Second paragraph, first sentence of the release, dated April, 14th, 2023, should read: The effective date of the split will be at market open on May 5, 2023 (instead of: The effective date of the split will be at market open on May 4, 2023). In addition, a second table has been added below the first table.
The updated release reads:
VANECK ANNOUNCES STOCK SPLIT FOR ITS SEMICONDUCTOR ETF
VanEck is pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees of VanEck Trust approved a 2-for-1 forward stock split for the VanEck Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ: SMH) (“the Fund”).
The effective date of the split will be at market open on May 5, 2023. The Fund will retain the same CUSIP and continue to trade on The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. under the same ticker symbol as set forth below. All investors owning shares of the Fund as of the close of trading on May 3, 2023 will have their shares included in the stock split. Shares are expected to start trading at the new split-adjusted price beginning May 4. Importantly, forward share splits have no impact on the market value of an investor's holdings of the ETF nor do they trigger any tax consequences. There will be no impact on the overall value of the ETF. The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”), the registered owner of all Fund shares, has been notified of the split and has been instructed to adjust each shareholder’s investment accordingly.
VanEck Semiconductor ETF
VanEck periodically assesses its ETF lineup to determine when and where share splits would most benefit investors. A number of factors are considered, including ETF market price, bid-ask spread and trading volume.
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An investment in the Fund may be subject to risks which include, among others, risks related to investing in the semiconductor industry, equity securities, special risk considerations of investing in Asian, European and Taiwanese issuers, foreign securities, emerging market issuers, foreign currency, depositary receipts, medium-capitalization companies, issuer-specific changes, market, operational, index tracking, authorized participant concentration, no guarantee of active trading market, trading issues, passive management, fund shares trading, premium/discount risk and liquidity of fund shares, non-diversified, and industry concentration risks, all of which may adversely affect the Fund. Emerging market issuers and foreign securities may be subject to securities markets, political and economic, investment and repatriation restrictions, different rules and regulations, less publicly available financial information, foreign currency and exchange rates, operational and settlement, and corporate and securities laws risks. Medium-capitalization companies may be subject to elevated risks.
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