A hallmark of the efficiency of ETFs is the subscription and redemption process, which is done in large blocks of units with dealers rather than on an investor trade by investor trade basis. This allows ETFs to smooth the impact of subscriptions and redemptions on the portfolio of the ETF.

As part of our ongoing commitment to serving all investors and facilitating a smooth process for switches into our family of ETFs, Horizons ETFs is taking in-kind transfers of select Canadian-listed index ETFs in exchange for shares of one of the ETFs from Horizons’ family of Total Return Index (TRI) ETFs that invest in comparable index strategies.

Brokers and dealers, who we interact directly with in the primary market, can purchase a minimum prescribed number of shares (“PNS”) of certain Horizons TRI ETFs in exchange for units of certain ETFs that invest in the same, or a substantially similar, underlying index. Essentially, the applicable Horizons ETF is buyingthe units of the ETF you are switching from at its end-of-day net asset value (“NAV”) in exchange for shares of the Horizons ETF issued to you at its end-of-day NAV.

STEPS FOR EXECUTING AN IN-KIND SUBSCRIPTION

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If an advisor or investor is interested in using Horizons’ in-kind exchange program to switch a designated ETF, they should contact their Horizons ETFs representative about the ETF approval process.

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If they want to proceed, they must submit an official request and our portfolio management team will review the request to ensure the securities represent the required minimum dollar size and eligibility requirements.

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If it is an acceptable request, we will communicate with the advisor and the firm’s ETF execution desk, or that of another dealer if needed, who will coordinate with the advisor’s ETF trading desk to perform the in-kind exchange or redemption of the security and the corresponding purchase of the TRI ETF shares at end of day.

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The advisor will then be required to speak to their ETF execution desk, submit the order and identify the trade as an in-kind switch to be executed at end-of-day NAV.

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Depending on the time of the final approval, the transfer could be set up for end of day or may need to take place at the close of the next trading day. The end-of-day exchange or redemption process ensures the timing of the value received for securities being switched — versus the value of the shares of the ETF being delivered, are as well aligned as possible — subject to any commission being charged by the dealer executing the switch on your behalf.
 

The below list is not exhaustive and other issuers may be acceptable. ETFs shaded in grey are pre-approved for NAV-for-NAV exchange as the ETFs share the same underlying index, and therefore, the same basket of securities.

If an index-tracking ETF is not in the eligible list below, it does not necessarily mean Horizons ETFs cannot accommodate the trade. Horizons ETFs, in certain circumstances, will consider accepting units of certain not-directly-comparable index ETFs that are not listed below. Horizons ETFs maintains final approval on the pre-approved highlighted securities listed below, and at times may not be able to facilitate an in-kind subscription on the ETF names listed below due to a number of factors, including but not limited to market factors, execution of pricing and the size of the order.

In some circumstances, Horizons ETFs will consider taking U.S. listed ETFs, which are highlighted in the table. In these cases, the in-kind process will have to be conducted using a Market On Close (MOC) order rather than at the end-of-day net asset value.

Please note that all in-kind subscriptions are generally subject to minimum size restrictions, and will be a taxable event if the switching ETF units are held in a taxable account.

Horizons ETFs cannot directly execute any trades with you, but can help you contact the appropriate parties to do so. The ETF capital markets desk of most major dealers should be able to directly facilitate the subscription process for you.

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Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with an investment in the Horizons Total Return Index ETFs managed by Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc (the “ETF”). The ETF is not guaranteed, its value changes frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The prospectus contains important detailed information about the ETF. Please read the prospectus before investing.

Horizons Total Return Index ETFs (“Horizons TRI ETFs”) are generally index-tracking ETFs that use an innovative investment structure known as a Total Return Swap to deliver index returns in a low-cost and tax-efficient manner. Unlike a physical replication ETF that typically purchases the securities found in the relevant index in the same proportions as the index, most Horizons TRI ETFs use a synthetic structure that never buys the securities of an index directly. Instead, the ETF receives the total return of the index through entering into a Total Return Swap agreement with one or more counterparties, typically large financial institutions, which will provide the ETF with the total return of the index in exchange for the interest earned on the cash held by the ETF. Any distributions which are paid by the index constituents are reflected automatically in the net asset value (NAV) of the ETF. As a result, the Horizons TRI ETF receives the total return of the index (before fees), which is reflected in the ETF’s share price, and investors are not expected to receive any taxable distributions. Certain Horizons TRI ETFs use physical replication instead of a total return swap. The Horizons Cash Maximizer ETF does not track an index but rather a compounding rate of interest paid on a cash deposit that can change over time.

The information contained herein reflects general tax rules only and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, tax advice. Investor situations may differ from those illustrated. Investors should consult with their tax advisors before making any investment decisions.

“Standard & Poor’s®” and “S&P®” are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”) and “TSX®” is a registered trademark of the TSX Inc. (“TSX”). These marks have been licensed for use by Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. The ETF is not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the S&P, TSX or their affiliated companies and none of these parties make any representation, warranty or condition regarding the advisability of buying, selling or holding units/shares of the ETF.

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Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with an investment in exchange traded products managed by Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (the "Horizons Exchange Traded Products"). The Horizons Exchange Traded Products are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The prospectus contains important detailed information about the Horizons Exchange Traded Products. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing.

