to just dividend yield, the risks to value traps were mitigated, as stocks demonstrating the largest cash dividends received the highest weight.

+ Through the annual rebalance, sufficient scope allowed for value opportunities to emerge and for expensive growth stocks to be removed. Over several rebalancing cycles, a yield premium over market-cap weighted strategies is maintained, along with the potential for better risk-adjusted returns.

Distributions rolled forward

Please note that distributions for the following funds will be rolled forward to a later distribution date:

+ IE00BZ56SY76- WisdomTree Eurozone Quality Dividend Growth UCITS ETF - EUR

+ IE00BZ56RD98- WisdomTree US Quality Dividend Growth UCITS ETF – USD

+ IE00BZ56RN96- WisdomTree Global Quality Dividend Growth UCITS ETF – USD

WisdomTree UCITS ETF Index yields vs comparative indices:

Comparisons Trailing 12M Dividend Yield
WisdomTree US Equity Income NTR Index (USD)1 3.80%
S&P 500 NTR Index (USD) 2.12%
WisdomTree US SmallCap Dividend NTR Index (USD) 3.13%
Russell 2000 NTR Index (USD) 1.50%
WisdomTree Europe Equity Income NTR Index (EURO) 5.54%
MSCI Europe NTR Index (Euro) 3.73%
WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend NTR Index (EURO) 3.96%
MSCI Europe Small Cap NTR Index (Euro) 2.71%
WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend NTR Index (USD) 5.68%
MSCI Emerging Markets NTR Index (USD) 2.58%
WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend NTR Index (USD) 4.62%
MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap NTR Index (USD) 2.38%
WisdomTree Emerging Asia Equity Income NTR Index (USD) 5.46%
MSCI Emerging Markets Asia NTR Index (USD) 2.38%
WisdomTree UK Equity Income NTR Index (GBP) 4.81%
FTSE 350 TR Index (GBP) 4.02%
WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth NTR Index (USD 2.45%
Dow Jones US Select Dividend NTR Index (USD 3.67%
WisdomTree Eurozone Quality Dividend Growth NTR Index (EUR) 2.23%
EURO STOXX Select Dividend 30 NTR Index (Euro) 5.07%
WisdomTree Global Developed Quality Dividend Growth NTR Index (USD) 2.52%
MSCI World 2.56%
WisdomTree Germany GBP-Hedged Equity NTR Index 3.27%
MSCI Germany NTR Index (GBP) 2.81%
WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity NTR Index (USD) 3.47%
MSCI EMU USD Hedged NTR Index 3.51%
WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity NTR Index (USD) 2.54%
MSCI Japan USD Hedged NTR Index 2.05%
Optimised Roll Commodity Total Return Index (USD) 0.98%
Bloomberg Commodity TR Index (USD) 1.00%

Source: Bloomberg, WisdomTree as at 30 November 2016

Notes to Editors

About WisdomTree Europe Ltd.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries in the US, Europe and Japan (collectively, "WisdomTree"), is an exchange-traded fund ("ETF") and exchange-traded product ("ETP") sponsor and asset manager. WisdomTree offers products covering equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities and alternative strategies. Through WisdomTree Europe Ltd, it sponsors WisdomTree UCITS ETFs and Boost short and leverage ETPs. WisdomTree currently has approximately $39.2 billion (as of 30 November 2016) in assets under management globally. For more information, please visit www.wisdomtree.com.

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