Change to the methodology of the Solactive Equileap Gender Equality Index Family

Today, on 7 July 2017, Solactive announces the following change to the methodology of the Solactive Equileap Gender Equality Index Family:

Effective from 4 August 2017 onwards, the annual adjustment of the Index will take place at the business day of September. The selection of the index constituents will be carried out ten business days before the adjustment day. The selection of the index constituents contained in the Solactive Equileap Gender Equality Index Family is partially based on information contained in the annual reports of companies in the index universe. These annual reports are usually published in August. Performing the selection therefore ensures that the indices are adjusted based in accordance with up-to-date information. This change in the methodology will therefore ensure a better reflection of the underlying market and improve the representativeness of the Index.

The new guideline will be accessible on the Index webpage on the effective date of this methodology change.