The Horizons Exchange Traded Products include our BetaPro products (the “BetaPro Products”). The BetaPro Products are alternative mutual funds within the meaning of National Instrument 81-102 Investment Funds, and are permitted to use strategies generally prohibited by conventional mutual funds: the ability to invest more than 10% of their net asset value in securities of a single issuer, to employ leverage, and engage in short selling to a greater extent than is permitted in conventional mutual funds. While these strategies will only be used in accordance with the investment objectives and strategies of the BetaPro Products, during certain market conditions they may accelerate the risk that an investment in shares of a BetaPro Product decreases in value. The BetaPro Products consist of our Daily Bull and Daily Bear ETFs (“Leveraged and Inverse Leveraged ETFs”), Inverse ETFs (“Inverse ETFs”) and our BetaPro S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures™ ETF (the “VIX ETF”). Included in the Leveraged and Inverse Leveraged ETFs and the Inverse ETFs are the BetaPro Marijuana Companies 2x Daily Bull ETF (“HMJU”) and BetaPro Marijuana Companies Inverse ETF (“HMJI”), which track the North American MOC Marijuana Index (NTR) and North American MOC Marijuana Index (TR), respectively. The Leveraged and Inverse Leveraged ETFs and certain other BetaPro Products use leveraged investment techniques that can magnify gains and losses and may result in greater volatility of returns. These BetaPro Products are subject to leverage risk and may be subject to aggressive investment risk and price volatility risk, among other risks, which are described in their respective prospectuses. Each Leveraged and Inverse Leveraged ETF seeks a return, before fees and expenses, that is either up to, or equal to, either 200% or –200% of the performance of a specified underlying index, commodity futures index or benchmark (the “Target”) for a single day. Each Inverse ETF seeks a return that is –100% of the performance of its Target. Due to the compounding of daily returns a Leveraged and Inverse Leveraged ETF’s or Inverse ETF’s returns over periods other than one day will likely differ in amount and, particularly in the case of the Leveraged and Inverse Leveraged ETFs, possibly direction from the performance of their respective Target(s) for the same period. For certain Leveraged and Inverse Leveraged ETFs that seek up to 200% or up to or -200% leveraged exposure, the Manager anticipates, under normal market conditions, managing the leverage ratio as close to two times (200%) as practicable however, the Manager may, at its sole discretion, change the leverage ratio based on its assessment of the current market conditions and negotiations with the respective ETF’s counterparties at that time. Hedging costs charged to BetaPro Products reduce the value of the forward price payable to that ETF. Due to the high cost of borrowing the securities of marijuana companies in particular, the hedging costs charged to HMJI are expected to be material and are expected to materially reduce the returns of HMJI to unitholders and materially impair the ability of HMJI to meet its investment objectives. Currently, the manager expects the hedging costs to be charged to HMJI and borne by unitholders will be between 10.00% and 45.00% per annum of the aggregate notional exposure of HMJI’s forward documents. The hedging costs may increase above this range. The manager publishes on its website, the updated monthly fixed hedging cost for HMJI for the upcoming month as negotiated with the counterparty to the forward documents, based on the then current market conditions. The VIX ETF, which is a 1x ETF, as described in the prospectus, is a speculative investment tool that is not a conventional investment. The VIX ETF’s Target is highly volatile. As a result, the VIX ETF is not intended as a stand-alone long-term investment. Historically, the VIX ETF’s Target has tended to revert to a historical mean. As a result, the performance of the VIX ETF’s Target is expected to be negative over the longer term and neither the VIX ETF nor its target is expected to have positive long-term performance. Investors should monitor their holdings in BetaPro Products and their performance at least as frequently as daily to ensure such investment(s) remain consistent with their investment strategies.

Horizons Total Return Index ETFs (“Horizons TRI ETFs”) are generally index-tracking ETFs that use an innovative investment structure known as a Total Return Swap to deliver index returns in a low-cost and tax-efficient manner. Unlike a physical replication ETF that typically purchases the securities found in the relevant index in the same proportions as the index, most Horizons TRI ETFs use a synthetic structure that never buys the securities of an index directly. Instead, the ETF receives the total return of the index through entering into a Total Return Swap agreement with one or more counterparties, typically large financial institutions, which will provide the ETF with the total return of the index in exchange for the interest earned on the cash held by the ETF. Any distributions which are paid by the index constituents are reflected automatically in the net asset value (NAV) of the ETF. As a result, the Horizons TRI ETF receives the total return of the index (before fees), which is reflected in the ETF’s share price, and investors are not expected to receive any taxable distributions. Certain Horizons TRI ETFs (Horizons Nasdaq-100 ® Index ETF and Horizons US Large Cap Index ETF) use physical replication instead of a total return swap. The Horizons Cash Maximizer ETF and Horizons USD Cash Maximizer ETF use cash accounts and do not track an index but rather a compounding rate of interest paid on the cash deposits that can change over time.

*The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in per unit value and reinvestment of all dividends or distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. The rates of return shown in the table are not intended to reflect future values of the ETF or returns on investment in the ETF. Only the returns for periods of one year or greater are annualized returns.