Vanguard Announces Estimated 2015 Annual Capital Gains Distributions For The Vanguard ETFs

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2015 /CNW/ -- Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. today announced the estimated annual capital gains distributions for the Vanguard ETFs® listed below for the 2015 tax year.  Please note that these are estimated amounts only as of November 6, 2015 and reflect forward-looking information which may cause the estimates to change before the ETFs' December 15, 2015 tax year-end.

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 distribution amounts.

Vanguard expects to announce the final year-end distribution amounts, as well as the monthly and quarterly cash distribution amounts, on or about December 17, 2015.  The ex-dividend date for the 2015 annual distributions will be December 24, 2015.  The record date for the 2015 annual distributions will be December 30, 2015, payable on January 5, 2016.

Vanguard ETF

TSX
Ticker Symbol

Net asset
value
(NAV) per
unit as at November
6, 2015 ($)

Estimated
annual
capital
gain per
unit as at November
6, 2015 ($)

Estimated
annual
capital
gain per
unit as %
of NAV at November
6, 2015

Vanguard FTSE Canada Index ETF

VCE

28.84

-

0.00%

Vanguard FTSE Canada All Cap Index ETF

VCN

27.24

0.060675

0.22%

Vanguard FTSE Canadian High Dividend Yield Index ETF

VDY

28.91

0.204536

0.71%

Vanguard FTSE Canadian Capped REIT Index ETF

VRE

27.22

0.140361

0.52%

Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF

VAB

25.25

0.008650

0.03%

Vanguard Canadian Short-Term Bond Index ETF

VSB

24.64

-

0.00%

Vanguard Canadian Short-Term Corporate Bond Index ETF

VSC

24.71

-

0.00%

Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF

VFV

49.60

0.034194

0.07%

Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD-hedged)

VSP

37.38

-

0.00%

Vanguard U.S. Total Market Index ETF

VUN

39.00

-

0.00%

Vanguard U.S. Total Market Index ETF (CAD-hedged)

VUS

42.13

-

0.00%

Vanguard U.S. Dividend Appreciation Index ETF

VGG

35.79

0.012791

0.04%

Vanguard U.S. Dividend Appreciation Index ETF (CAD-hedged)

VGH

28.07

-

0.00%

Vanguard FTSE Global All Cap  ex Canada Index ETF

VXC

30.23

-

0.00%

Vanguard FTSE Developed ex North America Index ETF

VDU

31.69

-

0.00%

Vanguard FTSE Developed ex North America Index ETF (CAD-hedged)

VEF

36.55

-

0.00%

Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index ETF

VE

26.89

-

0.00%

Vanguard FTSE Developed Asia Pacific All Cap Index ETF

VA

28.89

-

0.00%

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap Index ETF

VEE

28.31

-

0.00%

Vanguard U.S. Aggregate Bond Index ETF (CAD-hedged)

VBU

24.85

-

0.00%

Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Aggregate Bond Index ETF (CAD-hedged)

VBG

25.84

-

0.00%

Forward-looking information
This notice contains forward-looking statements with respect to the estimated December 2015 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 the TSX-listed Vanguard ETFs, please visit www.vanguardcanada.ca

About Vanguard
Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of The Vanguard Group, Inc., and manages more than $6 billion (CAD) in assets. The Vanguard Group, Inc., is one of the world's largest investment management companies and a leading provider of company-sponsored retirement plan services. As of October 31, 2015, Vanguard managed $3.4 trillion (USD) in global assets, including nearly $500 billion (USD) in global ETF assets. Vanguard has offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. The firm offers 300 funds, including ETFs, to its more than 20 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 vanguardcanada.ca.

All asset figures are as of October 31, 2015, unless otherwise noted.

Commissions, management fees, and expenses all may be associated with investments in a Vanguard ETF®. Investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, and other important information are contained in the prospectus; please read it before investing. ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently, and past performance may not be repeated. Vanguard ETFs® are managed by Vanguard Investments Canada Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of The Vanguard Group, Inc., and are available across Canada through registered dealers.

London Stock Exchange Group companies include FTSE International Limited ("FTSE"), Frank Russell Company ("Russell"), MTS Next Limited ("MTS"), and FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets Inc. ("FTSE TMX"). All rights reserved. "FTSE®", "Russell®", "MTS®", "FTSE TMX®" and "FTSE Russell" and other service marks and trademarks related to the FTSE or Russell indexes are trademarks of the London Stock Exchange Group companies and are used by FTSE, MTS, FTSE TMX and Russell under licence. All information is provided for information purposes only. No responsibility or liability can be accepted by the London Stock Exchange Group companies nor its licensors for any errors or for any loss from use of this publication. Neither the London Stock Exchange Group companies nor any of its licensors make any claim, prediction, warranty or representation whatsoever, expressly or impliedly, either as to the results to be obtained from the use of the FTSE Indexes or the fitness or suitability of the Indexes for any particular purpose to which they might be put.

The S&P 500 Index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC ("SPDJI"), and has been licensed for use by The Vanguard Group, Inc. (Vanguard).   Standard & Poor's®, S&P® and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P");   Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones"); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by Vanguard.  Vanguard ETFs are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the S&P 500 Index.

Listing: TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)

Symbol: VCE, VCN, VDY, VRE, VAB, VSB, VSC, VFV, VSP, VUN, VUS, VGG, VGH, VXC, VDU, VEF, VE, VA, VEE, VBU, VBG

SOURCE Vanguard Investments Canada Inc.

For further information: For more information, contact Vanguard PR at 610-669-5002, www.vanguardcanada.ca


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