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Tuesday 24 August, 2021

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Important Notice to Shareholders of Xtrackers

Important Notice to Shareholders of Xtrackers

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Xtrackers
Investment Company with Variable Capital
Registered office: 49, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg
R.C.S. Luxembourg B-119.899
(the "Company")

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE SHAREHOLDERS OF

Xtrackers Stoxx Europe 600 Banks Swap UCITS ETF (ISIN: LU0292103651)
Xtrackers Stoxx Europe 600 Health Care Swap UCITS ETF (ISIN: LU0292103222)
Xtrackers Stoxx Europe 600 Utilities Swap UCITS ETF (ISIN: LU0292104899)

(each a “Sub-Fund” and together the "Sub-Funds")

24 August 2021

With reference to the notice to shareholders dated 30 July 2021 (the “Original Notice”), we hereby inform you that the changes as described in the Original Notice shall be effected in relation to the Sub-Funds from 1 September 2021.

Hence, from 1 September 2021:

  • the Index Administrator of the Sub-Funds will change to MSCI Limited;
  • the current Reference Index of each Sub-Fund (each a “Current Reference Index”) will be replaced with a respective new reference index (each a “New Reference Index”) as follows:

Sub-Fund name

Current Reference Index

New Reference Index

Xtrackers Stoxx Europe 600 Banks Swap UCITS ETF

STOXX® Europe 600 Banks Index

MSCI Europe Financials ESG Screened 20-35 Select Index

Xtrackers Stoxx Europe 600 Health Care Swap UCITS ETF

STOXX® Europe 600 Health Care Index

MSCI Europe Health Care ESG Screened 20-35 Select Index

Xtrackers Stoxx Europe 600 Utilities Swap UCITS ETF

STOXX® Europe 600 Utilities Index

MSCI Europe Utilities ESG Screened 20-35 Select Index

  • the Sub-Funds will qualify as products subject to Article 8 of SFDR due to the New Reference Index of each Sub-Fund promoting environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) characteristics and applying an ESG screening approach;
  • the Sub-Funds will be passively managed in accordance with a Direct Investment Policy and will become Full Replication Funds. As a result, the applicable Significant Market of the Sub-Funds will be the Direct Replication Significant Market;
  • the Sub-Funds may start engaging in securities lending activities;
  • the Cut-off Time for the Sub-Funds will be 3:30 p.m. Luxembourg time on the relevant Transaction Day;
  • the Sub-Funds’ names will change as follows:

Current Sub-Fund name

New Sub-Fund name

Xtrackers Stoxx Europe 600 Banks Swap UCITS ETF

Xtrackers MSCI Europe Financials ESG Screened UCITS ETF

Xtrackers Stoxx Europe 600 Health Care Swap UCITS ETF

Xtrackers MSCI Europe Health Care ESG Screened UCITS ETF

Xtrackers Stoxx Europe 600 Utilities Swap UCITS ETF

Xtrackers MSCI Europe Utilities ESG Screened UCITS ETF

Capitalised terms not defined herein shall have the meaning given to them in the prospectus of the Company (the "Prospectus").

Further information regarding the changes mentioned above, including more detailed information regarding each New Reference Index and the Direct Investment Policy are contained in the Prospectus. The Prospectus, as well as the revised key investor information documents in relation to the Sub-Funds are available on the website of the Company (www.Xtrackers.com), a copy of which may be obtained free of charge at the Company’s registered office or at the foreign representatives’ offices.

If you have any queries or if any of the above is not clear, you should seek advice from your stockbroker, bank manager, legal adviser, accountant or other independent financial advisor. All shareholders are strongly advised to consult their tax advisor to assess (1) the impact of the changes and any potential tax consequences thereof and (2) any potential changes between the current and / or future taxation of their investment under the laws of the countries of their nationality, residence, domicile or incorporation.

Neither the contents of the Company's website nor the contents of any other website accessible from hyperlinks on the Company's website is incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement.

Xtrackers

The board of directors


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