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Horizons Announces January 2018 Distributions for its Covered Call ETFs

TORONTO – January 24, 2018 – Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (“Horizons ETFs”) is pleased to announce the distribution amounts per unit (the “Distributions”) for the Horizons ETFs suite of covered call exchange traded funds (the “ETFs”), for the period ending January 31, 2018, as indicated in the table below.

The ex-dividend date for the Distributions is anticipated to be January 30, 2018, for all unitholders of record on January 31, 2018. The Distributions for units of each ETF will be paid in cash or, if the unitholder has enrolled in the respective ETF’s dividend reinvestment plan (“DRIP”), reinvested in additional units of the applicable ETF, on or about February 12, 2018.

Ticker Symbol Current Month
Distribution Rate
NAV Change
Prior Month(1)
Absolute Change
in Yield from
Prior Month(4)
HEX $0.03 1.81% 5.02% 5.42% -0.40%
HEE $0.06 7.64% 6.03% 6.49% -0.46%
HEP $0.12 6.65% 5.75% 6.00% -0.25%
HEF $0.04 1.83% 5.25% 5.14% 0.11%
HEJ $0.04 4.93% 6.50% 6.79% -0.29%
HEA.U $0.05 4.51% 5.19% 5.74% -0.55%
HEA $0.05 0.90% 5.19% 5.74% -0.55%
HGY $0.02 4.34% 4.26% 4.48% -0.22%
HNY $0.07 10.43% 7.01% 7.72% -0.71%


(1) Based on the period from December 19, 2017 to January 23, 2018, where the prior month’s NAV (net asset value) per unit is adjusted to include the prior month’s distribution.
(2) Annualized and based on the applicable January 23, 2018 NAV per unit, which is available at
(3) Annualized and based on the applicable December 19, 2017 NAV per unit, which is available at
(4) The absolute change of the prior month’s previously announced annualized distribution yield, to the current month’s annualized distribution yield.
(5) Distributions for the Horizons Enhanced Income US Equity (USD) ETF are declared and paid in U.S. dollars, including those listed under the Canadian dollar-traded ticker HEA. The approximate Canadian dollar equivalent distribution rate for HEA is $0.06754 per unit. For unitholders who hold the Canadian dollar-traded HEA, distribution payments will typically be converted to Canadian dollars by the unitholder’s account holder.

Each ETF does not have a fixed distribution but pays distributions monthly. Distribution rates are generally based on the average current volatility of the securities held by the ETF, along with any dividend income received, less expenses payable by the ETF. The amount of monthly cash distributions are expected to fluctuate from month to month, and there can be no assurance that an ETF will make any distributions in any particular month or months. Monthly distributions will be paid in cash, unless the investor has chosen to participate in the ETF’s reinvestment plan.

About Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is an innovative financial services company and offers one of the largest suites of exchange traded funds in Canada. The Horizons ETFs product suite includes a broadly diversified range of solutions for investors of all experience levels to meet their investment objectives in a variety of market conditions. Horizons ETFs currently has more than $10 billion of assets under management and 81 ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is a member of the Mirae Asset Global Investments Group.

For further information:
Martin Fabregas, Investor Relations, (416) 601-2508 or 1-866-641-5739.

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