Market Consultation

Market Consultation on the Methodology Change of SOLACTIVE GLOBAL SUPERDIVIDEND™ INDEX | December 2018

Frankfurt, 7 December 2018 – Solactive has decided to conduct a Market Consultation with regard to several proposals to change the methodology of the SOLACTIVE GLOBAL SUPERDIVIDEND™ INDEX (hereinafter referred to as the “Index”). All stakeholders and interested third parties are invited to provide input and feedback to the proposed changes. Solactive welcomes all contributions and thoroughly assesses all responses received.

While Solactive’s Oversight Committee considers that the integrity and continued comparability of the indices is not infringed, it has identified certain proposed changes as material within the meaning of Solactive’s Methodology Policy and has therefore decided to conduct this Market Consultation.

If you would like to share your thoughts with Solactive, please use the consultation form below and provide us with your personal details and those of your organization.

The following changes shall be applied:

Section 2.1 Selection of the Index Components in connection with Section 4. Definitions:

Extending the time between the Selection Day/Dividend Cut Review Day and the Adjustment Day from 5 to 10 Business Days (where Business Day is defined as Monday to Friday instead of referring to Stuttgart Stock exchange). The definition of Adjustment Day is altered, so that in case the Adjustment Day is not a Trading Day, the rebalance will be postponed to the next Trading Day.

Additionally, the Definition of Dividend Cut Review Day is included into section “4. Definitions”.

Section 2.2 Ordinary adjustment:

Changing the adaption type from share fixing to a five-day-rolling weight implementation (multi-day-rebalance).

More details can be found in the document attached to this consultation.

Please respond until   28 th of December, 2018.