Vanguard Investments Canada Announces Estimated 2023 Annual

Vanguard Investments Canada Announces Estimated 2023 Annual

TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. today announced the estimated annual capital gains distributions for the Vanguard ETFs listed below for the 2023 tax year. This is an update to the estimated annual capital gains distributions announced on November 15, 2023. Please note that these are estimated amounts only, as of December 15, 2023, and could change if the Vanguard ETFs experience subscriptions or redemptions prior to the ex-dividend date.

These estimates are for the year-end capital gains distributions only, which will be re-invested and the resulting units immediately consolidated, so that the number of units held by each investor will not change. These estimates do not include estimates of ongoing monthly or quarterly cash distribution amounts, which are reported in a separate press release.

Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. expects to announce the final year-end distribution amounts for all ETFs (with the exception of VBU, VBG and VGAB, which were announced on December 18, 2023) on or about December 28, 2023. The ex-dividend date for the 2023 year-end distributions for these ETFs will be December 28, 2023. The record date will be December 29, 2023 and payable on January 8, 2024. The actual taxable amounts of reinvested capital gains distributions for 2023, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.) in early-2024.

Vanguard ETF TSX
Ticker
Symbol
Annual capital
gain per unit ($)*
% of Net Asset
Value (NAV)
Vanguard FTSE Canada Index ETF VCE 0.324899 0.76%
Vanguard FTSE Canada All Cap Index ETF VCN 0.179646 0.43%
Vanguard FTSE Canadian High Dividend Yield Index ETF VDY 0.138349 0.33%
Vanguard FTSE Canadian Capped REIT Index ETF VRE 0.330524 1.10%
Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF VFV
Vanguard U.S. Dividend Appreciation Index ETF VGG 0.026096 0.03%
Vanguard U.S. Dividend Appreciation Index ETF (CAD-hedged) VGH
Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD-hedged) VSP
Vanguard U.S. Total Market Index ETF VUN
Vanguard U.S. Total Market Index ETF (CAD-hedged) VUS 0.510383 0.61%
Vanguard FTSE Developed Asia Pacific All Cap Index ETF VA
Vanguard FTSE Developed All Cap ex U.S. Index ETF VDU
Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index ETF VE
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap Index ETF VEE
Vanguard FTSE Developed All Cap ex U.S. Index ETF (CAD-hedged) VEF 0.122063 0.24%
Vanguard FTSE Developed All Cap ex North America Index ETF (CAD-hedged) VI
Vanguard FTSE Developed ex North America High Dividend Yield Index ETF VIDY
Vanguard FTSE Developed All Cap ex North America Index ETF VIU
Vanguard FTSE Global All Cap ex Canada Index ETF VXC
Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF VAB
Vanguard Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF VCB
Vanguard Canadian Government Bond Index ETF VGV
Vanguard Canadian Long-Term Bond Index ETF VLB
Vanguard Canadian Short-Term Bond Index ETF VSB
Vanguard Canadian Short-Term Corporate Bond Index ETF VSC
Vanguard Balanced ETF Portfolio VBAL 0.12186 0.41%
Vanguard Conservative Income ETF Portfolio VCIP
Vanguard Conservative ETF Portfolio VCNS 0.206613 0.76%
Vanguard All-Equity ETF Portfolio VEQT 0.053857 0.15%
Vanguard Growth ETF Portfolio VGRO 0.115103 0.36%
Vanguard Retirement Income ETF Portfolio VRIF
Vanguard Global Momentum Factor ETF VMO
Vanguard Global Value Factor ETF VVL
Vanguard Global Minimum Volatility ETF VVO

*as of December 15, 2023

Forward-looking information

This notice contains forward-looking statements with respect to the estimated 2023 year-end capital gains distributions for the Vanguard ETFs. By their nature, these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual distributions to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Material factors that could cause the actual distributions to differ from the estimated distributions include, but are not limited to, the actual amounts of distributions received by the Vanguard ETFs, portfolio transactions, currency hedging transactions, and subscription and redemption activity.

To learn more about TSX-listed Vanguard ETFs, please visit www.vanguard.ca

About Vanguard

Canadians own CAD $87 billion in Vanguard assets, including Canadian and U.S.-domiciled ETFs and Canadian mutual funds. Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. manages CAD $57 billion in assets (as of September 30, 2023) with 37 Canadian ETFs and six mutual funds currently available. The Vanguard Group, Inc. is one of the world’s largest investment management companies and a leading provider of company-sponsored retirement plan services. Vanguard manages USD $7.8 trillion (CAD $10.8 trillion) in global assets, including over USD $2.2 trillion (CAD $3 trillion) in global ETF assets (as of September 30, 2023). Vanguard has offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia and Asia. The firm offers 430 funds, including ETFs, to its more than 30 million investors worldwide.

Vanguard operates under a unique operating structure. Unlike firms that are publicly held or owned by a small group of individuals, The Vanguard Group, Inc. is owned by Vanguard’s U.S.-domiciled funds and ETFs. Those funds, in turn, are owned by Vanguard clients. This unique mutual structure aligns Vanguard interests with those of its investors and drives the culture, philosophy, and policies throughout the Vanguard organization worldwide. As a result, Canadian investors benefit from Vanguard’s stability and experience, low-cost investing, and client focus. For more information, please visit vanguard.ca.

For more information, please contact:
Matt Gierasimczuk
Vanguard Canada Public Relations
Phone: 416-263-7087
[email protected]

Important information

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