Methodology Change | Solactive Canadian High Dividend Yield Index | Effective Date 20th of February 2019

Today, on 18th of February, 2019, Solactive announces the following changes to the methodology of the Solactive Canadian High Dividend Yield Index (Total Return – DE000SLA00CR /Price Return – DE000SLA16C6).

The proposed changes are intended to restore the original objective of the index with regard to the avoidance of concentration risks.

In section 2.1 Selection of the Index Components
The selection criteria are adjusted as follows:

b) Each Universe Component is assigned an Industry Group classification (Energy, Finance, Diversified) based on the Economy field defined by FactSet.
will be changed to:
b) Each Universe Component is assigned an Industry Group classification (Energy, Finance, Diversified) based on the mapping specified in Appendix section 5.1

Additionally, the following will be added to section 5. Appendix:

5.1 Industry Group classification
The Industry Group classification is determined by the mapping provided below, based on the industry classification provided by Factset using the formula “FG_FACTSET_IND”.

Factset Industry Industry Group
Financial Publishing/Services Finance
Finance/Rental/Leasing Finance
Financial Conglomerates Finance
Insurance Brokers/Services Finance
Investment Banks/Brokers Finance
Investment Managers Finance
Investment Trusts/Mutual Funds Finance
Life/Health Insurance Finance
Major Banks Finance
Miscellaneous Finance
Multi-Line Insurance Finance
Property/Casualty Insurance Finance
Real Estate Development Finance
Real Estate Investment Trusts Finance
Regional Banks Finance
Savings Banks Finance
Specialty Insurance Finance
Gas Distributors Energy
Oil & Gas Pipelines Energy
Oilfield Services/Equipment Energy
Coal Energy
Integrated Oil Energy
Oil & Gas Production Energy
Oil Refining/Marketing Energy
Alternative Power Generation Diversified
Electric Utilities Diversified
Advertising/Marketing Services Diversified
Aerospace & Defense Diversified
Agricultural Commodities/Milling Diversified
Air Freight/Couriers Diversified
Airlines Diversified
Aluminum Diversified
Apparel/Footwear Diversified
Apparel/Footwear Retail Diversified
Auto Parts: OEM Diversified
Automotive Aftermarket Diversified
Beverages: Alcoholic Diversified
Beverages: Non-Alcoholic Diversified
Biotechnology Diversified
Broadcasting Diversified
Building Products Diversified
Cable/Satellite TV Diversified
Casinos/Gaming Diversified
Catalog/Specialty Distribution Diversified
Chemicals: Agricultural Diversified
Chemicals: Major Diversified Diversified
Chemicals: Specialty Diversified
Commercial Printing/Forms Diversified
Computer Communications Diversified
Computer Peripherals Diversified
Computer Processing Hardware Diversified
Construction Materials Diversified
Consumer Sundries Diversified
Containers/Packaging Diversified
Contract Drilling Diversified
Data Processing Services Diversified
Department Stores Diversified
Discount Stores Diversified
Drugstore Chains Diversified
Electrical Products Diversified
Electronic Components Diversified
Electronic Equipment/Instruments Diversified
Electronic Production Equipment Diversified
Electronics Distributors Diversified
Electronics/Appliance Stores Diversified
Electronics/Appliances Diversified
Engineering & Construction Diversified
Environmental Services Diversified
Food Distributors Diversified
Food Retail Diversified
Food: Major Diversified Diversified
Food: Meat/Fish/Dairy Diversified
Food: Specialty/Candy Diversified
Forest Products Diversified
Home Furnishings Diversified
Home Improvement Chains Diversified
Homebuilding Diversified
Hospital/Nursing Management Diversified
Hotels/Resorts/Cruiselines Diversified
Household/Personal Care Diversified
Industrial Conglomerates Diversified
Industrial Machinery Diversified
Industrial Specialties Diversified
Information Technology Services Diversified
Internet Retail Diversified
Internet Software/Services Diversified
Major Telecommunications Diversified
Managed Health Care Diversified
Marine Shipping Diversified
Media Conglomerates Diversified
Medical Distributors Diversified
Medical Specialties Diversified
Medical/Nursing Services Diversified
Metal Fabrication Diversified
Miscellaneous Commercial Services Diversified
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Diversified
Motor Vehicles Diversified
Movies/Entertainment Diversified
Office Equipment/Supplies Diversified
Other Consumer Services Diversified
Other Consumer Specialties Diversified
Other Metals/Minerals Diversified
Other Transportation Diversified
Packaged Software Diversified
Personnel Services Diversified
Pharmaceuticals: Generic Diversified
Pharmaceuticals: Major Diversified
Pharmaceuticals: Other Diversified
Precious Metals Diversified
Publishing: Books/Magazines Diversified
Publishing: Newspapers Diversified
Pulp & Paper Diversified
Railroads Diversified
Recreational Products Diversified
Restaurants Diversified
Semiconductors Diversified
Services to the Health Industry Diversified
Specialty Stores Diversified
Specialty Telecommunications Diversified
Steel Diversified
Telecommunications Equipment Diversified
Textiles Diversified
Tobacco Diversified
Tools & Hardware Diversified
Trucking Diversified
Trucks/Construction/Farm Machinery Diversified
Water Utilities Diversified
Wholesale Distributors Diversified
Wireless Telecommunications Diversified

The index guideline will be modified accordingly and the changes will be effective on  20th of February, 2019. The new index guideline will be available on this date.