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WisdomTree Declares Third Quarter Dividend Distributions

Thursday 22nd September '16

London, Thursday, 22 September 2016: WisdomTree, the exchange-traded fund (ETF) and exchange-traded product (ETP) sponsor today announced the dividend distributions for the third quarter of 2016 of the WisdomTree UCITS ETFs, as detailed below:

Announcement Date:     22 September 2016

Ex-Date:                       29 September 2016

Record Date:                 30 September 2016

Payment Date:              11 October 2016 

 

Sub-Fund/Share Class ISIN Currency Amount per Share
WisdomTree US Equity Income UCITS ETF IE00BQZJBQ63 USD 0.1293
WisdomTree US Small Cap Dividend UCITS ETF IE00BQZJBT94 USD 0.1033

 

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 the next distribution date:

 

WisdomTree ISEQ 20 UCITS ETF

 

WisdomTree Enhanced Commodity UCITS ETF USD

 

WisdomTree Europe Equity Income UCITS ETF

WisdomTree Europe Small Cap Dividend UCITS ETF

WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income UCITS ETF 

  

WisdomTree Emerging Markets Small Cap Dividend UCITS ETF

+ WisdomTree UK Equity Income UCITS ETF

WisdomTree Emerging Asia Equity Income UCITS ETF

 

 WisdomTree Germany Equity UCITS ETF - GBP Hedged

WisdomTree Germany Equity UCITS ETF – USD Hedged

WisdomTree Japan Equity UCITS ETF - USD Hedged

WisdomTree Japan Equity UCITS ETF - GBP Hedged

WisdomTree Europe Equity UCITS ETF - USD Hedged

WisdomTree Europe Equity UCITS ETF - GBP Hedged

 

WisdomTree UCITS ETF Index yields vs comparative indices:

Comparisons Trailing 12M Dividend Yield
WisdomTree US Equity Income NTR Index (USD)1 3.81%
S&P 500 NTR Index (USD) 2.13%
WisdomTree US SmallCap Dividend NTR Index (USD) 3.31%
Russell 2000 NTR Index (USD) 1.55%
WisdomTree Europe Equity Income NTR Index (EURO) 5.56%
MSCI Europe NTR Index (Euro) 3.68%
WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend NTR Index (EURO) 4.01%
MSCI Europe Small Cap NTR Index (Euro) 2.68%
WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend NTR Index (USD) 5.15%
MSCI Emerging Markets NTR Index (USD) 2.62%
WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend NTR Index (USD) 3.98%
MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap NTR Index (USD) 2.28%
WisdomTree Emerging Asia Equity Income NTR Index (USD) 4.94%
MSCI Emerging Markets Asia NTR Index (USD) 2.45%
WisdomTree UK Equity Income NTR Index (GBP) 4.72%
FTSE 350 TR Index (GBP) 3.90%
WisdomTree Germany GBP-Hedged Equity NTR Index 3.27%
MSCI Germany NTR Index (GBP) 2.82%
WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity NTR Index (USD) 3.49%
MSCI EMU USD Hedged NTR Index 3.52%
WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity NTR Index (USD) 2.89%
MSCI Japan USD Hedged NTR Index 2.28%
WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth NTR Index (USD) 2.44%
Dow Jones US Select Dividend NTR Index (USD) 3.66%
WisdomTree Eurozone Quality Dividend Growth NTR Index (EUR) 2.18%
EURO STOXX Select Dividend 30 NTR Index (Euro) 5.22%
WisdomTree Global Developed Quality Dividend Growth NTR Index (USD) 2.73%

Source: Bloomberg, WisdomTree as at 31 August 2016

Notes to Editors

About WisdomTree Europe Ltd.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Canada (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 $39.7 billion (as of 31 August 2016) in assets under management globally. For more information, please visit www.wisdomtree.com.

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